About Selwyn Township

The Township of Selwyn was created by virtue of two amalgamations and one name change. The Township of Smith and the Township of Ennismore amalgamated on January 1st, 1998. The Township of Smith-Ennismore then amalgamated with the Village of Lakefield on January 1st, 2001. The Township changed its name to the Township of Selwyn in 2013.

Township residents have come together as a combined municipality under one name but still remain connected to their historical Township Ward: Ennismore, Lakefield and Smith. 

The Township of Selwyn boasts many local attractions and events that enhance the quality of life for residents and tourists alike.

Centrally located in the County of Peterborough, one hour north of the Greater Toronto Area, our community is surrounded by water on three sides and borders the City of Peterborough and the City of Kawartha Lakes.

Whether you are visiting the area to enjoy our many attractions, festivals and special events, our beautiful lakes and rivers, beaches and parks, or the hospitality of our local people and businesses, you'll find that Selwyn has so much to offer!

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  • The Township of Selwyn is situated centrally in the County of Peterborough, and is bordered by the City of Peterborough in the southeast.
  • The Township of Selwyn is the most populated municipality in the County of Peterborough, with an approximate population of 18,600.
  • The Township of Selwyn has close to one third of all the households' in the County of Peterborough and approximately 34% of the workforce.
  • The dominant industry in the Township of Selwyn is retail and other services including tourism. The home-based business sector is growing.
  • The Village of Lakefield and the Woodland Acres Subdivision are serviced by full municipal water and sewer systems. The water and sewer system is in the initial stages of a planned expansion, which would service the Lakefield Secondary Plan Area.
  • High-speed internet is available throughout the majority of the Township.




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