Stevensville, Ontario

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Stevensville
Unincorporated community
StevensvilleON Streetcorner.jpg
Coordinates: 42°56′38″N 79°3′33″W / 42.94389°N 79.05917°W / 42.94389; -79.05917Coordinates: 42°56′38″N 79°3′33″W / 42.94389°N 79.05917°W / 42.94389; -79.05917
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Regional municipality Niagara
Town Fort Erie
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Forward sortation area L0S 1S0
Area code(s) 905 and 289
NTS Map 030L14
GNBC Code FCSJS

Stevensville is a small community in southern Ontario, Canada in the town of Fort Erie, most notable as the birthplace of Canadian entrepreneur James L. Kraft.

Contents

  • 1 Economy
  • 2 Geography
  • 3 Notable people
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

Economy[edit]

Safari Niagara is an important visitor attraction in Stevensville.

The centre of the community is the intersection of Stevensville Road and Main Street. Stevensville is home to several small shops and restaurants including Mae's Place, Scuttlebutt Tap & Eatery, Bertie Tire Centre, Lane's Restaurant, Stevensville Garden Gallery, etc. Construction companies like Gibbons Contracting, Circle P Paving, Peters Excavating, Niagara Industrial Maintenance, etc. Nomad Drum Cases, who manufactures cases for drummers, which are exported globally. Stevensville is also the home of EMD Music Inc's Canadian office, an international full line music distributor. Their head office is in Brussels, Belgium.

The community is also home to Safari Niagara, a 100-acre (0.40 km2) location featuring numerous exotic animals. Safari Niagara also has an outdoor amphitheater that hosts live concerts.[1]

Geography[edit]

Situated a few kilometres north of Lake Erie, and a short drive from Niagara Falls, Stevensville is surrounded primarily by agricultural land. Much wildlife can be sighted throughout the rural sections. There are many opportunities to experience the outdoors in Stevensville. Black Creek runs through the area which is often used for kayaking and canoeing, with a boat launch at the end of Main Street.

Notable people[edit]

Stevensville is the birthplace of Canadian entrepreneur James L. Kraft, inventor of processed cheese and founder of the now multibillion-dollar J.L. Kraft & Bros. Company, which later became Kraft Foods Inc.

It is also the birthplace of blues, rock and pop keyboardist Michael Fonfara.

Additionally, Stevensville is also the home of 2008 Summer Olympics baseball outfielder Nick Weglarz, who played on minor league teams in the Cleveland Indians organization through 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Safari Niagara". www.safariniagara.com. Retrieved 2016-02-09. 

External links[edit]

  • Stevensville at Geographical Names of Canada