DescriptionLocated atop the Niagara Escarpment and named after Sir John Thorold, an English baronet and member of parliament, Thorold was incorporated as a town in 1870 and became the city of Thorold in 1975. It was a battleground site in the War of 1812 as well as a center for early Methodism. The city also is a corridor for all four Welland canals.
Visit the Lock 7 Viewing Complex and watch 740-foot freighters pass by only feet away. Along the Welland Canals Parkway Trail, you will see a 20,000-square-foot stretch of murals depicting Thorold's history. A paved trail hugs the Greater Niagara Circle Route and offers walking, bicycling and inline skating opportunities.
Visitor InfoLock 7 Viewing Complex 50 Chapel St. S. THOROLD, ON L2V 2C6. Phone:(905)680-9477 or (888)680-9477
Self-guiding toursA heritage brochure and walking path map, available at the Viewing Complex, outlines the city's historical element.