The natural beauty of the Lambton area – with its hills, and dales, and old oak trees – is shaped by the picturesque Humber River Valley. Lambton gains its name from a flour mill ‘Lambton Mill’, built in 1845, that was once responsible for producing 150 barrels of flour daily. The mill has since shut down, and this now flourishing neighbourhood (see what we did there?) has become known for its charming homes and local parks.
Nearby Lambton Park provides a gateway to the 10+ km of riverside trail and serves as a go-to destination for residents and weekend visitors. Smythe Park, also part of the parks network, offers bird watching in a wildlife protected area – where the Black Creek swerves through a number of ponds and marshes. This setting is ideal for walking, cycling, running, and hiking. Residents of the Lambton area, who are golfers, can often be found at the Lambton Golf and Country Club or Scarlett Woods Golf Course – located just a stone’s throw away.
The homes in the Lambton neighbourhood can date as far back as the 1800s – with workman’s cottages, tiny homes once built for mill workers and their families, and old gardener homesteads offering a unique and special alternative to today’s box-ready homes. However, the bulk of housing found in “The Valley”, the area south of Dundas, consists of semi-detached brick houses built in the 1940s and 1950s.
If you’re thinking about moving to the Lambton area you’re someone who appreciates community, local schools, parks, fresh air, and the beauty of one’s natural surroundings.