town in Niagara Region, Ontario

Thorold is a city in Ontario, Canada, near Niagara Falls. It is known for the Welland Canal.


Thorold is known mainly for the Welland Canal. In 2016, its population was 18,801.

Get inEdit

By carEdit

Provincial Highways 406 and 20 run through it.

By planeEdit

The closest major airports are Niagara Falls/Niagara South Airport, Niagara District Airport, and Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

Get aroundEdit


  • Welland Canal. The Welland Canal is a ship canal connecting Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. It's part of the Erie Canal, and is a tourist attraction.
  • 1 Short Hills Provincial Park, Pelham Rd, +19057746642. The Short Hills Provincial Park is a 735-hectare natural park that features a pond, lakes and streams that are good for fishing, and also has trails good for hiking, biking and horseback riding.    



  • Foodland - Thorold, 9 Pine St N, +19052270533. Grocery store in Thorold, Ontario, Canada. Many products there are gluten-free and vegan-friendly.
  • Big Red Market, 206 Richmond St, +19052271575. The Big Red Market is a butcher shop deli in Thorold, Ontario, Canada, located in a shopping complex at Richmond Street. They sell high-quality meat and fresh produce.
  • Avondale Food Stores, 206 Richmond St, +19052270484. Convenience store that is located in the same complex as the Big Red Market. It's well-stocked, has a good atmosphere, and has a lot of good basic food and drinks.


  • Riganelli's Bakery Ltd, 16 Ormond St S, +19052271156. They offer freshly-made bread and provide takeout. The staff are very friendly.
  • Karma Kameleon Gastropub, 1 Front St N, +19052272233. Dine-in and takeout, but not delivery. The menu is small but the food and service are good.
  • Thorold Fish and Chips, 46 Front St N, +19056802318. Takeaway and delivery restaurant that serves mostly fish and chips. It does not offer dine-in. The food is good, and comes in good-sized portions. The cost is also reasonable.


  • The Overtime Pub, 206 Richmond St, +19052273020. Located in the same complex as the Big Red Market. It has good portions, cold beer, and fair prices.
  • Pine Hotel, 141 Pine St S (near the State Highway 58 freeway), +19052279225. A bar, more run-down than most other other bars in the town. Many say that it was once good, but it changed, and is now bad.
  • Harry's New York Bar, 1 Front St S, +19052278550. It offers cheap but delicious food.


  • Empire Community, 1202 Kottmeier Rd. Lodging in southern Thorold. Located near the State Highway 406 freeway.
  • The Inn at Lock Seven, 24 Chapel St S, +18774656257. Inn in northern Thorold. As its name suggests, it is located near lock seven of the Welland Canal. The staff are friendly and the service is good.


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