The Township of Wellesley is the rural, north-western township of the Regional Municipality of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. It encompasses 277.79 km2 and had a population of 10,713 in the Canada 2011 Census. The township comprises the communities of Bamberg, Crosshill, Hawkesville, Heidelberg, Kingwood, Knight's Corners, Linwood, Macton, St. Clements, Wallenstein and Wellesley. The country scenery and rolling hills, along with its small town feel, have gradually transformed the township into a growing commuter town with a population mostly living in suburban developments, and travelling into the nearby cities of Kitchener and Waterloo for work.
To this day, productive farms cover most of Wellesley where people demonstrate thrift, hard work, and an entrepreneurial spirit which, upon discovery, will surely delight both residents and visitors alike. One will discover cultural, historical, and tasty delights, often lost in our fast paced lifestyle. Catch the Culture on our 60 mile (96 km) Cultural Trail or venture deep off the beaten track, one will find down to earth people farming in old traditional ways or with the latest air conditioned farm equipment. Many also have shops in which treasures can be found. Furniture, toys, fabric, quilts, tools, foods, clothes, kerosene lamps, shoes, and farm equipment; the list goes on and on, and once found, will beckon you back.