Goderich was founded in 1827 by William "Tiger" Dunlop. We are named after Frederick John Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich, who was British Prime Minister at the time. Goderich was officially incorporated in 1850.
Goderich is located on the eastern shore of Lake Huron at the mouth of the Maitland River. We have the largest deep-water Harbour on the Ontario side of the Lake. Our waterfront is unique in that we have a mix of both Industrial and Recreational activities going on throughout the year.
Although very well known for our beautiful sunsets, Goderich has so much more to offer, not only for those who live here, but also for those who visit.
You will find us to be a very friendly community, where our residents are proud to be a part of ongoing change as we continue to better ourselves and move forward following a devastating tornado that ripped through our community in August of 2011. We are a Town well-grounded in tradition and history, and yet are also open to opportunities that come our way to make us the chosen destination of visitors, businesses and future residents.
On behalf of those who make Goderich their home, all Members of Council and our dedicated Team of Town Employees, I invite you to take the time to get to know us. I also invite you to visit some of our many local attractions including our Harbour and three local Beaches and Boardwalk, Historic Downtown, Historic Gaol and Museum.
Maybe take the time too, to drop by Town Hall. My door is always open...
Mayor Kevin Morrison