Quality of Life

Long-Term Care Homes

The County of Elgin runs three Long-Term Care Homes (Terrace Lodge, Elgin Manor and Bobier Villa).  Residents of these homes receive the highest quality of care possible.  Elgin’s Long-Term Care Homes are an important part of County of Elgin operations. Ensuring that this service has the resources, expertise and strategic focus to better serve the residents of Elgin County continues to be of utmost importance to County Council and staff. A redevelopment of Terrace Lodge is currently underway and is expected to be completed in 2023.

Terrace Lodge Brick Sign


Elgin County operates ten (10) library branches across Elgin County (Port Burwell, Straffordville, Springfield, Aylmer, Port Stanley, Belmont, Shedden, Dutton, West Lorne and Rodney). The numbers below were affected significantly by COVID-19 related closures in 2020. Although COVID-19 impacted the Library’s programming significantly, Library staff were able to find creative ways of offering library services to the residents of Elgin County including Curbside Pick-up and Delivery, take home projects, and virtual programming. 

Kristy Depierro West Lorne Library

Emergency Medical Services

Medavie EMS Elgin Ontario (“Medavie”) is a subsidiary company of Medavie Health Services, and is contracted by Elgin County to provide land ambulance services to the City of St. Thomas and the County of Elgin. Medavie provides 24/7 high quality prehospital emergency care and transport for the residents and visitors of Elgin County.

Paramedics stand by ambulance
Victoria Day Closure 2024
Easter Holiday Closure Notice
Family Day Closure Notice
Graphic to indicate holiday closures at Elgin County Facilities. The Elgin County Administration Building, Provincial Offences Administration Building, and Elgin County Heritage Centre will be closed on Friday, December 23rd at noon. Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024.