July 2018

168 169 TILLSONBURG, ONTARIO TILLSONBURG Ontario CONNECTED, ENRICHED, INSPIRED L ocated in Oxford County in the heart of south- western Ontario, about 30 miles from the city of London,Tillsonburg is known as a small town with broad shoul- ders. Deeply rooted in what used to be tobacco country, this com- munity of 16,000 has an enter- prising history of entrepreneurial spirit teamedwith a determined rural workethic.Themunicipality prides itself on a track record of positivemade-in-Tillsonburg solu- tions and grassroots initiatives. Home-grown Mayor, Stephen Molnar, has been leading that charge for more than a decade. Business ViewMagazine recent- ly spoke with the Mayor about Tillsonburg’s past, present, and future.The following is an edited transcript of that conversation. AT A GLANCE TILLSONBURG, ONTARIO WHAT: A progressive small city, population 16,000 WHERE: Southwestern Ontario, Canada WEBSITE: www.tillsonburg.ca