Welcome to Dresden

Dresden is a farming village in southwestern Ontario, Canada, that is part of the Chatham-Kent municipality. It's on the banks of the Sydenham River. Dresden, Germany is the name of the community.


Lively history, festivities, beautiful art, affordable 

Key Details



Dresden, is part of Chatham-Kent, one of the oldest communities in Ontario, the neighborhood is in great hands and has been beautifully reinstated



A middle-class environment with family values


Green space aplenty, it is an active community but also laid-back and relaxed


The major crops in the area are wheat, soybeans, rubber trees, corn and tomatoes. Its post office was established in 1852


Automotive manufacturing and supporting industries represent a large part of the municipality's economic activity



There are two provincial parks within Dresden / Chatham-Kent's boundaries: Wheatley and Rondeau



Drive Times:
Chatham 10 min  |  Wallaceburg 15 min  |  Leamington 15 min
Nearby Neighborhoods Wallaceburg, Leamington, Tilbury
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Around the Block

Both live performances and cinemas are held at the theatre

The Chatham Capitol Theatre has a capacity of 1,210 seats and provides world-class entertainment. The theatre initially opened its doors in 1930 and was the largest in the region at the time. St. Clair College now runs the previous not-for-profit theatre, which offers a variety of outstanding shows. Check out the theatre's website to see what's playing while you're in town. Houses for sale on Kijiji are very common.

What to Expect:

After staring at the classic cars there are plenty of places to eat and shop in the area.

Dresden is within range of Chatham-Kent, and must stand up to its nickname the ‘Classic Car Capital of Canada’, and it does by holding the Blenheim Classic Car Show. The free show takes place annually in June. The classic car show features cars that are older than 1988 and are completely unmodified. There are over 150 cars in the show, including a Firebird, Camaro and Fireball 8, amongst others.

The Lifestyle:

If you are interested in taking an art class, the Thames Art Gallery offers classes at their adjoining ARTspace. 

The Thames Art Gallery promotes local artists, with its collection being made up predominantly of work by local artists. Visit the gallery and admire local art. There are around 500 pieces in its permanent collection that consists of paintings, drawings, sculptures, photography, and installations. The gallery also hosts around 12 special exhibitions each year showcasing regional, national, and international artists.

Unexpected Appeal:

Whether you want to relax on a beach, go hiking in the wilderness, look at classic cars or go shopping, you will be able to do it here.

Relax on a beach, go for a hike, catch fish or enjoy bird watching at the Rondeau Provincial Park. The park is the second oldest provincial park in Ontario and a great place to spend a day. Rondeau Provincial Park is home to the largest area of Carolinian forest in Canada, which can be admired by walking along one of the zits marked trails. 
The Market:

Dresden's homes are custom-built and designed to take advantage of the area's natural landscapes.

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You'll find spacious acreages that provide plenty of room for children to play, as well as quiet and private neighborhoods. Whether you're looking to be in the heart of the community or in a rural subdivision, you'll have the pick of the lot in Dresden.

You'll Fall In Love With:

If you are interested in the history and culture of Dresden and Chatham-Kent, head to the Chatham-Kent Museum. 

The museum focuses on the history of the region. There are numerous artifacts on display, including art and scientific specimens. It also features an archival collection and research area. One of the biggest draws of the museum is the artifacts from the War of 1812. These, together with the Gray Dort automobile and world-famous Sulman Mummy have helped put the Chatham-Kent Museum on the map.

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