In the early 1950's, this community was known as Amherst View Subdivision. Its beginnings date back to the development of land by Imperial Chemical Industries of Canada Ltd. just west of Amherstview (as it is now known). This area has grown tremendously in the years since its development. It now has a population of over 6,000 people.
Amherstview is known for its recreational facilities. The W.J. Henderson Recreation Centre houses a swimming pool, ice skating rink, and a public library.
The Leisure & Activity Centre features fitness & wellness programs, special interest workshops, and a variety of specialized programs for all ages.