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community profile - The City of Quinte West
Quinte
West
COMMUNITY
PROFILE
QUINTE WEST AT A GLANCE
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Quinte West Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Quinte West Advantage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Population & Demographics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SERVICES & RESOURCES
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BUSINESS & ECONOMY
Labour Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Economic Development and Revitalization Committee . . . . 8
Commercial Sectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Community Improvement Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Shop Local . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Quinte Business Achievement Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Quinte West Industrial Parks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
8 Wing /CFB Trenton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Business Support Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
INFRASTRUCTURE
Transportation Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Planning & Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Public Works & Environmental Services . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
City Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Municipal Taxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Quinte Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
C I TY O F Q UINT E WEST
Economic Development & Tourism Services
7 Creswell Drive, P.O. Box 490, Trenton, ON K8V 5R6
Tel.: 613-392-2841 TF: 1-866-485-2841
www.quintewest.ca
Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Post-Secondary Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Quinte West Public Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Health Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
LIFESTYLE & LEISURE
Marinas & Waterways . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recreational Opportunities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Local Sporting Attractions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parks & Trails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
YMCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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TOURISM
Events Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Tourism in Quinte West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Culture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Places of Interest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
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Table of Contents
Table of
Contents
At A Glance
Quinte West Council
2014-2018 CITY OF QUINTE WEST COUNCIL
From Left to Right Top Row, Councillors: Fred Kuypers, Don Kuntze, Sally Freeman, Mayor Jim Harrison, Karen Sharpe, Rob MacIntosh, Michael Kotsovos
From Left to Right Seated, Councillors: Duncan Armstrong, Doug Whitney, Keith Reid, Deputy Mayor Jim Alyea, David McCue, Allan DeWitt
The City of Quinte West is situated on the shores of the beautiful
Bay of Quinte, serving as the gateway to the world famous Trent
Severn Waterway. We are located approximately 1.5 hours
east of Toronto along the Highway 401 corridor and 2.5 hours
south west of Ottawa. Over 43,000 people make Quinte West
their home, enjoying both the urban and rural landscapes that
encompass the area.
Quinte West, formed through the amalgamation of the former
municipalities of Trenton, Sidney, Murray and Frankford, offers
its residents and visitors a unique and dynamic mix of rural and
urban lifestyles. The exquisite natural features of our City are
complimented by a strong, vibrant and diverse economic base
while also serving as home to Canada’s largest military air force
base, 8 Wing/CFB Trenton.
We offer low operating costs achieved through a combination
of low municipal utility rates, municipal tax rates and land and
building costs. This allows the development of new facilities to
be affordable and feasible in order to meet a company’s needs
and requirements.
Quinte West offers a strong combination of lifestyle and business
amenities that make it a great place to live and the right place to
do business.
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At A Glance
Location
With a location approximately 1.5 hours east of Toronto and 2.5 hours south west of
the Nation’s Capital, the City of Quinte West is ideal for commercial and industrial
businesses of all sizes.
CityDriving
Kingston, ON
75 kilometres
Peterborough, ON
100 kilometres
Toronto, ON
190 kilometres
Ottawa, ON
230 kilometres
Buffalo, NY
324 kilometres
Montreal, QC
360 kilometres
Detroit, MI
531 kilometres
New York, NY
702 kilometres
Philadelphia, PA
711 kilometres
Chicago, IL
992 kilometres
Atlanta, GA
1685 kilometres
Precipitation Statistics:
Annual Rainfall – 716 mm
Annual Snowfall – 168 cm
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At A Glance
History
HERITAGE
Quinte West has a rich historical past. From Samuel de
Champlain’s first visit to our future town to the amalgamation of
four municipalities in 1998 that led to what is now one large city,
Quinte West has many stories to tell, all of which have shaped
this unique community.
Many of the families living in Quinte West today can trace
their families back to the United Empire Loyalists. The Quinte
area was considered desirable for settlement as early as 1773
when the Governor General of the Canadian Colonies, Sir Guy
Carleton, asked Governor Haldimand of Quebec to inquire if the
Mississauga Indians would make a treaty to sell the land.
In October 1783 an ‘Agreement to Purchase’ was finally made
with the signing of the Gunshot Treaty and surveying began. At
the time, there were many people living in the United States who
had remained loyal to England and trekked north to what is now
Canada. The British ordered that a list of these people under the
designation of United Empire Loyalists be made. Among these
were ex-military personnel, ex-slaves, and aboriginals loyal to the
Crown.
Settlements were established surrounding the Quinte on lands
promised to them by the Crown. Nearly £4 million was divided
among the Loyalists in addition to large grants of land in the new
country varying in size from 200 to 5,000 acres. The money was
used for tools, farm equipment, seed to sow, food and clothing.
The townships were named after family members of King George
III and were called ‘Royal Townships’. By 1787, the 8th (Sidney),
9th (Thurlow), and 10th (Richmond) townships completed the
circle around the Bay.
The area remained part of Quebec until the Constitutional Act
of 1791, which divided the country into Upper Canada and Lower
Canada, gave it the British Law System, a Legislative Assembly,
and its first Lieutenant-Governor, Lord John Graves Simcoe.
There were 19 townships in Upper Canada (now Ontario).
In January 1998, The City of Quinte West was formed by the
amalgamation of four former municipalities; City of Trenton,
Village of Frankford, Sidney Township and Murray Township.
The amalgamation created a unique community offering a
blend between urban and rural lifestyles. The City thrived in the
years following, establishing itself as a sought after destination
offering a vibrant outdoor natural environment for agricultural
and recreational pursuits combined with endless retail and
entertainment opportunities.
At the heart of Quinte West is the southern entrance to the
Trent-Severn Waterway, a unique 386 kilometre system of lakes
and rivers stretching from the Bay of Quinte in the south, to
Georgian Bay in the north. Quinte West is home to Canada’s
largest military air force base, 8 Wing/CFB Trenton.
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At A Glance
Quinte West Advantage
The City of Quinte West is committed to promoting and supporting economic development initiatives.
This is achieved through an integrated community approach that includes partnerships with business
organizations and our “open-door” policy with existing businesses and potential business investors.
WHY QUINTE WEST
5. Availability of vacant land and variety of building types.
There are many good reasons to invest in or relocate your
business to Quinte West. We’ve compiled a list of the top ten
advantages that Quinte West offers:
6. Affordable housing and desirable neighbourhoods.
1. The strong combination of lifestyle and business amenities
makes Quinte West a great place to live and the right place to
do business.
2. Low operating costs achieved through a combination of low
municipal utility rates, low municipal tax rates, and low land
and building costs.
3. Availability of a strong labour force of more than 100,000
within a 45-minute commute of the Quinte West area and
wage costs are 20% lower than those in Toronto.
4. Human resource development support, both short and
long-term, through partnerships with Quinte Economic
Development Commission, and Loyalist Training and
Knowledge Centre.
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7. Unique blend of urban and rural landscapes creates a healthy
environment for working, living, and raising a family.
8. Quinte West offers a diverse range of community and
cultural events.
9. “Best to Invest”. The Quinte Economic Development
Commission was selected in 2013 as one of the ten best places
for investment in Canada by Site Selection magazine, a leading
information source for expansion planning decision-makers.
The award recognizes the most powerful local economic
development groups in Canada.
10. Quality of Life – The City offers a combination of urban
and rural landscapes along with all of the amenities making
Quinte West “A Great Place To Live” and “The Right Place To
Do Business.”
At A Glance
Population &
Demographics
The population in Quinte West traditionally experiences marginal
growth. There have been above average increases in the 40+ age
category in recent years reflecting the aging population growth
seen throughout Canada. Recent growth patterns also reflect an
increase in relocation of military personnel to 8 Wing/CFB Trenton
as well as an increase in residential development in the City.
QUICK FACTS:
Population: City of Quinte West – 43,086 (2011 Census)
Market (500 mile radius): 50 million people
Incorporation: City of Quinte West – 1998
Regional Land Area: 493.85 km2
Population Density per square km: 87.2 (2011 Census)
REGIONAL POPULATION DEMOGRAPHICS
CHARACTERISTICS TOTAL
0 to 9 years
4,440 10 to 19 years
5,570 20 to 29 years
4,770 30 to 39 years
4,745 40 to 49 years
6,680 50 to 59 years
6,715 60 to 69 years
5,120 70 to 79 years
3,290 80 to 85 years
965 85 years and over 805 Total pop. by age groups 43,085 MALE 2,280 2,840 2,488 2,350 3,290 3,355 2,495 1,520 440 260 21,355 FEMALE
2,160
2,730
2,285
2,395
3,390
3,360
2,625
1,720
525
545
21,730
QUICK FACTS
Labour Force: 100,000 (within a 45-minute commute)
Estimated Average Household Income
$80,882
Largest Employment Sectors:
Wholesale & Retail Trade – 3300
Business Services – 4345
Manufacturing Industries – 2650
Health Care & Social Services – 2160
8 Wing/CFB Trenton – approximately 4,300
Total Private Dwellings (2011 Census)
18,236
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Business & Economy
Labour Market
LABOUR FORCE
One of Quinte West’s greatest assets is a strong labour force,
combined with a number of support programs available through
local organizations. Industries in Quinte West have retained
skilled employees who possess a wide range of mechanical,
industrial and technical skills.
Other highlights of Quinte West’s labour force include:
• Labour force of over 100,000 people within a 45-minute
commute
• A noted strong rural work ethic
• Weak Union presence
• Competitive wage rates
• A large French-speaking or bilingual population
• Strong work ethic which results in low turnover and
absenteeism rates
DIVERSE ECONOMY
The City of Quinte West attracts and retains quality employers
in the industrial, commercial and retail fields. There is a diverse
industrial base in Quinte West including food processing,
automotive, plastics, packaging, transportation, medical devices,
and aerospace. Canada has the second lowest manufacturing
wages in the G-7 and Quinte West offers some of the most
competitive wages in the country.
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Education Attinment - Greater Quinte Region
Education Attainment – Greater Quinte Region
2011 Statistics Canada Education Demographic Data
2011 Statistics Canada Education Demographic Data
180,000
Total population aged 15 years over by
Total
population diploma
aged 15 years
and over
highest
certificate;
or degree
160,000
No certificate;
diploma
No certificate;
diplomaorordegree
degree
140,000
High school diploma or equivalent
120,000
Postsecondary certificate; diploma
or degree
Postsecondary certificate; diploma or
by highest certificate; diploma or degree
High school diploma or equivalent
100,000
degree
Apprenticeship or trades certificate
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or
or diploma
80,000
diploma
College;College;
CEGEP
or other
non-university
CEGEP
or other
non-university
certificate
or diploma
certificate
or diploma
60,000
40,000
University
certificate
or diplomabelow
below
University
certificate
or diploma
bachelor level
bachelor level
20,000
University certificate; diploma or degree
at bachelor
level or above
University
certificate;
diploma or degree
at bachelor
level or above
Bachelor's degree
0
Bachelor’s degree
Educational Attainment
University certificate; diploma or
degreecertificate;
above bachelor
level or degree
University
diploma
above bachelor level
Labour Force Activity - Greater Quinte Region
2011 Statistics Canada - Labour
Labour Force Activity – Greater Quinte Region
2011 Statistics Canada – Labour
70,545
Employed
96,620
Employed
Unemployed
Unemployed
Not
inthe
thelabour
labour
force
Not in
force
8,145
Business & Economy
L A B O U R M A R K E T B R EA K D OW N
(Information provided by Stats Canada)
INDUSTRY DIVISIONS (2011)
Characteristics
Quinte West
Greater Quinte Region
TotalMaleFemale
TotalMaleFemale
otal Experienced Labour T
Force 15 Years + Older
21620
11,620
10240
104775
54335
50420
Agriculture & Resource-Based
285
215
75
3755
2685
1040
Construction Industries
960
835
125
7995
7130
755
Manufacturing Industries
2650
1930
715
11460
8685
2760
Wholesale & Retail Trade
3300
1630
1665
16935
8075
8795
Transportation and Warehousing 1200
930
270
4770
3470
1245
Finance & Real Estate
775
255
515
3655
1290
2250
Scientific and Technical Services 535
235
300
4005
1865
2115
Health Care & Social Services
2160
195
1965
12020
1580
10390
Educational Services
1320
350
965
7265
2030
5205
Public Administration
3895
2700
1195
9935
5975
3935
Other Services
1035
540
495
4790
2310
2445
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Business & Economy
Economic Development and
Revitalization Committee
PURPOSE:
The purpose of the Economic Development & Revitalization
Committee is to assist in making recommendations to Council on
matters pertaining to economic development that will foster and
enhance business retention and expansion in the community.
MANDATE:
The mandate of the Economic Development & Revitalization
Committee will be to identify, prioritize and allocate resources
to assist Council on matters that affect Economic Development,
Tourism, Marketing and Promotion. This will be achieved by
focusing on the following areas of activity:
1. Downtown Revitalization
2. Business Retention & Expansion
3. Marketing, Promotion & Tourism
4. Land Development
5. Workforce Development Recruitment and Attraction
For more information contact Economic Development &
Tourism Services
Linda Lisle
Manager of Economic Development & Tourism Services
613-392-2841 Ext 4477 Email: [email protected]
Christina Edwards-Scott
Economic Development Coordinator
613-392-2841 Ext 4416 E-mail: [email protected]
Cheryl Paul
Administrative Assistant
613-392-2841 Ext 4413 E-mail: [email protected]
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Economic Development and Tourism Services Staff
Left to right: Linda Lisle, Jennifer Rushlow, Colleen Vickers,
Cheryl Paul, Christina Edwards-Scott and Lisa Grills
Business & Economy
Commercial Sectors
T R E N TO N WA R D
Trenton’s downtown offers a variety of shops and services
to accommodate many consumer needs. Both historic and
modern buildings that are ideally situated on a busy commercial
thoroughfare, offer the ideal location for any business. The
Trent-Severn Waterway winds its way through the downtown
and offers a very attractive view, along with a marina and park
located in the centre of the downtown core. It also includes
fine dining restaurants, retail shops, a theatre and many
administrative services, such as banks, law offices, accounting
firms and insurance offices. Many development opportunities
exist in the downtown area of Trenton Ward.
The Dundas Street East area is characterized by a commercial
plaza, grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants and other services
established to meet the growing demands of the community.
Located close to 8 Wing/CFB Trenton, it provides the convenience
of amenities to both military and civilian residents.
Dundas Street West is located south of the 401. This commercial
district is characterized by a big box retailer, mini plazas, restaurants,
automotive service centres, and a variety of retail businesses.
The Front Street Farmers’ Market is located on Front Street in
the centre of Trenton’s downtown core. The market offers a
variety of locally grown produce, crafts and home baking. The
hours of operation are Thursdays and Saturdays, 7:00 am until
2:00 pm from the May to November.
F RA N K F O R D WA R D
This area is characterized by a variety of shops, retail stores
and services to accommodate local residents and tourists. It is
beautifully situated along the Trent-Severn Waterway. It is also a
short distance to the Frankford Tourist Park which offers camping,
a picnic shelter, new play structures, beach volleyball and hosts
popular events, such as Frankford Riverfest and the Christmas
Fantasy of Lights.
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Business & Economy
Community
ImprovementPlan
The Quinte West Community Improvement Plan (CIP) provides a framework for the creation and implementation
of various programs aimed at revitalizing and re-shaping the physical and social environment of the downtown
and waterfront areas of Trenton and Frankford in the City of Quinte West. The CIP also establishes financial
incentives to encourage property owners to improve the appearance of their storefronts.
PROGRAM OBJECTIVES
PROGRESS
• To encourage the continued vitality and economic viability
of the commercial cores in all seasons
The City of Quinte West is pleased with the success of the CIP
Incentive Program. Since 2005, the City has allocated more than
$600,000 in funding for building façade improvements, signage,
and landscaping in the downtown business improvement area.
The CIP Incentive Program continues to grow and prosper.
• To stimulate new investment in public and private lands
• To encourage consistency in urban design guidelines
• To create an attractive image of the City that reflects the
historic character and heritage of the community
• To reinforce the commercial cores as a focus for the
community
• To improve connections between commercial areas, the
waterfront, our recreational trails, and to improve pedestrian
access within the core areas
• To provide incentives for the rehabilitation of the commercial
core areas as an attractive and vibrant destination for the
citizens of and visitors to the City
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For more information regarding the CIP Incentive Program,
please contact Economic Development & Tourism Services at
613-392-2841.
Business & Economy
Shop Local
SHOP SMART, SHOP LOCAL,
SHOP QUINTE WEST
The City of Quinte West believes that the unique character
of our local community is defined in large by the businesses
that reside within and it is those businesses that create
charm, appeal and prosperity that help to attract new
business and prospective residents to the Quinte West
area. In support of this belief the City continues to adopt
a variety of Shop Smart, Shop Local, Shop Quinte West
promotional programs; offering a division of collaborative
marketing tools including newsprint, radio, and internet
driven campaigns, to name a few.
The City’s Shop Smart, Shop Local, Shop Quinte West
initiatives support local partnerships, allow businesses of all
sizes the opportunity to participate via means of financial
collaboration, as well as aid in promoting to our local
residents the many benefits of shopping locally, including
strengthening our job market and overall economic growth.
For more information on the Shop Local programs, please
contact Economic Development & Tourism Services at
613-392-2841.
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Business & Economy
Quinte Business
Achievement Awards
2014 AWARD WINNERS
The Quinte Business Achievement Awards (QBAA) are presented annually as a celebration
of business excellence across the Bay of Quinte region. These awards recognize outstanding
businesses, not-for-profit organizations and business leaders in areas such as entrepreneurship,
business growth, company practices, product innovation, customer service, and community
service.
The Quinte Business Achievement Awards is a completely independent program, open
to any business, entrepreneur and not-for-profit organization based in Quinte West,
Belleville, Brighton, or Prince Edward County. Nominations are made publicly during the
month of June online or in written format at your local Chamber of Commerce, most
event sponsors, and at many major banks in the region.
What continues to make this program so successful are the supporting organizations and
participants who recognize the value of a thriving community and who work towards
supporting a vibrant local economy. The organizing committee consists of individuals
dedicated to the growth and development of business in the Quinte Region.
For more information visit www.qbaa.ca
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Peter May
Winner: Business Person of the Year
Trinity Fire & Security
Choice Reefer Systems Ltd.
Tomasso’s Italian Grille
Winner: Service/Professional Business of the Year
Winner: Sustainability Award
Winner: Hospitality/Tourism Business of the Year
Business & Economy
Quinte West
Industrial Parks
N O RT H M U R RAY I N D U ST R I A L PA R K
Location
Trenton Ward
Owner
City of Quinte West
Size of Sites Available
50 Acres (approximately)
Zoning
Yard Storage & Heavy Manufacturing
Present Use
Vacant
Previous Use
Vacant – Farm Land
Highway AccessDirect access to Hamilton Road (major controlled collector) with full interchange access to Highway
401 (major Provincial highway)
Distance to Highway
Site located within 1.5 kilometers (0.9 miles) of Highway 401
Distance to AirportSite located within 4.7 kilometers (2.9 miles) of commercial airport (8 Wing/CFB Trenton). 8 Wing/
CFB Trenton is open to commercial (including cargo) flights through coordination with the City
Electric Company
Hydro One
Natural Gas Supplier
Union Gas
Water Service
City of Quinte West
Sewer Service
City of Quinte West
Fire Classification
Fire Rating of 4 for Trenton Ward by Fire Underwriters Association
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Business & Economy
F I N A N C I A L I N F O R M AT I O N
Land Cost
$35,000/acre negotiable + H.S.T. (13%)
Property Tax RateIndustrial Occupied – 0.04242736 Industrial New Construction
– 0.03902736 Excess land (i.e. Non-developed portion) may be
taxed at lower rate
Development ChargesNot Applicable
Water Rates
$1.16/m3 (2015 + Base Charges)
Sewer Rates$0.96/m3 (2015 + Base Charges) (City to allow calculation of
sewage rate based on metered flows. Company installs meter and
ownership of meter is turned over to the City; City is responsible for
calibrating and monitoring of meter.)
Building Permit Fees Included as part of purchase price of the land
Site Plan Control
Included as part of purchase price of the land
Additional Information: Site Plan Control (SPC) approval is required for the development
of industrial land sites. SPC approval can be granted in stages to coincide with the
development plan with an average processing time of 6 to 8 weeks. Building permits
can also be issued in stages concurrent with site plan approval. Industrial development is
exempt from the payment of development charges within the City of Quinte West. There
is no upper tier or educational development charges in place for Quinte West.
Available Industrial Land & Commercial Space: The City’s Economic Development
Department is pleased to assist businesses in exploring available sites within the City. A
variety of sites are available ranging in size, location and price.
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QUINTE WEST’S
INDUSTRIAL COMMUNITY,
TO NAME A FEW...
Canadian Blast Freezers
Choice Reefer Systems
Deca Cables Inc.
Domtech Inc.
Drossbach North America
Electro Cables Inc.
Erb Transport Ltd.
Fracan Ltd.
Globalmed Inc.
L3 Communications MAS
McKesson Canada
Metro Paper Industries
Nestle Canada Inc. Food Service
Norampac Inc. Trenton
Pepsico Quaker Oats Co. of Canada Ltd.
– Frozen Food Division
Research Castings International
Saputo Foods Ltd.
Sonoco Ltd.
Trenton Cold Storage Group
Business & Economy
F RA N K F O R D I N D U ST R I A L PA R K
Location
Frankford Ward
Owner
City of Quinte West
Size of Sites Available
7 Acres (approximately)
Zoning
Yard Storage & Heavy Manufacturing
Present Use
Vacant
Previous Use
Vacant Land
FRANKFORD’S
INDUSTRIAL COMMUNITY
TO NAME A FEW…
Anamet Canada Inc.
Frankford Fabrication and
Machining Inc.
JCM & Associates
M&S Steel Drafting
Quinn and Quinn Inc
Wilson Controls Inc.
Highway AccessDirect access to Wolfe Street from Hwy 33 with full
interchange access to Highway 401 (major Provincial highway)
Distance to Highway
Site located within 8 kilometers of Highway 401
Electric Company
Hydro One
Natural Gas Supplier
Union Gas
Water Service
City of Quinte West
Sewer Service
City of Quinte West
Fire Classification
Fire Rating of 4 for Trenton Ward by Fire Underwriters Association
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Business & Economy
8 Wing CFB Trenton
The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) operates the majority of
its fixed-wing tactical airlift and all of its strategic airlift aircraft
from CFB Trenton.
CFB Trenton plays a key support role for the National Search
and Rescue Program, being home to Joint Rescue Coordination
Centre Trenton (JRCC Trenton) which is jointly staffed by
the RCAF and Canadian Coast Guard personnel who have
responsibility for coordinating aircraft and marine rescue
incidents in central and Arctic Canada. The RCAF also operates
the Canadian Mission Control Centre (CMCC) from the base,
which is tasked with monitoring the Cospas-Sarsat system that
detects transmissions from emergency locating beacons on
aircraft or marine vessels in distress through Canada’s search and
rescue area of responsibility.
The Canadian Army also operates the Canadian Army Advanced
Warfare Centre, formerly known as the Canadian Parachute
Centre.
8 Wing operates several aircraft types, including CC-130
Hercules, CC-150 Polaris and CC-177 Globemaster III transport
aircraft, the CH-146 Griffon search and rescue helicopters, and
the CC-144 Challenger VIP transport aircraft. The Challenger
fleet, used to fly the Governor General, members of the Royal
Family (when visiting Canada), the Prime Minister and members
of the federal cabinet, is based at Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier
International Airport but supported from CFB Trenton.
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CURRENT SQUADRONS UNDER 8 WING
INCLUDE:
• 424 Transport and Rescue Squadron (424 Tiger Squadron)
– Flying the CC-130E/H and CH-146
• 426 Transport Training Squadron (426 Thunderbird
Squadron) – Training for CC-130H, CC-150, CH-146
• 429 Transport Squadron (429 Bison Squadron)
– Flying the CC-177
• 436 Transport Squadron (436 Tusker Squadron)
– Flying the CC-130J
• 437 Transport Squadron (437 Husky Squadron)
– Flying the CC-150
• 412 Transport Squadron - Flying the CC-144 (Ottawa, ON)
• 2 Air Movement Squadron (2 Air Mov Sqn)
• 8 Air Communications and Control Squadron (8 ACCS)
• 8 Air Maintenance Squadron (8 AMS)
So Proud
Heather Weese
Business & Economy
Trenton Air Base
Melissa Dempsey
Hangar 1, state-of-the-art maintenance facility for the CC-177
Globemaster III, was recently constructed. Another maintenance
facility for the strategic airlift fleet, Hangar 6 along Highway 2, is
currently under construction.
The current commander of the base is Colonel David Lowthian,
MSM. CD, who assumed his post on August 2013. The Wing
Chief Warrant Officer is Darcy Elder.
E CO N O M I C I M PA C T
O N T H E Q U I N T E W E ST
CO M M U N I T Y
Currently there are approximately 3,200 regular force, 600
reserve force and 500 civilian members who make-up the
workforce at 8 Wing/CFB Trenton. Living in many of the
communities located in the Quinte Region, members and their
families comprise many of the 43,000 City of Quinte West
and 50,000 City of Belleville residents. 8 Wing is the largest
employer in the Quinte Region with an annual payroll of more
than $110 Million, creating a significant economic impact in the
local economy.
Supporting Our War Vets
Hilary Amolins
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Business & Economy
Business Support Services
Housed under one roof in the Pioneer Building on the campus of
Loyalist College are separate and distinct agencies. Each agency
works under its own federal, provincial or municipal mandate.
Each agency has different approaches and different market
audiences. But each agency has as an overarching objective the
improvement of the local economic landscape, and, with that
improvement, the creation of jobs for the communities that
make up the greater Quinte region.
The Quinte Business Development Centre (QBDC) related
organizations offer a full range of services to: Startups, companies
looking to locate in the region, as well as existing companies.
Services include: Business plans, Counselling, Corporate training,
Funding program assistance, Relocation assistance, and more.
QUINTE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
COMMISSION
The Quinte Economic Development Commission (QEDC), is
dedicated to the promotion of economic growth in its member
municipalities, specifically the City of Belleville, the Municipality
of Brighton and the City of Quinte West. QEDC’s programs play
a critical role in helping Quinte communities organize and access
the resources required to implement effective development
programs. Their purpose is to deliver high-impact regional
economic development initiatives based on the strategic
consensus and common interests of member organizations in
business retention, expansion and attraction.
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Initiatives like the establishment of the Manufacturing Resource
Centre, the success in investment attraction and job creation in
target sectors, and accessing millions of dollars for training and
internship funding on behalf of Quinte Region manufacturers are
examples of the difference the QEDC makes in the community.
613-961-7990
Website: www.quintedevelopment.com
MANUFACTURING RESOURCE CENTRE
QEDC’s Manufacturing Resource Centre (MRC) has assisted
local manufacturers with accessing a total of $28.7 million for
$222.1 million in business investments (City of Quinte West
specific manufacturers $10.3 million for $80.4 million) for skills
enhancement and capital investments. Additionally this funding
has helped create or retain over 870 local jobs.
613-966-0113
Website: www.quintemanufacturing.com
www.manufacturingrc.ca
TRENVAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
CORPORATION
613-961-7999
Website: www.trenval.on.ca
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT BANK OF
CANADA
The Business Development Bank of Canada provides financial
solutions and customized services to meet the needs of
entrepreneurs at every stage of their business development.
The BDC also offers consulting services, subordinated financing,
and venture capital. It is located in the Quinte Business
Development Centre, Loyalist College.
The Small Business Centre services Quinte and surrounding areas
to provide valuable resources, tools, and no-cost consultations to
assist entrepreneurs in starting their own businesses and existing
businesses. They are located at the Quinte Business Development
Centre, Loyalist College.
613-961-0590
Website:
www.smallbusinessctr.com
LOYALIST TRAINING AND KNOWLEDGE
CENTRE
The Loyalist Training and Knowledge Centre provides a wide range
of customized workplace learning and performance solutions to
business, government and industry clients in the greater Quinte
Region and across Ontario. They specialize in practical, hands on
training that produces concrete results.
613-966-8121
Website: www.loyalisttraining.com
613-969-4009
Website: www.bdc.ca
CAREER EDGE
Career Edge provides a variety of Employment Ontario services for Youth and Adults in the Quinte region. Whether you are looking
for your first job or your last, or you’re an employer needing employment services, Career Edge is here to help. They also assist small
businesses with the help they need to find and retain the right employee for the job. Contact one of their Job Developers for more
information.
613-392-9157 1-866-859-9222
Website: www.careeredge.on.ca
HUMAN RESOURCES AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT CANADA
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada administers federal government employment programs and operates local employment
centres. The Quinte West Office located at 50 Dundas Street West provides employment services, labour market information, grants and
contribution programs for employers and employment benefits services.
1-800-622-6232
Website: www.hrsdc.gc.ca
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at a glance
Trenval Business Development Corporation is a federally supported,
not-for-profit Community Futures Development Corporation,
administered by a volunteer Board of Directors in partnership with
the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario
committed to helping to develop and diversify the local economy
through community strategic planning, business information,
counselling and investment in small business. Trenval has invested
more than $28 million to small businesses through its investment
fund and has impacted more than 6,000 jobs through loans, advisory
services and the Ontario Self Employment Benefit program.
SMALL BUSINESS CENTRE
Business & Economy
Business Support Services
TRENTON DOWNTOWN BUSINESS
IMPROVEMENT AREA
The Trenton Downtown Business Improvement Area is
designated under a special municipal by-law and legislated by the
province of Ontario. It is designed to be a self-help mechanism
that provides the tools and resources necessary to promote and
beautify the downtown. New location: 6 Dundas Street West,
Downtown Trenton.
613-394-4318
Website: www.downtowntrenton.ca
QUINTE WEST CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Serving Trenton – Frankford – Sidney – Murray
The Quinte West Chamber of Commerce is a member-driven
organization with over 400 member businesses and not-forprofit organizations. Their mission is simple: serving their
members through advocacy and the provision of services, and
to encourage the economic and social development of Quinte
West. Businesses of all sizes and representing all sectors make up
the Quinte West Chamber. From their website you can access an
online business directory, events listing, business development,
municipal information and other Chamber programs & affiliates.
613-392-7635
Website: www.quintewestchamber.ca
QUINTE HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION
The voice of the residential construction industry in the
Quinte area, the Quinte Home Builders Association is a great
organization with dedicated hard-working individuals helping to
promote the professionalism of its members to the community.
613-970-2216
Website: www.quintehomebuilders.ca
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QUINTE CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATION
The Quinte Construction Association is a non-profit organization
that was formed in 1948 to better serve the needs of the
construction industry in the Quinte and surrounding areas.
613-962-2877
Website: www.quinteconstructionassociation.ca
Infora Landing
Mark Hopper
Infrastructure
Transportation Services
Quinte West is well connected. With its location directly along the Highway 401 corridor, between Toronto
and Ottawa, there are a number of transportation options into and around the City. This ideal location
allows businesses to have easy access to Canadian, United States and international markets.
H I G H WAY A CC E S S
A I R P O RTS
Quinte West is well served by the local highway network. Our
location on the Highway 401 corridor, a four-lane controlled
highway, allows access to all of the major markets in southern
Ontario and also serves as a route to major border crossings.
Toronto – Lester B. Pearson International Airport:
approximately 180 kilometres
Ottawa – Ottawa International Airport:
approximately 280 kilometres
8 Wing/CFB Trenton may be available for commercial
(including cargo) flights through coordination with the City.
RA I L
VIA RAIL
• Daily passenger service, Trenton Junction to major cities
including Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal
For information about schedules or to make a reservation:
Call 1-888-842-7245 or visit www.viarail.ca
CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAY/
CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY
• Freight and express service
• Piggyback and container facilities available
• Overnight express service to Montreal and Toronto
(and other locations)
For information about rail freight/express service:
1-888-668-4626 (CN Rail)/1-888-333-8111 (CP Rail)
TRAVEL TIME TO
MAJOR CITIES
(HOURS)
City
Drive Rail Air
Toronto1.5 2.0.25
Ottawa 2.52.5.5
Montréal 3.53.51
Kingston.75.5.25
New York 6.5
14
1
Chicago9.5 12 2
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Infrastructure
B U S S E RV I C E
QUINTE ACCESS (PUBLIC TRANSIT)
FIRST STUDENT (formerly Laidlaw Transit Ltd.)
Quinte Access operates the public transit service for the City
of Quinte West in the Trenton ward. Their service is provided
utilizing 3 vans and 4 buses on the specialized service and
operating 3 fixed routes utilizing 5 buses on the public service.
All of the vehicles are fully accessible and provide comfortable
and reliable transportation for all their riders.
Commuting service from Trenton to Belleville
For information about schedules call: 1-888-738-8808
For more information about schedules, please refer to their
website at www.quinteaccess.org.
COACH CANADA
Scheduled service to and from Lester B. Pearson
International Airport
For more information about schedules call: 1-800-461-7661
or visit www.coachcanada.com or www.megabus.ca
GREYHOUND BUS SERVICES (Front Street Variety)
442 Front Street, Trenton ON
For more information about schedules call: 1-888-661-8747
or visit www.greyhound.ca
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Infrastructure
Planning & Development
The City of Quinte West Planning & Development Services Department is responsible for the
review, processing and approval of planning applications (i.e.: Consent, Minor Variance, Official
Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments, Site Plan Control and Plans of Subdivision) as well as
Policy Planning, Building Permit and Inspection Services, By-law Enforcement Services (including
Animal Control), and Accessibility.
BUILDING PERMIT VALUE
Quinte West is a unique combination of rural and urban areas that cover approximately 504
square kilometres. Planning areas are established geographically with the Trent River serving as a
boundary in the Trenton Ward so that the City is divided into two planning areas – urban (being
Trenton and Frankford Wards and rural being Murray and Sidney Wards.
2010$71,746,600.00
All divisions of Planning and Development Services are located on the second floor of City Hall.
For more information regarding Planning & Development Services, please contact City Hall at
613-392-2841.
2013$69,432,314.10
YearValue
2008$79,621,800.00
2009$59,256,100.00
2011$54,759,113.00
2012 $70,675,000.00
2014$64,834,380.21
NEW DWELLING UNITS (2008-2014) CITY OF QUINTE WEST
Year Single Dwellings Multi Dwelling Total New Dwellings
2008 153 1 – 125 unit Retirement residence 154
2009 99 0
99
2010 118 1 – 20 Unit Retirement residence 119
2011 117 1-2 Unit Conversion 118
2012 105 2 & 1-20 Unit 108
2013 102 2 duplex & 14 unit apt 105
2014 89 20 109
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Infrastructure
Public Works &
Environmental Services
Public Works and Environmental Services is responsible for the planning, engineering, maintenance,
rehabilitation and operation of the municipal road system, solid waste management services,
water and sanitary services, stormwater management, general engineering services etc.
Under the leadership of a 13 member Council there is a mix of
urban, semi-urban and rural services provided to a population of
over 43,000 residents. Public Works and Environmental Services
has an annual operating and capital budget of approximately
$40 million for roads, waste management and water and sewer
services. The City of Quinte West is comprised of 1600 lane kms
of roads.
WASTE REMOVAL SERVICES
Curbside collection in Quinte West comes at a cost of $2.50
per bag. There are a variety of locations throughout the City
where the tags may be purchased. In 2013 organics collection
(green bin program), was introduced to residents. Also, large
and bulky curbside collection is available and residents
who wish to place an item(s) curbside, must attend City
Hall or the Frankford Municipal Office and purchase a tag
for the specific item they are placing curbside. All residents
are permitted to take yard waste to the Frankford Landfill free
of charge.
The City of Quinte West is a member of the Centre and South
Hastings Waste Services Board which administers the City’s
highly successful recycling program. For more information on
recycling, hazardous household waste disposal and composting
please call Quinte Waste Solutions at 613-394-6266 or visit their
website at www.quinterecycling.org.
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Infrastructure
City Utilities
WATER CONSUMPTION RATES
Year
2015
Consumption Rate
$1.16/m3 + base charge
WASTEWATER RATES
Year
2015
Wastewater Rate
$0.96/m3 + base charge
$13.50 per month per unit base charge (water) and base charge
for Wastewater $15.00 X demand factor (size of meter). Plus, a
$10.00 per month wastewater capital charge X demand factor.
Industrial Land Sites: The City will allow calculation of wastewater
rate based on metered outflow of wastewater at above rates.
(Company installs meter and ownership of meter is turned over
to the City. The City is responsible for calibrating and monitoring
of meter).
If wastewater exceeds current by-law limits, the municipality
offers a sewer surcharge agreement which can be entered into
by both parties.
Annual fire protection charge is based on size of water service
to facility.
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Infrastructure
Municipal
Taxes
2011 Industrial Tax Rate Comparison
(based on $ 100,000 assessed value)
Industrial Comparison
Municipality
Tax/$100K
Quinte West
Murray Ward
Sidney Ward
Frankford Ward
Trenton Ward
Belleville
Cobourg
Cornwall
Brighton
Kingston
3,883.34
3,883.34
3,933.63
4,242.73
$
$
$
$
4,865.53
5,021.76
5,407.71
4,242.20
$4,738.85
Percent Difference
Sidney
Murray
12.80%
15.51%
21.54%
-0.01%
10.47%
20.19%
22.67%
28.19%
8.46%
18.05%
20.19%
22.67%
28.19%
8.46%
18.05%
Frankford
19.15%
21.67%
27.26%
7.27%
16.99%
0
20 1 4 I N D U ST R I A L
TA X RAT E CO M PA R I S O N
$
$
$
$
Trenton
$4,242.20
Brighton
$5,407.71
Cornwall
(based on $ 100,000 assessed value)
$5,021.76
Cobourg
Municipality Tax/$100K
$4,865.53
Belleville
Quinte West
Murray Ward $3,883.34
Trenton Ward
Sidney Ward $3,883.34
Frankford Ward
Frankford Ward $3,933.63
Sidney Ward
$3,933.63
$3,883.34
$3,883.34
Murray Ward
Trenton Ward $4,242.73
0
Municipality Tax/$100K
Percent Difference
Trenton
Sidney
Murray
Frankford
Belleville
$4,865.53
12.80%
20.19%
20.19%
19.15%
Cobourg
$5,021.76
15.51%
22.67%
22.67%
21.67%
Cornwall
$5,407.71
21.54%
28.19%
28.19%
27.26%
Brighton
$4,242.20
-0.01%
8.46%
8.46%
7.27%
Kingston
$4,738.85
10.47%
18.05%
18.05%
16.99%
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$4,242.73
1000
2000
3000
4000
5000
6000
Infrastructure
Commercial Comparison
Municipality
20 14 CO M M E R C I A L
TA X RAT E CO M PA R I S O N
Tax/$100K
Trenton
Quinte West
Murray Ward
Sidney Ward
Frankford Ward
Trenton Ward
$2,891.44
$2,891.44
$2,923.08
$3,117.49
Belleville
Kingston
Port Hope
Cobourg
Cornwall
Brockville
Peterborough
Brighton
Cambridge
$4,103.22
$3,853.20
$3,326.42
$3,454.39
$4,299.26
$4,003.95
$3,615.58
$3,005.27
$3,498.78
Percent Difference
Sidney
Murray
24.02%
19.09%
6.28%
9.75%
27.49%
22.14%
13.78%
-3.73%
10.90%
29.53%
24.96%
13.08%
16.30%
32.75%
27.79%
20.03%
3.79%
17.36%
29.53%
24.96%
13.08%
16.30%
32.75%
27.79%
20.03%
3.79%
17.36%
$3,005.27
Brighton
$3,615.58
Peterborough
$4,003.95
Brockville
$4,299.26
Cornwall
Municipality Tax/$100K
$3,454.39
Cobourg
$3,326.42
Port Hope
Quinte West
$3,853.20
Kingston
$4,103.22
Belleville
Murray Ward $2,891.44
Sidney Ward $2,891.44
$3,117.49
Trenton Ward
$2,923.08
Frankford Ward
Frankford Ward $2,923.08
$2,891.44
Sidney Ward
Trenton Ward $3,117.49
$2,891.44
Murray Ward
0
Municipality Tax/$100K
Percent Difference
Trenton
Sidney
Murray
Frankford
Belleville
$4,103.22
24.02%
29.53%
29.53%
28.76%
Kingston
$3,853.20
19.09%
24.96%
24.96%
24.14%
Port Hope
$3,326.42
6.28%
13.08%
13.08%
12.13%
Cobourg
$3,454.39
9.75%
16.30%
16.30%
15.38%
Cornwall
$4,299.26
27.49%
32.75%
32.75%
32.01%
Brockville
$4,003.95
22.14%
27.79%
27.79%
27.00%
Peterborough $3,615.58
13.78%
20.03%
20.03%
19.15%
Brighton
$3,005.27
-3.73%
3.79%
3.79%
2.73%
Cambridge
$3,498.78
10.90%
17.36%
17.36%
16.45%
28.76%
24.14%
12.13%
15.38%
32.01%
27.00%
19.15%
2.73%
16.45%
$3,498.78
Cambridge
(based on $ 100,000 assessed value)
Frankford
1000
2000
3000
4000
5000
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Infrastructure
Quinte
Real Estate
AV E RA G E S A L E P R I C E O F M L S R E S I D E N T I A L DW E L L I N G S
THE CITY OF QUINTE WEST 2007 – 2014
QUINTE AREA 2007 – 2014
Year
Average Sale Price ($)
Year
Average Sale Price ($)
December 2007
$179,906
December 2007
$197,870
December 2008
$188,082
December 2008
$198,452
December 2009
$203,050
December 2009
$208,540
December 2010
$216,983
December 2010
$221,717
December 2011
$220,610
December 2011
$227,131
December 2012
$221,100
December 2012
$240,948
December 2013
$231,043
December 2013
$235,246
December 2014
$235,602
December 2014
$239,145
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Services & Resources
Education
Our schools provide caring, supportive learning environments in which students can grow and develop.
Supporting student achievement is the goal of teaching and support staff who, in addition to the
contributions of caring volunteers and community partners, share their passion for teaching and learning.
HASTINGS & PRINCE EDWARD DISTRICT
SCHOOL BOARD
KAWARTHA PINE RIDGE DISTRICT
SCHOOL BOARD
Bayside Secondary School
Bayside
613-966-2922
Murray Centennial Public School Murray Ward 613-392-9238
Bayside Public School
Bayside
613-962-0694
Stockdale Public School
Breadner Elementary CFB Trenton 613-394-1394
East Northumberland
College St. School
Trenton
613-392-4524
Secondary School
Frankford Public School
Frankford
613-398-6425
North Trenton School
Trenton
613-392-6294
Prince Charles Public School
Trenton
613-392-5461
Queen Elizabeth
Trenton
613-392-5004
Trenton High School
Trenton
613-392-1227
VP Carswell
Trenton
613-392-8845
ALGONQUIN & LAKESHORE CATHOLIC
DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD
Sacred Heart Elementary
Batawa
613-398-6393
St. Mary Elementary
Trenton
613-392-3538
St. Paul Secondary School
Trenton
613-394-4843
St. Peter Elementary
Trenton
613-392-6577
Stockdale
613-398-7200
Brighton
613-475-0540
CONSEIL DES ECOLES PUBLIQUES
DE L’EST DE L’ONTARIO
Ecole Cite-Jeunesse
CFB Trenton 613-392-6961
Ecole Elementaire Marc Garneau CFB Trenton 613-392-6961
Ecole Secondaire Marc Garneau CFB Trenton 613-394-0417
Ecole Elementaire Catholique
L’Envol
CFB Trenton 613-392-5590
PRIVATE EDUCATION
Trenton Christian School
Trenton
613-392-3600
Albert College
Belleville
613-968-5726
Quinte Christian High School
Belleville
613-968-7870
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Services & Resources
Post-Secondary
Education
LOYALIST COLLEGE
Loyalist College prepares students for a rewarding career by
combining rigorous academic standards with hands-on training
from industry experts. Programs range from apprenticeships
and certificates to diplomas and post-graduate studies. Loyalist
offers more than 60 full-time programs and approximately 77
university transfer agreements around the world. A testament
to the College’s strength is the Key Performance Indicator (KPI)
released on April 19, 2012, indicating that 87% of Loyalist College
graduates found employment within six months of graduation,
compared to the average provincial rate of 83.6% for Ontario
Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology. Loyalist is committed
to helping students find great jobs, as well as supporting
and enhancing the economic and social development of all
individuals in its communities.
UNIVERSITIES
There are three universities within close proximity to Quinte
West; Queen’s University in Kingston, Trent University in
Peterborough and the University of Ontario Institute of
Technology located in Oshawa.
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Services & Resources
Quinte West
Public Libraries
The Quinte West Public Library is dedicated to enriching society and inspiring
the human spirit through the exploration and knowledge.
The Quinte West Public Library provides two library branches for
residents, one in Trenton and one in Frankford. Both libraries are
housed in the municipal buildings, allowing residents the ease
of “one stop shopping” and offer an array of library materials
to members, including print and non-print materials, e-books,
DVDs, music CDs, magazines, newspapers, large print books,
graphic books, French language material, language learning and
literacy material.
The Quinte West Public Library is a member of Hastinet.
In partnership with the Belleville Public Library, Hastinet
provides reciprocal borrowing privileges to residents of the
two communities. With one library card, members can use
the resources of both libraries, either in person or via their
websites. In addition, the Library offers free memberships to
teachers who teach within Quinte West but reside outside of
the municipality, to those who work for the Department of
National Defense 8 Wing/CFB Trenton but reside outside of
Quinte West and to those who work for the City of Quinte
West but reside outside of the municipality. Annual membership
fee of $40.00 per person per year or $22.00 per person for
a six month’s membership for non–residents of Quinte West.
Visit your library for an opportunity to Imagine, Discover and
Explore!
BRANCH LOCATIONS:
Trenton Branch (Main)
7 Cresewell Drive, Trenton ON K8V 6X5
613-394-3381 www.library.quintewest.ca
Frankford Branch
22 North Trent Street, Frankford ON K0K 2C0
613-394-3381 x7572 www.library.quintewest.ca
The library offers free public access to internet as well as wireless
services. The Quinte West Public Library offers proctoring
services free of charge to students.
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Services & Resources
Health Care
The City of Quinte West offers numerous health care facilities, ranging from fully-accredited hospital care
to a medical centre, specialized health care services, social services, and long-term care facilities.
Trenton Memorial Hospital is one of four fully-accredited
hospitals that form the Quinte Health Care (QHC). Trenton
Memorial Hospital is located at 242 King Street, Trenton ON,
613-392-2540.
The Quinte West Medical Centre (QWMC) was developed
to meet the primary health care needs of the community now
and into the future. The physicians at the QWMC are affiliated
with a Family Health Team. The Centre is conveniently located
behind QHC Trenton Memorial Hospital at 80 Catherine Street,
Trenton ON, (613) 394-0770.
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The Belleville and Quinte West Community Health Centre
is a not-for-profit health care organization that provides a wide
range of programs and services to improve the health and wellbeing of people who live in the community. The Centre is located
at 70 Murphy Street Trenton ON, 613-965-0698.
Health Care Connect helps Ontarians who are without a family
health care provider (family doctor or nurse practitioner) to
find one. If you are in need of a family health care provider, or
are looking for information and resources to help you access
additional health care services, please visit www.health.gov.on.ca.
Lifestyle & Leisure
Marinas &
Waterways
TRENCHTOWN WAKE PARK
TRENT PORT MARINA
Located on the beautiful Bay of Quinte at the mouth of the
historic Trent-Severn Waterway, Trenchtown Wake Park is
Ontario’s newest location for cable wakeboarding. Set to open
late May 2015, the park will have two straight-line cables with
jumps and rail features that will cater to both the seasoned rider,
or someone who is just getting started. A Pro-shop is on site and
rentals are available. Lessons are included with all riding time. Call
ahead or book on-line. For more information visit trenchtown.ca
or facebook.com/TrenchtownWake and follow them on twitter
@TrenchtownWake.
Trent Port Marina in the heart of Quinte West will be open
for business this spring. The complete plan includes over 380
docks. Phase 1 is targeted to open by mid-May and will see the
breakwaters and over 200 docks installed and ready for the 2015
boating season. All transient and seasonal slips are served with
water, electricity and free Wifi. The marina will provide boaters
with first class amenities that include a bright and roomy boater’s
lounge, canteen, laundry facilities, and well-appointed showers
and washroom pods. BBQ’s, free Wifi, covered pavilions, gardens
and walking paths will set the Trent Port Marina apart as a place
to “slip into something more comfortable”.
MURRAY CANAL
The Murray Canal connects the Bay of Quinte to Presqu’ile
Bay, off Lake Ontario. The canal was man-made in the 1880’s
to accommodate burgeoning shipping routes and to avoid open
lake navigation. The Murray Canal is bridged at County Road
#64 and Carrying Place.
TRENT-SEVERN WATERWAY
The City of Quinte West serves as the southern entrance to
the Trent-Severn Waterway and is host to 7 locks within the
municipality. This excellent waterway consists of 386 km of lakes
and rivers located between Lake Ontario and Georgian Bay.
The waterway system has 44 locks, including one of the largest
hydraulic locks in the world located in Peterborough.
The main gathering hall overlooking the water, equipped with
free Wifi and projection screens will be ideal for your intimate
celebration or business meeting.
SEASONAL SLIP RATES start at $43.50 per foot
Transient rates start at $1.45/ft
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Lisa Grills
Supervisor of Tourism & Special Events
613.392.2841 ext. 4421
[email protected]
www.trentportmarina.ca
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Lifestyle & Leisure
Recreational
Opportunities
In any season, recreation opportunities abound in Quinte
West. An ample selection of public facilities, parks, trails and
sports fields are the heart of our Community and play host to
both competitive and non-competitive games, tournaments,
programs, festivals and events each year. Our venues provide
ideal locations and amenities for hosting meetings, sports
tournaments and special events whether large or small. The
City of Quinte West offers unique and endless recreation
opportunities in a variety of natural settings year-round and our
strong volunteer base and community partnerships foster a true
sense of pride and welcoming for both our residents and visitors.
For further information on the many facilities and services
provided within our community please contact the City of
Quinte West Economic Development & Tourism Services at
613-392-2841.
GOLF
Quinte West is home to numerous golf courses suitable for all
skill levels, from the beginner to the champion. Prices vary, but
are reasonable.
FISHING & HUNTING
The waters of the Bay of Quinte, Trent River and Lake Ontario
are favourite fishing grounds year round for local residents as well
as visitors to Quinte West. There is ample stock of fish including
walleye, large and small mouth bass, northern pike, muskellunge,
yellow perch, crappie, salmon, brown trout and rainbow trout.
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There are also a variety of hunting opportunities in the area.
These include wild turkey, deer, black bear, pheasant, ruffled
grouse and spruce grouse, Hungarian partridge, sharp-tailed
grouse, raccoon, foxes, rabbits and squirrel among others. Please
consult the provincial Fishing and Hunting Regulations summary.
For more information visit www.mnr.gov.on.ca.
WATER BASED ACTIVITIES
One of the greatest luxuries of living in Quinte West is the
abundance of water based activities available to residents and
visitors alike. Quinte West and the surrounding areas include
the Bay of Quinte, Lake Ontario, the Trent-Severn Waterway,
Weller’s Bay, Murray Canal and Oak Lake. These waterways
offer excellent recreational opportunities ranging from boating,
fishing and swimming. The following is a list of popular beaches
on Lake Ontario located a short distance from Quinte West:
Presqu’ile Provincial Park
613-475-4324
Website: www.ontarioparks.com/English/pres.html
North Beach Provincial Park
613-393-3319
Website: www.ontarioparks.com/English/north.html
Sandbanks Provincial Park
613-393-3319
Website: www.ontarioparks.com/English/sand.html
Lifestyle & Leisure
Local Sporting
Attractions
BATAWA SKI HILL
Nestled in the picturesque hamlet of Batawa, is the Batawa
Ski Hill. Established in 1959 by a dedicated group of Bata Shoe
factory employees, they obtained permission from Mr. Thomas
Bata to clear some trees and install a homemade rope tow on
one of the hills close to the shoe factory. These employees had a
keen interest in community spirit and skiing. With hard work and
sheer determination they founded the Batawa Ski Hill. Today, the
ski hill has evolved to three lifts and seven runs with state of the
art snow making and grooming. The Ski Hill recently installed an
LED light system for night skiing, the first in Canada.
There is no better place to learn how to ski or snowboard in the
area. The snow school and its certified instructors offer lessons
for the novice skier/snow boarder to the expert and everyone
in between. The Batawa Ski Racing Club also boasts a strong race
program for children ranging in age from 5 to 17.
Summer at Batawa Ski Hill offers self guided trails for hiking and
mountain biking as well as summer fun camps.
For more information please contact the ski hill.
613-398-6568 Website: www.batawaskihill.com
TRENTON GOLDEN HAWKS
The Trenton Golden Hawks provide quality sports entertainment
at the Duncan McDonald Memorial Community Gardens in
Trenton.
The Trenton Golden Hawks Junior “A” Hockey Club provides
a first class junior “A” opportunity that allows our players to
develop not only on the ice but off the ice into proud community
minded citizens.
The Trenton Golden Hawks goal each and every season is to
provide competitive hockey that the City of Quinte West can
be proud of.
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Lifestyle & Leisure
Parks & Trails
CENTENNIAL PARK
LOWER TRENT TRAIL
Located in the “hub” of Trenton, Centennial Park is home
to the Duncan McDonald Memorial Community Gardens,
amphitheatre, covered pavilion, a boat launch, splash park
with accessible new comfort station, skate board park and play
equipment. The paved waterfront trail runs throughout the park
and links to downtown Trenton. From fireworks to ice-fishing,
special events and seasonal activities take place in the park
throughout the year. It also features several premier soccer fields
and a hardball diamond.
This 17km “rail trail” stretches from Glen Ross to the 401 in
Trenton. The trail passes through Frankford, Batawa, Glen Miller
and connects to the Bleasdell Boulder Trail. Because motorized
vehicles are banned from the trail, it is perfect for walkers, hikers
and cyclists. In the winter it is great for skiers and snowshoe
enthusiasts. www.friendsofthetrail.ca
HANNA PARK & KINSMEN DOG PARK
This 42 acre park, located in Trenton Ward, features marked
nature trails, beautiful scenery, tennis courts, children’s play area
and is home to the Kinsmen Dog Park, a popular stop for all
our furry, four-legged friends! The Kinsmen Dog Park provides a
multitude of wide open space where dogs and owners alike can
enjoy off-leash interactions with fellow pooch lovers.
FRANKFORD TOURIST PARK
Situated on a stretch of parkland along the Trent River in
downtown Frankford, the Tourist Park is the centre for regional
outdoor activities and special events. The park has a sandy beach
area and playground, covered picnic pavilion and canteen. The
Frankford Splash Park is also conveniently located nearby.
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BLEASDELL BOULDER CONSERVATION
AREA
Located in Sidney Ward, this trail spans approximately 1.5 km
round trip. The flat, gravel trail will take you directly to the
boulder as you pass through a variety of forest types and will
cross over the Big Boulder Creek. This well groomed trail also
links to the Lower Trent Trail. The boulder is a sight to see at
almost three stories tall.
BATAWA NATURAL PLAYGROUND
This project is a community initiative with both the Batawa
Lions Club and the Batawa Development Corporation joining
the City of Quinte West in developing a “Natural Playground”.
The goal is to create and promote both active and passive
play while maintaining a space that will be durable enough to
ensure our investment for years to come. This multi-phased
project, expected to be completed by 2017 is designed to be
the connection point of the community. The play space will be
divided into junior & senior areas as well as a swing bay, possibly
a water play and an adventure area.
Lifestyles & Leisure
YMCA
YM C A O F C E N T RA L EA ST
O N TA R I O – C I T Y O F
Q U I N T E W E ST B RA N C H
50 Monogram Place, Trenton, ON K8V 5P8
613-394-9622 (Tel) www.ymcaofceo.ca
The City of Quinte West is very proud of our recreation and
aquatic complex. Our partnership with the YMCA of Central East
Ontario – City of Quinte West Branch ensures diverse recreational
and aquatic programs for all ages. The YMCA is a charitable
organization which prides themselves on their caring and
welcoming staff, convenient hours and affordable fees in a safe,
family oriented environment. The YMCA is a “place for everyone”
and a major asset to our community.
FACILITY HIGHLIGHTS
• 25 metre pool
• Therapeutic pool
• Full size gymnasium
• Child minding area
• Fitness studio
• Multi-purpose rooms
• Walking track
• Various YMCA membership services
• Sports Wall of Fame
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Tourism
Events Schedule
WEEKLY EVENTS
Front Street Farmers’ Market
Weekly-Thursday and Saturday – May through November
7:00am-2:00 pm
www.quintewest.ca
Fraser Park Friday Night Concert Series
Friday Nights starting in June until Labour Day
Fraser Park, Trenton
6:00-8:00 pm
www.downtowntrenton.ca
RiverFront Square Saturday Night Concert Series
Saturday Nights starting in June until Labour Day
RiverFront Square, Trenton
6:00-8:00 pm
www.quintewest.ca
Norampac Summer Concert Series
July 1-Labour Day weekend – Wednesday & Sunday
Centennial Park Amphitheatre
www.quintewest.ca
Quinte Access Cruise Nights
Sundays from May-October
Front St. Parking Lot, Trenton
5:00 pm – Dusk
613 392-9640
Sunday Night Movies in the Frankford Tourist Park
Sunday Nights – Dusk
www.frankfordyouthcentre.ca
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The City of Quinte West and its community partners
host numerous events throughout the year. For
more event listings, please visit the events calendar
at www.quintewest.ca or contact Quinte West at
613-392-2841 for complete and timely information.
APRIL
Bay of Quinte Home Show
www.quintewesthomeshow.com
Quinte Trash Bash
www.quintetrashbash.ca
MAY
Kiwanis Walleye World Live Release Fishing Derby
www.kiwaniswalleyeworld.com
Frankford Riverfest & Fireworks, Frankford Tourist Park
www.quintewest.ca
Kinsmen Carnival
Centennial Park
Barks by the Bay Canine Festival & Trade Show
Centennial Park
www.barksbythebay.ca
JUNE
Frankford Fish & Game Club Youth Day
613-392-3579 or 613-921-2656
Bay of Quinte Heritage Festival
www.murraycanaldistrict.ca
Hockey Heritage Weekend
www.quintewest.ca
SEPTEMBER
Heroes Highway Ride and Rally
www.heroshighwayride.com
Trenton Scottish Irish Festival – 25th Anniversary
www.trentonscottishirish.com
Bay of Quinte Road Race Challenge & Tour
www.quintewest.ca
Annual Ad Astra Dedication
www.airforcemuseum.ca
8 Wing/CFB Trenton Surf & Turf
Schools Out Summer Carnival
Quinte West Youth Centre
Quinte West Food Truck Festival
Centennial Park
www.unitedwayofquinte.ca
JULY
Canada Day Celebrations, Centennial Park
613-392-2841
Sports Wall of Fame – Induction Ceremony
Quinte West YMCA
Downtown Trenton’s Festival on the Bay
www.downtowntrenton.ca
Bay of Quinte Boat Cruise
www.quintewestchamber.ca
Trenton Big Band Festival
www.quintewest.ca
OCTOBER
Doors Open Quinte West
Savour Bay of Quinte Food & Drink Festival
www.savourquinte.com
Boofest
www.quintewest.ca
NOVEMBER
Annual Senior’s Expo
Batawa Community Centre
Holiday Craft Fusion Sale & Showcase
Batawa Community Centre
613-398-6111
Frankford Santa Claus Parade & Christmas
Fantasy Lighting Ceremony
www.quintewest.ca
Wheels on the Bay – Car, Truck & Bike Show
Centennial Park
Trenton Santa Claus Parade & Christmas
Fantasy Lighting Ceremony
www.quintewest.ca
Classic Country Music Reunion
www.ccmr.ca
DECEMBER
AUGUST
DBIA Nativity Celebration and Jingle Bell Walk
www.downtowntrenton.ca
Cameron Memorial Soccer Tournament
www.quintewestsoccerclub.com
DBIA Wagon Rides
www.downtowntrenton.ca
Quinte Zombie Zone Trail Run/Walk in Batawa
www.quintezombiezone.com
Lighting of the Menorah
www.downtowntrenton.ca
Loonie Tic BMW Riders of Quinte West
www.ltbmwr.ca
January 2015
New Year’s Levy, Quinte West City Hall
Quinte West House League Soccer Tournament
www.quintewestsoccerclub.com
Tourism
Spring Craft Fusion Sale & Showcase
Batawa Community Centre
613-398-6111
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Tourism
Tourism in Quinte West
At the Eastern start of the tourism region known as The Great Waterway and in the heart
of the Bay of Quinte Region lays the City of Quinte West. A diverse “Natural Attraction”
in both landscape and recreational opportunities that beckons visitors in all four seasons.
Home to some of the best fishing, boating, golfing and hiking
in Ontario, our City features outdoor experiences that can’t be
beat.
The community is home to the National Air Force Museum of
Canada and our vast array of cultural festivals and musical events
are the pride of our community and keep the City full of activity
throughout the year.
You can stay in Quinte West and within a half hours drive, find
beautiful beaches, theatres, wine tours, museums and unique
shopping, all while enjoying what Quinte West has to offer
including the warm hospitality of our accommodations and
dining establishments.
For more information or to plan your stay, please visit
www.quintewest.ca, www.bayofquinte.ca, or
www.thegreatwaterway.com.
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BAY OF QUINTE REGION
In recent years the Bay of Quinte Tourist Council, comprised of
Chambers of Commerce, municipalities and stakeholders has
partnered with the Quinte Economic Development Commission
(QEDC), creating a new branding strategy to bring tourism and
economic development together. Most recently, a new initiative,
led by realtors, homebuilders and municipalities has created the
Bay of Quinte Living Council. These three entities are coming
together to collectively use their resources to brand regionally
and promote living, working and playing within the Bay of Quinte.
Culture
Tourism
THE NATIONAL AIR FORCE MUSEUM OF
CANADA
This museum contains the history of the Canadian military forces
through World War I and II. There is a gift shop just inside the
entrance and an open air park showcasing aircraft used by the
military as well memorial stones commemorating those who
fought for this country. The highlight of the museum is the
Halifax Bomber. This plane was recovered from a lake in Norway
in 1995; now fully restored, it can be viewed in the new wing.
With free admission from 10 am – 5 pm daily the National Air
Force Museum of Canada is a must for visitors of every age.
Closed Monday & Tuesday from October to April. For more
information please contact 1-866-701-7223.
OLD CHURCH THEATRE
The Old Church Theatre is the new home of the ‘Roy
Bonisteel Studio’, a venue for filming and editing videos for
your personal and company website. Let us help you create
your signature film message for greater online exposure. We
have full studio capability and can go to your location to
capture the essence of your business.
Unique workshops and luncheons available with full meal
preparation in a stunning great room for an unparalleled
filming experience. For more information please call
613-848-1411
BAY OF QUINTE COMMUNITY PLAYERS
The Bay of Quinte Community Players are dedicated to
creativity and community. They perform at the newly named
James Alexander Theatre in Trenton Town Hall 1861. For
more information on upcoming productions, please visit
www.theatrequinte.ca. 55 King St., Trenton 613-398-0006
ARTS QUINTE WEST
Arising out of a need for stronger promotion of the arts in
Quinte West, Arts Quinte West was formed in 2008. Growing
from a few members committed to seeing the organization
grow, they held numerous exhibitions of the work of local artists.
They began offering memberships in 2010 and adopted their
constitution in 2011. A volunteer Board of Directors organizes
their events based on suggestions from their membership and
take part in numerous community events throughout the year.
Arts Quinte West is grateful for support from the City of Quinte
West, the Quinte West Chamber of Commerce and Trenval.
TRENT PORT MUSEUM/HERITAGE CAFÉ
The Trent Port Historical Society is a volunteer organization
that supports the Trent Port Museum and the Heritage Café.
Located at the Trenton Town Hall 1861, residents and visitors
are welcome to enjoy a simple breakfast or lunch while taking in
the history and memorabilia of Quinte West’s past, or just have
a look around. The café is open Monday to Friday from 8 am –
3:00 pm. 55 King St., Trenton 613 -394-1333.
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Tourism
Places of Interest
MOUNT PELION
RIVERFRONT SQUARE
Lots of surprises await you as you climb Quinte West’s “mountain”
located at the end of Dufferin Avenue. A camera is a must! On a
clear day, the view stretches for miles around from the peak and
is believed to be the very spot where Samuel de Champlain met
with the war party of 1615. The site also features a historic 19th
century war cannon and spectacular look out tower.
RiverFront Square is a newly developed pedestrian plaza framed
by lovely restaurant patios to the West and the Trent River to
the East. Residents and visitors alike are invited to enjoy this area
that features interlock paving stones, plenty of seating, lighting,
beautifully landscaped gardens, an information kiosk and stage.
This space was also created to allow the public to participate
in events that will enhance the arts and cultural development
in our community, for example the RiverFront Square Concert
Series that takes place on Saturday evenings from late June until
Labour Day.
SAGER CONSERVATION
Sager Conservation Area offers picnicking, trails and a scenic
lookout. The area is part of a glacial feature known as Oak Lake
Island, a series of large drumlins that formed an island in glacial
Lake Iroquois. The drumlin in the conservation area is one of
the highest points of land in the area and provides an excellent
point from which to view the surrounding countryside. A short 1
kilometre trail starts at the base of the hill and climbs steeply to
a 9 metre (30ft) tall lookout.
DINO DIG IN BATAWA
At the base of the Batawa Ski Hill, a paleontology adventure
awaits as you unearth a 40’ Tyrannosaurus Rex named Walter who
was created by Quinte West based company, Research Casting
International, who create casting specimens for museums and
indoor displays. Scale the horns of a triceratops or curl up with a
baby dinosaur and crawl inside a giant dino-egg! Find the fossils
and make your own fossil rubbings. Children can have hours of
fun, discovery and exploration. Bring your own buckets, shovels
and brushes. For more information, contact the Batawa Ski Hill
at 613 398-6568 or visit www.batawaskihill.com
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