The City of Quinte West is a new community with a population of 42,800. Quinte West includes the former City of Trenton, the Village of Frankford and the Townships of Murray and Sidney. The City is ideally located two hours east of the City of Toronto and just four hours west of the cosmopolitan city of Montreal, on highway 401. The City is also home to 8 Wing/Canadian Forces Base, Trenton, the largest military air base in Canada. The Base is Canada’s center for World Wide air operations.
The new City marries a vibrant and growing urban sector with a prosperous and long standing rural community. Agriculture is the dominant industry in the rural sector. Quinte West has advantages that other communities continue to search for particularly a strong manufacturing sector along with exciting tourist attractions. The City of Quinte West is the start of the famous Trent Severn Waterway on the north shore of the Bay of Quinte, a 386 km system of rivers and lakes that joins Lake Ontario with Lake Huron. Each year thousands of visitors travel the length of the waterway and enjoy its natural beauty.
The City of Quinte West is a partner in the geographic region known as the “Greater Quinte Area”, GQA along with our neighbouring municipalities. The beautiful Bay of Quinte is a link to all of the communities and is a natural feature that makes us the Walleye fishing capital of North America, a great place to sail and superb spot to play golf. The City of Quinte West is also home to one of the best Community Colleges in Canada, Loyalist College of Applied Arts and Sciences.
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- City of Quinte West
- Quinte West Chamber of Commerce
- Quinte West Public Library
- Waterfront Trail
- Timber Ridge Golf Course
- Prince Edward District School Board
- Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic District School Board
- Conseil des écoles publiques de l’est de l’Ontario
- Albert College
- Loyalist College
- 8 Wing Trenton