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Overview of Belleville, Ontario, Canada

Belleville is one of Ontario`s best kept secrets. The magnificent beaches of Prince Edward County, the wonderful live theatres in the area and the beautiful Waterfront Trail make Belleville a great place to live and visit.

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  • Population: 46,000 (2001)
  • Population Density: 34.26/km²
  • Area: 34.61 km²
  • Latitude: 45°57? N
  • Longitude: 66°40? W
  • Weather: See forecast
  • Time Zone: Eastern
  • Language: English
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History of Belleville, Ontario

Originally the site of a Native settlement known as Asukhknosk, the future location of the city was settled by United Empire Loyalists in 1789, after which it became known as Meyer`s Creek after prominent settler and industrialist John Walden Meyers. It was renamed Belleville in honour of Lady Arabella Gore in 1816, after a visit to the settlement by Sir Francis Gore and his wife. Belleville became an important railway junction with the completion of the Grand Funk Railroad in 1855.

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Belleville's Demographics

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Belleville's Climate

Belleville`s climate has distinctive seasons. The summer season is very pleasant with comfortable temperatures and not much rainfall. The winter season is not exceedingly cold and the average snowfall is lower than in many other parts of Canada. The City`s traditional continental climate (hot summers, cold winters) is moderated somewhat by its location near the Bay of Quinte and Lake Ontario; the lake moderates temperature extremes, cooling hot summer days and warming cold days during the fall and winter.

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Education in Belleville, Ontario

Belleville is the home to Loyalist College and Albert College, a kindergarten through grade 12 private school. There are three public high schools in the City of Belleville and two publicly funded Roman Catholic high schools.

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Transportation around Belleville, Ontario

Belleville transit provides bus service to most areas of the city.

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Tourism and Attractions of Belleville

Belleville offers visitors a wide variety of activities and attractions with numerous options for accommodations and restaurants. Belleville features some of the best golf in Ontario with 19 courses in the area. If you enjoy history, the downtown core has several impressive buildings including City Hall and Glanmore National Historic site. Also, Belleville`s Empire Theatre offers live music, theatre and stage productions regularly.

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Surrounding Communities

  • Belleville
  • West Huntington Station
  • West Huntington
  • Phillipson
  • Moira
  • Chisholms
  • Roslin
  • Madoc Junction
  • Halloway
  • Tuftsville
  • Stirling
  • River Valley
  • Oak Lake
  • Chatterton
  • Foxboro
  • Glen Ross
  • Frankford
  • Batawa
  • Stockdale
  • Johnstown
  • Mount Zion
  • Picton
  • Roseland Acres
  • Twelve O'Clock Point
  • Carrying Place
  • Consecon Station
  • Trenton
  • Hillier
  • Niles Corners
  • Wellington
  • Hillcrest
  • Melville
  • Allisonville
  • Huff's Corners
  • Gilbert Mills
  • Demorestville
  • Milltown
  • Melrose
  • Halston
  • Corbyville
  • Cannifton
  • Wallbridge
  • Bayside
  • Albury
  • Fenwood Gardens
  • Centre
  • Rednersville
  • Victoria
  • Ameliasburg
  • Crofton
  • Rosehall
  • Plainfield
  • Phillipston
  • Thrasher's Corners
  • Blessington
  • Honeywell Corners
  • Thurlow
  • Point Anne
  • Rossmore
  • Mountain View
  • Shannonville
  • Latta
  • Chatterton
  • Gardenville
  • Hallowell
  • Frankford

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Geography of Belleville, Ontario

Belleville, easy to access by Hwy 401, is located approximately 1.5 hours east of Toronto or 40 minutes west of Kingston

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Belleville's Government

Belleville's municipal government consists of a Mayor and six Councillors that represent Ward One and two Councillors that represent Ward Two.

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Belleville's Economy and Industry

The Great Hawkins Cheezies, Procter & Gamble, Lipton, Wilson Sports, Sears and Nortel are among the internationally known companies with industrial operations in Belleville. The central Canadian Forces Post Office (CFPO) is located there as well. This post office is the gateway between the civilian and military postal systems of Canada. Belleville serves as the mailing address for Canadian Armed Forces Bases and Ships abroad.

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Belleville's Culture and Significant Events

TheWaterfront Festival in July is another annual celebration that brings world class food and entertainment to Belleville.

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Sports in Belleville, Ontario

Belleville is home to the Belleville Bulls of the Ontario Hockey League.

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Media of Belleville

The Intelligencer is Belleville's daily newspaper, which is owned and operated by the well known Osprey Media Group.

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