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Overview of Brockville, Ontario, Canada

Found in the County of Leeds and situated in the middle of the St. Lawrence/Great Lakes area on the world's largest inland waterway, Brockville offers business and industry accessibility to the major commercial international markets. Brockville's prime geographical location has provided the city with excellent access to all services.

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History of Brockville, Ontario

First settled in 1785, Brockville is a Loyalist community. Originally named Buell's Bay, after the founder William Buell. The settlement changed its name to Brockville in 1812 in honour of a hero of the War of 1812, Sir Isaac Brock. Brockville was Ontario's first incorporated community.

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Brockville's Demographics

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Brockville's Climate

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Education in Brockville, Ontario

Brockville has several elementary, secondary and separate schools. St. Lawrence College also has Brockville campus.

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Transportation around Brockville, Ontario

Brockville has a transit system which covers the area of Brockville. The Brockville Transit Fleet consists of 2 buses. Hourly based service is provided on all routes. The hours of operation extend from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. There is no transit service on Sunday or holidays.

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Tourism and Attractions of Brockville

Brockville is the City of the 1000 Islands and has St. Lawrence River tour boats offering scenic trips on the river. The Brockville has some of the best fresh-water wreck diving in the world. Many a sunken ship has been discovered below the waters of the St. Lawrence and a number of dive operators with equipped boats are ready to take divers to these sites.

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Surrounding Communities

  • Brockville
  • Charleville
  • Glenmore
  • Herrons Corners
  • Maynard
  • Lords Mills
  • Jellyby
  • Linden Park
  • Algonquin
  • Prescott
  • Riverview Heights
  • Butternut Bay
  • Sherwood Springs
  • Yonge Mills
  • Lillies
  • Lyn
  • Mcintosh Mills
  • Hayes Corners
  • Wiltsetown
  • Athens
  • Addison
  • Glen Elbe
  • Forthton
  • New Dublin
  • Greenbush
  • Bellamys
  • Linden Bank
  • Manhard
  • Fairfield East
  • Fairfield
  • Bethel
  • South Augusta
  • Blue Church
  • Maitland
  • North Augusta
  • Stones Corners
  • Blue Church
  • Mallorytown

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Geography of Brockville, Ontario

Brockville is conveniently located on Highway 401. This major highway provides direct easterly access to Montreal, Quebec City and Maritime Canada, and westerly access to Toronto, Windsor and Detroit. Just west of the city limits, Highway 401 connects with Interstate 81 south (New York State) which travels into the United States. The Nation's Capital, Ottawa, is accessed by Highway 416 east of Brockville off Highway 401.

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Brockville's Government

The municipal government of Brockville is represented by a Mayor and nine Councillors, three Councillors for each of the three Wards (East Ward, Centre Ward, West Ward)

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Brockville's Economy and Industry

Brockville is now home to several industrial manufacturers including the ceiling fan manufacturer Canarm. The Brockville Procter & Gamble site is the world supplier of Swiffer cleaning products and employs over 600 workers.

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Brockville's Culture and Significant Events

Brockville hosts many festivals, events and fun activities. A yearly celtic festival, buskers, Riverfest, Ribfest, Automotion, and 1000 Islands Poker Run attract over four hundred thousand people to the area a year.

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Sports in Brockville, Ontario

The Brockville Rowing Club is one of the oldest and most successful rowing clubs in Canada. The Brockville Bunnies is a successful local youth baseball program that has won several provincial championships. The Brockville Braves is the local Junior A hockey team that has also been very successful over the years.

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Media of Brockville

Brockville's main daily newspaper is the The Recorder & Times, and is home to two major radio stations, Bob FM (adult hits) and JR FM (adult contemporary).

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