Quinte West


Quinte West
City of Quinte West
Dundas Street in Trenton.
City of Quinte West is located in Ontario
City of Quinte West
Coordinates: 44°11′N 77°34′W / 44.183°N 77.567°W / 44.183; -77.567Coordinates: 44°11′N 77°34′W / 44.183°N 77.567°W / 44.183; -77.567
Country Canada
Province Ontario
County Hastings
Settled 1780s
Incorporated 1998
Government
 – Type City
 – Mayor John R. Williams
 – Governing Body Quinte West Council
Area
 – Total 493.85 km2 (190.7 sq mi)
Population (2006)[1]
 – Total 42,697 (ranked 105th)
 – Density 86.5/km2 (224/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 – Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code span K0K, K8V
Area code(s) 613
Website City of Quinte West

Quinte West is a city, formerly part of Hastings County, but now a Separated municipality in Southern Ontario, Canada, . It is located on the western end of the Bay of Quinte on Lake Ontario. The Lake Ontario terminus of the Trent-Severn Waterway is located in the municipality.

Quinte West was formed through the amalgamation of the city of Trenton, the village of Frankford and the townships of Murray and Sidney on January 1, 1998. Trenton is the largest community and serves as the administrative and commercial centre.

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Communities

In addition to Trenton and Frankford, the district of Quinte West, also includes the communities of Barcovan Beach, Batawa, Bayside, Chatterton, German Landing, Glen Miller, Glen Ross, Halloway, Johnstown, Lovett, Madoc Junction, Maple View, Mount Zion, Oak Lake, River Valley, Roseland Acres, Spencers Landing, Stockdale, Tuftsville, Twelve O'Clock, Wallbridge and Wooler.

Frankford was first settled by Europeans in the 1820s when settler Abel Scott built a grist mill along the Trent River. The settlement went under a number of names, including Scott's Mills, Cold Creek and Manchester. The settlement was named Frankford after Sir Francis Bond Head, the Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada. Frankford was incorporated as a village in 1920.

Economy

Quinte West is home to 8 Wing Trenton, the Canadian Forces primary air transportation hub. Many of Canadian Forces operations in Afghanistan are carried out from this base. It also serves as the area's biggest employer. 8 Wing CFB Trenton is Canada’s largest Canadian Forces Air Base and is available for commercial flights for passenger and cargo uses, by prior arrangement with DND. There is a Customs and Immigration office located on site for international flights. Airport facilities include snow removal, crash response, fire fighting and rescue services, 24 hour a day air traffic control tower, fully equipped airfield navigational and visual approach and two paved runways, one of which is 10,000 feet and can accommodate 747 and C5A classes and another runway which is 3,025 feet. Quinte businesses can use 8 Wing CFB Trenton as a convenient way to access customers, head office officials, suppliers and other business contacts.

In May 2010, Quinte West formally welcomed Toronto based Metro Paper Industries Tissue Group set up a manufacturing facility of converted paper products at Quinte West. Earlier, this facility was operated by Pepsi Quaker Oats which was subsequently shut down.

Quinte West is also home to Nestle Canada Inc., Electro Cables Inc., Globamed Inc., Canadian Blast Freezers, Trenton Cold Storage Group, Deca Cables Inc., Domtech Inc., Drossbach North America, Fracan Ltd., L3 Communications Spar Aerospace Ltd., L3 Communications- CMRO, Norampac Inc., Quality Custom Blending, Research Casting International Saputo Foods, and Quinn & Quinn Inc., just to name a few.

Religion and language

Christ Church (Anglican), Glen Miller

The population of Quinte West is largely Christian, although a small Jewish community exists in Quinte West and the surrounding area, with a synagogue operating in neighbouring Belleville. Quinte West, like all of Ontario, is predominantly English speaking, but because of the military base bringing in families from the French speaking parts of the country, there is a fairly large French speaking neighbourhood in Trenton.

Media

Trenton is the official community of license for one radio station, CJTN-FM, although the station broadcasts from studios in Belleville. The city has its own edition of the regional community newspaper EMC, Osprey Media publishes the community newspaper The Trentonian, and CFB Trenton has its own Canadian Forces newspaper, the 8 Wing Matters.

Government

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are the local law enforcement authority. The current mayor of the city is John Williams.

Demographics

Census Population
1871 1,796
1881 3,042
1891 4,364
1901 4,217
1911 3,988
1921 5,902
1931 6,276
1941 8,183
1951 10,085
1961 13,183
1971 14,589
1981 15,085
1991 16,908
2001 41,409
2006 42,697


N/A = Data Not Available

References

  1. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Statistics Canada. Government of Canada. 2009-02-24. http://www12.statcan.ca/census-recensement/2006/dp-pd/prof/92-591/index.cfm?Lang=E. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 

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