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Overview of Cornwall, Ontario, Canada

Cornwall is a city in southeastern Ontario, Canada. The city is located on the St. Lawrence River, as well as Highway 401 near the Ontario-Quebec border. It is approximately 100 kilometres south-east from Ottawa, Canada`s capital.

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History of Cornwall, Ontario

The city was first settled in 1784 by United Empire Loyalists escaping the American Revolution from New York. First named New Johnstown, Cornwall was renamed for Prince George, the Duke of Cornwall. West of Cornwall, several small communities along the St. Lawrence River, now known as The Lost Villages, were permanently flooded in 1958 by the construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway, to make way for the massive hydroelectric dam at the western end of the city.

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Cornwall's Demographics

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Cornwall's Climate

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Education in Cornwall, Ontario

Cornwall has 25 elementary and six secondary schools and three post-secondary institutions. Post-secondary institutions include the University of Ottawa, St. Lawrence College, the NavCanada Training Institute and the St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences.

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Transportation around Cornwall, Ontario

Cornwall is recognized for having one of the most efficient transit systems in Canada. Cornwall Transit operates several types of services, including conventional routes, specialized (Handi-Transit) service, industry specials, charters and other specials.

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Tourism and Attractions of Cornwall

Within minutes of Cornwall's city centre there is an extensive array of shops, fine dining facilities, and entertainment centres interspersed with the many historical and artistic attractions of the area. For the golf enthusiast, twelve golf courses are located within the Cornwall area.

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Surrounding Communities

  • Cornwall
  • Green Valley
  • Pine Hill
  • Brown House Corner
  • St. Raphaels
  • Williamstown
  • Lancaster
  • South Lancaster
  • Loon Island
  • Camerons Point
  • Summerstown
  • Glen Water
  • Tyotown
  • Cornwall Island
  • Glenview Heights
  • Riverdale
  • Lakeview Heights
  • Long Sault
  • Ingleside
  • Lunenburg
  • North Lunenburg
  • Black RIver
  • Harrisons Corner
  • Northfield
  • Northfield Station
  • Newington
  • Avonmore
  • Gravel Hill
  • McMillians Corners
  • Bonville
  • Monkland
  • Strathmore
  • North Branch
  • Munroes Mills
  • Avondale
  • Gelroy
  • MacGillivrays Bridge
  • Summerstown Station
  • Grants Corners
  • Glendale
  • Glen Donald
  • Churchill Heights
  • Eamers Corners
  • Rosedale Terrace
  • Cornwall Centre
  • Alexandria
  • Maxville
  • Dominionville
  • Bloomington
  • Warina
  • Greenfield
  • Apple Hill
  • Martintown

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Geography of Cornwall, Ontario

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Cornwall's Government

Corwall's municipal government consists of a Mayor and ten Councillors.

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Cornwall's Economy and Industry

Cornwall was once home to a thriving cotton processing industry that waned in the 1960s. This was one of the first places to have electricity in Canada. Domtar, a Quebec-based company has run a paper mill in the city for close to one-hundred years. Once employing nearly 1500 Cornwallites, its workforce dwindled to 400 in 2006 and permanently closed on March 31, 2006. Cornwall`s major employer is now Supply Chain Management which operates a Wal-Mart distribution center for Eastern Canada with close to 1000 employees. Cornwall also has one of the oldest jails in Canada, which is a new tourist attraction since being restored. The economy has had its ups and downs since the 1980s. The city experienced a resession in the early 1990`s but recent years have seen economic growth and lower than average unemployment rates. construction and plastics.

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Cornwall's Culture and Significant Events

Arts in the Park is a unique treat of over 30 events that showcase local Cornwall artists and international touring companies, musicians and writers. Worldfest Festimonde is an annual festival held in July celebrating song and dance from different countries around the world. Canada Day is celebrated in style with a giant birthday party held all day long. Activities include concerts in Lamoureux Park, a parade and a giant fireworks display. Apples & Arts Studio Tour is held at the end of September. This autumn driving tour features the works of artists and artisans. Visitors are invited to tour the home studios of local painters, potters, sculptors, wood crafters, fabric artists and more.

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Sports in Cornwall, Ontario

Currently, Cornwall has a very successful Junior A hockey team in the Cornwall Colts playing in the CJHL. Cornwall currently has three arenas and has plans to build a multi-pad ice rink.

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Media of Cornwall

Cornwall's main daily newspaper is the Cornwall Standard Freeholder, owned by Osprey Media. Cornwall is also home to several AM and FM radio stations.

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