|City of Quinte West|
Dundas Street in Trenton
|• Mayor||Jim Harrison|
|• Federal riding||Bay of Quinte|
|• Prov. riding||Northumberland—Quinte West|
|• Land||494.15 km2 (190.79 sq mi)|
|• Density||87.2/km2 (226/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Postal code FSA||K0K, K8V|
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.
In addition to Trenton and Frankford, the district of Quinte West, also includes the communities of Barcovan Beach, Batawa, Bayside, Chatterton, German's Landing, Glenn 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 Point, 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.
Quinte West is home to 8 Wing Trenton, the Canadian Armed Forces primary air transportation hub. Many of Canadian military operations in Afghanistan are carried out from this base. It also serves as the area's biggest employer. 8 Wing CFB Trenton is the largest Air Base for the Royal Canadian Air Force and is available for commercial flights for passenger and cargo uses, by prior arrangement with DND. There is a Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) 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 to a paved runway of over 10,000 feet which can accommodate 747 and C5A classes of aircraft. 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.
The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are the local law enforcement authority. The current mayor of the city is Jim Harrison.
Religion and language
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. There is also a small Muslim community, again, with the mosque in Belleville.
Quinte West 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.
The Public school system is served by the Hastings & Prince Edward District School Board (HPEDSB), which classifies Bayside Secondary School (Quinte West) and Bayside Public School in Belleville, but they are actually geographically located in Bayside, which is a borough of Quinte West.
Public secondary schools:
Public elementary schools:
- Bayside Public School
- Breadner Elementary School
- College Street Public School
- Frankford Public School
- Murray Centennial Public School
- North Trenton Public School
- Queen Elizabeth Public School
- V.P. Carswell Elementary School
French Catholic elementary school:
- École élémentaire catholique L'ENVOL (lenvol.ecolecatholique.ca)
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 Contact.
||Trent Hills, Stirling-Rawdon||Centre Hastings|
|Prince Edward County|
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