Warkworth, Ontario

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Warkworth main street
Warkworth main street
Etymology: Named after Warkworth, Northumberland
Warkworth is located in Southern Ontario
Location of Warkworth in Southern Ontario
Coordinates: 44°12′02″N 77°53′19″W / 44.20056°N 77.88861°W / 44.20056; -77.88861Coordinates: 44°12′02″N 77°53′19″W / 44.20056°N 77.88861°W / 44.20056; -77.88861[1]
CountyNorthumberland County
MunicipalityTrent Hills
Elevation137 m (449 ft)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern Time Zone)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern Time Zone)
Postal code
K0K 3K0
Area code(s)705, 249

Warkworth is a community in the municipality of Trent Hills, Northumberland in Central Ontario, Canada.[1][3][4][5] Originally known as Percy Mills (1851 Census), the village of Warkworth was incorporated in 1857, and became part of Trent Hills when the latter was formed in 2001. Warkworth is named after Warkworth, Northumberland.


Burnley Creek flows through the town.[3]


The village features the historic Town Hall, now the Centre for the Arts. The village has Percy Centennial Public School, a community nursing home, medical centre and a seniors' residence. The town rink is also a primary centre of social interaction[citation needed], historically serving hockey, (capturing 11 Provincial titles, most recently in 1993–1994) and ringette players as well as curlers. The village has a vital cultural life of live theatre and music and is home to many accomplished artists, and artisans.[citation needed] A historical plaque honouring local artist J.D. Kelly is located just outside the village centre.

A medium-security federal penitentiary, the Warkworth Institution, is located 8 km east of the village but is in Brighton township and is not technically in Warkworth but Brighton township land "Warkworth village just gets the honor of the name .. The Warkworth prison, opened in 1967, lies just inside the Brighton border and is a major financial contributor to the municipality. The federal prison does not technically pay property taxes, but the government gives the amount in a grant to the municipality. The Warkworth Institution gives Brighton $602,000 each year, which is almost 16 per cent of the municipality's budget. The jail also gives Northumberland County a grant of $168,500. * source https://www.northumberlandnews.com/news-story/3756812-warkworth-prison-could-close/


Warkworth hosts many events, including the annual Maple Syrup Festival in March, the Perfect Pie Contest in November, Lilac Festival in May, the Percy Agricultural Fall Fair in September, the Donnybrook auction in June, studio, house and garden tours, Junk in the Trunk and Warkworth Music Fest in July, Eat in the Park in August, and Warkworth under the Stars in December.[6][7][8][9][10]

The Warkworth hockey team has won 11 provincial titles, most recently in 1993–1994.[citation needed]

Notable residents[edit]

Twin city[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Warkworth". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2018-06-20.
  2. ^ Elevation taken from Google Maps. Accessed 2018-06-20.
  3. ^ a b "CLAIMaps IV". Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines. 2016. Retrieved 2018-06-20.
  4. ^ Map 6 (PDF) (Map). 1 : 700,000. Official road map of Ontario. Ministry of Transportation of Ontario. 2016-01-01. Retrieved 2018-06-20.
  5. ^ Restructured municipalities - Ontario map #5 (Map). Restructuring Maps of Ontario. Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. 2006. Retrieved 2018-06-20.
  6. ^ "Welcome - Warkworth Maple Syrup Festival". Warkworth Maple Syrup Festival. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Home - Warkworth Art In The Park". Warkworth Art In The Park. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  8. ^ http://www.warkworth.ca/annual-events/longlunch/
  9. ^ "Home - Warkworth Fair". Warkworth Fair. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  10. ^ "Warkworth Lilac Festival". Warkworth Lilac Festival. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  11. ^ "Links - Warkworth.ca". warkworth.ca. Retrieved 3 August 2018.

Further reading[edit]

  • Gibson, Jennifer (2005). A Year in the Life of Warkworth. Warkworth Photographers' Society; Warkworth Community Foundation. Belleville, Ontario: Essence Publishing. ISBN 9781553069690. OCLC 60798096.
  • Grant, George M (2000). Reflections of Percy Township. Warkworth, Ontario: Warkworth-Percy Historical Society. ISBN 9780968735602. OCLC 46385332.

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