19 Dec

Great People In Cornwall & Area

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Posted by: Jenni MacDonald

21 REASONS WE LOVE CORNWALL, ONTARIO & AREA

Why Do We Love Cornwall, Ontario?

A local Century 21 Real Estate Agent, Mike VanderMeer, and I have compiled a list of the reasons we love Cornwall, Ontario.  We’ve compiled 21 reasons, which we will share with you, one at a time.  We would love to hear the reasons you love to live here too!

REASON #21 – The People

There are lots of friendly people in Cornwall and area and we have social activities for all ages. Some of these people have gone on to become celebrities such as Ryan Gosling – the Mouseketeer that became a big-screen star.

or Roy Nichols who ended up being the drummer for April Wine and is now on an Epic Journey (some of you will get this).

Cornwall was also home to the Barstool Prophets that went on to record a couple of albums. There is also Peter Gatien that started out in the bar business in Cornwall and went on to own the world-famous Lime Light in New York City along with several other prominent night clubs.

Let’s not forget that we produced some sports celebrities as well – several NHL players, a couple of boxers and at least one football star.

In Cornwall, you can have it all. Our growing community is beautiful, safe, and friendly. You’ll find everything you need to enjoy an exceptional quality of life. Ours is a full-service city with a small-town feel, where everything is just minutes away from your front door and new opportunities wait around every corner! All that, plus it’s an affordable place to live in Ontario, and a great place to raise a family.

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25 Nov

Great local shopping in Cornwall and SD&G

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Posted by: Jenni MacDonald

21 REASONS WE LOVE CORNWALL, ONTARIO & AREA

Why Do We Love Cornwall, Ontario?

A local Century 21 Real Estate Agent, Mike VanderMeer, and I have compiled a list of the reasons we love Cornwall, Ontario.  We’ve compiled 21 reasons, which we will share with you, one at a time.  We would love to hear the reasons you love to live here too!

REASON #19 – Local Shopping

Cornwall’s shopping scene has something for everyone. From big-name retailers on Brookdale Avenue to unique shops in the Downtown and Le Village areas, there is a lot to discover! Here are some suggestions to get you started.

Power Shopping

If retail therapy is your thing, make sure to check out Cornwall Square, a shopping mall with over 50 stores in Downtown Cornwall. You will also want to check out the big box retailers on Brookdale Avenue and Second Street East.

Pamper Yourself

Give yourself the star treatment with a visit to one of our many spas, including Pure Organic Spa,  NAV SpaOasis Hair & Day Spa, Laser Advanced Spa or Above & Beyond Wellness and Beauty Spa. Or get a hot towel shave and quality haircut at trendy Kings and Little Ones.

Fashion Finds

Discover great fashions in Downtown Cornwall at stores like The Squire Shop and Kastner’s and, for the latest in younger fashions, Echo TrendsBe Rare and Dreamland.

Gift Shops

You are sure to discover a unique find at  Life’s Little Pleasures and KAB Gift Boutique in Downtown Cornwall, Mrs. B’s Gifts & Home Decor on Pitt Street and Laura’s on Brookdale Avenue. Flower’s CornwallFloral Expressions (both on Pitt Street) and Blooms on Cumberland Street are sure to impress as well.

Artisans

Cornwall and the Counties of SDG are home to dozens of talented artists and artisans. Their wares can be found at dozens of home studios, or at any number of local merchants and restaurants such as Maker Gift ShopCrush LaneCailuan Gallery, and Cline House Gallery. A great way to discover many artists is at area fairs and festivals, including the Apples and Art Studio Tour in September and the popular Trunk Sale at Marlin Orchards in November or visit the Community Market in Long Sault for year-round local treasures. Taking home a piece of art is just one way of capturing memories of your visit to the region.

Vintage and Thrift Finds

There are lots of options for shoppers seeking that rare, vintage piece of clothing or household item. Check out  Echo TrendsSerendipity BoutiqueValue Village, New for You, Salvation Army and Habitat Restore.

Must-See Specialty Shops

Cornwall has some of the most unique and interesting local shops to check out. Ranging from kid’s toys, comic books, gift shops and more! Some must-see shops in town include Kids KornerRed Cart BooksCeltic Treasures, and Fantasy Realm.

Antiques and Auctions

The centuries-old history of the region is reflected in the numerous antique shops that await the curious collector. One of the largest is Johnson’s Antiques, with over 6,000 sq. ft. of retail space on Highway 138 in South Stormont. Other finds can be found on Sundays at McHaffie’s Flea Market in Morrisburg. If you time your visit right, you will also want to check out the action at a local auction – there is always a deal waiting to be had.

Take-Home Treats

Sometimes the best souvenirs are the memories you can savour. Check out the award-winning artisan cheese at Glengarry Fine Cheese in Lancaster, or the flour made from ancient grains from Against the Grain. Marrow and Spice in Cornwall carry dozens of local food products, including Roadapple Ranch Honey, Biemond Yogurt, Gordz Hot Sauce, Crave Tea and Fairy Sweet Chocolate.

Gear Up

Looking good is half the battle, no matter what the sport. If you really must have the latest from popular athletic brands such as Nike, Adidas and Under Armour, check out the line-up at Rookez-Edge and Sport Chek in Cornwall. For golf equipment and attire, visit the pro shops at Archies or any of the dozen major golf courses in the region.

Shopping in the 1860s

At the entrance to Upper Canada Village is one of Eastern Ontario’s largest gift shops open to the general public. Here you can buy a wide variety of quality Canadian crafts made by Village Artisans. You can choose from a selection of dinnerware, toys, and clothes that will make great souvenirs. The Village Store also carries a superb selection of books, from heritage themes to craft techniques. The Village Store’s pantry offers a multitude of teas, spices, jams, and marinades. Best of all, you can purchase some Village Bread baked fresh daily, and Cheddar Cheese made at the Village Cheese Factory.

A Bit of Bling

They say a diamond lasts forever, and what better way to capture the vibrancy of your visit than with a little bit of bling? Drop by the landmark Pommier Jewellers in Downtown Cornwall, or the Jewellery Factory in South Lancaster.

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15 Nov

Winter Activities in Cornwall and SD&G

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Posted by: Jenni MacDonald

21 REASONS WE LOVE CORNWALL, ONTARIO & AREA

Why Do We Love Cornwall, Ontario?

A local Century 21 Real Estate Agent, Mike VanderMeer, and I have compiled a list of the reasons we love Cornwall, Ontario.  We’ve compiled 21 reasons, which we will share with you, one at a time.  We would love to hear the reasons you love to live here too!

REASON #18 – Winter Activites

If you love winter, you will love Cornwall & Area for its many winter activities. Cornwall has great activities such as curling, skating, hockey, ice fishing and if you like to ski many great slopes within driving distance. You can also enjoy miles of groomed trails throughout S.D&G if you like to snowmobile or 4Wheel. If you are an NHL fan, a short one hour drive gets you to a live game in Montreal or Ottawa.

Get information on local curling 👉 https://cornwallcurling.ca/

Get locations of skating ricks 👉 https://www.cornwall.ca/en/play-here/outdoor-venues.aspx

For additional information on winter activities and events, visit our local tourism website

www.cornwalltourism.com

www.sdgtourism.com

 

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If you are interested in relocating to Cornwall, Ontario or the surrounding area, I’d be happy to look at your mortgage options with you.

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16 Oct

Cornwall Pizza, Poutine and more!

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Posted by: Jenni MacDonald

21 REASONS WE LOVE CORNWALL, ONTARIO & AREA

Why Do We Love Cornwall, Ontario?

A local Century 21 Real Estate Agent, Mike VanderMeer, and I have compiled a list of the reasons we love Cornwall, Ontario.  We’ve compiled 21 reasons, which we will share with you, one at a time.  We would love to hear the reasons you love to live here too!

REASON #17 – Pizza, Poutine, Curds & Perch Rolls

Cornwall is reputed to have the best pizza in the Country. If you haven’t had an authentic Cornwall Pizza, try one of the below locations.

  • Riverside
  • North End
  • King George
  • Louis
  • Olympic
  • Cornwall BBQ
  • Napoleons

Most residents of the area have a preference on where they get their pizza from.  There are plenty of others to choose from as well.  You can get a full list of available pizza restaurants on Trip Advisor.  Click here for a direct link 📲 CORNWALL PIZZA LOCATIONS.  Some people have been known to actually buy half-cooked pizzas and bring them home after visiting Cornwall.

Our Poutine is also 2nd to none and is often made with St Alberts Cheese curds – which is another Cornwall & area treat. Again, we have specific “hot spots” for poutines, but it all comes down to preference.  Here is a list of some locations to add to your list if you’re looking for a great Poutine.

  • Seguin Patate
  • Chef in a Bun Franks & Burgers
  • Loose Caboose
  • Gaetan’s Chip Stand
  • Billy K’s

All of the pizzerias more than likely will serve a Poutine as well.  Some use traditional Cheese Curds, others use Mozzarella Cheese.

And let’s not forget the world-famous Lancaster Perch Rolls which are only available around Cornwall and area.

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16 Oct

Annual Fairs + Events in Cornwall & Area

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Posted by: Jenni MacDonald

21 REASONS WE LOVE CORNWALL, ONTARIO & AREA

Why Do We Love Cornwall, Ontario?

A local Century 21 Real Estate Agent, Mike VanderMeer, and I have compiled a list of the reasons we love Cornwall, Ontario.  We’ve compiled 21 reasons, which we will share with you, one at a time.  We would love to hear the reasons you love to live here too!

REASON #16 – Fairs & Annual Events

There is a lot to do in the 3 United Counties. The Williamstown Fair is the oldest annual fair in Canada.  The Maxville Highland Games is an international attraction that has been attended by several Prime Ministers over the years. The Stormont Fair (Newington) offers a demolition derby which is a big attraction. We have great local seasonal events such as Alight at Night and Pumpkinferno at Upper Canada Village and Ribfest at Lamoureux Park.  You will never be bored in the 3 United Counties and Cornwall sits in the middle of all the action.

 

Stay up to date on all the events happening in Cornwall here 📲 Cornwall Tourism

Stay up to date on all the events happening in SD&G here 📲SDG Tourism

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24 Sep

Cornwall, a hub for travellers!

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Posted by: Jenni MacDonald

21 REASONS WE LOVE CORNWALL, ONTARIO & AREA

Why Do We Love Cornwall, Ontario?

A local Century 21 Real Estate Agent, Mike VanderMeer, and I have compiled a list of the reasons we love Cornwall, Ontario.  We’ve compiled 21 reasons, which we will share with you, one at a time.  We would love to hear the reasons you love to live here too!

REASON #15 – Travel

If you do a lot of travelling for business or pleasure, Cornwall is a great place to be.  We are located within one hour from two major airports offering flights all over the world.  For those who often travel to the United States, there is a commuter airport in Ogdensburg offering cheaper flights to American destinations.  There is also the Cornwall Regional Airport for recreational flying as well as smaller private airports scattered throughout the 3 United Counties of SD&G.  We are also a stop on the VIA railway line that connects Montreal with Toronto.  Taxis and a local bus system make getting around the City easy and convenient as well.

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24 Sep

Cornwall’s Benson Centre

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Posted by: Jenni MacDonald

21 REASONS WE LOVE CORNWALL, ONTARIO & AREA

Why Do We Love Cornwall, Ontario?

A local Century 21 Real Estate Agent, Mike VanderMeer, and I have compiled a list of the reasons we love Cornwall, Ontario.  We’ve compiled 21 reasons, which we will share with you, one at a time.  We would love to hear the reasons you love to live here too!

REASON #14 – The Benson Centre

With 3 NHL size rinks, a Field House for Soccer, a walking track and indoor tennis court (that can also serve as a series of Pickleball courts), this brand new state-of-the-art multi-sport facility offers a great attraction for our City.  Community rooms are also available for private bookings.

The Benson Centre is open Monday to Sunday from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m

For more information about the Benson Centre click here.

For a full list of recreation programs click here.

 

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21 Aug

Great Golfing in Cornwall & Area

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Posted by: Jenni MacDonald

21 REASONS WE LOVE CORNWALL, ONTARIO & AREA

Why Do We Love Cornwall, Ontario?

A local Century 21 Real Estate Agent, Mike VanderMeer, and I have compiled a list of the reasons we love Cornwall, Ontario.  We’ve compiled 21 reasons, which we will share with you, one at a time.  We would love to hear the reasons you love to live here too!

REASON #13 – Golf

If Golf is your game, Cornwall and the surrounding area have you covered.  We have a 9-hole par 3 just minutes from anywhere in the city and many 18 hole courses to choose from.  Here is a list of the closest ones from the city.

Archies Family Golf Centre

Archie’s has been part of the Cornwall landscape for over 50 years! Work on your golf game or challenge your friends and family to a game of mini-putt. They also boast the first aqua range in Canada where you can work on your swing, take a lesson or just watch ‘em splash. Afterwards, of course, ice cream is always waiting for you.

Find out more 👉🏼 www.facebook.com/archiesgolf

Summerheights Golf Links

Voted Cornwall and areas’ favourite Golf Course consecutively since 1997. Established in 1962, Summerheights Golf Links is family owned and operated, featuring 36 holes, leading and excelling in the ever-changing golf environment, while providing the most entertaining and enjoyable golf experience.

Find out more 👉🏼 www.summerheightsgolf.com

Cornwall Golf & Country Club

This eighteen-hole course features beautiful tree-lined and lush fairways, challenging water hazards and strategically positioned bunkers. As well, players will be additionally challenged by the small, speedy and tricky greens. Golfers can enjoy a stimulating round of golf and the tranquil beauty of one of the finest and oldest golf courses in Eastern Ontario.

Find out more 👉🏼 www.cornwallgolf.com

To see additional golf courses in the surrounding area visit www.cornwalltourism.com

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15 Aug

Great Fishing in Cornwall, Ontario

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Posted by: Jenni MacDonald

21 REASONS WE LOVE CORNWALL, ONTARIO & AREA

Why Do We Love Cornwall, Ontario?

A local Century 21 Real Estate Agent, Mike VanderMeer, and I have compiled a list of the reasons we love Cornwall, Ontario.  We’ve compiled 21 reasons, which we will share with you, one at a time.  We would love to hear the reasons you love to live here too!

REASON #12 – Great Fishing

A sport for both young and old and a good variety of fish such as

Ontario Perch

Musky

Catch the next world-record musky by trolling large crankbaits and inline spinners at 4 to 5 miles per hour to cover the large expanses of the river and entice a strike.

Northern Pike

Reel in some impressive northern pike using a more traditional method of casting slender minnow profile crankbaits along weed edges, rocky points and shoal tops.

Walleye

Troll deeper water breaklines and humps using slender minnow profile crankbaits to reel in some massive walleye.

Smallmouth Bass

One of the most effective ways to attract the smallmouth bass is to dropshot four to five-inch paddletail soft plastics in darker patterns to mimic gobies, one of the smallmouth bass’ main food sources.

Carp

Attracting angler’s from around the globe, the carp found in Cornwall and the Counties are always up for putting up a fight. 30 to 40-pound carp are common for shore anglers and can be caught with bait as simple as corn kernels.

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22 Jul

Timmies, Cornwalls favourite Coffee

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Posted by: Jenni MacDonald

21 REASONS WE LOVE CORNWALL, ONTARIO & AREA

Why Do We Love Cornwall, Ontario?

A local Century 21 Real Estate Agent, Mike VanderMeer, and I have compiled a list of the reasons we love Cornwall, Ontario.  We’ve compiled 21 reasons, which we will share with you, one at a time.  We would love to hear the reasons you love to live here too!

REASON #11 – Timmies

It is as Canadian as hockey and toques and Cornwall has lots of them – at least 14 of them within the City limits. It’s not very rare to see a lineup at any of the Tim Hortons locations in Cornwall of thirsty patrons waiting to get their morning Double Double fix. Starbucks is more to your liking, we have one of those now too!

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“Tim Hortons Inc. (known as Tim Hortons Cafe and Bake Shop in some countries) is a fast food restaurant chain, specializing in coffee and donut items.[5][6] It is Canada’s largest quick service restaurant chain; as of December 31, 2018, it had a total of 4,846 restaurants in 14 countries.[4][7][8][9]The company has its headquarters in Toronto.

The company was founded in 1964 in Hamilton, Ontario, by Canadian hockey player Tim Horton (1930–1974) and Jim Charade (1934–2009), after an initial venture in hamburger restaurants.[10][11] In 1967, Horton partnered with investor Ron Joyce (1930–2019), who assumed control over operations after Horton died in 1974. Joyce expanded the chain into a multibillion-dollar franchise. Charade left the organization in 1966 and briefly returned in 1970 and 1993 through 1996. – via www.wikipedia.com”

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Here’s a list of all the Tim Hortons locations in Cornwall & area.

Restaurant Open Until 9:00 PM
1 Water St East
CornwallONK6H 6M2
Restaurant Open 24 Hours
Drive-thru Open 24 Hours
1233 Brookdale Ave
CornwallON K6J 4P7
Restaurant Open Until 10:00 PM
Drive-thru Open Until 10:00 PM
1320 Second St East
CornwallON K6H 2B7
Restaurant Open Until 11:00 PM
Drive-thru Open Until 11:00 PM
1380 Marleau Ave
CornwallON K6H 2W8
Closed Today 
Drive-thru Open Until 5:45 PM
2690 Brookdale Ave
CornwallON K6J 5Y2
Restaurant Open Until 11:00 PM
Drive-thru Open Until 11:00 PM
373 Montreal Rd
CornwallON K6H 1B6
Restaurant Open 24 Hours
Drive-thru Open Until 11:00 PM
6215 Boundary Rd South Glengarry
Unit A
CornwallON K6H 7V5
Restaurant Open 24 Hours
Drive-thru Open 24 Hours
81 Tollgate Rd West
CornwallON K6J 5L5
Restaurant Open 24 Hours
840 Mcconnell Ave
CornwallON K6H 5S1
Restaurant Open Until 11:00 PM
Drive-thru Open Until 11:00 PM
851 Pitt St
CornwallON K6J 3S4
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