4 Jun

RECREATION CENTRES IN CORNWALL

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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 #9: RECREATION CENTRES

Cornwall has many recreations centres that offer different activities.  Here are some of our favourites.

AQUATIC CENTRE:
This state-of-the-art swimming facility offers public swimming, swimming lessons, Aqua Fit, toddler pool, whirlpool, 2 storey waterslide & more. The pool is also available for rental. For more information about the Aquatic Centre click here

CIVIC COMPLEX: 

Our 5,000 seat arena is often used for hockey, public skating, walking track and concerts.  Banquet rooms are also available for private functions. For more information about the Civic Complex click here

CURLING CENTRE: 
. If curling is your preference, the beautiful Cornwall Curling Centre has 6 sheets of ice and a bar and kitchen facility.  We host some of the best curlers in the world during the Shorty Jenkins Classic. Visit the Curling Centre website here

LAMOUREUX PARK:  

Lamoureux Park is a large park running along the shoreline of the St. Lawrence River in the Downtown area of Cornwall. The park is named after Lucien Lamoureux, a former Member of Parliament for the Cornwall area and Speaker of the House of Commons from 1966 to 1974.

The park features many points of interest, including Marina 200, Cornwall Aquatic Centre, Cornwall Civic Complex, Cornwall Curling Centre, Lions’ Club Bandshell, Citizen of the Year Walkway, Cornwall Community Museum, Splash Pad, a public boat lunch, the Rotary Eco-Gardens and the Recreational Path.

For more information about the Park and to locate points of interest click here

You can explore many of the other options by visiting  www.cornwall.ca

For more information about Cornwall and all the great things this City has to offer, visit www.cornwalltourism.ca

If you are interested in relocating to Cornwall and Area in Ontario, I’d be happy to look at your mortgage options with you.

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22 May

CORNWALL HOSPICE & SERVICE CLUBS

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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.

#8: Cornwall Hospice, Service Clubs & Organizations

HOSPICE

Cornwall Hospice Logo

Hospice Cornwall is a 10-bed facility, located in Cornwall, Ontario that provides end of life care in a home-like setting.  While we all hope we will never need the Hospice, it is nice to know that it is there if you do.  This organization is invaluable to the community.  It has helped many local families through troubled times.

Find out more about hospice >  https://cornwallhospice.com/

SERVICE CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Santa Claus Parade

Since 1935, Service Clubs have played a significant role in the City of Cornwall.  No matter your interest, clubs of every kind have something to offer our community.  Some of our clubs include Kiwanis, the Kinsmen, and Kinette Club, the Royal Canadian Legion, the Lions, the Knights of Columbus, the Catholic Woman’s League, the Optimists, and the Rotary.  These clubs host several events throughout the year such as The Santa Claus parade, Bingo, Oktoberbest, several Galas and Dinners, and Ribfest which all raise money to make our community even better!

Explore our service clubs: http://www.cornwallserviceclubcouncil.com/

Become a Volunteer: https://www.volunteercornwall.ca/

If you are interested in relocating to Cornwall and Area in Ontario, I’d be happy to look at your mortgage options with you.

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18 Mar

CORNWALL LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

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Posted by: Jenni MacDonald

Why Do We Love To Live in Cornwall and Area?

Century 21 Agent, Mike VanderMeer, and I have compiled a list of 21 reasons why we love to live in Cornwall, ON.   Why do you love this place?

#7: LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Cornwall has many venues that offer various genres of quality live entertainment. The Port Theatre has ongoing cover bands, tribute bands, and shows.  The Civic Center has had some big names such as Blue Rodeo, Great Big Sea and continues to offer Musical entertainment and sporting events.  The Band Shell has had April Wine, Burton Cummings and continues to offer local bands and visiting bands an excellent venue to entertain on the waterfront. Aultsville Theatre has a huge range of entertainment from orchestras to comedians. Many local bars have live bands that play on weekends.

Boxing matches are also becoming a popular spectator sport in Cornwall.  Several local companies put on entertaining musicals and dramas.

In Morrisburg, the Upper Canada Playhouse offers professional comedies in an intimate setting.  Since Ottawa & Montreal are only an hour away, you can also attend larger shows and music festivals at any time.

Port Theatre, Cornwall, ON

Port Theatre, Cornwall, ON

Aultsville Hall, Cornwall, ON

Aultsville Hall, Cornwall, ON

Eagles Tribute ticket, Port Theatre Cornwall, ON

Eagles Tribute Port Theatre, Cornwall, ON

If you are interested in relocating to Cornwall and Area in Ontario, I’d be happy to look at your mortgage options with you.

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To learn more about our live entertainment in Cornwall, ON, try out these local websites: https://theporttheatre.com/ or http://www.aultsvilletheatre.com/

 

 

17 Mar

RETIRE 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!

#6: A GREAT PLACE TO RETIRE

IN 2018, CORNWALL PLACED NUMBER 7 IN THE TOP TEN PLACES TO RETIRE IN ONTARIO according to MoneySense.

Our favorable ranking is based on our weather, health care access, crime rates, and the cost of owning property. Consider that a property in Oakville costing $850,000 can be purchased in Cornwall for about $250,000. That certainly builds up the nest egg for retirement living.

With approximately 120 days per year with a temperature above 20°C, our climate makes for a very comfortable place to live.  “Similar to most of southern Ontario, Cornwall has a humid continental climate (Köppen Dfa/Dfb) with cold, snowy winters and warm, humid summers. ” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornwall,_Ontario#Climate

With our modern hospital with close to 400 beds and around 1,000 healthcare professionals, medical services are close at hand.  In addition, we have over 80 Doctors and Nurse Practitioners and more than 25 dentists in Cornwall. Several Nursing Homes and Senior residences are located in Cornwall and Area.  Since we are the designated delivery agent for Land Ambulance Service our citizens can rest assured that fast and efficient care is in place.

With public transit, taxi, and handicap transit paired with our excellent bike path system and very low traffic levels, getting around is a breeze!

If you are interested in relocating to Cornwall and Area in Ontario, I’d be happy to look at your mortgage options with you.

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To learn more about our great City, check out these local websites: www.choosecornwall.ca or www.cornwalltourism.com.

15 Mar

AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN CORNWALL

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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!

#5: AFFORDABLE HOUSING

We are one of the least expensive places in Ontario to buy a home. We have a wide variety of homes available – waterfront, condos, hobby farms, executive homes, starter homes just to name a few.  Located in the middle of the three United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, Cornwall has many surrounding towns & villages.

Many of these villages have historical significance.  Some were even newly created with the flooding of the Seaway in the 1950s. For those who like the smaller town feel while being close to major amenities, the many towns & villages are there for you.  You can also choose a country home or farm for privacy and space.

If you are interested in relocating to Cornwall and Area in Ontario, I’d be happy to look at your mortgage options with you.

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To learn more about the Cornwall Housing Market visit http://www.century21.ca/shieldrealty

 

 

7 Mar

CORNWALL PARKS, BEACHES & 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!

#4 PARKS, CAMPGROUNDS, BEACHES and MARINAS

Just minutes from Cornwall, we have access to the Long Sault Parkway, Guindon Park, Upper Canada Village, Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary, Lamoureux Park, Crysler Park Marina, Charlottenburg Park, and Lost Villages Park as a few examples.  We even have an off-leash dog park so our canine friends can enjoy our great outdoors!  There are many boat launch areas so boating enthusiasts can enjoy hours on the river.  There are many ways to enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds Cornwall and area.  If you don’t own your own boat, there are several scenic boat tours and boat rentals available.

 

If you are interested in relocating to Cornwall and Area in Ontario, I’d be happy to look at your mortgage options with you.

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To learn more about our great City, check out these local websites: www.choosecornwall.ca or www.cornwalltourism.com.

4 Mar

CORNWALL BIKE PATH

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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!

#3: WATERFRONT TRAIL and BIKE PATHS

Cornwall has one of the nicest bicycle paths in the province. There is approximately 40 km of trails running throughout the city and from Lancaster to Morrisburg.  The trails run along the remains of the old Canal and the St. Lawrence River.  You can enjoy biking, running or walking on this beautiful trail.  It is easy to get almost anywhere in the City by bicycle.  What a great asset to Cornwall and Area!

The largest part of the recreational path spans the entire waterfront, offering great views of the St. Lawrence River. This part of the recreational path is also part of the Waterfront Trail, which stretches from Niagara-on-the-Lake to the Quebec border.

If you are interested in relocating to Cornwall and Area in Ontario, I’d be happy to look at your mortgage options with you.

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To learn more about our great City, check out these local websites: www.choosecornwall.ca or www.cornwalltourism.com.

2 Mar

MINIMAL TRAFFIC IN CORNWALL

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Posted by: Jenni MacDonald

21 REASONS WE LOVE CORNWALL, ONTARIO & AREA

Why Do We Love Cornwall?

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!

#2 TRAFFIC

(Or Lack Thereof) – Our “rush hour” only lasts about 15 minutes.  Plus, you can easily get from one end of the city to the other in about 10 minutes.  And, just in case it ever gets really busy, we have our own Traffic Circle!

Cornwall also offers many transportation options & services 👇

Rail Service

Cornwall is serviced by four (4) trains that connect Cornwall to Toronto and other communities west along Highway 401, as well as four trains that connect Cornwall to Montreal. The Via Rail station is located at 1650 Station Road, just east of Pitt Street. It can be reached via taxi or by Cornwall Transit Route-1. Washrooms and Wifi internet are available at the station.

Contact VIA Rail directly to book tickets.

Inter-City and Commuter Bus

417 Bus Line offers a weekday commuter service between Cornwall and Ottawa. Commuters can choose packages that best suit their individual needs. For more information please contact:

417 Bus Line
613-764-2192

Two inter-city bus lines provide Cornwall residents with access to other neighbouring cities in Ontario and Quebec. Greyhound provides regular service to Ottawa, where connections are available to other major centres. The service is available on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays at 1:00 pm. Meanwhile, Coach Canada and its partner service Megabus provides regular service to Kirkland and Montreal to the east of Cornwall, Brockville, Kingston, Whitby, Scarborough and Toronto to the west. The Coach Canada/Megabus terminal is located at the Irving Service Centre on Brookdale Avenue, north of Highway 401.

Greyhound
MacEwen Gas Station 5757 St. Andrews Road (Highway 138)
(613) 933-0320

Coach Canada/Megabus
Irving Service Centre, Brookdale Avenue
1-800-461-7661

City Transit

Cornwall is well serviced by one of the most efficient public transit systems in Canada. Cornwall Transit operates Monday thru Saturday from 6:00am to 10:45pm. Regular, Handi-Transit, Community Bus services are offered.  For more information:

Cornwall Transit
613 930-2636

Taxi Service

Cornwall is serviced by three taxis companies as follows:

  • Choice Taxi :  613 938-8899
  • Tip Top Taxi : 613 932-2727
  • Veteran’s Blue Line :  613 932-7311

Air Travel

Cornwall residents are fortunate to be located within 60 minutes of 2 international airports: Ottawa International Airport and Pierre-Elliot Trudeau Airport (Montreal). Local shuttle service is available.

Cornwall Regional Airport

The Cornwall Regional Airport is located a short drive east of the city. The airport has a single 3,500 ft × 100 ft paved runway oriented east-west and offers both AvGas and Jet Fuel 24 hours a day. The airport is open year round and is designated as an Airport of Entry for customs services. Cornwall Aviation operates a flight school and maintenance hangar at the airport.

If you are interested in relocating to Cornwall and Area in Ontario, I’d be happy to look at your mortgage options with you.

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To learn more about our great City, check out these local websites: www.choosecornwall.ca or www.cornwalltourism.com.

 

 

 

27 Feb

CORNWALL IS A GREAT LOCATION!

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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!

#1: LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION:

Montreal & Ottawa are only 1 hour away. We are on the border of the USA and can get to Lake Placid in about 90 minutes. We are situated on the St. Lawrence River.  To the south, you can see the Adirondack Mountains and with a short drive to the northeast, you can visit the Laurentian Mountains. It just doesn’t get any better than this.

You’ll be amazed at what you get when you choose Cornwall as your place to live in Ontario. Looking for an estate home or a downtown condo overlooking the river? We have some available, as well as a whole range of family-friendly homes near schools and parks. Not only will you find great homes, but also larger lots, quiet roads, and your choice of safe, fully serviced neighbourhoods.

Average housing prices in Cornwall by type

  • Bungalow – $184,977
  • Elevated Bungalow – $237,292
  • Split Level – $221,167
  • Two Story – $204,875
  • One and a Half Story – $121,433
  • Semi – Detached – $171,500
  • Condominium – $200,279
  • Townhouse – $131,103
  • Income – $126,108

Cornwall among other places by average housing prices

  • Canada – $494,938
  • Ontario – $527,278
  • Ottawa – $374,460
  • Toronto – $717,213
  • Montreal – $344,870
  • Cambridge – $377,197
  • Cornwall – $204,885
  • Durham Region – $516,923
  • Guelph District – $415,478
  • Hamilton Metro – $493,193
  • Kingston Area – $304,114
  • Kitchener – Waterloo – $378,008
  • London – St. Thomas – $277,218
  • North Bay – $229,025
  • Peterborough – $320,611
  • Sudbury – $253,154
  • Thunder Bay – $217,966

If you are interested in relocating to Cornwall and Area in Ontario, I’d be happy to look at your mortgage options with you.

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📲Apply for a mortgage

To learn more about our great City, check out these local websites: www.choosecornwall.ca or www.cornwalltourism.com.