Cobourg - Port Hope ON
Cobourg is a town in the Canadian province of Ontario, located in Southern Ontario 95 kilometres (59 mi) east of Toronto and 35 kilometres (22 mi) east of Oshawa. It is the largest town in and seat of Northumberland County. Its nearest neighbour is Port Hope, 7 km (4 mi) to the west.
The settlements that make up today’s Cobourg were founded by United Empire Loyalists in 1798. Some of the founding fathers and early settlers were Eluid Nickerson, Joseph Ash, Zacheus Burnham and Asa Burnham. The Town was originally a group of smaller villages such as Amherst and Hardscrabble, which were later named Hamilton. In 1808 it became the district town for the Newcastle District. It was renamed Cobourg in 1818, in recognition of the marriage of Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales to Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (later Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, who would later become King of Belgium).
By the 1830s Cobourg had become a regional centre, much due to its fine harbour on Lake Ontario. Standing at the heart of the downtown is Victoria Hall, a building that now serves as the town hall, as well as home of the Art Gallery of Northumberland, the Cobourg Concert Hall, and an Old Bailey-style courtroom that is now used as the Council chamber. In the late 19th century and early 20th century, wealthy Americans built enormous summer homes there, a few of which still stand today. One notable home, on King Street East, became the Brookside School – now a youth detention centre. A major ferry service connected Cobourg and Rochester, New York from 1907 to 1952, transporting passengers and cargo across Lake Ontario, allowing Americans to reach the town more readily.
Cobourg retains its small-town atmosphere, in part due to the downtown and surrounding residential area’s status as a Heritage Conservation District. The downtown is a well-preserved example of a traditional small-town main street. Victoria Hall, the town hall completed in 1860, is a National Historic Site of Canada. The oldest building in the town is now open as the Sifton Cook Heritage Centre and operated by the Cobourg Museum Foundation. Cobourg has a multitude of beautiful, well-maintained parks. The Cobourg Waterfront Festival, held in Victoria Park and the nearby beach and harbour, is an annual arts and crafts event occurring on Canada Day.
Northumberland Today Newspaper http://www.northumberlandtoday.com/
Cobourg Internet News http://www.cobourginternet.com/cobourg-news
Northumberland Today http://www.northumberlandtoday.com/
Public Library http://phpl.ca/
Lakefront Utilities Inc. http://www.lakefrontutilities.on.ca/
Hydro One http://www.hydroone.com/
Union Gas https://www.uniongas.com/
Cobourg Water & Sewer http://www.cobourg.ca/
Water & Sewer http://www.porthope.ca/en/residentservices/utilities.asp
Hydro One www.hydroone.com
Union Gas http://www.uniongas.com/
Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board http://www.kprschools.ca/
PVNC Catholic District School Board http://www.pvnccdsb.on.ca/
Trinity College School http://www.tcs.on.ca/
Northumberland Motessori School http://www.northumberlandmontessorischool.ca/
Colleges & Universities
Cobourg Campus Fleming College http://flemingcollege.ca/campus/cobourg-campus
Health Care Connect
Health Care Connect helps assist Ontarians in finding a family doctor. People who are without a family doctor are referred to medical professionals such as nurse practitioners who are accepting new patients within the community. Register by phone at 1-800-445-1822
Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP)
http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/ohip/ or call their info line at 1-866-532-3161
Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit http://www.hkpr.on.ca/
Hospitals and Clinics
Northumberland Hills Hospital http://www.nhh.ca/
Port Hope Community Health Centre http://www.porthopechc.ca/
Port Hope Walk In Clinic http://www.centraleasthealthline.ca/displayservice.aspx?id=51221