Cornwall - Ontario
Cornwall is a city in eastern Ontario, Canada, and the seat of the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry. Cornwall is Ontario’s easternmost city, located on the Saint Lawrence River, in the Quebec City–Windsor Corridor along Ontario Highway 401, and is the urban centre for surrounding communities, including Long Sault and Ingleside to the west, Mohawk Territory of Akwesasne to the south, St. Andrew’s and Avonmore to the north, and Glen Walter, Martintown, Williamstown, and Lancaster to the east.
Aboriginal peoples have lived in and around the area of present day Cornwall for millennia.
The first serious European settlement was established in 1784, by United Empire Loyalists, primarily from New York. Disbanded soldiers and their families began to settle at the site of Cornwall, then called New Johnstown. It was later renamed Cornwall by the British for the Duke of Cornwall, by proclamation of Prince George, and in 1834 the town became one of the first incorporated municipalities in the British colony of Upper Canada.
Soon after its settlement, Cornwall made important contributions to the province’s growth. Owing to its strategic location, Cornwall served as a garrison town, communications and supply post during the War of 1812. Local residents also had influential roles to play, including John Sandfield MacDonald, who would become the first Premier of the Province of Ontario.
Significant chapters in Cornwall’s history were written during the latter half of the 19th century as the town emerged as an important industrial centre in Eastern Ontario. New flour, paper and textile mills set up operations, resulting doubling of the town’s population to 4,468 by 1881.
Other Useful Links
Cornwall Standard Freeholder Newspaper http://www.standard-freeholder.com/
Seaway News http://www.cornwallseawaynews.com/
Cornwall Public Library http://library.cornwall.on.ca/
Cornwall Electric http://www.cornwallelectric.com/
Ontario Hydro One http://www.hydroone.com/
Union Gas https://www.uniongas.com
Water & Sewer http://www.cornwall.ca/en/finance/WaterSewerBilling.asp
Upper Canada District School Board http://www.ucdsb.on.ca/
Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario http://www.cdsbeo.on.ca/
Colleges & Universities
St. Lawrence College http://www.stlawrencecollege.ca/
Visual College of Art and Design http://www.vcad.ca/
CDI College http://www.cdicollege.ca/
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
EOHU Eastern Ontario Health Unit http://www.eohu.ca/
Hospitals & Medical Clinics
Cornwall Community Hospital https://www.cornwallhospital.ca/
Pitt Street Medical Centre http://www.pittstreetmedicalcentre.ca/
Cornwall Health Care Centre Walk In http://www.champlainhealthline.ca/
Seaway Valley Community Health Centre http://www.seawayvalleychc.ca/