On January 1, 1998, Trenton was amalgamated with the Village of Frankford, and the Townships of Murray and Sidney, to form Quinte West.
Quinte West is a beautiful city located on the Bay of Quinte in Southern Ontario. Besides being the Walleye fishing capital of Ontario, Quinte West is home to CFB Trenton and the Gateway to the Trent-Severn Waterway
; connecting the Bay of Quinte at the east end of Lake Ontario to Port Severn on Georgian Bay in Lake Huron to the north.
The City of Quinte West is situated on the shores of the Beautiful Bay of Quinte, north and south of Highway 401, 1.5 hours east of Toronto and 2.5 hours west
of Ottawa. With over 43,000 people, Quinte West's natural setting, with its attractive scenic backdrop of rolling hills, rich farmland and clean waterways, creates a healthy environment for working, living, and raising a family.
The City of Quinte West is a choice tourist destination
with great sandy beaches, world class fishing, challenging golf courses, wineries
, culinary delights, theatre, arts, culture & heritage, and attractions
galore. Quinte West also has a fine array of services and support businesses to meet any and all your needs during your visit. (see Business Directory
Home to the Canadian Forces Base Trenton, CFB Trenton is the hub for air transport operations in Canada and abroad. The RCAF operates the majority of its fixed-wing tactical airlift and all of its strategic airlift aircraft from CFB Trenton and The National Air Force Museum of Canada
is on the base. The Base is a significant supporter of Quinte West and ocassionally hosts the Quinte International Air Show
Whatever your tastes, likes or interests, whether single, a couple, retired or a family, you'll find lots to do in the City of Quinte West. Interesting, exciting, fun and relaxing, Quinte West is a great place to visit and fine place to live.
In addition to Trenton and Frankford, the district of Quinte West, also includes the communities of Barcovan Beach, Batawa, Bayside, Chatterton, German's Landing, Glenn Miller, Glen Ross, Halloway, Johnstown, Lovett, Madoc Junction, Maple View, Mount Zion, Oak Lake, River Valley, Roseland Acres, Spencers Landing, Stockdale, Tuftsville, Twelve O'Clock Point, Wallbridge and Wooler.
Frankford was first settled by Europeans in the 1820s when settler Abel Scott built a grist mill along the Trent River. The settlement went under a number of names, including Scott's Mills, Cold Creek and Manchester. The settlement was named Frankford after Sir Francis Bond Head, the Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada. Frankford was incorporated as a village in 1920.
Quinte West is home to 8 Wing Trenton, the Canadian Armed Forces primary air transportation hub. Many of Canadian military operations in Afghanistan are carried out from this base. It also serves as the area's biggest employer. 8 Wing CFB Trenton is the largest Air Base for the Royal Canadian Air Force and is available for commercial flights for passenger and cargo uses, by prior arrangement with DND. There is a Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) office located on site for international flights. Airport facilities include snow removal, crash response, fire fighting and rescue services, 24-hour-a-day air traffic control tower, fully equipped airfield navigational and visual approach to a paved runway of over 10,000 feet which can accommodate 747 and C5A classes of aircraft. Quinte businesses can use 8 Wing CFB Trenton as a convenient way to access customers, head office officials, suppliers and other business contacts.
In May 2010, Quinte West formally welcomed Toronto-based Metro Paper Industries Tissue Group set up a manufacturing facility of converted paper products at Quinte West. Earlier, this facility was operated by Pepsi Quaker Oats which was subsequently shut down.
Quinte West is also home to Nestle Canada Inc., Electro Cables Inc., Globamed Inc., Canadian Blast Freezers, Trenton Cold Storage Group, Deca Cables Inc., Domtech Inc., Drossbach North America, Fracan Ltd., L3 Communications Spar Aerospace Ltd., L3 Communications- CMRO, Norampac Inc., Quality Custom Blending, Research Casting International, Saputo Foods, and Quinn & Quinn Inc., just to name a few.
Peterborough 85km (52mi) 70 minutes
Kingston 93km (57mi) 60 minutes
Toronto 166km (103mi) 100 minutes
Ottawa 285km (177mi) 2 hours 50 minutes
Niagara Falls 296km (183mi) 3 hours
Montreal 375km (233mi) 3 hours 45 minutes
*Travel Times vary according to driving speeds and conditions.
WEEKLY EVENTS (Events Calander)
RiverFront Square Concert Series
Saturdays, 6 - 8 pm July - August
Quinte Access Cruise Nights
sundays, 5 pm - dusk, May - september
Frankford Summer Movie Series
Saturdays at Dusk July - August
Frankford Tourist Park
Front Street Farmers' Market
Wednesdays & saturdays, 8 am - 1 pm
Weekly May through October
DBIA Fraser Park Concert Series
Fridays, 6 - 8 pm June 2 - September 1
Cascades Summer Concert Series
Thursdays & Sundays, 6 - 8 pm Centennial
Trenton Rowing & Paddling Club Guided
Group Paddles (SUP, Kayak, Canoe)
Mon, Wed & Fri, 6 pm June 1 - Oct. 31
What to do? The following are suggestions, but in no way cover all the possibilities
on how to spend a rainy day.