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Belleville
City (single-tier)
City of Belleville
Belleville skyline
Belleville skyline
Belleville is located in Southern Ontario
Belleville
Belleville
Coordinates: 44°10′N 77°23′W / 44.167°N 77.383°W / 44.167; -77.383Coordinates: 44°10′N 77°23′W / 44.167°N 77.383°W / 44.167; -77.383
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
County Hastings
Settled 1789
Named 1816
Incorporated 1836 (as police village)
Incorporated as city 1878
Government[1]
 • Mayor Taso Christopher
 • Federal riding Bay of Quinte
 • Prov. riding Prince Edward—Hastings
Area[2][3]
 • Land 247.21 km2 (95.45 sq mi)
 • Metro 741.36 km2 (286.24 sq mi)
Population (2016)[2][3]
 • City (single-tier) 50,716
 • Density 205.1/km2 (531/sq mi)
 • Metro 92,540
 • Metro density 124.8/km2 (323/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal Code FSA K8N, K8P, K8R
Area code(s) 613, 343
Website www.city.belleville.on.ca

Belleville (Canada 2016 Census population 50,716;[2] census agglomeration population 103,472[3]) is a city located at the mouth of the Moira River on the Bay of Quinte in Southern (Central) Ontario, Canada, along the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor. It is the seat of Hastings County, but politically independent of it, and is the centre of the Bay of Quinte Region.

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Geography and climate
    • 2.1 Climate
  • 3 Government
    • 3.1 Belleville City Council
  • 4 City Services
    • 4.1 Belleville Police Service
  • 5 Economy
    • 5.1 Quinte Economic Development Commission
  • 6 Transportation
    • 6.1 Major routes in Belleville
  • 7 Demographics
  • 8 Education
    • 8.1 Post-secondary
    • 8.2 Public schools
    • 8.3 Separate schools
    • 8.4 Provincial schools
    • 8.5 Private schools
  • 9 Sports teams
  • 10 Media
    • 10.1 Print
    • 10.2 Radio
    • 10.3 Television
    • 10.4 Internet
    • 10.5 Theatre
  • 11 Annual events
  • 12 Sister cities
  • 13 Notable people
  • 14 See also
  • 15 References
  • 16 External links

History[edit]

Front Street, 1900
Front Street, 1972
Belleville Armoury is a recognized Federal Heritage building 1992 on the Register of the Government of Canada Heritage Buildings[4]
Flowerbed beside Highway 401 near Belleville

Originally the site of an Anishinaabe (Mississaugas) village in the 18th century known as Asukhknosk, the future location of the city was settled by United Empire Loyalists. It was first called Singleton's Creek after an early settler, George Singleton, and then as Meyer's Creek after prominent settler and industrialist John Walden Meyers, one of the founders of Belleville who built a sawmill and grist mill.[5][6] It was renamed Belleville in honour of Lady Arabella Gore in 1816, after a visit to the settlement by Sir Francis Gore and his wife.[5]

Another important family in the growth of Belleville was that of Henry Corby, the founder of H. Corby Distillery, who had arrived in 1832. He promoted the municipality and his son Henry Corby, Jr. (Harry) donated the public library, helped develop the park at Massassaga Point, established the Corby Charitable Fund, helped raise funds to build the first bridge across the Bay of Quinte[7] and donated Corby Park.[8]

In 1836 Belleville became an incorporated village.[9] By 1846, it had a population of 2040. There were several stone buldings, including a jail and court house as well as some of the seven churches. Transportation to other communities was by stagecoach and, in summer, by a steamboat. Two weekly newspapers were being published. The post office received mail daily. Several court and government offices were located here. In addition to tradesmen, there was some small industry, three cloth factories, a paper miall, two grist mills, three tanneries and two breweries. Seventeen taverns were in operation.[10]

Belleville became an important railway junction with the completion of the Grand Trunk Railway in 1856; this plus a booming trade in lumber and successful farming in the area helped increase the commercial and industrial growth. Belleville was incorporated as a town in 1850.[11]

In 1858 the iron bridge over the Moira River at Bridge Street became the first iron bridge in Hastings County. By 1865, the population reached 6,000.[9] Telephone service to 29 subscribers was in place by 1883; electricity became available in 1885 and in 1886, the town began to offer municipal water service. In 1877, Belleville was incorporated as a city.[11]

In 1870, Belleville became the site of Ontario's first school for the deaf. Under Dr. Charles B. Coughlin, the school was recognized as making a significant contribution to special education. Originally called the Ontario Institution for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb, the facility was first renamed Ontario School for the Deaf and then, in 1974, the Sir James Whitney School.[12]

Belleville's beautiful High Victorian Gothic town hall was built in 1873 to house the public market and administrative offices. The overall appearance is similar to the original even today.[13][14]

The Dixie Lee Fried Chicken chain (1964) and the Journey's End Corporation economy limited service hotel chain (1978) were both founded in the city.

In 1998, the city was amalgamated with the surrounding Township of Thurlow to form an expanded City of Belleville as part of Ontario-wide municipal restructuring. The city also annexed portions of Quinte West to the west.

Geography and climate[edit]

Belleville is located at the mouth of the Moira River on the Bay of Quinte in southeastern Ontario between the cities of Quinte West to the west and Napanee to the east. These cities are connected by both Ontario's Highway 2 and the Macdonald-Cartier Freeway (Highway 401); The city is also served by Highway 37, running north-south from Belleville towards Tweed to the east of the Moira River; and Highway 62 (once Highway 14 south of 401), northwards towards Madoc, and southward to Prince Edward County over the Bay Bridge.

Belleville is located in a transitional zone which may be considered part of the Central Ontario or Eastern Ontario regions by different sources. Officially, Belleville is properly considered part of the Central Ontario region as it is located west of the St. Lawrence River's starting point, but the city is popularly considered part of Eastern Ontario as it shares the eastern region's area code 613 and K postal code.

Climate[edit]

Belleville's climate has four distinct seasons. The City's traditional continental climate (hot summers, cold winters) is moderated by its location near Lake Ontario. The lake moderates temperature extremes, cooling hot summer days and warming cold days during the fall and winter.[citation needed] As such, winter snowfall is somewhat limited due to the increased frequency of precipitation falling as rain during the winter months. In the summer months, severe thunderstorm activity is usually limited because of the non-favourable lake breeze conditions. The city, being located on the north shore of Lake Ontario, is also in an unfavourable location for lake effect snow. One notable exception however, was in December 2010 when 14 cm of snow occurred in one day as a result of a snow band from Lake Ontario. The summer months do not typically experience exceedingly hot temperatures, however humidity levels can make daytime highs uncomfortable. Summer rainfall is usually modest, and delivered by passing thunderstorms or warm fronts. Remnants of tropical systems do pass through on occasion towards summer's end, resulting in one or two days of consistently wet weather. The winter season is highly variable, with the record setting winter of 2007-08 experiencing near 270 cm of snow. Four years later, the winter of 2011-12 experienced only 60 cm of snow. Winter temperatures are also highly variable, even in one season. Air masses change frequently, and while a few days may see above freezing temperatures at a time in January, the next week may bring cold and snowfall. Autumn is usually mild, with an increase in precipitation starting in late September as conditions for fall storms develop. Recent years have had a tendency to bring almost snow free Novembers to the region.

The highest temperature ever recorded in Belleville was 104 °F (40.0 °C) on 9 July 1936.[15] The coldest temperature ever recorded was −39 °F (−39.4 °C) on 9 February 1934.[15]

  • Mean Daily Temperature - Annually = 8.1 °C (46.6 °F)
  • Mean Maximum Highest Temperature - Summer = 26.8 °C (80.2 °F)
  • Mean Minimum Lowest Temperature - Winter = −11.1 °C (12.0 °F)
  • Growing Degree-Days = 2236
  • Growing Season = 190–200 days
  • Mean Annual Precipitation = 911.6 mm (35.89 in)
  • Mean Annual Snow Fall = 139.7 cm (55.0 in)
  • Average Number of Days with Precipitation = 149 days
  • Average Number of Days with Snowfall = 41 days
  • Average Number of Days with max. temperature > 0 °C (32 °F) = 312 days
Climate data for Belleville, 1981−2010 normals, extremes 1866−present
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 14.5
(58.1)
13.0
(55.4)
23.0
(73.4)
29.0
(84.2)
35.0
(95)
35.6
(96.1)
40.0
(104)
36.1
(97)
35.0
(95)
28.3
(82.9)
22.2
(72)
16.5
(61.7)
40.0
(104)
Average high °C (°F) −2.2
(28)
−0.5
(31.1)
4.1
(39.4)
11.7
(53.1)
18.7
(65.7)
23.9
(75)
26.8
(80.2)
25.7
(78.3)
21.0
(69.8)
13.7
(56.7)
7.2
(45)
1.2
(34.2)
12.6
(54.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) −6.7
(19.9)
−5.1
(22.8)
−0.4
(31.3)
7.0
(44.6)
13.7
(56.7)
19.0
(66.2)
21.8
(71.2)
20.8
(69.4)
16.3
(61.3)
9.5
(49.1)
3.6
(38.5)
−2.6
(27.3)
8.1
(46.6)
Average low °C (°F) −11.1
(12)
−9.7
(14.5)
−5
(23)
2.3
(36.1)
8.7
(47.7)
14.0
(57.2)
16.9
(62.4)
15.9
(60.6)
11.7
(53.1)
5.3
(41.5)
0.1
(32.2)
−6.3
(20.7)
3.6
(38.5)
Record low °C (°F) −37.8
(−36)
−39.4
(−38.9)
−29.4
(−20.9)
−17.2
(1)
−7.2
(19)
0.0
(32)
6.1
(43)
3.3
(37.9)
−1.7
(28.9)
−10
(14)
−22.2
(−8)
−34.4
(−29.9)
−39.4
(−38.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 67.3
(2.65)
58.1
(2.287)
62.4
(2.457)
75.8
(2.984)
81.3
(3.201)
74.5
(2.933)
65.1
(2.563)
75.5
(2.972)
91.9
(3.618)
85.2
(3.354)
95.7
(3.768)
79.1
(3.114)
911.6
(35.89)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 30.6
(1.205)
29.4
(1.157)
40.3
(1.587)
69.2
(2.724)
81.2
(3.197)
74.5
(2.933)
65.1
(2.563)
75.5
(2.972)
91.9
(3.618)
84.9
(3.343)
84.7
(3.335)
44.6
(1.756)
771.9
(30.39)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 36.8
(14.49)
28.6
(11.26)
22.1
(8.7)
6.5
(2.56)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.2
(0.08)
11.0
(4.33)
34.5
(13.58)
139.7
(55)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm) 15.4 11.8 12.0 12.2 12.4 11.6 9.7 10.5 11.3 13.5 14.0 14.2 148.6
Average rainy days (≥ 0.2 mm) 5.3 4.9 7.4 11.0 12.3 11.6 9.7 10.5 11.3 13.4 11.4 7.5 116.2
Average snowy days (≥ 0.2 cm) 11.7 8.5 6.4 2.1 0.04 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.12 3.7 8.8 41.2
Source: Environment Canada[15][16]

Government[edit]

Belleville City Council[edit]

Belleville City Hall

Local government is represented by Belleville City Council with a mayor and eight councillors. There are two city wards with Ward 1 (Belleville) represented by six councillors and Ward 2 (Thurlow) by two councillors. Ward 1 consists of the historic city and Ward 2 was created in 1998 with the amalgamation of Township of Thurlow.

City Council sits at Belleville City Hall.

City Services[edit]

Belleville Police Service[edit]

Belleville, Ontario
Agency overview
Formed 1834
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
General nature
  • Law enforcement
  • Civilian agency
Operational structure
Sworn members 116
Elected officer responsible The Honourable Marie-France Lalonde, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services
Agency executive Ron Gignac, Chief of Belleville Police Service
Website
Belleville Police


The city has their own police force since 1834, but had constables since 1790.[17] The force has about 116 members and headed by a Chief of Police and Deputy Chief. The service is stationed out of one location only. Policing on provincial highways are provided by the Ontario Provincial Police from the Napanee detachment.

Economy[edit]

Procter & Gamble, Kellogg's, Bardon Supplies Limited, Redpath, Sigma Stretch Film Canada, Magna, Amer Sports Canada, Sears and Avaya (formerly Nortel) are corporations operating in Belleville. Many other manufacturing sector companies operate within the City of Belleville, including Bioniche Life Sciences, Sprague Foods, Airborne Systems Canada Ltd, Berry Plastics Canada, CpK Interior Products, Hanon (formerly Halla) Climate Control Canada, Reid's Dairy, Parmalat Canada - Black Diamond Cheese Division and Norampac Inc, just to name a few.

Belleville is home to two shopping malls: The Bay View Mall in east-end Belleville and the Quinte Mall along Bell Boulevard (south of Highway 401) in North Belleville. In January 2017 a Shorelines Casino opened on Bell Boulevard.

Quinte Economic Development Commission[edit]

The Quinte Economic Development Commission is the regional economic development office representing the City of Belleville, the City of Quinte West and the Municipality of Brighton. The Quinte EDC is mandated with the responsibility for regional marketing for its member municipalities as well as supporting existing industries through regional strategies.

Transportation[edit]

The City of Belleville is located within a 15-minute drive of 8 Wing / Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Trenton. 8 Wing CFB Trenton is Canada’s largest Canadian Forces Air Base and is available for commercial flights for passenger and cargo uses, by prior arrangement with DND. There is a Customs and Immigration 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, and one paved runway which is 10,000 feet long and can accommodate 747 and C5A classes.

Belleville is serviced by the 401 highway system, and bus service to and from Toronto Pearson International Airport is provided three times daily each way by Megabus. Deseronto Transit provides public transportation services to destinations including Deseronto, Napanee, and Prince Edward County.[18]

Belleville is located on the Toronto-Montreal main rail lines for both Canadian National Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway; both companies provide freight access. VIA Rail also operates five daily passenger services each way along its Windsor–Québec rail corridor.

Major routes in Belleville[edit]

Highway 62/North Front Street
Highway 62 runs from the northern city limit with the Township of Centre Hastings to the southern boundary with the Municipality of Prince Edward County (where the highway crosses the Norris Whitney Bridge over the Bay of Quinte). From Highway 401 south to the Canadian National Railways overpass, 62 follows North Front Street. South of there, as that street splits entering downtown, 62 follows the eastern branch, Pinnacle Street, across the Sagonaska Bridge and through downtown. 62 then turns East at Dundas Street (old Highway 2), and continues to Bay Bridge Drive, where the highway heads south into 'the County'.
Highway 37/Cannifton Road Parkway
Highway 37 runs from the northern city limit with Tweed south to the 401, where it is co-designated as Cannifton Road Parkway until it meets Station Street. There, it follows Station Street west to its terminus at Pinnacle Street downtown.
Highway 2/Dundas Street
Running across southern Belleville, Dundas Street is a four-lane highway from where it enters Belleville's west end at Wallbridge-Loyalist Road to Point Anne Road, approximately 11 km east. Highway 2 originally crossed the Moira River at the Lower Bridge, co-designated with Bridge Street, but when Dundas Street finally crossed the Moira in the early 1970s, the old route was forgotten, although it is still signed as Highway 2.
Of interest is the eastern section of Dundas Street where, as Highway 2, it was rebuilt in the late 1930s as a "dual highway" (four lanes), to the same standards as the concurrent Queen Elizabeth Way. Part of a period of freeway design experimentation in Ontario, it was never upgraded in the same manner as the QEW, as Highway 2 was supplanted by the new 401 as the major transportation corridor along Lake Ontario.[19] It remains today as an example of early freeway design.
Bell Boulevard/Adam Street
Bell in 2010 was extended east to the Moira River, where the Veterans Memorial Bridge connects it to Adam Street, with the combined route connecting Wallbridge-Loyalist Road on the western boundary of Belleville, running through the North-west Industrial Park and over the Moira as it passes through Riverside Park, ultimately ending at University Avenue, in the city's North-East Industrial Park. From Sidney Street east to North Park Street, Bell Boulevard is home to a variety of commercial properties, including Reid's Dairy and the Quinte Mall, as well as a number of restaurants and hotels.
College Street/Airport Parkway
College Street runs from the residential area of West Park Village, across the city to the North-East Industrial Park. Branching off of College and running east to Shannonville Road is Airport Parkway, formerly known as the Byron Street Extension.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1841 2,040 —    
1851 4,593 +125.1%
1871 7,305 +59.0%
1881 9,516 +30.3%
1891 9,916 +4.2%
1901 9,117 −8.1%
1911 9,876 +8.3%
1921 12,206 +23.6%
1931 13,790 +13.0%
1941 15,498 +12.4%
1951 19,519 +25.9%
1961 30,655 +57.1%
1971 35,128 +14.6%
1981 34,881 −0.7%
1991 37,243 +6.8%
1996 37,083 −0.4%
2001 45,986 +24.0%
2006 48,821 +6.2%
2011 49,454 +1.3%
2016 50,716 +2.6%
[20] The 1991 and 1996 populations are 44,858 and 45,069 respectively when adjusted to the 2001 boundaries. The 2001 population is 46,029 when adjusted to the 2006 boundaries.

According to the 2011 Canadian Census,[21] the population of Belleville is 49,454, a 1.3% increase from 2006. The population density is 200.0 people per square km. The median age is 43.5 years old, a bit higher than the national median at 40.6 years old. There are 22,153 private dwellings with an occupancy rate of 95.1%. According to the 2011 National Household Survey, the median value of a dwelling in Belleville is $200,473 which is a fair bit lower than the national average at $280,552. The median household income (after-taxes) in Belleville is $48,552, not much lower than the national average at $54,089.

Belleville is mostly made up of European descents. The racial make up of Belleville is:

  • 90.7% White
  • 4.4% Aboriginal; 2.9% First Nations, 1.1% Metis
  • 1.3% South Asian
  • 1.0% East Asian; 0.5% Chinese, 0.3% Korean, 0.2% Japanese
  • 0.9% Black
  • 0.6% Southeast Asian; 0.2% Filipino
  • 0.4% Latin American
  • 0.2% West Asian
  • 0.2% Arab
  • 0.1% Multiracial; 1.2% including Metis
  • 0.2% Other

Most of Belleville is either a Christian (67.1%), or affiliates with no religion (30.3%). The remaining 2.6% affiliate with another religion.

Canada census – Belleville, Ontario community profile
2016 2011 2006
Population: 50,716 (2.6% from 2011) 49,454 (1.3% from 2006) 48,821 (6.1% from 2001)
Land area: 247.21 km2 (95.45 sq mi) 246.76 km2 (95.27 sq mi)
Population density: 200.0/km2 (518/sq mi) 197.8/km2 (512/sq mi)
Median age: 41.8 (M: 40.2, F: 43.2)
Total private dwellings: 22,744 22,153 21,239
Median household income: $48,567
References: 2016[22] 2011[23] 2006[24] earlier[25]
Bridge Street United Church.

The city of Belleville, with the amalgamation of the Township of Thurlow, and the annexation of a portion of the City of Quinte West, had a population of 48,821 people in the Canada 2006 Census. Belleville is the largest urban centre in a much larger market area generally known as the Quinte Region. The city's census agglomeration had a population of 91,518 in the 2006 census.

Population trend:[20]

  • Population in 2011: 49,454
  • Population in 2006: 48,821
  • Population in 2001: 45,986 (or 46,029 when adjusted to 2006 boundaries)
    • Belleville (former city): 37,210[26]
    • Thurlow (former township): 7,680[27]
  • Population in 1996:
    • Belleville (city): 37,083
    • Thurlow (township): 7,986
  • Population in 1991:
    • Belleville (city): 37,243
    • Thurlow (township): 7,615

Mother tongue:[28]

  • English as first language: 90.8%
  • French as first language: 1.5%
  • English and French as first language: 0.2%
  • Other as first language: 7.5%

Education[edit]

Belleville offers a number of options at the elementary, secondary, and post-secondary levels.

Post-secondary[edit]

Academy of Learning College is a local college.

Loyalist College is a local public college.

Public schools[edit]

The Public school system is served by the Hastings & Prince Edward District School Board. The Catholic School system is served by the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board.

Public Secondary schools
Centennial Secondary School
Moira Secondary School
Quinte Secondary School
Bayside Secondary School (Quinte West)
Public Elementary schools
Susanna Moodie Elementary School
Parkdale Public Elementary School
Queen Elizabeth Elementary School
Prince of Wales Elementary School
Harry J. Clarke Elementary School (French immersion)
Queen Victoria Elementary School
Chase Maracle Elementary School
Sir John A Macdonald School
Hillcrest Elementary School
Prince Charles Elementary School
Foxboro Public School
Bayside Elementary School (French immersion)
Harmony Public School

Separate schools[edit]

Following are Belleville area schools managed by the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board.

Separate board Secondary schools
Nicholson Catholic College
St. Theresa Catholic Secondary School
Separate board Elementary schools
Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School
St Michael's Catholic School (French immersion)
St Joseph's Catholic School
Georges Vanier Catholic School
Holy Rosary Catholic School

Provincial schools[edit]

Provincial Demonstration schools
Sir James Whitney School for the Deaf
Sagonaska School

Private schools[edit]

Private schools
Academy of Learning College
Quinte Ballet School of Canada
Quinte Christian High School
Belleville Christian School
Belleville Montessori School
Albert College

Sports teams[edit]

On September 25, 2016, the Ottawa Senators announced that their AHL affiliate will move from Binghamton, New York, to Belleville for the 2017-18 season. The team is known as the Belleville Senators.[29] They play at the Yardmen Arena, located on Cannifton Road.

Belleville was home to the Belleville Bulls of the Ontario Hockey League from 1981 to 2015. The team was then sold and relocated to Hamilton, Ontario. Belleville was also previously home to two senior hockey teams, the Belleville Macs and the Belleville McFarlands. The McFarlands won the Allan Cup in 1958, and the World Championship in 1959. Belleville is also home the Bay of Quinte Yacht Club, which challenged for the America's Cup in 1881. Belleville also sports minor hockey league teams such as the Belleville Bearcats (female) and the Belleville Jr. Bulls (male).

Media[edit]

Print[edit]

  • Belleville Intelligencer (daily)
  • Belleville News - sold to Postmedia by Torstar on November 27, 2017 and will wind down operations.[30]

Radio[edit]

Frequency Call sign Branding Format Owner Notes
AM 800 CJBQ CJBQ 800 Full service Quinte Broadcasting
FM 91.3 CJLX-FM 91X Campus radio Loyalist College
FM 94.3 CJBC-1-FM Ici Radio-Canada Première Talk radio, public radio Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Rebroadcaster of CJBC (Toronto)
FM 95.5 CJOJ-FM 95.5 Hits FM Adult hits Starboard Communications
FM 97.1 CIGL-FM Mix 97 Hot adult contemporary Quinte Broadcasting
FM 100.1 CHCQ-FM Cool 100.1 Country music Starboard Communications
FM 102.3 CKJJ-FM UCB Radio Christian radio United Christian Broadcasters Canada
FM 107.1 CJTN-FM Rock 107 Classic rock Quinte Broadcasting

Television[edit]

OTA virtual channel (PSIP) OTA actual channel Call sign Network Notes
26.1 26 (UHF) CICO-DT-53 TVOntario Rebroadcaster of CICA-DT (Toronto)

Internet[edit]

  • Quinte Frontpage
  • QNet News

Theatre[edit]

  • Pinnacle Playhouse
  • The Empire Theatre
  • Moonpath Productions

Annual events[edit]

January

  • Civic Levee

February

  • Downtown Docfest

June

  • Berrylicious
  • Rockfest

July

  • Belleville's Canada D'Eh
  • Waterfront and Ethnic Festival

August

  • Quinte Ribfest

September

  • Quinte Fall Fair and Exhibition
  • Porchfest Belleville

November

  • Belleville Festival of Trees
  • Belleville Nighttime Santa Claus Parade
  • Christmas at the Pier

December

  • Christmas at the Pier

Sister cities[edit]

The City of Belleville has three Sister City arrangements with communities outside of Canada which include:[31]

  • Germany Lahr, Germany - Established in 1971
  • South Korea Gunpo, South Korea - Established in 1996
  • China Zhucheng, People's Republic of China - Established in 1996

Notable people[edit]

  • Lee Aaron, hard rock and jazz singer. Best known for "Metal Queen"
  • Marianne Ackerman, playwright, novelist, and journalist
  • Drew Bannister, professional ice hockey defenceman
  • Dennis Bock, novelist and short story writer
  • Michael Botterill, professional Canadian football linebacker
  • Sir MacKenzie Bowell, Canada's fifth Prime Minister
  • Wilfred Leigh Brintnell, a pioneering Canadian aviator
  • James Brown, politician
  • Stevie Cameron, award-winning investigative journalist and best-selling author
  • Matt Cooke, NHL hockey player
  • Brander Craighead, football player
  • Bob Crawford, retired NHL hockey player
  • Lou Crawford, former OHL and AHL head coach
  • Marc Crawford, NHL head coach
  • Bob Dillabough, retired NHL player with the Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins and the Oakland Seals
  • Herbert Henry Dow, Dow Chemical, Born February 26, 1866
  • Rick Green, retired NHLer
  • Ellie Anne Harvie, actress
  • Bobby Hull, Hockey Hall of Fame member
  • Brett Hull, son of Bobby, Hockey Hall of Fame member (inducted 2009)
  • Dennis Hull, Bobby's younger brother, member of 1972 Team Canada
  • Aislinn Hunter, poet and fiction writer
  • Frances Itani, fiction writer, poet and essayist
  • Avril Lavigne, Canadian singer/songwriter, born in Belleville, moved to Napanee at age five
  • James Frederick Lister, lawyer
  • Norm Maracle, hockey goaltender
  • James Marker, inventor of Cheezies[32]
  • Rick Meagher, retired NHL player
  • Rick Mofina, author of crime fiction and thriller novels
  • Susanna Moodie (1803-1885), author, moved to Belleville with her husband in 1840 after several years spent "roughing it in the bush" near Lakefield, Ontario
  • Riyo Mori, Miss Universe 2007 spent her teenage years in Belleville, studying at Centennial Secondary School and at Quinte Ballet School of Canada[33]
  • Farley Mowat, author, born in Belleville
  • William Barton Northrup, lawyer and politician
  • Brian Orser, figure skater and coach
  • Shawn O'Sullivan, 1984 Olympic silver medalist boxer
  • Pete Quaife, bassist for The Kinks in the 1960s, lived in Quinte Region from 1980 to 2005
  • Peter Quinney, Canadian football player, Toronto Argonauts
  • Andrew Raycroft, NHL goaltender
  • Brad Richardson, NHL forward
  • Alexander Milton Ross, abolitionist and agent for the Underground Railroad
  • Johnny Rutherford, former Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Nancy Anne Sakovich, actress and former model
  • Mike Schad, National Football League offensive lineman; attended Moira Secondary School
  • Martin Seemungal, Foreign Correspondent CBC, ABC, CTV, PBS Newshour
  • Andrew Shaw, NHL player, currently playing for the Montreal Canadiens
  • Derek Smith, NHL forward
  • Harry Leslie Smith, British writer, political commentator and Royal Air Force veteran
  • Matt Stajan, NHL forward resided in Belleville from 2000-2004
  • Manly E. MacDonald, Semi-impressionistic painter
  • Alex Stieda, former professional road bicycle racer
  • Chris Valentine, former ice hockey player and coach
  • Thomas Campbell Wallbridge, lawyer and politician
  • John Weldon, animated movies director, Oscar Award winner (1979)
  • Ed Westfall, retired NHL player
  • The Wilkinsons, country music group
  • Ty Wishart, professional ice hockey player
  • Jerry Yanover, political advisor

See also[edit]

  • Belleville Cemetery
  • Belleville Transit
  • Foxboro

References[edit]

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  4. ^ "Armoury - Recognized Federal Heritage Building - Belleville, Ontario". Parks Canada. Retrieved 18 December 2015. 
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  33. ^ "New Miss Universe studied in Ont". Cnews.canoe.ca. 2007-05-29. Retrieved 2014-06-13. 

External links[edit]

  • Belleville, Ontario travel guide from Wikivoyage
  • City of Belleville
  • Belleville is part of The Great Waterway tourism region from the Seaway Valley to Lake Ontario
  • Sagonaska Demonstration School for Students with Learning Disabilities