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Brockville is a Canadian city in the province of Ontario.
It has a population of over 21,000 people and covers 893.44 square kilometers. The city is located along the St. Lawrence River about an hour from Ottawa.
It is known as the “City of the 1000 Islands” and it is located within the Thousand Islands region.It is named after British general Sir Isaac Brock.
The city was once called Elizabethtown and the name was changed to Brockville in 1812.Brockville officially became a city in 1962.
The city is home to the Brockville Tunnel, which was the first railway tunnel in the country.
Nickname(s): "City of 1,000 Islands"
Land: 20.90 km2
Metro: 893.44 km2
There are many advantages to doing business in Brockville. The city is considered a tourist destination and it is located along the water. The geographical location of the city is a big advantage as it is within close proximity to three major Canadian cities and the United States. Brockville also attracts a large number of workers from outside the city. Some of the main industries in the city are food production, logistics and pharmaceuticals. Companies such as Trillium as well as Burnbrae Farms and 3M are found in Brockville.Trillium is the only cough syrup manufacturer in Canada. There are a large amount of logistics companies in the city such as Kraft Canada and Giant Tiger. As for the food processing industry, Brockville is home to many of the large international players such as Pepsi and General Mills.
Brockville is filled with arts and culture. The city is home to the Brockville Arts Centre, a theatre that hosts concerts, plays and other events.There is also an art exhibition here that features art from around the region. The goal of this is to promote art and the artists that call Brockville home. The city is also home to the Brockville Museum. The museum features many exhibits that tell the history of the city including itsinvolvement in the railway industry and manufacturing. There are also some temporary exhibits that change throughout the year.
The North Area, Downtown and the Southern Area are the main sections of the city.
The north area of Brockville is located along Stewart Boulevard to Highway 401. Some of the neighbourhoods within the area include Flanders Heights, Sheridan Park and Windsor Heights. The central part of the area is filled with housing and schools. Towards the eastern side, there are many big box stores and other commercial spaces. Many services can be found along Stewart Boulevard including the Brockville Animal Hospital.
Downtown Brockvilleis filled with housing and many amenities.
There are many stores closer to the St. Lawrence River. Along the river there are attractions such as the 1,000 Islands & Seaway Cruises and the Aquatarium. King Street West is home to the Brockville Arts Centre and the Brockville City Hall.
The south area of Brockville is located south of Highway 401 and borders the Downtown area of the city. This area is also very much dominated by residential space.
Toward the south, along Highway 401 there are commercial buildings and services. The area has a few schools and the Brockville General Hospital is located here as well.
The north area of Brockville has detached homes, bungalows, andtown homes. Many of the homes here are quite large and spacious.
Many have yards that are perfect for children and pets. The homes are affordable and some homes have attached garages.
The South area of Brockville has bungalows, detached homesand multi-family homes. The homes are quite similar to those located in the northern area of the city as they have large yards and they are very affordable. Attached garages are common in this area as well.
Downtown Brockville has single-family homes,land andcommercial space. There is land available in the area that is perfect for residential development.
The commercial space in the area is great for retail or offices. The homes here are typically affordable.
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The table above is based on data from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) National MLS® Report for April 2016 (the latest information available). Median prices are based on data from www.canadianrealestatemagazine.ca.
There are two school boards in Brockville: the Upper Canada District School Board and the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario.
There are 5 elementary schools and 4 high schools in Brockville. As for post-secondary options, there is one college in the city: St. Lawrence College. Since Brockville is close to other major cities, there is also the option to attend a school outside of the area with a reasonable commute.