The City of Quinte West is situated on the shores of the beautiful Bay of Quinte -- gateway to the world famous Trent-Severn Waterway -- providing access to a unique 386-kilometre system of lakes and rivers that stretches all the way from the Bay of Quinte to Georgian Bay. We are located directly along the Highway 401 corridor approximately 1.5 hours east of Toronto and 2.5 hours west of Ottawa. Over 42,000 people make Quinte West their home.
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. Safe, well-planned neighbourhoods and plenty of recreational activities make Quinte West the ideal place to call "home".
Formed in 1998 by the amalgamation of the former municipalities of Trenton, Sidney, Murray, and Frankford, the City of Quinte West offers its residents and visitors a unique and dynamic blend of rural and urban lifestyles. The City has thrived in the years since, establishing itself as a sought-after destination that offers a spectacular natural environment for agricultural and recreational pursuits combined with endless business and entertainment opportunities.
The exquisite natural features of our City are complemented by a strong, vibrant, and diverse economic base. Quinte West is home to Canada's largest military air base, Canadian Forces Base 8 Wing Trenton, as well as some major corporations, including Nestlé Canada Inc. Food Service, Saputo Foods Ltd., GlobalMed Inc., and Canadian Blast Freezers.
The City of Quinte West offers businesses low operating costs achieved through a combination of low municipal utility rates, municipal tax rates, and land and building costs. This makes the development of new facilities both affordable and feasible in order to meet any company's needs and requirements.
The strong combination of lifestyle and business amenities makes Quinte West a great place to live and the right place to do business.