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Dundas Street, the main road in Trenton, Ontario.
Dundas Street, the main road in Trenton, Ontario.

Trenton, Ontario (2001 population 19,374) is a community on the Bay of Quinte. It is the main population centre in the municipality of Quinte West, Ontario, Canada. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1375 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Trenton, Ontario Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1375 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Trenton, Ontario Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Bay of Quinte is on the northern shore of Lake Ontario. ... Quinte West is a city in central eastern Ontario, Canada. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area Ranked 4th...


Trenton is situated on the Bay of Quinte and is the starting point for the Trent-Severn Waterway which continues northwest to Peterborough and eventually Port Severn on Georgian Bay. Lock One on the Trent-Severn Waterway This article is not about the British company Severn Trent Water. ... Nickname: The Electric City Motto: Dat natura, elaborant artes (Nature Provides, Industry Develops) Map of Ontario with Peterborough indicated with a red dot Coordinates: Country Canada  Province Ontario  County Peterborough County Established 1819 - Scotts Plains Incorporated as town 1850 - Peterborough Incorporated as city July 1, 1905  - Mayor Paul Ayotte... Port Severn is a village at the mouth of the Severn River on the border between the Township of Georgian Bay and the Township of Severn, Ontario, Canada, situated on Highway 400 south of Parry Sound. ... Georgian Bay (French: baie Georgienne) is a large bay of Lake Huron, located in Ontario, Canada. ...

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History

The Trent River was known to the Mississauga as Sangichiwigewonk, or 'fast flowing.' It was named after the River Trent in England. The area around the mouth of the Trent River was first settled by Europeans in the 1790s. Assorted settlements and town plots in the area went under a number of names, until the Village of Trenton was incorporated in 1853. Trenton grew thanks to its port location and area lumber industry. During the First World War, the town was home to a a major munitions plant owned by the British Chemical Company. This facility was destroyed in a major explosion in 1918. For other uses see Trent River. ... Ypres, 1917, in the vicinity of the Battle of Passchendaele. ...


Trenton was also an important film production centre. In 1917, a film studio was built in the town and a number of productions were filmed there. In 1923, the Trenton Film Plant was purchased by the Ontario government to house the studio and laboratory of the Ontario Motion Picture Bureau. The advent of talkies and 16mm film made the equipment at the film plant obsolete and the facility closed in 1934. 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ... 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... 1902 poster advertising Gaumonts sound films, depicting an optimistically vast auditorium A sound film is a motion picture with synchronized sound, or sound technologically coupled to image, as opposed to a silent film. ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...


The construction of a RCAF Station Trenton, a major Royal Canadian Air Force base just east of Trenton started in 1929 and continued through the 1930s. This provided a major economic boost to the area through the Great Depression, the Second World War and after. Canadian Forces Base Trenton (IATA: YTR, ICAO: CYTR) (also CFB Trenton), is a Canadian Forces Base located approximately 2. ... The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) was the air force of Canada from 1924 until 1968 when the three branches of the Canadian military were merged into the Canadian Forces. ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Great Depression was a time of economic down turn, which started after the stock market crash on October 29, 1929, known as Black Tuesday. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ...


Trenton was incorporated as a city in 1980. On January 1st, 1998, Trenton was amalgamated with the Village of Frankford and the Townships of Murray and Sidney to form Quinte West. Home to nearly half the population of Quinte West, Trenton is the largest community within the municipality. 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Frankford is a small rural town in Ontario, located four miles north of the city of Trenton and seven miles northwest of Belleville. ...


Economy

Canadian Forces Base Trenton/8 WING, located on the east side of the town, is an important facility for Canadian Forces Air Command's transport and search and rescue operations, and is Trenton's main employer. Other large employers include Quaker Oats, Norampac, and General Mills. Canadian Forces Base Trenton, also referred to as CFB Shitstorm CFB Trenton, 8 Wing Trenton or Loser Airport is a Canadian Forces Base located in Trenton, Ontario. ... CF-18 off the coast Hawaii CH-124 Sea King CH-149 Cormorant CC-115 Buffalo Canadian Forces Air Command (AIRCOM) is the air force element of the Canadian Forces. ...


Tourism also plays an important role in the economy, given Trenton's location as the southern entry point for the Trent-Severn waterway.

Lock One on the Trent-Severn Waterway at Trenton

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Recreation & Culture

Trenton is located on the Lake Ontario Waterfront Trail. Surrounding Trenton, there are numerous conservation areas, campsites, picnic grounds, and marinas. The area boasts nine golf courses, 3 ice hockey rinks, numerous soccer fields, many kilometres of walking trails, a dog park, curling rinks, baseball diamonds, amongst many other recreational activities. Launched in 1995 the Waterfront trail is a series of trails along the shores of Lake Ontario currently begining in Niagara on the Lake and extending to Brockville. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... These standard poodles are playing at a dog park. ... Curling is a team sport with similarities to bowls and bocce, played on a rectangular sheet of carefully prepared ice by two teams of four players each. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Memorial Stadium, St. ...


Trenton is the site of the RCAF Memorial Museum which is the home of an original Canadian Halifax Bomber, the 75th RCAF time capsule, as well as many other interesting aircraft and historical information. The Handley Page Halifax was one of the British front-line, four-engine heavy bombers of the Royal Air Force during Second World War. ...


Every summer CFB Trenton also is home to hundreds of Royal Canadian Air Cadets who attend 2 week Familiarization Courses, 3 week Introductory Specialty Courses, and 6 week Advanced Specialty Courses, and has special staff positions for more senior cadets. These summer courses introduce the cadets to a military learning environment that promotes discipline, teamwork, and fun. Most camps here also go on trips to the airport, the Air Museum, and other relevant places. Royal Canadian Air Cadets (RCAirC) is a Canadian national youth program for persons aged 12 to 18. ...


Trenton is a hot spot for sport fishing. Popular freshwater fish in the Bay of Quinte and the Trent River include walleye (pickerel), bass, pike, perch, and mudcat. During particular times of the year, salmon and rainbow trout can be caught in the Trent River and in cold water streams in the area. Each year in May, the Kiwanis Club of Trenton holds the Annual Live Release Fishing Derby attracting thousands of sport fishermen from around North America with major prizes for tagged fish and heaviest weighed walleye and Northern pike.


In 1990, Canadian poet Al Purdy published his only novel "A Splinter In The Heart". It takes place entirely in Trenton and provides a nice historical look of the town. It mentions many of the landmarks in the city (Mount Pelion, The Bridges, Trent River, etc.) and documents the period of the town directly before and after the huge dynamite factory explosion of 1918. Alfred Wellington Purdy (December 30, 1918_April 21, 2000) is one of the most popular and important Canadian poets of the 20th century. ...


Well-known people born here include Elizabeth Manley (Olympic champion), and John Garrett, former NHL Goalie and hockey announcer. Former Trenton High School student, now sports anchor for Global Vancouver Jay Durant also calls Trenton home. Elizabeth Manley Elizabeth Ann Manley (born August 7, 1965 in Trenton, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian figure skater. ... John Laurence Garrett (born 8 September 1931) is a British Labour politician. ...


Trenton Devistations

Wahoo's Burns Down

On May 8, 2007, the popular bar, Wahoo's Cafe, burnt down. Currently, there are no further details, other than the fact that the damage is estimated at $500,000. Many videos have circulated of the beloved pub burning down on Youtube. May 8 is the 128th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (129th in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini era. ...


It has been reported the fire was caused by an errant cigarette butt, tossed down onto the patio.



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External links

References

  • Rayburn, Alan. Place Names of Ontario. Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 1997. ISBN 0-8020-7207-0.

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Trenton, Ontario - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (771 words)
Trenton (2001 population 19,374) is a community on the Bay of Quinte in the municipality of Quinte West, Ontario, Canada.
Trenton is situated on the Bay of Quinte and is the starting point for the Trent-Severn Waterway which continues northwest to Peterborough and eventually Port Severn on Georgian Bay.
On January 1st, 1998, Trenton was amalgamated with the Village of Frankford and the Townships of Murray and Sidney to form Quinte West.
Quinte West / Frankford Bay of Quinte Country - Guide for Belleville, Trenton, Picton, Ontario, Canada (416 words)
Trenton is at the heart of the amalgamated city of Quinte West, which includes the townships of Sidney and Murray, and the Village of Frankford.
Surrounding the city of Trenton, there are numerous conservation areas, campsites, picnic grounds, beaches and marinas.
Frankford is also known as the "Wild Turkey capital of Ontario", usually visible along the roadsides near Frankford.
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