Where is Cobourg?
The Town of Cobourg is one hour East of Toronto via Highway 401 and is on the shore of Lake Ontario, in Ontario, Canada. Go to Google for a map on how to get here. Additional maps - current and historical - can be found here.
The History of Cobourg has been well documented and now a large amount of this is on the web - see the site CobourgHistory.ca.
The major feature of Cobourg is the waterfront on Lake Ontario where there is a Marina (run by the Town of Cobourg), Yacht club, a very popular sandy beach and an extensive Park area.
Performances by many groups and Events (such as the annual Waterfront Festival) keep residents and visitors entertained.
One of the legacies of the boom in the mid 1800's is Victoria Hall (above). After restoration in ~1980, it now plays a key role in the town with a Council meeting room, Art Gallery and Concert Hall. More.
And of course, being in the heart of UEL territory, the Canada Day parade is a big affair and is led by the Cobourg Concert band. (Video of 2016 Parade here). The history of this band goes back a long way (more) and every year, they participate in joint Historical re-enactments in Plattsburg, New York.
In 2016, according to the Census, Cobourg's population was 19,440 and English was the mother language for 92% of us.
Living in Cobourg
There are a number of articles on Living in Cobourg - you can find them listed here or in the box above right.
For the latest information on Fares, route and schedule, click here.
Business Support in Cobourg
There is a good network of organizations both government and private to support business in Cobourg. We are a business friendly town. More here.
Annual Waterfront Festival
The weather for the 2016 July 1st weekend was threatening rain but it held off until after the parade. As usual, the Lions, Rotary Club and the town staged the annual Waterfront Festival. The slide show above (from earlier festivals) gives you a feel for it.
Each year there is a Parade on Canada Day (2016 video here) then for the 3 days of the weekend, the Lions have their vendor market-place booths in Victoria Park (no charge for admission) and the Rotary Club have their upscale Arts and Crafts tent. The Lions also provide the popular beer tent in Victoria Park. The crowd on the magnificent beach was large (as usual) and there is always entertainment in the bandshell all weekend. (See Festival site here for more).
Click any photo to enlarge then scroll through all six. Captions on enlarged versions See also Photo/Video Gallery here - over 768 photos in 23 galleries - plus 6 videos.