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Moving to The Area
Considering moving your family to the area? Elizabethtown-Kitley is a fantastic place to work, live and play. The area offers all the tranquility of country living with the convenience of the urban lifestyle.
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If it's mobility you are seeking, the area has a lot to offer. Whether your business relies on truck traffic, rail, air or water, you will find what you need close to home.
- Close to the 401 Highway
- Close to the 416 Highway
- Near two international bridges
- Access to the St. Lawrence Seaway
- City of Brockville is surrounded by the southern portion of the Township
- Town of Smiths Falls five minutes from the northern tip of the Township
- Half an hour from the Town of Gananoque ( 401 Highway or County Road 2)
- 45 minutes from the City of Kingston (401 Highway or County Road 2)
- One hour from Ottawa (401 Highway to 416 Highway)
- Two hours from Montreal (401 Highway)
- Three and one half hours from Toronto (401 Highway)
- Seven hours from New York City, USA
- County Rd 29 connects the City of Brockville and the Town of Smiths Falls, running north/south through the centre of the Township
Highways and Roads
Close to the 401 and 416 highways, and connected to a number of high traffic county roads, such as County Roads 29, 15, 16 and 2. Roads within the Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley are well maintained and accessible twelve months of the year.
If you wish to learn more about the major highways in the area, or are interested in learning about current road conditions, please visit some of the various Ministry of Transportation websites below:
General Road Information www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/
Current Road Conditions www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/traveller/
Ontario Road Map www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/traveller/map/
With railway stations in the City of Brockville and the Town of Smiths Falls, you have many options for moving people and goods by rail. For more information on rail service in our area, visit one of the following sites:
Via Rail Canada www.viarail.ca/
Canadian National Rail www.cn.ca/index.shtml
Ottawa International Airport
Ottawa is only an hour away on the 401 and 416 highways... Which puts the Ottawa International airport within an easy commute for most business.
For more information about the Ottawa International Airport visit their website at www.ottawa-airport.ca .
Syracuse Hancock International Airport
Located just over the border between Canada and the United States, is Syracuse International Airport. Syracuse is just a short drive from the 1000 Islands International Bridge. To learn more about the airport, visit their website at: http://www.syrairport.org .
Brockville 1000 Islands Regional Airport
This facility is located within the Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley to the south of the Township's Business Park. To learn more about the airport, including its traffic capabilities, visit their website.
Brockville 1000 Islands Regional Airport www.brockvilleairport.com
If it's water that moves your freight, or tourism that attracts your clientele, the 1000 Islands Seaway is an excellent resource to have on hand.
St. Lawrence Seaway System
Rideau Canal System
Is one of the criteria for your business easy access to the Canada/U.S. Border? One of the benefits of this area is the easy access to the border between Canada and the United States - with two international bridges within 45 minutes of each other. Please visit their websites to learn more about their locations,
1000 Islands International Bridge
Ogdensburg-Prescott (Johnstown) International Bridge
The City of Brockville is surrounded by the Township.
The Town of Smiths Falls lies close to the northern limits of the Township.
Two hospitals within 20 minute drive from anywhere within the Township
Hamlets and settlement areas that are within the Township include:
- New Dublin
This area contains four school boards, English Public, English Catholic, French Public and French Catholic, as well as boasting a number of post secondary opportunities, including colleges and universities. To learn more about each of these institutions, or to locate a school, visit their websites.
Public School Board
Upper Canada District School Board
French Public School Board
Separate School Boards
Catholic School Board
French Catholic School Board
Heritage Community Christian School
University of Ottawa (Ottawa)
Carleton University (Ottawa)
Queens University (Kingston)
Royal Military College (Kingston)
St. Lawrence College (Brockville Campus)
St. Lawrence College (Kingston Campus)
Algonquin College (Ottawa)
Other Education Links of Interest
Ministry of Education
Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
Buying a Home
Considering buying or renting a home in our area? The Multiple Listing Service might be of assistance. To search for real estate in this area, visit this website at mls.ca .
Building A Home
Considering building a home in Elizabethtown-Kitley? You can use the Multiple Sales Listing (mls.ca) to search for vacant land as well. Once you have purchased your land, you will need to apply for a building permit. To learn more about the building permit process, click here to visit the Planning & Building section of our website.
If you are relocating to our area, chances are someone in your family will be searching for employment. The following links will connect you with agencies and organizations that will assist you in your search.
Career Services Brockville
Vocational assessment, training, resume preparation, employment plans and preparation, job search assistance, job placement options and job coaching. Accommodation and adaptation, assistance to employers. Flexible support geared to the individual. Visit them at their website: http://www.careerservices.ca/
The Job Bank is a service of Human Resources Development Canada. It allows you to search by occupation or to search all jobs posted in the last 48 hours. If you know the Job Number of a certain job, you can search by that criteria as well. To visit the Job Bank website click the link: http://www.jobbank.gc.ca/intro_en.asp
Human Resources Development Canada
Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC) has many offices in our area. To visit their main website follow this link: http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/en/gateways/where_you_live/regions/offices/on.shtml . To visit the sites specific to each office, choose from the list below.
Lennox, Addington, Frontenac, Leeds and Grenville Training Board
A non-profit, non-governmental corporation made up of local representatives of business and labour, including representatives of people from racial minorities, people with disabilities, francophones, women, and educators and trainers. Together with community partners, the Local Board endeavours to identify and compile training and adjustment needs and issues of the workforce (Environmental Scan) AND to develop and compile community plans of action that address the identified needs and issues (Local Area Plan). Areas Served: Frontenac County ; Kingston ; Leeds and Grenville United Counties ; Lennox and Addington County. Visit them at their website: http://www.workforcedev.ca/ .
St. Lawrence College Job Training Services, Brockville Campus
Job Training Services delivers two incentive programs that help match people looking for work to jobs that need to be undertaken: On-the-Job Training and the Summer Job Service. Staff provide important links to the College, other agencies and the business community. JTS is linked to the other services offered through the Employment and Education Centre. On-the-Job: open to youth 16 - 24, out of school and out of work, Summer Jobs: open to a returning full-time students. To learn more, visit their website: http://www.sl.on.ca/
T.R. Leger School of Adult, Alternative and Continuing Education, Gananoque Campus
Our Gananoque site, located in a very pleasant subdivision, is a modern educational centre with bright and comfortable surroundings. A wide variety of subjects including English, Math, Science and business studies, to name a few, are offered. In addition to credit courses being offered, Literacy and Basic Skills Upgrading is also available. Open to adults of all ages, U.I. recipients and displaced workers, secondary school students requiring alternative education, persons re-entering work force and resuming their education. Areas Served: Lanark County ; Leeds and Grenville United Counties ; Prescott and Russell United Counties ; Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties. To learn more, visit their website at: http://www.ucdsb.on.ca/trleger/ .
Youth Employment Assistance Headquarters Inc. Employment and Education Centre, Job Connect
The Employment & Education Centre (EEC) is a not-for-profit agency that is committed to helping individuals reach their potential through education, employment, volunteering and financial counselling. We are funded primarily through the federal and provincial governments which make it possible to provide our services free of charge. http://www.eecentre.com/