include ceiling fan manufacturer Canarm, pharmaceutical manufacturer Trillium Canada, and the oil-blending plant of Shell Canada. Canadian retailer Giant Tiger has also opened a distribution centre for frozen food in Brockville. Abbott Laboratories previously operated a manufacturing plant in Brockville, making infant formula and adult nutritionals for the domestic and overseas markets, but it closed in 2012, resulting in a loss of 150 jobs. Record & Times article on plant closure Many area residents are employed at the Invista Canada facility (formerly DuPont Canada Ltd.) located in Maitland (Maitland, Ontario), just east of Brockville. Transcom WorldWide (formerly NuComm International) also operates a large call centre employing roughly 200 people. Brockville is also the main administrative, health-care and commercial centre for Leeds—Grenville county. Major public-sector employers include the Upper Canada District School Board, which has its headquarters in Brockville; and the Brockville Mental Health Centre, locally referred to as the "psych", short for Psychiatric Hospital. Demographics
and entertains at charitable fundraising events. Since 1995, the band's musical director and conductor has been trumpeter and music teacher Lance Besharah. St. Lawrence College in Brockville is home to the Music Theatre - Performance Program which trains students to enter the professional world of musical theatre. SLC Stage produces three professional quality musicals each season at the Brockville Arts Centre. The Brockville Arts Centre is a 710-seat, newly refurbished theatre venue with a full season
a local rugby club in the area. Rugby has been played in Brockville area as far back as 1899. The original Brockville Rugby Football Club eventually became part of Brockville Collegiate Institute (BCI). Brockville Rugby now includes multiple men's and women's teams along with a strong junior age grade program. Education Brockville is associated with one college campus, four high schools, and several elementary schools. Community colleges St. Lawrence College (St. Lawrence College, Ontario) (Brockville Campus) has an enrolment of around 800. St. Lawrence College was recently ranked number one in Ontario for graduate employment rate.
; High schools Thousand Islands Secondary School has an enrolment of approximately 1000 and is both a university and college preparatory school with strong technology facilities. It is also known for its athletics programs including: track and field, women's basketball, men's soccer, and cross country running. St. Mary Catholic High School is the English Catholic school and has around 600 students. Brockville Collegiate Institute has an enrolment of approximately 560
such as Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. Close to 50 Brockville Area Youth are offered an opportunity to participate in a national level rowing program annually. The club has also sent athletes to cities across Europe and Asia to compete at international regattas as part of the Canadian National Team. Thousand Islands Secondary School is home to a strong high school track & field and cross-country running program. The Pirates have captured numerous Canadian championships and have won 5
and Vermont. In many areas traders and merchants such as the coastal cities or the northern border regions had stronger business ties and allegiance to the Crown than did the frontiersmen of the interior. During the 6-year war which ended with the capitulation of the British in 1782 many colonists who remained loyal to the crown were frequently subject to harsh reprisals and unfair dispossession of their property by their countrymen. Many "Loyalists" chose to flee north
. Military band members returning from the Second World War formed the Brockville Civic Band. Re-organized as the ''Brockville Concert Band'' in 1974, it inherited a musical tradition (and actual sheet music) from civic and military bands dating back to the turn of the 20th century. The Brockville Concert Band plays a series of summer concerts every second Tuesday in Hardy Park in Brockville within view of the beautiful St. Lawrence River. The band also plays for various civic functions
ArticleDisplay.aspx?e 2757003 Record & Times article on plant closure Many area residents are employed at the Invista Canada facility (formerly DuPont Canada Ltd.) located in Maitland (Maitland, Ontario), just east of Brockville. Transcom WorldWide (formerly NuComm International) also operates a large call centre employing roughly 200 people. Brockville is also the main administrative, health-care and commercial centre for Leeds—Grenville county. Major public-sector
;airing grievances" and performing "feats of strength". This annual tradition is celebrated on the third Saturday every December. * In 2007, a Wisconsin man requested permission to erect a Festivus pole next to Green Bay (Green Bay, Wisconsin) City Hall's nativity scene as a response to public religious and secular displays.
, are located north-east from Brockville, respectively. Brockville Transit is the city-operated public transit system which covers the urban area, providing three regular scheduled bus routes and paratransit services, from Monday to Saturday. Brockville has high band high speed telecommunication capability provided by both Bell Canada and AT&T fibre lines. Citywide Wi-Fi is also available by various carriers, including Starbucks
'''Brockville''', formerly Elizabethtown, is a city in Eastern Ontario, Canada in the Thousand Islands region. Although it is the seat of the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville it is politically independent (Independent city) of the county and is included with Leeds and Grenville for census purposes only.
Known as the "City of the 1000 Islands", Brockville is located on the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River opposite Morristown, New York (Morristown (village), New York) about half-way between Cornwall (Cornwall, Ontario) to the east and Kingston (Kingston, Ontario) to the west and roughly a 50-minute drive south of the national capital of Ottawa. It is one of Ontario's oldest communities and is named after the British general Sir Isaac Brock.