Belleville is located on the north shore of the Bay of Quinte, off Lake Ontario. It is located 190 kilometers east of Toronto and 360 kilometers west of Montreal on Highway 401, which is often referred to as Ontario‘s Main Street.

The City of Belleville has a population of 49,454 (2011 census), and regionally the population consists of approximately 200,000 people.

The Corporation of the City of Belleville was created in the late 1990s through the amalgamation of the former City of Belleville and the former Township of Thurlow and the addition of a portion of the former Township of Sidney.

City Council consists of a Mayor elected at large and eight Councillors from two wards (six from Belleville Ward and two from Thurlow Ward).

Community Vision

The City of Belleville will be a healthy, progressive, diverse and economically vibrant community that invests in its future in a financially sustainable and environmentally responsible manner.

We will foster a community that is safe for its citizens. We will provide facilities, programs and opportunities to enhance the well-being of our citizens.

Our city and its leaders will be forward thinking in approach and actions. We will look toward the future and plan for meeting the needs of our citizens by taking an entrepreneurial approach to investment and creation of opportunities to pursue our vision.

We will embrace the multi-cultural make up of our community. We will welcome visitors and celebrate the artistic beauty of our varied cultures. Citizens and visitors will have opportunities to experience our heritage and cultural diversity.

Economically vibrant
We will pursue a broad base of industry, business and services to help ensure stability and growth for our community in varying economic times and to ensure a prosperous future.

Investing in the future
We will invest in our infrastructure to ensure it meets our current needs and provides for future growth.

Financially sustainable
We will develop infrastructure, facilities, programs and services that are financially responsible, beneficial and sustainable over the long term considering all related costs.

Environmentally responsible
We will be stewards of our environment to ensure that our city will be an attractive and healthy place to live and visit. Our activities, both industrially and recreationally, will respect the environment.

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