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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.
More on Living in Cobourg.
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, very popular sandy beach and an extensive Park area. The photo at the top of each page on this site shows the Harbour Entrance.
See our Photo Gallery
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. 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 2011, according to the Census, Cobourg's population was 18,519 and English was the mother language for 93% (in 2006) of us.
For a list of web sites based in Cobourg, see Cobourg on the Web.
For the latest information on Fares, route and schedule, click here.
See our new page which tells you how to find what's on in Cobourg.
If you live in Cobourg you might want to know what's happening - road works, major store closures and openings, changes in Parks planning and overall planning and more. Updated regularly. Municipal Information.
Business Support in Cobourg
There is a good network of organizations both municipal and private to support business in Cobourg. We are a business friendly town. More here.
21st Annual Waterfront Festival
The weather for the 2012 July 1st weekend was perfect (again) - sunny and warm but not hot. As usual, the Lions, Rotary Club and the town staged the annual Waterfront Festival. The slide show above gives you a feel for it.
July 1st saw a Canada Day parade (photos below) then for the 3 days of the weekend, the Lions had their fine art display and the Rotary Club had their upscale Arts and Crafts tent. In addition, the Lions organized the popular beer tent and miscellaneous vendors in Victoria Park. The crowd on the magnificent beach was large (as usual) and there was entertainment in the bandshell all weekend. (Festival site here for more).
Photos below, clockwise: Polar Bear Dip Feb 16; 2012 Canada Day Parade - float and kids watching; RCMP Musical ride in June. Click any photo to enlarge then scroll through all four.