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All major telecommunications service providers are available in Prince Edward County, including Bell, Cogeco, Rogers and Eastlink. Cogeco has currently installed fiber optic cable for top connectivity speeds in the Picton Industrial Park and at the MacFarland Home development property. Visit the Eastern Ontario Regional Network website to check service availability in your area. eorn.ca
Public Works / Utilities
Natural gas is available in limited areas throughout Prince Edward County provided by Union Gas. To ensure that natural gas service is available to you, please contact Union Gas. uniongas.com
Prince Edward County offers reliable and economical electricity through Hydro One. Detailed information can be obtained on rates and services available.
The South-East Local Health Integration Network has indicated their desire to develop a new hospital that is currently in the planning stages and it is anticipated that this project will be complete by 2027. The Prince Edward Family Health Team is home to 24 family physicians and a number of enhanced health service providers. Many of the doctors are welcoming new patients and this group is committed to co-locating on the same property as the proposed new hospital.
The 19,000 square foot facility is home to 84 residents, requiring varying degrees of care. As a non-profit facility, they are also committed to provide services to help area seniors remain in their own homes as long as possible.
Freight / Courier
Several local and national courier services operate in Prince Edward County offering convenient and affordable standard and custom shipping options. In addition, more than 15 large transportation companies, including custom transporters, are located in the area.
Travellers from Kingston can access Prince Edward County by Glenora Ferry on Highway 33 east.
The FREE ferry departs from Glenora 365 days a year. For an up-to-date schedule, visit: mto.gov.on.ca
Passenger: VIA RAIL at 220 Station Street in Belleville is located 10 minutes from Prince Edward County and 25 minutes from Picton. For further information: viarail.ca
Freight: A short 30km from Picton, there is ready access to miles of track network operated by CN or CP Rail.
Contact: County Customer Service 613-476-2148
Picton Marina and Harbour, 1 Head Street, Picton
Dock depth: 31’ (9.44m), Dock length: 300 m No general restrictions of any sort. Tugs not required by Picton Terminals.
24 hr 7 days a week loading and unloading facilities.
Shore crane 30 MT lift capabilities, reach capabilities 28 m. Top loading/unloading gearless vessels via clam 1000 MT/hr. Conveyor loading system 2000 MT/hr.
MARSEC level 1 site.
Office: 613-386-3033 ext. 32
Canada’s largest Air Force Base, 8 Wing Trenton, is located just 10 minutes north of Prince Edward County.
Kingston – Norman Rogers Airport
International Airports for passenger and cargo traffic are located in Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.
Housing and Real Estate
Detached single family homes, semi-detached, apartments, town/row housing and condominium options are available and exist predominantly in the settlement areas that have municipal water and sewer servicing. In 2014, there were 529 properties sold in The County, representing an average sale price of $256,451 with a total sale price of $135.7M for all properties sold.
Building permits for residential development are $100 + $8 per square meter of floor area or a part thereof. Areas where water and sanitary connection fees are levied in the full and partial service areas of The County include a 50% reduction in development charges through 2016.
In 2012, The County had the lowest property taxes as a percentage of household income at 3.4% when compared to Quinte West, Northumberland County and Belleville. The municipality collects property taxes on behalf of The County of Prince Edward and the Province of Ontario (education taxes). Each level of government is responsible for its own tax rates.