East Hawkesbury

East Hawkesbury is a township in eastern Ontario, Canada, in the United Counties of Prescott and Russell. It is on the Ottawa River. Its eastern boundary is the border with the province of Quebec.

East Hawkesbury
Township of East Hawkesbury
Canton de Hawkesbury Est
Location within Prescott and Russell
Location within Prescott and Russell
East Hawkesbury is located in Southern Ontario
East Hawkesbury
East Hawkesbury
Location within Ontario
Coordinates: 45°31′N 74°28′W / 45.517°N 74.467°WCoordinates: 45°31′N 74°28′W / 45.517°N 74.467°W
Country Canada
Province Ontario
CountyPrescott and Russell
 • MayorRobert Kirby
 • Federal ridingGlengarry—Prescott—Russell
 • Prov. ridingGlengarry—Prescott—Russell
 • Land235.18 km2 (90.80 sq mi)
 • Total3,296
 • Density14.0/km2 (36/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal Code FSA
Area code(s)613


The township comprises the villages of Chute-à-Blondeau, Sainte-Anne-de-Prescott and Saint-Eugène. The township administrative offices are located in St. Eugene.[3]

Chute-a-Blondeau ON
St-Eugene ON
St. Eugene


During World War II the Royal Canadian Air Force built and operated No. 13 Elementary Flying Training School as part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan [4] on a site 2 km south of St. Eugene. The school opened on 28 October 1940 and closed on 19 June 1945.

The airfield was located at 45°29′17″N 074°28′17″W / 45.48806°N 74.47139°W.

See also


  1. ^ a b "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-02-27.
  2. ^ a b "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017.
  3. ^ "Mayor's Welcome :: East Hawkesbury Township". easthawkesbury.ca. Retrieved 2018-04-19.
  4. ^ Hatch, F. J. (1983). The Aerodrome of Democracy: Canada and the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, 1939-1945. Ottawa: Directorate of History, Department of National Defence. ISBN 0660114437.
  5. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-27.
  6. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.

External links

2010 Prescott and Russell United Counties municipal elections

Elections were held in Prescott and Russell United Counties, Ontario on October 25, 2010 in conjunction with municipal elections across the province.

2014 Prescott and Russell United Counties municipal elections

Elections were held in Prescott and Russell United Counties, Ontario on October 27, 2014 in conjunction with municipal elections across the province.

2018 Prescott and Russell United Counties municipal elections

Elections were held in Prescott and Russell United Counties, Ontario on October 22, 2018 in conjunction with municipal elections across the province.

Area codes 450 and 579

Area codes 450 and 579 are telephone area codes in the Canadian province of Quebec, encompassing the off-island suburbs of Montreal, which is served by area codes 514 and 438. Among the cities served by area code 450 are Longueuil and Laval. The communities of Ormstown, Huntingdon, Boucherville, Varennes, Roussillon, Joliette, Saint-Hyacinthe, Granby, Chambly, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu and Vaudreuil-Dorion are also part of this area code. The 450 area code is also shared by several small communities in an adjacent part of Ontario: some landline customers in Chute-à-Blondeau (East Hawkesbury), near Pointe-Fortune have +1-450-451-xxxx numbers from the Rigaud phone exchange.

514 had served the entire Montreal area for over half a century. However, by the mid-1990s it was on the verge of exhaustion due to Montreal's rapid growth and Canada's inefficient system of number allocation. All Canadian competitive local exchange carriers are allocated blocks of 10,000 numbers for every rate centre where they plan to offer service, even in the smallest hamlets. Even though most rate centres don't need nearly that many numbers, a number can't be reallocated elsewhere once assigned to a carrier and rate centre. This resulted in thousands of wasted numbers. By the latter years of the 20th century, this made a second area code necessary in Canada's second-largest toll-free calling zone.

450 entered service in 1998. It completely surrounds 514, which was confined to the Island of Montreal and a few surrounding islands. For this reason, Montrealers sometimes refer to the off-island suburbs as "les 450" (the 450s), much like the suburbs of Toronto are called "the 905."

On May 7, 2009, the CRTC ruled that area code 438, which had been used as an overlay for 514 since 2006, would be extended to overlay both 450 and 514. However, a later decision revised it and ruled that 579 would overlay 450 on its own, effective August 21, 2010. On May 2, 2011 a prepaid mobile telephone registered to "Pierre Poutine, Separatist Street, Joliette" at (450) 760-7746 on Bell Mobility's "Virgin" service played a key role in a robocall scandal in which voters in Guelph, Ontario were inundated with calls directing them to the wrong polling station.The main incumbent local exchange carrier for 450/579 is Bell Canada. The main competitive local exchange carriers for 450/579 are Vidéotron and Telus. There are independent companies as well.

Area codes 613 and 343

Area code 613 and overlay area code 343 are area codes for Ottawa and surrounding Eastern Ontario, Canada, in the North American Numbering Plan (NANP). 613 is one of the 86 original area codes in the NANP assigned in October 1947.


Glengarry—Prescott—Russell (formerly known as Glengarry—Prescott) is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1953.

Hawkesbury (East) Airport

Hawkesbury (East) Airport, (TC LID: CPG5), located 2 nautical miles (3.7 km; 2.3 mi) east of Hawkesbury, Ontario, Canada, is one of three small airports between Ottawa and Montreal on the south shore of the Ottawa River.

Joseph Binette

Joseph Binette (May 1, 1861 – January 19, 1950) was an Ontario farmer, businessman and political figure. He represented Prescott in the House of Commons of Canada as a Liberal member from 1922 to 1925.He was born in St. Eugene, Canada West in 1861, the son of Joseph Binette and Flavie Bissonnette. He married Palmyre Lavigne in 1887. He operated a farm and was a hay and grain dealer at Sainte-Anne-de-Prescott. Binette served on the township council for four years and was reeve for East Hawkesbury Township for 15 years. He was elected as a Progressive in 1921 but joined the Liberal caucus in the House of Commons in 1922.

He died in Sainte-Anne-de-Prescott at the age of 88.

Nuneaton and Bedworth

Nuneaton and Bedworth is a local government district with borough status, in northern Warwickshire, England, consisting of the densely populated towns of Nuneaton and Bedworth, the large village of Bulkington and the green belt land inbetween. It has a population of just over 120,000.

It borders the Warwickshire districts of Rugby to the east, and North Warwickshire to the west. To the south it borders the city of Coventry in the West Midlands county, and to the north the Hinckley and Bosworth district of Leicestershire.

The borough is governed by the Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council. As of the most recent local election, the council is under no overall control.

Ontario Highway 17

King's Highway 17, more commonly known as Highway 17, is a provincially maintained highway and the primary route of the Trans-Canada Highway through the Canadian province of Ontario. It begins at the Manitoba boundary 50 km (31 mi) west of Kenora and the main section ends where Highway 417 begins just west of Arnprior. A small disconnected signed section of the highway still remains within the Ottawa Region between County Road 29 and Grants Side Rd. This makes it Ontario's longest highway.The highway once extended even farther to the Quebec boundary in East Hawkesbury with a peak length of about 2,180 km (1,350 mi). However, a section of Highway 17 "disappeared" when the Ottawa section of it was upgraded to the freeway Highway 417 in 1971. Highway 17 was not re-routed through Ottawa, nor did it share numbering with Highway 417 to rectify the discontinuity, even though Highway 417 formed a direct link between the western and eastern sections of Highway 17. However, from East Hawkesbury to Ottawa, Highway 17 retained the Trans-Canada Highway routing and signs until it met up again and merged with Highway 417 until 1997, when Highway 17 through Ottawa was downgraded. The Trans-Canada Highway designation now extends along all of Highway 417.

Ontario Highway 17 is a very important part of the national highway system in Canada, as it is the sole highway linking the eastern and western regions of the country. It is the only road that links the province of Ontario with the province of Manitoba, making it a major section of Canada's primary commercial and leisure route for all traffic travelling between Canada's largest cities, from Toronto and Montreal in the east to Calgary and Vancouver in the west.

Prescott County, Ontario

Prescott County is a historic county in the Canadian province of Ontario.

It was created in 1800 from a portion of Glengarry County. It was named in honor of Major General Robert Prescott, Governor of Canada at that time. First settlers were Americans, but not all were Loyalists. It later merged with Russell County to form Prescott and Russell United Counties.

Prescott and Russell Recreational Trail

The Prescott-Russell Recreational Trail is a 72-km long rail trail in Prescott-Russell, Ontario, Canada, maintained by the county of Prescott-Russell. The trail begins in the village of Saint-Eugène and goes to the eastern boundary of the City of Ottawa, passing through the townships of East Hawkesbury,

Champlain, The Nation, Alfred and Plantagenet, and Clarence-Rockland. The trail primarily passes through farmland,

with some forested sections. Because it runs along a railway right-of-way, it is extremely flat. The trail surface is mainly stone dust, although it is paved near population centres. Notable sights along the trail include the former railway station in Bourget and the bridge over the South Nation River near Plantagenet.

Pavilions are located along the trail in Saint-Eugène, Vankleek Hill, Plantagenet, Bourget, and Hammond.The trail is used for a variety of purposes, including hiking, cycling, and snowmobiling (in the winter). Neither ATVs nor horse-riding are allowed on the trail, although horse-riding is allowed on the Prescott-Russell Trail Link.

The route runs along the former roadbed of the Canadian Pacific line between Ottawa and Montreal, which is now owned by Via Rail. The rails were lifted in 1986, while the trail was inaugurated in 2006. The agreement between Via and Prescott-Russell lasts until 2020.

Quebec Route 325

Route 325 is a Quebec provincial highway located in the Montérégie region near the Ontario-Quebec border. The 43-kilometer highway runs from south to north from Rivière-Beaudette at the junction of Route 338 (just south of Autoroute 20) to Rigaud at the junction of Route 342.

Quebec Route 342

Route 342 is a provincial highway located in the Montérégie region of Quebec west of Montreal. It runs from the Ontario-Quebec border in Pointe-Fortune (at the junctions of Ontario Highway 417 and Autoroute 40 and ends in Vaudreuil-Dorion at the junction of Autoroute 20. Its main purpose serves a service/alternate route to Autoroute 40 and has 4 interchanges with it in Pointe-Fortune, Rigaud and Hudson.

Saint-Eugène, Ontario

Saint-Eugène is a rural, Franco-Ontarian locality situated in the Township of East Hawkesbury in the United Counties of Prescott and Russell in Ontario (Canada). It is on the interprovincial border with Québec, near Highway 417 between Ottawa and Montréal.


Sainte-Anne-de-Prescott (often written as Ste-Anne-de-Prescott) is a predominantly francophone, Canadian town located in the United Counties of Prescott and Russell, in Ontario, near the Québec border and Glengarry County. It is a part of the Municipality of East Hawkesbury

Simon Labrosse

Simon Labrosse (1836 – August 29, 1896) was an Ontario businessman and political figure. He represented Prescott in the House of Commons of Canada as an independent Conservative member (some sources say Liberal) from 1882 to 1891.

He was born in Saint-Benoît, Lower Canada in 1836, the son of Pierre Labrosse. He married Marie Ethier in 1861. He was a merchant at St. Eugene, also serving on the council and as reeve for East Hawkesbury Township and as warden in 1874 for Prescott and Russell counties. Labrosse was also postmaster for St. Eugene from 1862 to 1882. He ran unsuccessfully against Albert Hagar for a seat in the provincial legislative in an 1881 by-election. He defeated Félix Routhier in 1882 and 1887 for the seat in the federal parliament.

He died in East Hawkesbury Township at the age of 60.His son Louis-Joseph represented Prescott in the provincial assembly.

United Counties of Prescott and Russell

The United Counties of Prescott and Russell (French: Comtés unis de Prescott et Russell) are consolidated counties located in the Canadian province of Ontario. Its county seat is L'Orignal. It was created as a result of a merger between Russell County and Prescott County in 1820. It is located in Eastern Ontario, in the wedge-shaped area between the Ottawa River and St. Lawrence River, approximately 55 km east of the City of Ottawa.

Canada census – East Hawkesbury community profile
2016 2011 2006
Population: 3,296 (-1.2% from 2011) 3335 (-1.0% from 2006) 3368 (-1.4% from 2001)
Land area: 235.18 km2 (90.80 sq mi) 235.09 km2 (90.77 sq mi)
Population density: 14.2/km2 (37/sq mi) 14.3/km2 (37/sq mi)
Median age: 43.1 (M: 43.8, F: 42.3)
Total private dwellings: 1,482 1386 1428
Median household income: $50,230
References: 2016[2] 2011[1] 2006[5] earlier[6]
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