Maintaining the infrastructure and services that residents and businesses depend upon is a high priority for The County. To see more information on particular infrastructure available in The County, you can select from one of the options below or scroll down for a full listing.
The Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN) installed a fiber optic backbone in 2012 that connects over 11,800 homes and businesses to high-speed Internet. Plans are in place to both increase area coverage and connectivity speeds to 100mbps in many areas. Those areas that are unable to get service due to terrain issues can connect through satellite service.
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.
Blending rural and urban opportunities, The County concentrates its water and wastewater services in the settlement areas of Picton and Wellington. Partial municipal services are available in Bloomfield, Rossmore, Ameliasburgh and Consecon. The balance of our rural areas are serviced on private wells and septic systems. The municipality maintains and services over 1,000 km of roads in all seasons and oversees landfills and residential waste collection.
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.
Prince Edward County offers reliable and economical electricity through Hydro One. Detailed information can be obtained on rates and services available by visiting the Hydro One website.
Prince Edward County provides a full range of health care and wellness services to its 25,000 residents and visitors. Emergency care is provided through Prince Edward Memorial Hospital with specialized services available through the Quinte Health Care Corporation and its various regional sites in Quinte West, Belleville and Picton.
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.
Caring for Seniors: Age in Place
In recognition of the County’s aging population, in 2012 the Municipality developed an Age in Place concept that encourages developers to build a variety of housing and health care facilities in one location, allowing seniors to ‘age-in-place’. The idea is to support and enable people’s transition from fully independent living, to respite care, to assisted living, to fully supervised care with medical assistance.
H. J. McFarland Memorial Home
The H. J. McFarland Memorial Home located in Prince Edward County is an accredited non-profit Long Term Care Facility operated by the Corporation of the County of Prince Edward and the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.
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.
There are five entry points to Prince Edward County, providing easy access from the east and west. Refer to the Map above for access information.
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 ferry is free of charge to all users and 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.
Marina/Harbour Boat Launch
Picton boasts a natural, deep water harbour where large boats can be easily accommodated. The County of Prince Edward offers marina / harbour boat launch options. To learn more about boat launch options please the Marinas and Boat Launched webpage.
Deep Water Port: Picton Terminals
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
There is a vibrant real estate market in The County with many nationally recognized agencies represented to assist you in finding the perfect place to live. From lakeside settings and gorgeous country views to quaint villages and small urban communities, The County has a wide range of housing options to choose from.
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.
Development Related Fees
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.