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.
The History of Cobourg has been well documented and now a large amount of this is on the web - see the site Cobourg Historical Society.
The major feature of Cobourg is the waterfront on Lake Ontario where there is a Marina (run by the Town of Cobourg), Yacht club, a very popular sandy beach and an extensive Park area.
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. (Video of 2017 Parade here, 2018 Parade here and 2019 Parade here). 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 2021, according to the Census, Cobourg's population was 20,519 and English was the mother language for 92% of us (in 2016).
Living in Cobourg
There are a number of articles on Living in Cobourg - you can find them linked below and more are listed here.
For a monthly update of house prices in Cobourg plus a comparison with Toronto and the trend over the years, go here.
See our Cobourg Calendar web site which tells you how to find what's on in Cobourg.
Seniors Activities - Town web page for activities at the CCC.
If you live in Cobourg you might want to know more about the Town planners, councillors and committees. Council Information.
Business Support in Cobourg
There is a good network of organizations both government and private to support business in Cobourg. We are a business friendly town. More here.
Annual Waterfront Festival
Every year, the Lions, Rotary Club and the town stage the annual Waterfront Festival. Something like 30,000 people come to Cobourg for this event which takes over Cobourg's famous waterfront. The photos at left and the Video here (from 2019 festival) give you a feel for it.
Each year there is a Parade on Canada Day then for the 3 days of the weekend, the Lions have their vendor market-place booths in Victoria Park and the Rotary Club have their upscale Arts and Crafts tent. The Lions also provide the popular beer tent in Victoria Park with live entertainment.
Photos and Videos of Cobourg
See Photo/Video Gallery here - over 800 photos in 25 galleries - plus 26 videos.
Cobourg has a lot of Parks - there's a list of them here.
Lots of parking if you know where to go. Here's a Guide. The fees and available places to park have changed - check before you come, especially in summer if you are coming to the beach.
Winter Parking By-Law
Parking is prohibited overnight in winter to allow snow plowing. There's a list here of streets where this applies.
Cobourg is proud of its Heritage, especially Victoria Hall built in the 1850's. Details here.
Here is a collection of key statistics for Cobourg. Go here.
The Harbour and the Beach
Cobourg's defining feature - an overview of the Harbour here. Some might say the beach is more important. More on the beach here.