Trenton (Ontario)

First town hall

Trenton is the primary city in the southeastern Ontario municipality of Quinte West. Adjacent to (and just west of) Belleville, it is home of Canada's largest air force base.

Get in

The city is on a section of Highway 401 designated the "Highway of Heroes" and is about two hours east of Toronto and one hour west of Kingston. The former Ontario Highway 2 passes through the base and the city's downtown; Trenton is also the western terminus of the Loyalist Parkway (former Ontario Highway 33) which leads to Prince Edward County.

Trenton serves as a terminus on the Trent-Severn waterway, a canal system which reaches Peterborough (Ontario).

While Trenton's location at part of the Windsor-Quebec corridor places it on key lines served by many intercity bus and train routes, most runs are express services which do not stop in the city. Slightly better service is available in nearby Belleville.

As home of Canada's largest air force base, Trenton serves primarily military flights; the final flight path for fallen Canadian soldiers led from Afghanistan to Trenton by air, then followed the "Highway of Heroes" from Trenton to Toronto.

Scheduled passenger services are provided on a limited basis by:

Get around

The best way to get around Quinte West is by automobile. There is no local transit, although limited commuter service runs to Belleville.




Various signed routes proclaim the region to be part of the "Apple Route" (extending westward), the "Arts Trail" (extending eastward through Hastings County) or the "Wine Route" (extending southeast into Prince Edward County). Apples and strawberries may be gathered in-season at various farms and orchards in the region.






Go next

Routes through Trenton

Toronto Cobourg  W  E  Belleville Kingston
Oshawa Cobourg  W  E  Belleville Kingston
Trent-Severn Waterway  N  E  Prince Edward County ferry Kingston

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