Cornwall is a vibrant city with a healthy mix of affordable housing, business opportunities and world-class amenities. It’s a place where you can succeed!

With Highway 401 at your doorstep and the St. Lawrence River in your backyard, Cornwall offers a combination of modern urban amenities in a scenic natural setting. It is a great place to raise a family – a welcoming community with a diverse cultural makeup and endless recreational opportunities.

Everything You Need!

In Cornwall, you can have it all. You’ll find everything you need to enjoy an exceptional quality of life, where everything is just minutes away from your front door and new opportunities wait around every corner!

Arts & Culture

The arts scene in Cornwall is growing in leaps and bounds – with dozens of fantastic concerts, festivals and open houses held throughout the year. From world-class musicians to exciting theatre to thought provoking visual arts, culture is alive and well along the St. Lawrence. Click here to learn more.


Cornwall presents countless opportunities for recreation all year round — be it an organized sport, boating or cycling. Dozens of parks and recreational facilities are popular with both local and visiting athletes, including the Benson Centre, our new $32 million multi-sport facility. Click here to learn more.

Health Care

Cornwall is home to a modern full service hospital with state-of-the art equipment and hundreds of healthcare professionals. The hospital is supported by more than 80 physicians and 25 dentists who maintain a practice in the City. You are never far from the assistance you need. Click here to learn more.


Children in Cornwall benefit from quality education in 25 elementary schools and 6 secondary schools with options for instruction in English and French. Our schools offer a safe, friendly environment with many opportunities for extracurricular activities. Click here to learn more.

St. Lawrence College

St. Lawrence College is home to over 1100 full-time students taking a variety of programs. The campus is located on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, along with the St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences and Aultsville Theatre. Click here to learn more.

Cornwall Transit

The City operated transit system provides effective and efficient service to 787,000 passengers annually. Our modern buses operate on a half hour service and the bus stop is never more than a short walk away. Click here to learn more.


Cornwall is one of Canada’s oldest communities. Originally named New Johnstown, Cornwall was first settled in 1784 and became a city in 1945. Click here to learn more.