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About Cobourg

Cobourg is located on Lake Ontario, east of Toronto, along the 401 Highway.
Cobourg enjoys small town charm due to its Heritage Conservation District and well preserved downtown area. Cobourg is popular for Victoria Park Beach which is large with a beautiful sand waterfront area and features family picnics, splash pad, playground set, nearby outdoor pool and is walking distance to many restaurants downtown.

Cobourg is also famous for its yearly Waterfront Festival which attracts thousands of people and features local artisans, entertainment, food trucks, art shows, vendor markets and a midway on the pier.

Cobourg has a number of key services residents look for such as a large Hospital, Library, Transit System and  Via Rail Station,

Years ago Cobourg was a popular area for retirees, and while that is still true, in the last decade, many younger families have relocated to the area looking for a better quality of life and safer place to raise their children. Given the proximity to the GTA, many residents commute to GTA or Durham Region daily for work.

Cobourg is home to a variety of events, restaurants, arts & culture and recreational opportunities. Cobourg has grown in population an popularity.

Cobourg Home Prices

The median home price is $ 751,500.
Closed sale prices range from $ 500,000 to $ 2,000,000 or more.

Cobourg At A Glance

Average Sale Price - detached$ 765,018.
Median Sale Price$ 725,000.
Active Listings 93
Days on the Market 20
Sold 44

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Population (2021) 20,519
Density (pr. sq. km) 915.7
Average Age of Residents 49.9
Median Age of Residents 54.8
# of Households 9520
# of Households with Children 4760
Education 8365 High School Diploma
5660 College/University Degree
Average Income of Residents (2020) $ 73,900.
Median Income of Residents (2020) $ 61,200.

Cobourg Home Facts

The Cobourg community consists of primarily single detached family homes. The average size of most homes is 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths.

Age of Homes: 

Almost 50% of single family detached homes were built prior to 1980. The remainder have been built between 1981 & 2021.

Since 2021 quite a large number of new homes have been built and more are in the process of being built.

Living in Cobourg

Cobourg Amenities & Attractions

A large part of the population seek an active, healthy lifestyle and Cobourg is perfect for such enthusiasts. The Waterfront Trail is a scenic route from the east to west end of Cobourg.
There is a ton of community spirit here and Cobourg hosts some terrific events (see below).

On weekends stroll downtown and have breakfast at the Buttermilk Cafe. Go to the bakery and then stop at the Farmers Market to pick up some fresh produce or artisan cheese.

Visit the Art Gallery, take in a production at Victoria Hall, watch live music at Victoria Park or watch the sailboats heading out from the Marina for the Wednesday evening sailing race.

Cobourg is a vibrant town with many clubs, groups, events and things to do.

Arts & Culture

Art Gallery of Northumberland – Victoria Hall – West Wing – 3rd Floor – 55 King St. W., Cobourg
Sifton Cook Heritage Centre – 144 Orr St., Cobourg
Firehall Theatre (Northumberland Players) – 213 Second St., Cobourg
Victoria Hall – 55 King St. W., Cobourg
Capitol Theatre – 20 Queen St., Port Hope
Victoria Park – 138 Division St., Cobourg

Events in Northumberland

June 29th-July 1st – Cobourg Waterfront Festival – Victoria Park – 138 Division St., Cobourg
June 30th – Colborne Farmers Market – 9am – 12pm – 80 Percy St.
June 30th – Codrington Farmers Market – 10am – 1pm – 2992 County Rd 30, Codrington
June 30th – 25th Anniversary Concert – Celebrating the Garden – 2pm-4pm – Westben Theatre – 6698 County Rd 30
June 30th – Movie in the Park – Memorial Park – 44 Queen St., Port Hope
June 30th – Aug 4th – Westben’s Summer Music Festival – 6788 County Rd 30, Campbellford
July 1st – Trent Hills Canada Day Celebration – Campbellford, Hastings & Warkworth – multiple locations & events
July 1st – Port Hope Canada Day Celebrations – 9am – 11pm – downtown Port Hope
July 1st – Cobourg Canada Day Celebration – Victoria Park – 138 Division St., Cobourg
July 3rd – Port Hope Farmers Market -1pm- 5pm – 177 Toronto Rd., Port Hope
July 3rd – Music in the Park – 6:30 pm – Brighton Memorial Park – Main St. & Kingsley Ave
July 3rd – Circus Genoa – 4:30pm & 7:30pm – King Edward Park Arena – 75 Elizabeth St., Brighton
July 3rd – Melodies at the Mill – 6:30pm – 8:30pm – Old Mill Park – Campbellford
July 4th – Road to Cultivate Concert Series – 6pm – 8pm – Memorial Park – 44 Queen St., Port Hope (every Thursday July & August)
July 5th – Northumberland Ball – Under the Big Top – 4pm – 8pm – Best Western – 930 Burnham St., Cobourg
July 5th – Market at the Mews – handmade & homegrown market – 4pm-7pm – 27 Main St. W., Warkworth
July 6th – Chrome on the Canal – 9am – 4pm –  Grand Rd., Campbellford – classic cars, motorcycles & trucks
July 6th – Port Hope Farmers Market –  8am – 1pm – 56 Queen St., Port Hope
July 6th – Cobourg Farmers Market – 8am-1pm – Rotary Harbourfront – 110 2nd St., Cobourg
July 6th – Hastings Farmers Market – 8am – 1pm – 9 Front St.
July 6th – Campbellford Farmers Market – 9am – 1pm – 66 Front St. S.
July 6th – Movies in the Park – “Moana” – 8:30pm – Victoria Park – 138 Division St., Cobourg
July 7th – Colborne Farmers Market – 9am – 12pm – 80 Percy St.
July 7th – Codrington Farmers Market – 10am – 1pm – 2992 County Rd 30, Codrington
July 10th – Port Hope Farmers Market -1pm- 5pm – 177 Toronto Rd., Port Hope
July 10th – Music in the Park – 6:30 pm – Brighton Memorial Park – Main St. & Kingsley Ave
July 10th – Melodies at the Mill – 6:30pm – 8:30pm – Old Mill Park – Campbellford
July 10th -Movie in the Park – Memorial Park – 44 Queen St., Port Hope
July 11th – Road to Cultivate Concert Series – 6pm – 8pm – Memorial Park – 44 Queen St., Port Hope
July 12th – 28th – The Full Monty – The Capitol Theatre – 56 Queen St., Port Hope
July 12th – Market at the Mews – handmade & homegrown market – 4pm-7pm – 27 Main St. W., Warkworth
July 12th – The Annual Incredible Doctors Cook Off Fundraiser – 5:30pm – 9:30pm – Marquee Tent beside River – downtown Campbellford
July 12th – 14th – IncrEdible Edible Trent Hills Festival – 10am – 8pm – Campbellford
July 13th – Cobourg Farmers Market – 8am-1pm – Rotary Harbourfront – 110 2nd St., Cobourg
July 13th – Lakeside Antique & Classic Car Show – 8am – 3pm – Victoria Park – 138 Division St., Cobourg
July 13th – Port Hope Farmers Market –  8am – 1pm – 56 Queen St., Port Hope
July 13th – Hastings Farmers Market – 8am – 1pm – 9 Front St.
July 13th – Campbellford Farmers Market – 9am – 1pm – 66 Front St. S.
July 13th – SK8* 24 Competition – 12pm – 4pm – Kennedy Park – Campbellford
July 13th – Kevin Drew – 7pm-9pm – Westben at the Barn – 6698 County Rd 30 Campbellford
July 13th – Movies in the Park – “Mamma Mia” – 8:30pm – Victoria Park – 138 Division St., Cobourg
July 13th – 14th – Alderville First Nation Annual Traditional Pow Wow – 5858 Roseneath Landing Rd., Roseneath
July 14th – Colborne Farmers Market – 9am – 12pm – 80 Percy St.
July 14th – Music of Many Gardens-Performer/Composer -2pm-4pm – Westben Theatre -6698 County Rd 30, Campbellford
July 14th – Codrington Farmers Market – 10am – 1pm – 2992 County Rd 30, Codrington
July 15th  – Camp Capitol July Program (Ages 9 to 15) – 9:30am – Capitol Theatre – 20 Queen St., Port Hope
July 17th – Port Hope Farmers Market -1pm- 5pm – 177 Toronto Rd., Port Hope
July 17th – Book & Bake Sale – 2pm – 6pm – Cobourg Public Library – 200 Ontario St., Cobourg
July 17th – Music in the Park – 6:30 pm – Brighton Memorial Park – Main St. & Kingsley Ave
July 17th – Melodies at the Mill – 6:30pm – 8:30pm – Old Mill Park – Campbellford
July 17th – Film Night – XL Outer Worlds – Westben Theatre – 6698 County Rd 30, Campbellford
July 18th – Angela Hewitt – Concert Pianist- 2pm-4pm – Westben Theatre – 6698 County Rd 30, Campbellford
July 18th – Road to Cultivate Concert Series – 6pm – 8pm – Memorial Park – 44 Queen St., Port Hope
July 18th – Little Lake Band at the Mill – 6pm – Mill Restaurant & Golf Club – 990 Ontario St., Cobourg
July 19th – Market at the Mews – handmade & homegrown market – 4pm-7pm – 27 Main St. W., Warkworth
July 19th – New Zealand String Quartet – 2pm-4pm – Westben Theatre – 6698 County Rd 30, Campbellford
July 19th – Steven Page (Bare Naked Ladies) – 7pm-9pm – Westben Theatre – 6698 County Rd 30, Campbellford
July 20th – Cobourg Farmers Market – 8am-1pm – Rotary Harbourfront – 110 2nd St., Cobourg
July 20th –  Hastings Farmers Market – 8am – 1pm – 9 Front St.
July 20th – Campbellford Farmers Market – 9am – 1pm – 66 Front St. S.
July 20th – 2024 Northumberland Diversity Festival – 12pm – 6pm – Memorial Park – 44 Queen St., Port Hope
July 20th – Monster Truck Madness – Brighton Speedway – 775 County Rd 64
July 20th – Live Music – Jordan Thomas – 1pm – 4pm – Fogrig Brewing – 2445 County Rd 8, Campbellford
July 20th – Colin Ainsworth & the New Zealand String Quartet-2-4pm-Westben Theatre- 6698 County Rd 30,Campbellford
July 21st – Firebird Club of Canada presents Bandit Run Canada 2024 – 8:30am – Victoria Park – 55 Queen St., Cobourg
July 21st – Colborne Farmers Market – 9am – 12pm – 80 Percy St.
July 21st – Codrington Farmers Market – 10am – 1pm – 2992 County Rd 30, Codrington
July 21st – Third Annual Hasting D & D Festival – 9am – 122 Dunley Rd., Hastings
July 21st – Sons of Sun Studios Live in Cobourg – 2pm – Columbus Community Center – 232 Spencer St. E., Cobourg
July 21st – Music Concert in the Park – 2pm – 5pm – Memorial Park – 44 Queen St, Port Hope
July 21st –  Sarah Slean – 2pm-4pm – Westben Theatre – 6698 County Rd 30, Campbellford
July 23rd – 28th – Best of Barnful of Broadway – 2pm-4pm – Westben Theatre – 6698 County Rd 30, Campbellford
July 24th – Port Hope Farmers Market -1pm- 5pm – 177 Toronto Rd., Port Hope
July 24th – Music in the Park – 6:30 pm – Brighton Memorial Park – Main St. & Kingsley Ave
July 24th – Melodies at the Mill – 6:30pm – 8:30pm – Old Mill Park – Campbellford
July 24th -Movie in the Park – Memorial Park – 44 Queen St., Port Hope
July 25th – Hotel California – Eagles Tribute – Make a Wish Fundraiser – 7:30pm – Lions Community Centre – 157 Elgin St., Cobourg
July 25th – July 28th – Warkworth Music Fest – July 25th @ Noon / July 26th @ 9am – Warkworth Fairgrounds – 24 East St. S.
July 26th – Market at the Mews – handmade & homegrown market – 4pm-7pm – 27 Main St. W., Warkworth
July 27th – Hastings Farmers Market – 8am – 1pm – 9 Front St.
July 27th – Cobourg Farmers Market – 8am-1pm – Rotary Harbourfront – 110 2nd St., Cobourg
July 27th – Port Hope Farmers Market –  8am – 1pm – 56 Queen St., Port Hope
July 27th – Campbellford Farmers Market – 9am – 1pm – 66 Front St. S.
July 27th – Live Music – Cale Crowe – 1pm – 4pm – Fogrig Brewing – 2445 County Rd 8, Campbellford
July 28th – Colborne Farmers Market – 9am – 12pm – 80 Percy St.
July 28th – Codrington Farmers Market – 10am – 1pm – 2992 County Rd 30, Codrington
July 31st – Port Hope Farmers Market -1pm- 5pm – 177 Toronto Rd., Port Hope
July 31st – Aug 11th – Gabs Sings Babs – Capitol Theatre – 56 Queen St., Port Hope
July 31st – Music in the Park – 6:30 pm – Brighton Memorial Park – Main St. & Kingsley Ave
July 31st – Melodies at the Mill – 6:30pm – 8:30pm – Old Mill Park – Campbellford

*please note – not all events/dates available – list will be updated as events/dates are announced.

Restaurants

Tezca –  93 King St.W.
The EL – 74 King St.W.
Arthur’s Pub – 930 Burnham St.
George & Orange – 67 Orange St.
Craft Food House – 201 Division St.
Grandma’s Kitchen – 92 King St. W.
The Buttermilk Cafe – 44 King St. W.
Taps & Corks on King – 70 King St.W.
Cat & Fiddle – 38 Covert St.
Dimitri’s Restaurant & Niko’s Patio – 609 William St.
The Mill Restaurant – 990 Ontario St.
Symposium Cafe Restaurant – 965 Elgin St. W.
Cucina Urbana Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar – 165 Division St.
The Claymore Pub & Table – 95 King St.W
CJ’s Tap & Grill – 1 Strathy Rd.
Taste of Agra – 20 King St. W.
Oasis Bar & Grill – 31 King St. E.
The Ale House – 246 Division St.
Sakura Sushi – 96 King St. W.

Shopping

The Market & Smor – 39 King St. E
Rosarya Bakery Cafe – 123 King St. W
Milestone Bread – 55 Albert St.
TNS Health Food Organic Supermarket – 955 Elgin St.
Mercury Chocolates & Gelateria – 53 Albert St.
Nessie’s British Shop – 16 King St. E
Modella Clothing – 90 King St. W
Brocaniers Menswear – 23 King St. W
Tuuna & co Clothing- 2B KIng St. E
BonBon Clothing- 249 Division St.
Rousseau’s Fine Furniture – 955 Elgin St. E
We Made It – 78 King St. W
Acanthus Interiors – 79C King St. W
Little Underground Clothing- 11 King St. E
Gemini Boutique Clothing – 238 Division St.
Jake’s Clothing – 40 King St. W
Viva Le Glitz Style Boutique – 87 King St. W
Audrey’s In Town Fashion – 19 King St. W
The Bra Boutique – 12 King St. W

Parks

Time Capsule – 55 King St. E
Monk’s Cove Park – 530 Monk St.
Cobourg Ecology Garden – 116 Hibernia St.
Cobourg Dog Park – 777 Ontario St.
Lucas Point Park – 94 Wilmott St.
Victoria Park – 138 Division St. 
Rotary Harbourfront Park – 110 2nd St.
Lions Lioness Pavillion – 55 Queen St.

Beaches

Cobourg Beach – 138 Division St.
Cobourg West Beach

Marina & Yacht Club

Cobourg Yacht Club- 100 Hibernia St., Cobourg
Cobourg Heritage Marina – 106 Division St., Cobourg

Boat Launches

Cobourg Boat Launch – 116 Hibernia St.
Cobourg Marina – 103 Third St.

Conservation Areas

Cobourg Conservation Area – 700 William St.

Golf

The Mill Golf Course at Cobourg Creek – 990 Ontario St. Cobourg
Northumberland Valley Golf Club – 4423 County Road 45, Baltimore
Dalewood Golf Club – 7465 Dale Rd., Cobourg

Arenas, Community Centres & Sports

James Cockburn Park – 700 William St. – playing fields
Cobourg Community Centre – 750 D’Arcy St. – 2 ice pads
Columbus Community Centre – 232 Spencer St. E
Lions Community Centre – 1512 Elgin St. E
Centennial Pool – 42 Charles St. – outdoor heated pool (summers only)
Rotary Fields – 750 D’Arcy St. – soccer fields
Rotary Harbourfront Outdoor Skating Rink – 110 2nd St. – winter only
ODC Fields – Ewart St. – 12 soccer fields
Lions Fields – 750 D’Arcy St. – soccer fields, picnic, seating
Legion Fields – 650 D’Arcy St. – 3 ball diamonds, lights, seating, washrooms, picnic, batting cages, canteen
Coverdale Park – Coverdale Ave. – ball diamonds, pickle ball, tennis, washrooms, playground
Donegan Park – 25 D’Arcy St. – ball diamonds, soccer fields, lights, seating, batting cage, skateboard park, washrooms
James Tracey Park – 232 Spencer St E. – ball diamond, portable washroom, playground
Morley Cane Park – Ballantine St. – ball diamond, covered dug out, playground, portable washrooms
Sinclair Park – Sinclair St. – ball diamond, pickle ball & tennis courts, picnic area, washrooms
Fitzhugh Park – 533 Delanty Rd. – basketball court
Peter Delanty Park – tennis
Victoria Park – 138 Division St. – volleyball

Trails

Waterfront Trail – starts at East end of Cobourg & runs through Lucas Point Park, Victoria Park, Rotary Waterfront Park, Cobourg Boardwalk, Peace Park and then goes back to Highway 2 and heads to Port Hope.

Cobourg Conservation Area – 700 William St. – walking trails after crossing the bridge

Public Schools - Elementary

Mervin Greer Public School
Burnham Public School
Terry Fox Public School
CR Gummow Public School

Catholic Schools - Elementary

Notre Dame Catholic Elementary School
St Michael Catholic Elementary School
St Joseph Catholic Elementary School

Secondary Schools - Public

Cobourg Collegiate Institute

Secondary Schools - Catholic

St. Mary’s Catholic Secondary School

Schools - Other

Northumberland Christian School
William Academy Cobourg West
Fleming College
Gates College of Business & Technology

Library

Cobourg Public Library

Medical

Northumberland Hills Hospital  – 1000 DePalma Dr., Cobourg

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