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Community Profile

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Situated along the majestic St. Lawrence River, with historical loyalist roots, the Town of Prescott is a riverfront gem. Commonly referred to as "Fort Town", due to our national historical site of Fort Wellington, Prescott was a strategic military site for the protection of the Canadian border against the American and French invasions.

Proud of its past, the town has been able to maintain various historically significant homes and buildings to showcase the early colonization that put Prescott on the map. One of the most important buildings is our Forwarder's Museum and Tourist Information Centre, located at Market Square along our RiverWalk District.

Along with heritage, Prescott also boasts a bustling arts and culture scene. The annual Shakespeare Festival draws thousands of visitors each summer for a very successful season at the Kinsmen Amphitheatre, located at the water's edge, beside the Marina. This year, accompanying the festival is a regional garden tour, where our very own "Shakespeare Garden" is featured as one of nine other area gardens.

We are also proud of the new RiverWalk Park, which has now been opened to the public. The park links with the Marina, amphitheatre and trail system to provide more waterfront and green space for the community to enjoy.

Evident in the town is community pride and a true love for beautification. Currently, we are seeing more economic growth and investments from the private sector. With its geographical location along three major highways, an international boarder and close proximity to major urban centres, Prescott, Ontario is a great place to live, work and play!

 

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