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City Of Belleville

Belleville is a city in the south part of the province of Ontario. Its location is at the head of River Moira at the center of the Bay of Quinte Region. This city is lies along the Windsor-Quebec City Corridor and is the seat of the County of Hastings. As per the 2011 census, the population of Belleville was 49454. The median income (household) in Belleville is just a bit lower than the national average at $48552. The city of Belleville resulted from the amalgamation of Thurlow Township. And, by the annexation of a part of the Quinte West City.

This city attracts many visitors every year through its various events. These include Civic Levee, Downtown Docfest, Berrylicious, Rockfest, Festival of Trees, Quinte Ribfest, Porchfest Belleville, and Nighttime Santa Claus Parade. Then there is the Waterfront & Ethnic Festival, Fall Fair & Exhibition, and Christmas at the Pier.

Major Employers In Belleville

Some of the major businesses where you may find employment in Belleville include Avaya Inc, Berry Plastics, and Decoma Auto systems. Then there is Belletile, Bioniche Life Sciences, Donini Chocolate, Kellogg Company, Mapledale Cheese, N2 Towers, Maxwell Paper and Norampac Inc. P & G Inc, Santa Maria Foods Corp, Polycello, Sears Canada, Sigma Stretch Film, Redpath, Vantage Foods, and Vision Transportation. Belleville city is the biggest urban hub in the region of Quinte.

How Much Does Car Insurance Cost in Belleville

The average cost of car insurance in Belleville is $1,441.

Who Has the Cheapest Car Insurance Quotes in Belleville

RankInsurance CompanyAnnual Cost
1Travelers (Chieftain Product)$1,212
2Belair direct$1,243
4The Cooperators$1,260
5Gore Mutual$1,422
7Desjardins Insurance$1,573

Most Expensive Auto Insurer in Belleville

The above table depicts the auto insurance quotes by some insurance companies in Belleville. Optimum Insurance had the highest quote at an annual price of $1668. Allstate had the next highest quote at a difference of $14. Pembridge Insurance closely follows at $62. The variation in prices between the highest quote by Optimum and the lowest quote was $456 at almost 27%.

Cheapest Auto Insurer in Belleville

As per the above table, Travelers Chieftain Product had the cheapest annual cost at $1212. Belairdirect had the next cheapest quote at a difference of just $8. Johnson Insurance had the third-lowest quote at a difference of $39 over Travelers Chieftain Product.

Car Insurance in Belleville Neighborhoods

Belleville NeighborhoodsCar Insurance can be as low as
East BellevilleA2$977
West Belleville$977
Central West$977

Getting Around in Belleville

You may drive to Belleville from the Canadian Forces Base in Trenton in just 15 minutes. Highway 401 runs through Belleville connecting it with Toronto Pearson airport. There are Deseronto Transit operations to connect to Napanee, Prince Edward County, and Deseronto from Belleville. The Canadian Pacific and National Railway main rail lines connect Belleville and these also offer freight access. Via Rail has 5 daily passenger operations along the Windsor- Quebec corridor, each way.

Major Road Routes in Belleville

Some of the major transportation road routes in Belleville are as follows:

  • North Front Street and Highway 62
  • Cannifton Road Parkway and Highway 37
  • Dundas Street and Highway 2
  • Adam Street and Bell Boulevard
  • Airport Parkway and College Street

Belleville Transit

The Belleville Transit operates the main public transit in the city. It is a part of the Engineering and Public Works department in Belleville. They provide weekday services from 5 in the morning to 10.30 at night. Weekends have fewer schedules and no services operate on statutory holidays.

Living in Belleville

There are 2 shopping malls in Belleville. The Quinte Mall is located in north Belleville along Bell Boulevard to the south of Highway 401. And the Bay View Mall is situated on the east side of Belleville. Belleville also has a new casino, the Shorelines Casino. This city has many options for educational facilities at the elementary, post-secondary, and secondary levels. The city boasts over 17 km of multi-use well-maintained trails. These include the Trails at Kiwanis Bayshore, Parrott Riverfront, Riverside Park, East & West Zwick’s, Jackson Woods Park, H.R. Frink Center, and Quinte Conservation. The Utility services that serve Belleville are Belleville Water, Hydro One, Veridian Connections, and Union Gas.

City of Belleville Initiatives

The Transportation services under the Environmental & Operational Services Department take care of Belleville city operations and services. They take responsibility for the maintenance of the following city services to smoothly sustain the infrastructure condition. This is to ensure public safety at all times and improve the safety of motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists.

  • Repairs and maintenance of roads, sidewalks, bridges, ditches, culverts, boulevards
  • Winter maintenance such as sanding, snow clearing, etc.
  • Reinstatement of utilities, tree trimming, removal of debris
  • Sewers & storm drain maintenance,
  • Garbage disposal & collection, repair, and maintenance of pumping stations
  • Traffic signage, markings, signals, yard waste, and leaf collection & disposal

Belleville Transportation Master Plan

The city also has a Transportation Master Plan to provide a vision for infrastructure and city services in Belleville over the next 2 decades. This will ensure that Belleville has enough measures to support sustainability, growth, and future traffic needs. At the same time, they also focus on the quality of life and safety of residents and property.

Parking Services in Belleville

Belleville City takes care of around 1000 parking spots within a 3 block radius from the downtown core. They also manage parking services and enforcement of parking by-laws to restrict when and where to permit parking.

Motor Vehicle Theft Statistics for Belleville


The above table compares the motor vehicle theft data presented by Belleville Police Service in their 2010 annual report. There has been a steady decline in the actual motor vehicle thefts in 5 years; 2006 to 2010. At the same time, Reported Motor Vehicle Thefts also saw consistency in reduction over the same time frame.

Belleville Police Service

The Belleville Police Service has been in operations since 1834, and now has over 116 staff stationed from one location. In Belleville, the Ontario Provincial Police which is a part of the Napanee detachment provides highway policing.

Traffic Unit of Belleville Police Service

There are 3 officers and 1 supervisor in the Traffic Unit to enforce public safety in Belleville. They patrol in motorcycles, cruisers, and all-terrain vehicles. To enforce Highway Traffic Act, commercial vehicle inspections, ATV patrols, and RIDE checks. The traffic unit also reconstructs collisions with injury and fatality. This helps them to analyze the collision in a better way.

Belleville Community Traffic Safety Plan (2016 – 2018)

  • Upgrade and use additional traffic safety equipment for better traffic policing. An extra traffic safety police vehicle, radar units, lane markers, better flashlight systems, and RIDE lane safety device.
  • Aim at minimizing distracted driving instances
  • More patrol units at frontline outfitted with handheld or mobile radar systems
  • Increase the number of skilled officers in Traffic Safety Unit

List of Car Insurance Companies and Brokers in Belleville

Insurance Company/AgentsStreetCityProvincePostal CodeTelephone
Marsh Insurance Limited197 Coleman StBellevilleONK8P 3H4(613) 969-7006
Belleville Agency365 N Front St #2BellevilleONK8P 5A5(343) 600-2446
McDougall Insurance & Financial199 Front St #218BellevilleONK8N 5H5(613) 966-7001
Brenda Bryson – State Farm450 Dundas St E #1,BellevilleONK8N 1E9(613) 966-4041
Whitley Financial Services1 Millennium PkwyBellevilleONK8N 4Z5(613) 966-1711


* Methodology

We did the survey by assuming that the car insurance premiums are calculated for a 35-year-old man with his own car. He has a good credit rating and the coverage is for basic liability. There are no traffic tickets for the past 5 years with the annual mileage between 5000 km to 8000 km.

All insurance quotes shown for comparison are only examples. These quotes do not guarantee rates for any particular insurance provider with the lowest possible rate. The quotes depend on various factors as per the lowest-cost insurance company. These include the driver and car profile, driving record, location, and many other criteria.


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