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City of Brockville

Brockville is a city in the eastern part of the province of Ontario and was once famous as Elizabethtown. Now Brockville is famous as the ‘City of 1000 Islands’. It is in the Thousand Islands region as the seat of the United Counties of Grenville and Leeds. This city is located between Kingston and Cornwall on the north side of River Saint Lawrence. Ottawa is just 115 km away from Brockville. Brockville got its name from its founder Sir Isaac Brock, the British General. You may enjoy a variety of activities in Brockville such as diving, boating, cultural events, biking, golf, and festivals. The Brockville Arts Center, Brockville Museum, and the Aquatarium would also interest you when you visit Brockville.

Major Employers in Brockville

There are 2 major industrial parks in Brockville; the Western Industrial Park and John G Broome Business Park. Brockville has many large manufacturing industries in Brockville where you may find employment options. These include 3M, P & G, Canarm, Shell Canada, Giant Tiger, Invista Canada, Transcom Worldwide, Trillium Canada, and Abbot Laboratories. Apart from these private companies, Brockville also has many healthcare, administrative and commercial businesses in the region. The Upper Canada District School Board, Brockville Mental Health Centre, and the City are the other employers in the city. Brockville is a feasible location for the pharmaceutical, food processing, and logistics industries.

How Much Does Car Insurance Cost in Brockville

The average cost of car insurance in Brockville is $1,364.

Who Has the Cheapest Car Insurance Quotes in Brockville

RankInsurance CompanyAnnual Cost
1The Cooperators$1,207
3Belair Direct$1,255
4Travelers (Dominion Product)$1,271
5Travelers (Chieftain Product)$1,332
6Gore Mutual$1,361
8Desjardins Insurance$1,481
9Wawanesa Insurance$1,492
10Grenville Patrol Mutual$1,535

Most Expensive Auto Insurer in Brockville

The above table compares the car insurance prices by certain insurance providers in Brockville. Grenville Patrol Mutual had the highest annual price at $1535 and this was $328 higher than the lowest quote. Wawanesa Insurance had the next highest quote at $43 less than the annual quote by Grenville.

Cheapest Auto Insurer in Brockville

As per the above table, The Co-operators had the lowest annual price for car insurance at $1207. Johnson Insurance had the next lowest quote at an annual price higher by $24. Belairdirect also had priced in close range at a difference of $48.

Car Insurance in Brockville Neighborhoods

Brockville NeighbourhoodsCar Insurance can be as low as
Sheridan Park$936
Windsor Heights$936
Golf Side Gardens$936
Flander Heights$936
Loyalist Park$936

Getting Around in Brockville

Conveniently located between Montreal and Toronto, Brockville is under an hour’s drive to Ottawa. Highway 401 passes through Brockville and reaches Leeds and Grenville County Road 29 and North Augusta Road. Via Rail has many daily services to Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto. The municipal airport at Brockville Regional Tackaberry Airport offers air travel. And the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport is at a distance of 100 km. Two major bridges, the Ogdensburg – Prescott International Bridge and the Thousand Islands Bridge run through Brockville. These bridges connect Brockville with New York in the U.S. across the River St. Lawrence.

Major Road Routes in Brockville

Highways 401, 416, 417, and 15 run through Brockville. The county roads 2, 5, 7, 8, 21, 29, 42, and 43 also connect Brockville to other surrounding areas.

Dangerous Intersections in Brockville

Some of the intersections in Brockville have too many collisions and crashes. This is due to the high traffic and rush hour. The most dangerous intersections in Brockville are:

  • Parkdale Avenue and North Augusta Road
  • William Street and Pearl Street
  • Beley Street and Broadway Avenue
  • Stewart Boulevard at Parkedale Avenue
  • Front Avenue West at Parkedale Avenue
  • Central Avenue West at Parkedale Avenue
  • Jefferson Drive at Parkedale Avenue
  • Centennial Road at Parkedale Avenue

Living in Brockville

A very popular place to live, Brockville has a central location near Ottawa, Montreal, and Toronto. The city has 2 international bridges nearby on the St Lawrence River. This attracts visitors who love to go swimming, diving, and boating. In summer, spring, and fall a broad range of events and festivals in Brockville attract many.

Brockville Transit

The public transit in Brockville is provided by Brockville Transit and operates mostly in urban areas. They provide para-transit services and 3 regular bus routes operations on all days except Sunday.

City of Brockville Initiatives

Brockville city operations department takes care of the operation, construction, and maintenance of city infrastructure. They take care of the sidewalks, street lighting, roads, bridges, traffic control systems, and airport, fleet, and crossing guards. There are many divisions in the Operations department that take care of the city. These include transportation services, public works, parks, fleet and support services, arenas & facilities.

Transportation Services

The administration of Para-transit and conventional transit in Brockville is the responsibility of the Transportation Division. This falls under the City operations department. There is no service on Sundays and statutory holidays. You may complete an eligibility form and the Transportation Services Division. When they accept your application then you may access the Para-transit service. Disabled persons may take advantage of Para-transit services to travel in the city. This department also takes care of the construction of bridges, sidewalks, roads, street lighting, etc.

Public Works and Parks

The Public Works or Parks Division takes care of the city infrastructure in Brockville. These include parkland, greenbelts, islands, athletic fields, stormwater drains, and roads. They also take care of the daily operations of the harbor at tunnel bay and campgrounds at St. Lawrence Park. Other responsibilities of the Public Works department are as follows:

  • Replacement, naming, and installation of streets and regulatory signs
  • Marking and painting of roads
  • Winter cleaning of sidewalks, roadways, and municipal parking lots
  • Flushing and sweeping of streets
  • Repairing asphalt roads and potholes
  • Repair of curbs and sidewalks
  • Clearing of litter
  • Maintenance of gravel shoulder
  • Cleaning and repairs of catch basin & creeks, cutting grass
  • Removing, planting, and pruning trees
  • Repairs of stormwater and pipes, campgrounds and islands
  • Planting and maintenance of flower beds, athletic fields, outdoor rinks

Parking Services in Brockville

There are 7 municipal parking lots in Brockville that you may use for parking vehicles. The city also has 3 additional parking lots for the purpose of parking boats and trailers. You may get permits from the municipal lots for parking. The parking lot machines display different rates as per the lots.

Motor Vehicle Offences for Brockville (2015 – 2016)

Driving Offences20152016Variation
Impaired Driving22264
Fail to stop or remain01-1
Careless Driving HTA352
Driving with a suspended license187
Total Driving Offences395011

The above table compares the data for driving offenses presented by Brockville Police in their 2016 annual report. Impaired driving offenses increased in 2016 by 4 over the previous year. In 2015, there were no offenses for failing to stop or remain but there was 1 instance in 2016. Careless driving had 2 more instances in 2016 and driving with a suspended license saw the highest increase by 7. Overall, the total driving offenses increased in 2016 by 11 over 2015.

Community Safety Zones

The city has designated roadways where public safety is of utmost concern as community safety zones. These include roads near such as daycare centers, school roads, retirement homes, etc. where collision rates are high. When you get a moving violation while driving in such areas, the amount of fine is double. This is to send a powerful message to those who drive aggressively and dangerously.

The 4 Community Safety Zones in the City of Brockville are as follows:

  • Thousand Islands Secondary School in Parkedale Avenue, between Windsor Drive and Stewart Boulevard
  • St. Mary School and Westminster School in Central Avenue between Ferguson Drive and Stewart Boulevard
  • Brockville General Hospital, Commonwealth School, Brockville Collegiate Institute, Pearl Street from Park Street to Murray Street
  • Prince of Wales School in Brock Street between Elm Street and Dales Avenue

List of Car Insurance Companies and Brokers in Brockville

Insurance Company/
StreetCityProvincePostal CodeTelephone
Brockville Agency11 Windsor DrBrockvilleONK6V 3H5(343) 300-6983
Brent Scott Insurance Services Inc7748 Kent Blvd Unit 3BrockvilleONK6V 7J9(613) 345-6161
J.B. Kelly Insurance1275 Kensington Pkwy,BrockvilleONK6V 6C3(613) 345-3032
McDougall DLK Insurance Brokers35 King St WBrockvilleONK6V 3P7(613) 342-8663
W.C. Burgess Insurance Service Ltd16 Central Ave EBrockvilleONK6V 1W4(613) 342-1405

* 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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