Town of Cobourg

Northumberland County

Welcome to The Town of Cobourg

Situated on the beautiful north shores of Lake Ontario with a population of approximately 20,500, Cobourg has a deep and rich history. The heart of downtown Cobourg features Victoria Hall; an impressive stone landmark which opened in 1860 – a reflection of the industrial and commercial growth Cobourg was experiencing. 

Today Cobourg is a sought after home for those looking to remove themselves from the densely populated Toronto and the Greater Toronto Areas, yet be close enough to quickly and easily access them.

Cobourg’s waterfront is second to none; a large flat sandy beach, boardwalks, a marina that is considered to be one of the best kept marinas on Lake Ontario and all a block away from the amenities of the downtown core.

Cobourg Real Estate Statistics

Here’s a summary of last year’s (2022) real estate stats for The Town of Cobourg. These stats have been calculated using the Northumberland local Real Estate Board’s MLS system and consists of residential sales that have one kitchen (single family homes, including condos), one plus bedroom(s) and one plus bathroom(s).

Hamilton Township Community Resources

A few interesting links for the Hamilton Township

Hamilton Township FAQs

Here’s a great start to some of my favourite places to eat in Cobourg:

  1. Big Boy Burgers: Located on 743 William Street. Choosing between their Big Boy Burger, Prime Rib Steak on a Kaiser, Back Bacon on a Bun, Greek salad, Philly Cheese Steak on a Bun or Souvlaki in a Pita can be a tough decision – not to mention the Fries and Onion Rings are also excellent . The friendly staff and affordable prices make it a must-visit spot.

  2. Corfu Grill: If you’re in the mood for some authentic Greek cuisine, head to Corfu Grill on 8 King Street East. From Souvlaki to Gyros, their menu rich in quality Greek options. The cozy atmosphere and generous portions make it a popular spot for both lunch and dinner.

  3. The Original Wing House: For wing connoisseurs, The Original Wing House on 365 Westwood Drive is a must-visit. They offer a wide range of sauces and seasonings to choose from, and their wings are always cooked to perfection. Plus, their prices are reasonable, making it a great spot for a casual night out and to satisfy that wing craving.

  4. Papa’s Pizzaland: If you’re looking for takeout pizza, Papa’s Pizzaland on 541 William Street is the place to go. Their pizzas are the best and they offer a ridiculous variety of toppings to choose from. A great option for a night in.

Cobourg, Ontario has a vibrant art scene, with a range of exhibits available throughout the year. The Art Gallery of Northumberland (AGN) is the town’s largest collecting public art gallery and exhibits a range of historical, modern, and contemporary Canadian art.

The AGN offers intellectually stimulating exhibitions and educational activities, such as lectures, workshops, and tours. 

In addition to the AGN, there are several other museums and cultural centres in Cobourg, including the Marie Dressler Museum, which features exhibits on Hollywood film star Marie Dressler, and the Sifton-Cook Heritage Centre, which offers different exhibitions every summer.

Many Cobourg Artists also participate in the annual Northumberland Hills Studio Tour which is a self-guided tour taking place each September.

Cobourg is approximately a 30 minute drive to Peterborough, 1 hour drive to Toronto, 1 hour and 15 minute drive to Kingston and a 3 hour drive to Ottawa.

There are many events that take place in Cobourg, such as the Sandcastle Festival, which is a popular beach festival that takes place in July and features sandcastle building competitions, live music, and food vendors. Cobourg has an annual Scottish Festival & Highland Games weekend each summer as well as the Cobourg Waterfront Festival which has taken place for over 50 years and tens of thousands of people enjoy it every Canada Day long weekend.

There are also many other events which include Northumberland RibFest and Musical Festival as well as “Movies in the Park”.