February 2017 | Business View Magazine

194 195 K nown as the “City of the 1,000 Islands,” Brockville, Ontario, Cana- da, with a population of about 24,000 residents, is located on the northern shore of the St. Lawrence River, across from Mor- ristown, New York, USA. It sits midway between Toronto and Montreal, and is an hour away from Ottawa, the nation’s capital. The Thousand Islands Bridge and the Ogdensburg–Prescott International Bridge, both of which cross the St. Lawrence River into New York, are located 22 miles south-west and 16 miles north-east from Brockville, respectively. Named after Sir Isaac Brock, a British Army officer and colonial administrator, Brockville became the Province’s first incorporated, self-governing town in 1832 - two years be- fore Toronto. It developed as a local center of industry, including shipbuilding, saddleries, tanneries, tinsmiths, a foundry, a brewery, and several hotels. In 1855, the town was chosen as a divisional point of the new Grand Trunk Brockville, Ontario Brockville, Ontario Business and pleasure AT A GLANCE Brockville, Ontario WHAT: A city of 24,000 WHERE: Located on the northern shore of the St. Lawrence River, midway between Toronto and Montreal WEBSITE: www.brockville.com