Welcome to Belleville! Located on the Bay of Quinte less than a half hour from Prince Edward County, this bustling city is an excellent place to set up your new home base. With our newest high-rise condo, Porta, open for registrations, we decided to create a guide for our future homeowners as they start exploring their new hometown.
With its prime location in the heart of Quinte, the restauranteurs of Belleville have unique access to farms, greenhouses and more, making each meal an organic delicacy. From the tasty Mexican dishes at Chilangos to the comforting meals of Capers, there’s always something new to try just a walk away from the waterfront.
For those who like to enjoy a locally made glass of wine with their meal, Norman Hardie Winery in Prince Edward County specializes in delicious, wood-fired pizzas, fresh PEI oysters and organic seasonal dishes that beautifully complement locally made Chardonnays, Pinots, and more.
For those that like to explore the natural world, Belleville is perfectly poised amongst some of Ontario’s most beautiful greenspaces. H.R. Frink Conservation Area has many trails you can walk, as well as an educational centre for the outdoor enthusiast. There are many parks by the waterfront, like Riverside Park (which just got a new Disc Golf course), Jane Forrester Park and Zwick’s Centennial Park, home to many fantastic events like the Belleville Waterfront and Multicultural Festival every July.
Belleville’s Downtown Core is full of wonderful opportunities to explore and play. Find your new favourite outfit at Pure Honey Boutique, catch a show at the Empire Theatre, or visit the historic Glanmore House—and if you’d prefer to catch an open mic, lively event or a free yoga class, the Belleville Business Improvement Association will send updates on events directly to your inbox. Avid golfers will also enjoy being less than a half hour away from the many beautiful golf courses in Belleville, Prince Edward County and beyond, a perfect complement to the varied wineries the region has to offer, including renowned Sandbanks Estate Winery.
On top of the many unique experiences in Belleville, future and current residents can enjoy convenient access to many everyday essentials. The Belleville Farmer’s Market is the perfect place to find fresh local produce and more, while the Quinte Mall offers a variety of big box stores and local favourites to ensure you can run most, if not all, your errands in town. From hair studios to hardware stores, to coffee shops big and small, you’re sure to be able to find what you’re looking for any day of the week.
Belleville is the perfect middle-ground between metropolis and town. World-class restaurants with an urban yet organic feel, parks and natural wonders moments from the downtown core, historic and architectural locales and more all combine to create the ideal town for future Porta residents. Steps to Downtown Belleville, minutes from Prince Edward County, Porta is sure to be a great home base for future homeowners, where they can enjoy front row access to the best of undiscovered Belleville.