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Moving to Cornwall from Montreal


Important information you need to know before you start your move to Cornwall from Montreal. Cornwall Ontario for centuries has been home to a number of aboriginal tribes and currently stands as a port of entry to the United States of America. Cornwall was named after the English county of Cornwall, which is represented in the cities flag. Currently the city has an approximate population of 45 965. The majority of the population (65%) speaks English as their first language compared to 27% of the population who speak French as their first language. Cornwall is Ontario’s easternmost city, also located along the St. Lawrence River.

Cornwall can be a great transitional city for those planning on moving here from a city such as Montreal, not only for the French language but its close proximity to Montréal. The distance from Montreal to Cornwall is approximately 116 kilometers, which can translate into approximately 1 hour and 25 minutes of driving depending on the speed of the vehicle and route selected. The most direct route to Cornwall from Montreal would be to travel along the Autoroute 720 West until merging onto Autoroute 20 West. Once crossing provincial borders into Ontario you will begin travelling along Ontario highway 401 West, this highway will take you into the outer limits of Cornwall. Keeping an eye out for proper exits such as exit 792 will ensure you do not continue west pass Cornwall. Equipping your move with Ontario road maps or a GPS device will limit the chance of mistakes being made along the way. During your move to Cornwall from Montreal you would pass cities such as Beaconsfield, Saint Anne de Bellevue, Domaine-Pharand. Once in Ontario there are a few cities that will be passed such as Lancaster and finally making it into the city limits of Cornwall.

If moving to Cornwall for employment, the city offers a thriving local economy due to its port of entry border crossing into the US, however this should not limit you to the opportunities in Cornwall such as post secondary education.

If you have children that will be attending public education such as primary and high school, there are a number to choose from in both English and French languages. Cornwall has two French high schools as well as St Josephs Secondary School part of the Catholic district school board that offers French immersion education.  For post secondary the city offers a campus of St Lawrence College providing many programs tied into the environment. The Canadian Forces school of Aerospace Control Operations also operates out of Cornwall for those who look toward serving with the Canadian Armed Forces.

The city of Cornwall does offer public transportation for students and citizens in the area. Cornwall Transit operates a fleet of 35 busses with fixed routes and rush hour routes. Annually approximately 1.3 million passengers take advantage of the public service. Cornwall also operates a regional airport known as Cornwall Regional Airport with domestic and international flights valid to land in the city.

Finding a new home or dwelling in a different city can be time consuming if not accessible to all the necessary services. Cornwall does offer many different homes and apartments online. When planning on moving to a new home it’s always a great idea to do some searching for the city average rental rate to ensure you are not being taken advantage of by a landlord or rental agency. Researching on provincial legislation and local bylaws is another great suggestion when searching for your new dwelling. Cornwall has many homes, flats, condos and apartment buildings so often it comes down to you and your families’ preference on selecting a new place to live.

 The majority of new residents often try to find homes or apartments closer to government services or public services such as hospitals. There are a number of health services located in the city, however the general hospital would be located on McConnell Ave, not far from lake Ontario. This hospital is known as Hospital Communautaire de Cornwall. The hospital also has a listed phone number incase you have any information or need to visit this center on arrival of moving to Cornwall, +1 (613) 938-4240 (Hospital), 911 (Emergency Police, Ambulance, Fire)

It’s always a great suggestion to visit the city of Cornwall before your pre destined moving date. Not only will this condition you for the travel time involved but will also have you get acquainted with the city streets and directions. If you have a family that will be moving with you, often its great to bring them along for a weekend visit to take advantage of the restaurants and accommodations available. There are many affordable restaurants to choose from such as Riverside Restaurant, Philos Greek Cuisine, and a number of bar and grills such as Kelsey’s.  There are also a number of affordable accommodations located in the city that can assist those visiting the city for personal or business engagement.  Some of the more popular hotels would be the Best Western Plus Parkway Inn and Conference Centre, Comfort Inn Cornwall and Ramada Inn Cornwall. Often it will come down to preference in the city on which of these great hotels you would like to stay for your visit to Cornwall.

Moving from Montreal to Cornwall can be complex with many steps implicated to ensure everything goes as planned with precision and care. Thus finding a reliable and experienced long-distance moving company is important when planning such a large move. Finding a reliable mover can give you the satisfaction and peace of mind keeping you focused on other tasks involved during the move to Cornwall from Montreal.

Selecting the right moving company or long distance movers in Montreal in general without the appropriate research can be time consuming, however checking company references, prior satisfied customer referrals, and that the moving company you choose operates or has operated in the past with the city you'll need to move to will always keep you one step ahead in your move. 

If you want to move your piano or pool table to Cornwall from Montreal, ask if the movers have experience and all equipment for that!

Selecting Montreal Moving Service ALEX - you are going to make sure your possessions are safely and securely transferred, and that this is done as quickly as possible. The choice is up to you!


Good luck and happy moving!

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