North Hastings Profile Highlights

Welcome to the online North Hastings Profile. Below you'll find a condensed "Highlights" version of the profile - a good introduction to some of the region's key data. There's a menu in the left column (on a mobile device scroll upward :) to help you explore the profile pages. Both the profile Highlights and the Full Profile are available as a downloadable/printable pdf - look for the colourful image links.



north hastings centrally located With Bancroft as its commercial hub and 6 other surrounding municipalities, North Hastings is located equidistant between Toronto and Ottawa and is next door to Algonquin Park to the north.

It is less than a tank of gas away from over 5 million in population in the GTA alone. International airports are less than 3 hours away and shuttle service is available directly from North Hastings to Toronto. Local service is also available through the Bancroft Airport.

Provincial highways #62 and #28 are only 1 hour to #7 and 1.5 hours to the #401 corridor.


Already Located in North Hastings

many businesses already in north hastings

  • Sobeys
  • Home Hardware
  • GM
  • Esso
  • Shell
  • Canadian Tire
  • IDA
  • TD Canada Trust
  • Scotia Bank
  • Loblaws
  • Shopper's Drug Mart
  • Ford
  • TimbrMart
  • Dodge
  • RONA
  • Tim Horton's (2 locations)
  • Kawartha Credit Union
  • RBC atm


Labour Force

north hastings labour forceThe most prominent employment by industry as per EMSI Analyst 2011:
  • Retail Trade
  • Health Care & Social Services
  • Construction

There was a 2.5% growth in the number of jobs in 2010-2011 compared to 1.4% for province.



60,000 permanent and seasonal residents within our trade catchment area.

north hastings trade area

An estimated 69,000 same day visits and 81,000 overnight visits were made to North Hastings in 2009 with each spending $130 per visit on average, a total of $19.5 million.

Older population on average than for the province.

30% of population over age 15 have at least some college or university education – Stats Can 2006.



Two weekly publications:

  • Bancroft Times (since 1894)
  • Bancroft This Week-Sunmedia

Two Radio Stations:

  • Moose 97.7 FM
  • UCB 103.5 FM


Way of Life: Healthcare

north hastings medical services

  • New hospital – Quinte Healthcare NH
  • Basic diagnostics (xray, ultra-sound etc.)- Visiting specialist program
  • 24 Hour Emergency Services
  • Dialysis Unit
  • Two Family Health Teams
  • New Physician Centre under construction/active recruitment program
  • 3 Dental businesses
  • 2 Vision Care facilities
  • Hearing Centre
  • Community Living
  • Long Term Care Facility
  • Veterinary Care


Way of Life: Recreation

north hastings recreation

  • Unmatched access to outdoor activities/wilderness experiences
  • 242 named lakes in North Hastings
  • 43% percent of NH is Crown Land
  • Known as a "Dark Sky Preserve"
  • Strong arts and cultural community with easy access to music, fine art, theatre, festivals as audience or participants
  • Hastings Heritage Trail – one of the best snowmobile & ATV systems in Ontario
  • hockey/curling/tennis/fitness centres
  • Clubs/Places of Worship


Way of Life: Education

north hastings education

  • Five Public Elementary Schools
  • One Separate Elementary School
  • North Hastings High School
  • Loyalist College - Satellite Campus of Belleville Main Campus with in-school programs and e-learning facilities
  • Licensed Child Care - NH Children's Services including programs for children and their families
  • North Hastings Community Integration - programs / support
  • North Hastings Fish Hatchery - Sir Sanford Fleming College Program
  • Youth programs


Competitive Advantages

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  • Location – mid-distance between Toronto & Ottawa
  • Broadband service
  • Enroute to, and proximity to, world recognized Algonquin Park (estimated 1,168,000 vehicles pass through Maynooth each year)
  • Pro-active municipalities and business organizations/support/regional collaboration
  • With Belleville and Peterborough 1.5 hrs away, North Hastings has a "captured" market
  • Strong Sense of Community
  • A welcoming place to "re-invent" yourself
  • Average annual traffic count in Bancroft of 3,600,000 per year plus.
  • No development charges in North Hastings compared to many surrounding regions such as Kawartha Lakes, Muskoka and Prince Edward County
  • Average sale price for Residential $148k (data based on MLS stats only of the Bancroft Real Estate Board (BDREB),Rideau $210k, Peterborough, $262k. Waterfront average sale price in BDREB, 285k, compared to $385k in Muskoka, Kawartha's $358k, Haliburton, $349k



Links to our
Municipal Partners

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town bancroft gateway

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