The Village of Colborne
Colborne is a charming community located in the heart
of the Apple Country of Northumberland
County, midway between Toronto and Kingston. Founded in 1792, Colborne
has a very unique town centre with parkland and a wide streetscape.
North of town, within sight of Highway 401, is a 35 foot high 42 ton apple.
Big Apple" offers a variety of diversions that will get you in
the mood to sample more of apple country.
North of the
Big Apple and highway 401 you will find the Earthwalk Sustainable Living
Center and if you go far enough the Village of Castleton.
South of the 401 you will find the village of Colborne and the town square.
Colborne is the capital of Cramahe
Township. South of the main village of Colborne is the town rec center
("Keeler Centre") It is eco-friendly; it features a geo thermal
heating and cooling system that makes it one of the most efficient facilities
of it type in Ontario.
The Colborne Local Architecture Conservancy provides walking tours of
Colborne that showcase the community's architectural heritage. The village
of Colborne is sprinkled with vintage architecture, historic murals and
in the centre of town is Victoria Square, an attractive park in the centre
of town complete with its own canon.
The village boasts the widest main street in Northumberland
County and self-guided historical walking tours of the village are available.
The Colborne Art Gallery & Historic Site shows works from Northumberland
It is the home of the Colborne Society of Artists. The Society was founded
in the spring of 1977, in response to a unique opportunity.
The Historic Land Registry
office was sold by the provincial government to the village of Colborne,
for the sum of $8, on condition that it be maintained as a museum or library.
Wilhelmina Kennedy proposed that the building become an art gallery, a
suggestion that was enthusiastically welcomed by Colborne Village Council.
The rest is history as a group
of local artists formed a co-operative to be known as The Colborne Society
of Artists, and the group now runs the Colborne
Visitors to our village will be enchanted by architectural gems, fine
antiques, craft and gift shops, country auctions, historical murals, and
many special events staged in the heart of town, Victoria Square!
Year round, there are events of interest for all ages; lawn bowling, figure
skating, church socials & theme dinners. The Apple
Blossom Tyme Festival is held annually in May, and the fragrant apple
blossoms can be smelled for miles around at that time of the year.
Colborne is the home of more
public wall murals per capita of any other town in Ontario.
A virtual outdoor gallery of
historical murals that tell the tale of Colborne over the years and are
a wonderful form for local artists to exhibit their work.
Stroll through town and enjoy the historic vistas created by local artists,
the local colour in the shops and resteruants and of course the Colborne
Home Hardware which in much like a general store. It is run by Heather
and Doug who endevour to have everything you could possible need.
You might say Colborne is a small town with lots of character and big