The Municipality of Clarington was created in 1974 with the amalgamation of the former Town of Bowmanville, the Village of Newcastle and the Townships of Clarke and Darlington. Newcastle is located about 80 km east of downtown Toronto, and 18 km east of Oshawa. It is a community nestled just off Highway 401, a major transportation artery in Ontario.
Newcastle Village is a picturesque place with a vibrant downtown core, rolling rural hills and farms as well as a picture perfect port and marina. The Newcastle port and marina attract many boating enthusiasts. In fact, the port is home to the annual Newcastle Wooden Boat Festival, a popular attraction in the summer. Newcastle is also home to some of the best fishing in Ontario. Wilmot Creek, located in the Samuel Wilmot Nature Area, welcomes anglers from across Canada looking for salmon and trout. The nature area spans around 77 hectares and is also a popular hiking spot. Newcastle Village is also home to Docville Wild West Park. It is a mock wild west town that offers its use to moviemakers and other paid visitors.
Newcastle was incorporated as a town in 1856. It remained a small community until the 1990s, when new residential development began and the population quickly swelled. Newcastle is filled and surrounded by agriculture farms raising cattle, pigs, apples, grain, and corn. Newcastle has a beautiful community hall, donated by the Massey family, a neo-Georgian brick and stone building designated under the Ontario Heritage Act. Daniel Massey was a farmer and manufacturer of farm machinery – he created the Newcastle Foundry and Machine Manufactory which grew into the renowned Massey-Harris, then Massey-Ferguson company.
Newcastle Village has much to offer tourists and merchants alike, with its small town village charm and growing range of shops and services. The Newcastle Village Business Improvement Area (BIA) is one of four BIAs in the Municipality of Clarington. With a large partnership in the tight-knit community, the businesses work together with all members to maintain a downtown that is worth visiting and investing in. Newcastle is a friendly, family oriented community that has character and natural beauty. We look forward to showcasing our Newcastle to the World.
Mayor of Clarington: AdrianFoster
Clarington Municipality website : http://www.clarington.net/