Welcome to Cobourg!

Nestled in picturesque Northumberland County, our town is a lakeside community located on the north shore of Lake Ontario, halfway between Toronto and Kingston. 

Founded in 1798, Cobourg is rich in heritage offering a vibrant downtown, sophisticated small town atmosphere and renowned waterfront that serves as a popular getaway destination.

Whether you're here to visit, work, play or do business this thriving municipality of about 18,500 residents welcomes you to the Town of Cobourg!   

Downtown Vitalization Initiative 

We're kick starting the implementation phase of the Downtown Vitalization initiative! 


Keep yourself updated on the project by visiting the Downtown Vitalization page and by signing up for our e-newsletter by emailing communications@cobourg.ca



Town of Cobourg Daily Voter Turnout Statistics, 2014 Municipal Elections
October 22, 2014 

2014 Municipal Elections Results Hosted at the Market Building
October 22, 2014 

Town of Cobourg Transit Re-Routed Due to Water Main Break On Lakeshore Road
October 17, 2014 

The Town of Cobourg Offers Voter Help Centre for Municipal Elections
October 3, 2014

Cobourg Fire Department And Community Partners “Kick Off” Fire Prevention Week – October 5th to October 11th 2014
October 1, 2014

Confirm You Are On The Voters’ List For The 2014 Municipal Elections
September 25, 2014

Temporary Road Closure on Hamilton Avenue, Monday, September 22, 2014
September 19, 2014 

Temporary Road Closure on King Street for Coal Train Music and Blues
September 12, 2014 

Temporary Road Closure on Cottesmore Avenue From King Street to University Avenue
September 9, 2014 

Temporary Road Closure on D’Arcy Street at the Railway Crossing
September 9, 2014 

Temporary Road Closure on Third Street from King Street to Albert Street 
September 4, 2014 

Town of Cobourg Transit Interruptions Tuesday August 26, 2014 Due to Road Closures 
August 26, 2014 

Temporary Road Closure Spencer Street East from Walton St. to D’Arcy St.
August 26, 2014 

Final date for electors to be added to the voters list through voterlookup.ca is Tuesday, August 26, 2014
August 25, 2014

Town of Cobourg Transit will Not be Running Monday September 1, 2014
August 25, 2014 

Temporary parking lot closures for Filming of Pixels, Arcaders Production Ltd.
August 22, 2014 

Temporary Road Closure D’Arcy St. at train crossing for track Maintenance
August 21, 2014

Cobourg Community Centre Hosting an Open House Sunday August 24, 2014
August 21, 2014 

Town of Cobourg to consult with Cobourg citizens regarding next steps for Tannery Lands 
August 21, 2014 

Temporary Road Closures for Filming of Pixels, Arcaders Production Ltd.
August 20, 2014 

Public Works Department Conducting Work at Westwood Park 
August 19, 2014 

UPDATE: HKPR Health Unit Beach Water Testing Results for August 15, 2014
August 15, 2014

HKPR Health Unit Beach Water Testing Results for August 13, 2014
August 14, 2014 

Sixth Annual Cobourg Fire Department Car Wash for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
August 13, 2014 

The Town of Cobourg to host a public planning workshop regarding the CCC Campus Development Plan
August 8, 2014

Town of Cobourg Conducting Roof and Masonry Repairs on Victoria Hall 
August 8, 2014 

Temporary street closure, D’Arcy Street from Chapel Street to University Ave. 
August 7, 2014 

Town of Cobourg Requesting Public Input on Name of Municipal Off-Leash Dog Park 
August 6, 2014

Town of Cobourg Update: Petroleum Clean up at Brook Creek – August 1, 2014
August 1, 2014

Temporary street closure, King Street, west bound, from D’Arcy St. to Cottesmore Ave. 
July 29, 2014 

Town of Cobourg Transit Running on Civic Holiday
July 29, 2014

Town of Cobourg street closures for Annual Downtown Cobourg Sidewalk Sale
July 29, 2014

Change in flow of traffic of the Esplanade during Cobourg Sandcastle event
July 29, 2014 

Town of Cobourg Council Vesting Tannery Lands (96 Alice St.)
Municipality extending RFP deadline to acquire additional submissions

July 24, 2014

Town of Cobourg Update: Petroleum Clean up at Brook Creek
July 21, 2014

Town staff and MOE working to contain and clean up petroleum spill into Brook Creek
July 21, 2014

Temporary Street Closure on King St. from William St. to Church St. For Justin Williams Parade 
July 17, 2014

Town of Cobourg to begin Sewer Cleaning and Inspection Program
July 3, 2014  

Public Meeting Scheduled regarding Marina Master Plan
June 30, 2014

Town of Cobourg and LUSI Advising all Residents to Conserve Energy 
June 27, 2014 

Town of Cobourg Transit Modified Hours for Canada Day, July 1, 2014
June 26, 2014 

Town of Cobourg Street Closures for Cobourg Waterfront Festival
June 26, 2014

Town of Cobourg Spraying Noxious Weeds along King Street 
June 24, 2014

Town of Cobourg Council Vesting Tannery Lands (96 Alice St.)
June 24, 2014 

Pine Pollen in Lake Ontario Appears as Foaming Yellow Scum
June 12, 2014

Town of Cobourg Upcoming Council Meeting Schedule 
June 12, 2014 

Curbside Treasure Hunt Saturday June 14, 2014 
June 10, 2014

OMB Chair Approves Zoning By-law Amendment as per Minutes of Settlement
May 30, 2014

Town of Cobourg Spring Brush and Leaf Collection Program Complete
May 29, 2014

Town of Cobourg Requesting Feedback from Citizens on Future Usage of the Cobourg Conservation Area (James Cockburn Park)
May 27, 2014 

Council Proclaims June 1 – June 8 “Bike for the Planet” Bike Week 
May 27, 2014

Municipal Off-Leash Dog Park to be Closed Intermittently for Maintenance
May 26, 2014

Public Welcome to Attend OMB Hearing on May 26, 2014
May 23, 2014

Town of Cobourg to Host Public Meeting Regarding Future Usage of the Cobourg Conservation Area (James Cockburn Park)
May 17, 2014

Road Closure at Ontario Street Rail Crossing 
May 16, 2014 

Seasonal Parking Enforcement Begins Saturday, May 17, 2014
May 14, 2014

Town of Cobourg Transit Modified Hours for Victoria Day, May 19, 2014
May 14, 2014

Spring Brush Collection Delayed Due to Inclement Weather
May 12, 2014 

Tips for Managing Human/Wildlife Conflicts in the Town of Cobourg
May 7, 2014

Temporary Road Closures on King St. and 2nd St. Saturday May 10th for Tom MacMillan Ceremony
May 7, 2014

Road Closure on Green Street from Perry St. to Bay St. Beginning May 7, 2014 at 8:00am
May 6, 2014

Road Closure at D’Arcy Street Rail Crossing Beginning May 7 at 9:00am
May 6, 2014

Cobourg Public Library Ontario Street Location Open to Public June 2, 2014
April 29, 2014

Special Storm Debris Drop off Location at Cobourg Community Centre Now Closed
April 8, 2014

Temporary Road Closure at Workman Road for Wednesday, April 9 at 8:30 a.m.
April 7, 2014

Schedule Now Available for Spring Curbside Collection for Leaf Waste
April 3, 2014

Schedule Now Available for Spring Brush Chipping Program
March 25, 2014

Road Closure at D’Arcy Street Railway Crossing Beginning Today at 10 a.m.
March 17, 2014

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Keeping you better informed on municipal issues and up-to-date on what's happening in the Town of Cobourg is important to us.

Our Community Page in the local edition of the Thursday paper is also a great way for you to find out what's happening in the town.

For more information please contact our Corporate Communications Office at communications@cobourg.ca.


Town of Cobourg to Host a Public Planning Workshop Regarding the Cobourg Community Centre Seniors Programs
October 3, 2014

Town of Cobourg Recognizes Property Owners and Organizations with Heritage Awards
September 30, 2014

Christmas Magic Is Looking For Volunteers
September 30, 2014

Draining Your Swimming Pool or Hot Tub the Right Way
September 22, 2014

The Corporation and C.U.P.E Local 25 Ratify New Three-Year Deal
September 15, 2014

Cobourg Downtown Vitalization Initiative Meeting Set Goals and Gaining Momentum
September 12, 2014

Earthbound, 2014 Youth Spotlight Winning Band to play at Victoria Park Bandshell 
August 11, 2014 

Town of Cobourg Launches Second Season of “The Keys to our Town”
August 8, 2014

Ninth Annual Cobourg Sandcastle Festival Winners Announced
August 8, 2014

Municipality Welcomes the Peace Run Global Torch Relay to Cobourg
July 25, 2014

Town of Cobourg Commemorates the Memory of James Cockburn
July 22, 2014

Durham College Students Prepare Innovative Design Concepts for Cobourg's Downtown
July 22, 2014

Town of Cobourg Seeking Public Ideas on Future Use of the Cobourg Harbour
July 21, 2014

Town of Cobourg Gearing Up for International Award Winning Sandcastle Festival
July 15, 2014

The Cup is Coming to Cobourg!
July 7, 2014

Cobourg Music Experience 2014 Youth Spotlight Winner Announced 
June 16, 2014

Successful Candidates of Cobourg Youth Entrepreneurship Pilot Program Announced 
June 10, 2014

Brandneu Foods Crafts Traditional Food in a “Brand Neu” Way
June 9, 2014

Town of Cobourg Launched New Walk Cobourg Program
June 5, 2014

Cobourg Library Open at the C. Gordon King Centre After Flood Repairs 
June 3, 2014

Town Council Approves Terms of Settlement Proposal with TVM Cobourg Inc.
May 13, 2014 

Incredible Musical Talent Scheduled for the 2014 Cobourg Music Experience
May 6, 2014

Town Council awards contract for Marina Master Plan
May 6, 2014 

Provincial Funding Received for Great Lakes Guardian Planting Project
April 29, 2014

Public Invited to Attend Unveiling Ceremony Honouring Beloved Town Crier Tom MacMillan
April 10, 2014

Cobourg Community Centre’s Rink Voted #1 by the Ontario Hockey Association
March 27, 20-14

Tickets on Sale Now for Sweet Water Country Music Series
March 27, 2014

Cobourg Music Experience Seeking Auditions for Buskers & Youth Spotlight Series
March 24, 2014

Cobourg is Educating Young Entrepreneurs and Creating Job Opportunities
March 6, 2014

Town of Cobourg’s 2014 Municipal Operating & Capital Budget Approved
March 4, 2014

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Town of Cobourg Municipal Offices
Victoria Hall
55 King Street West, Cobourg, ON K9A 2M2

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Main Phone: (905) 372-4301
Toll Free: 1-888-972-4301
Main Fax: (905) 372-7558
Email: webmaster@cobourg.ca

Customer Service:
(905) 377-TOWN (8696)

Tourism/Community Development: 1-888-262-6874
Cobourg Community Centre: 1-888-972-7371
Concert Hall: 1-855-372-2210


Resident Reminders


Public Meetings & Open Houses

We invite you to attend the following Public Meetings:

There are no Council Meetings scheduled from October 15, 2014 to December due to the Municipal Election unless required for emergency or special purposes. 

Inaugural Council Meeting
Monday, December 15, at 7:00 p.m.
Victoria Hall
55 King Street West, Room: Concert Hall 

Complete list of 2014 Council Meetings