Northumberland County Economic Development


Live in Northumberland

Northumberland is a thriving, south-eastern Ontario community strategically positioned along Highway 401 to access both Toronto and Kingston within a 1 to 1.5 hours drive. Northumberland County offers a range of living experiences from historic towns to scenic rolling rural areas to spectacular water settings on Rice Lake, the Trent River and Lake Ontario.

If you would like more information on events, places to visit, or places to eat, visit Northumberland Tourism's website at

The County of Northumberland is the upper tier level of municipal government that weaves together seven diverse, yet complementary municipalities.

Northumberland County Council is comprised of the mayors of each of the seven towns, townships or local municipalities within its boundaries. The head of County Council is called the Warden and is elected annually from amongst its membership.

County Council meets once a month with some exceptions. Open Session of County Council commences at 9:30 a.m. As much as possible business is conducted in "Open Session" with the exception of matters pertaining to specific individuals, litigation or potential litigation, personnel matters or the receiving of legal advice.

For more information on your County Council or other Northumberland County information and services, please visit