Cornwall and the Counties Tourism Finds a New Home


Cornwall, ON – June 9, 2014Cornwall and the Counties Tourism (CCT) have found a new home for their Visitor Information Centre and marketing offices at the International Business Centre on Cornwall’s bustling Brookdale Avenue.

Visitors to Cornwall and the Counties will have a new place to get their tourist information beginning June 16, 2014 and there will be plenty of new advancements in the new home of CCT.

“The closure of the Ontario Travel Centre on Brookdale Avenue has left a void for tourists and the huge traffic numbers that pass through that area each day. Our new home right on the busy strip of Brookdale is an excellent opportunity to service those targets with a great new, welcoming atmosphere with a whole lot of advancements,” says Linda Wilson, Executive Director of CCT.

The soon-to-be former location of the CCT Visitor Information Centre is located in the Historic Cornwall Jail, which provided visitors with an opportunity to see one of the highlight attractions in Cornwall and the Counties, but received lower numbers of potential visitors than seen on the busy Brookdale location.

But, fear not history aficionados, the Historic Cornwall Jail is not going anywhere.

“We did not want to leave the Historic Cornwall Jail unattended, as it is an important part of our history and our tourism industry in Cornwall and the Counties. The Jail will now be under the watch of historian Ian Bowering and The SDG Historical Society,” says Wilson.

The Historic Cornwall Jail will now be operated by the SDG Historical Society

The Historic Cornwall Jail will now be operated by the SDG Historical Society

In reality, having the Historic Cornwall Jail associated with The Cornwall Community Museum and the SDG Historical Society is of great benefit to the attraction and its visitors. The Jail will now offer guided tours from an expert, giving patrons added details and information that simply could not be provided by the self-guided tour that was previously offered. Fully guided tours are expected to be held on Saturdays and Sundays from July through September, from 11:00am – 4:00pm for $5, and group tours may be available on other dates and times by contacting Ian Bowering at 613-936-0842 or

The new CCT Visitor Information Centre will provide a welcoming atmosphere for visitors and incorporate some new features. Free Wi-Fi will be provided to visitors, as well as a complementary charging station for whichever mobile device you own. The new Visitor Centre will also have a comfortable lounging station with comfortable chairs and a table for visitors to take a load off from their trip or figure out where else to visit in our region.

The new address for the CCT Visitor Information Centre is:

691 Brookdale Ave
Unit E
Cornwall, ON K6J 5C6

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