Downtown

The Heart and Soul of Belleville

When you’re alone and life is making you lonely, you can always go… Downtown. When you’ve got worries, all the noise and the hurry seems to help, I know… Downtown.”

That old song lyric wasn’t always true of Downtown Belleville. The opening of the Quinte Mall drew many businesses away. A multi-year project to replace old infrastructure and beautify Front street was very tough for those businesses that remained. Julie is still feeling blue over the disappearance of Reddick’s Bakery and the Cozy Grill.

But the city’s central core is finally on the upswing! There are loads of opportunities to transform historic brick buildings into modern live-work spaces at prices that are a real steal!

With it’s great walkability, the downtown area is home to many retirees, young people looking for unique living spaces and, let’s face it, some other interesting characters. It’s a mix that won’t appeal to everyone, but it’s certainly becoming more popular.

Multiple condo projects are in the building or planning stages. These new residents, combined with the many professionals who work downtown (realtors, lawyers, bankers) will certainly transform the area to the hip and trendy place it’s crying out to be.

Living downtown provides ample opportunities for shopping. The fantastic farmers market is held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in the shadow of the historic and awe-inspiring city hall building. You’ll also have quick access to the city’s entertainment hub, featuring the stunning Empire Square and Theatre.

Take a stroll by the nearby waterfront. Jog, bike or walk along the great trail beside the Mighty Moira River. And while you’re out and about downtown, stop by the Parks Group offices at Royal Lepage Pro Alliance to ask about how we can help make this great urban space you home too.

The Skinny
Average Sale Price: $226,557
 Ranges: $168,000-$387,500
Demographics: TBA
Walk Score: TBA

Places of Worship

  1. St. Michael’s Catholic Church
  2. Bridge Street United Church
  3. St. Thomas’ Anglican Church
  4. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
  5. Quinte Bible Chapel
  6. Sons of Jacob Synagogue
  7. Islamic Society of Belleville
  8. St Matthew’s United Church
  9. Bridge Street United Church
  10. St. Thomas’ Anglican Church
  11. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
  12. Belleville Shrine Club Ltd

Best Part

  1. Live In The Heart of it All.
  2. Conveniently located between the establish Old East Hill and the maturing Old West Hill.
  3. Moira River and Great Trails at your doorstep.
  4. Reenergized downtown on the upswing with many condo projects in planning and building phases.

Not So Great Part

  1. Some interesting characters.

Restaurants

  1. Toro Sushi
  2. Bourbon Street Pizza
  3. Thai Garden / Thai House
  4. Chilangos Mexican
  5. Earl’s & Angelo’s
  6. L’Auberge de France
  7. Capers
  8. Urban Bistro Featuring Nice Ice Baby Ice Cream Shop
  9. Front Street Perk Coffee
  10. Café E
  11. The Brake Room
  12. Y’Wanna Have a Cafe?
  13. Aji Sai
  14. Gourmet Diem
  15. Modern Cafe
  16. Dinkels
  17. Paulos

Nearby Amenities

  1. Market Square
  2. Farmer’s Market (Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays)
  3. Belleville City Hall
  4. Belleville Public Library
  5. Belleville Theatre Guild
  6. Belleville Bus Terminal
  7. John M. Parrott Art Gallery
  8. Empire Theatre
  9. Quinte Health Centre (Belleville General Hospital)
  10. Moira River
  11. Zwicks Centennial Park
  12. Belleville Waterfront
  13. Service Ontario
  14. Empire Square
  15. Quinte Arts Council
  16. Quinte Courthouse
  17. Quinte Symphony
  18. Belleville Armouries/Military Museum
  19. Billa Flint House
  20. Lots of Shopping, Banks & Other Services

Parks

  1. Lion’s Park
  2. Corby Park
  3. Jane Forrester Park
  4. South Foster Park
  5. Victoria Park
  6. Meyers Pier

Additional Resources

Random Fact

Belleville’s Front Street has undergone a $35 million dollar renovation. It’s a great time to move here. Read more.