Avonmore is a picturesque town offering residents services and programs throughout the year in effect, promoting a healthy lifestyle and an active social community. Located 25 kilometres north-west of Cornwall and 75 kilometres south-east of Ottawa, a quick 45-minute drive brings you to the nation’s capital. Right in the middle of Ontario’s main streets, Avonmore is 15 minutes north of Highway 401, and 15 minutes south of the Trans-Canada Highway (417). Getting anywhere is easy but living in Avonmore you’re already where you want to be.
Thanks to the hard work of community volunteers Avonmore offers the following programs and services to family, friends, neighbours, and guests:
- The outdoor Avonmore Community Pool offering
seasonal swimming lessons
- Organized sports programs like soccer, baseball, etc.
- North Stormont Place (Community Centre)
- Fire Station 3 - Avonmore
- Public park
- Annual community events such as the Avonmore Fair, Canada Day celebrations, Christmas House Tour etc.
Other available services include:
- Avonmore Branch | SDG Library
- United and Presbyterian Churches
- Medical Office
- Roxmore Public School
- Tagwi Secondary School
Avonmore is a pleasant, scenic village of around 330 inhabitants nestled in the heart of North Stormont.
Long famous for its large and well-kept Victorian homes on maple-canopied streets, it still retains much of its early charm, especially along leafy, tree-lined Main Street, stretching for over a kilometre between Highway 43 on the south and the Montreal-Toronto mainline of the CPR, the village’s northern boundary.
The community was founded by John Hough in the Spring of 1842.
In 1966, the Avonmore Fire Department was officially organized
In 1991, following a community struggle that gained national attention, Avonmore residents not only saved their Post Office, but soon after in 1995 received Canada’s first self-service fully-automated Post Office.