Maitland, United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, Ontario

Maitland, United Counties Of Leeds And Grenville, Ontario

Maitland, United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, Ontario

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Maitland is a community of approximately 1800 residents, about 5 km east of the city of Brockville, in Ontario, Canada. It is located on the shores of the Saint Lawrence River in the township of Augusta. The small village enjoys a rich history dating to the times of British colonialism. The village was founded as a small naval base and supply port in Upper Canada.

Today, the village is home to Dupont, Invista Canada, Nitrochem, Prax-Air and Andrews Family Music. While the village contains a wide range of citizens, most people in the community are from middle and high socio-economic classes. Currently several large contruction projects are taking place in Maitland including the new Brock Landings development on the old Grenville Christian College Campus, Old Orchard Estates housing development phase 2, and the ramping up of production at Dupont Canada's Maitland site.==History==

Maitland was the site of a shipyard during the latter half of the 18th century. The economic development of the community was enabled by a convenient point of access to the Rideau area. The community flourished during the construction of the canal between 1826 and 1832. The attractive village still contains many early buildings.

The "Iroquoise" amd "Outaouaise", the last two French warships that navigated Lake Ontario, were built at Maitland, at a...
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