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Trent Valley Quilters' Guild

  • Corporate body
  • 1989-

The Trent Valley Quilters' Guild was organized in September 1989 by students of Helen Ireland. The group met for the first time on 21 November 1989 at the Dufferin Centre in Trenton, Ontario. Its aim was to promote appreciation and knowledge of the art of quilting and to provide an organization for quilt lovers to share techniques and socialize. By 2009 the Guild had over 100 members. The Guild now meets in Brighton. The Guild's website is at .

Thurlow Junior Farmers and Junior Institute

  • Corporate body
  • 1954-1963

The Thurlow Junior Farmers and Junior Institute was an organization of young women from the fifth concession of Thurlow Township in Hastings County, Ontario.

City of Belleville. Transportation and Operations Department

  • Corporate body
  • fl. 2019

The Transportation and Operations Services is responsible for:

  • maintaining City’s roads and traffic management appurtenances (signals, signs, lights, etc.);
  • maintaining the City’s sidewalks and trails;
  • maintaining the City’s parks and open spaces (sports fields, boulevards, passive parks, and other City lands and natural areas) including all trees/plant materials;
  • overseeing the contract for the maintenance of the City’s street lights;
  • delivering fleet management services;
  • operating the municipal transit service including maintaining related appurtenances (ie. shelters and benches) and overseeing operation of the transit terminal;
  • providing winter control services;
  • operating the municipal landfill site and managing closed municipal landfill sites (conducting required environmental studies, remedial works, etc.);
  • providing waste collection services (where not under contract to others) and supporting contracted waste collection service providers;
  • providing administrative and by-law enforcement services respecting street occupancies and public lands (i.e. parks use, garbage, etc.), and noxious weeds;
  • providing assistance to organizers in the delivery of special events on public lands (as needed or set out in agreements or prior arrangements).
  • operating and maintaining the sanitary sewer and storm water management; systems (sewers, pump stations, ponds, related appurtenances, etc.)

[Information taken from the City of Belleville's website at on 10 April 2019]

City of Belleville. Recreation, Culture, and Community Services department

  • Corporate body
  • 1949-

The Belleville Recreation Committee was established in 1949 with oversight of two playgrounds. By 1953 the committee had charge of eleven playgrounds and a number of recreation programs. It was renamed as the Recreation and Arena Committee in 1966, then the Recreation Services Committee in 1981. In 1988 it became the Parks and Recreation Committee and later the Recreation, Culture and Community Services Department.

Victoria Cheese and Butter Manufacturing Company

  • Corporate body
  • 1905-1963

The Victoria Cheese and Butter Manufacturing Association opened in 1905 on Lot 4, Concession 11 in Hungerford Township, Hastings County. The various officers operated the joint-stock corporation continuously until 1963.

The first President of the Victoria Cheese and Butter Manufacturing Company was Robert Sayers (1901 – 1904). His successors are as follows:

  • William Gordon (1905 – 1911)
  • Joseph Bateman (1913)
  • Herbert Sayers (1913 – 1922)
  • Wesley Bodgely (1922 – 1925)
  • S. McRea (1926 – 1929)
  • Clarence Graham (1930 – 1932)
  • W. E. Bateman (1933 – 1942).

The company ceased operations in 1963 because of a lapse in their insurance coverage, and the stakeholders were reimbursed.

Daily Ontario

  • Corporate body
  • 1870-1930

A newspaper published in Belleville, Ontario between 1870 and 31 March 1930, when it took over the rival paper The Intelligencer to become The Ontario Intelligencer.

Lons Memorials

  • Corporate body
  • 1952-

Lons Memorials is a business in Belleville, Ontario. Their original premises were at 100 Everett Street, and were subsequently moved to 638 Dundas Street West.

Canada Optical Company

  • Corporate body
  • fl. 1946-2002

The Canada Optical Company (originally called Canada Zyl Company) operated a factory in Deseronto, Ontario from 1946 to 1996, manufacturing frames for glasses. In 1996 the factory operations were moved to a building on the airport of the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. It closed down in 2002.

Bridge Street United Church

  • Corporate body
  • 1815-

The first Methodist meeting held in Belleville took place in 1815. The first meeting house was built on Pinnacle Street in 1818 and expanded in later years. In 1865 a new church opened on Bridge Street, on land provided by Billa Flint.

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