Situated at the mouth of the Moira River on the Bay of Quinte, Belleville is a picturesque city in southeastern Ontario. Originally the native settlement of Asukhknosk, the land was developed by United Empire Loyalists who fled from the United States after the American victory in the Revolutionary War. The area later became a significant railway connection when the Grand Trunk Railway was completed in 1850s.
Today, Belleville is home to about 50,000 people with an economy based in manufacturing. Companies operating in Belleville include Sears Canada, Parmalat Canada's Black Diamond Cheese Division, Bioniche Life Sciences, Bellevue Fabricating, Procter & Gamble and Kellogg's. The city is also home to Loyalist College, Academy of Learning College and Belleville's beautiful Victorian gothic city hall, in addition to shopping malls, golf courses, hiking and cycling trails and more than 500 acres of parkland.
Hockey player Brett Hull and Olympic medalist and figure skater Brian Orser were both born in the city in 1964 and 1961, respectfully.