What’s In the Community

Enjoy living in the comfort of Newcastle while not sacrificing any conveniences you’re accustomed to.

Special thanks to Justin Blair for his introspective look at Newcastle.

The Village is home to many local businesses, various restaurants, Tim Hortons, 2 gas stations, 2 grocery stores, a Farmers Market, a recreation center with a indoor pool, an arena, and a beautiful, historic Community Hall.

About 10,000 people reside in Newcastle and many of those people attend and enjoy the village’s special events! These special events take place throughout the year to bring businesses, residents, and tourists together.

Newcastle Community Hall

20 King Ave W, Newcastle, ON L1B 1H7 – 905-987-3856

Built in 1923 as a gift to the Village of Newcastle from Chester Massey of Massey-Harris fame, this hall is the largest public building in Clarington dating from that period. Now used for a variety of events, the hall contains interesting features, including the Massey portraits, Soper Creek Model Train Association and a Bowling Alley. For booking information, contact Gabrielle Bell at 905-987-3856 or email here

The Massey Building

97 King Ave E., Newcastle

Daniel Massey’s original factory built in 1848 was, at that time, the largest agricultural equipment business in Canada. Massey Manufacturing closed in 1879. It sat vacant until 1916 when James Anderson Smith, purchased it to build wooden ammunition cases for WW1. Refurbished in 2004, it is now houses apartments and business units.

The Massey Building

97 King Ave E., Newcastle

Daniel Massey’s original factory built in 1848 was, at that time, the largest agricultural equipment business in Canada. Massey Manufacturing closed in 1879. It sat vacant until 1916 when James Anderson Smith, purchased it to build wooden ammunition cases for WW1. Refurbished in 2004, it is now houses apartments and business units.

Diane Hamre Recreation Complex

1780 Rudell Rd, Newcastle – 905-987-5667

25m/6 lane leisure pool with amusement slide – Large teaching pool – Co-ed whirlpool and sauna – Family Change Room – Full size gymnasium can be separated into two mini gyms – Community meeting rooms – Vending Area – Pool, Gymnasium and Meeting Rooms available for rental – Fully Wheelchair accessible. Read more here

Newcastle Memorial Arena

103 Caroline St. W, Newcastle, L1B 1H1 – 905-987-4860

Newcastle Memorial Arena is an indoor rink and open year round – Public Skating – Adult and Youth Ice Hockey programs and leagues – Newcastle Stars Hockey League – Pick-Up Hockey – Hockey Clinics – Newcastle Figure Skating Club. Learn more here. Get directions here.

Medical Facilities

The Village is served by Lakeridge Health Bowmanville, a 100-bed community hospital. There are a number of Family Physicians practicing in Bowmanville and 1 in Newcastle, as well there is an Urgent Care Clinic in Bowmanville.

Newcastle Churches

There are a number of Churches and other places of worship in Newcastle.

St Georges’s Anglican Church, Newcastle
250 Mill St S, Newcastle, ON L1B 1C5.

Crossroads Christian Assembly
978 Regional Rd 17, Newcastle, ON

St Francis of Assisi Parish
214 King Ave E, Newcastle, ON L1B 1H5

Newcastle Fellowship Baptist Church
200 King Ave E, Newcastle, ON L1B 1H5

The Lighthouse Church of Newcastle
1780 Rudell Rd, Newcastle, ON L1B 1R4, Canada

Newcastle United Church
84 Mill Street South, Newcastle, ON, L1B 1H2

Alfred Alldread Fire Station

3333 Hwy 2, Newcastle, ON

The old fire hall, which was a re-purposed garage, used since 1974 was replaced with a state of the art facility in 2014. With six-bays & 12,400 sq. ft. It houses two pumper trucks, aerial device and tanker. A second storey bay door allows rope training. Station 2 is a composite fire station with full-time and volunteer firefighters.

Newcastle Historical Society

20 King Ave W., Newcastle – within the Newcastle Community Town Hall

Founded in 1981, its primary objectives are to collect and preserve articles, photos, documents and all other objects of historical significance to Newcastle and District, and to promote public interest in the history of Newcastle.

Visit their website https://newcastlehistorical.ca to learn more.

Newcastle Schools

Public, grades 1-6, Newcastle Public School. Separate, grades 1-8, St. Francis of Assisi. The Senior Public School, grades 7&8, is The Pines. The public high school, grades 9-12, Clarke High School. The Secondary Separate High school, St Stephens is located in Bowmanville. Durham College and UOIT are within 20 minutes of the Village of Newcastle. Sir Sandford Fleming and Trent University are within 40 minutes of Newcastle.

Bond Head Park

5 Mill Street S., Newcastle

5 Mill Street South, Newcastle (Intersection of Mill Street South and Boulton Street)This Park contains a boat launch and a small parking area, with five spots for vehicles with trailers.

Park amenities

  • Small wooden pergola
  • Lakeshore view
  • Boat launch
  • 3 benches
  • Year round portable washroom
  • Parking
  • Clarke Township Bicentennial Plaque

Newcastle Funeral Home

386 Mill Street S. Newcastle, ON L1B 1C6 – 905-987-3964

Newcastle Funeral Home is a historic building in Newcastle, Ontario. Originally it was the home of Mr. Thomas Montague, who was one of Newcastle’s most prominent and generous citizens.
Newcastle Funeral Home offers the families they serve a comfortable and spacious setting at the time of their greatest need.

Bright, airy visiting rooms, a chapel, comfortable coffee lounges that also accommodate receptions and caring and professional staff. The chapel accommodates 150 people, with an additional overflow area for 75. NFH is conveniently located seconds north of Hwy 401, just 15 minutes east of Oshawa and 30 minutes south of Peterborough, with ample on-site parking and wheelchair accessibility.

Clarington Farmers Market

103 Caroline Street Newcastle, ON – 905-987-1899

Is open Sundays 10:00am to 2:00pm from mid-May to mid- October. It is held at the Newcastle Memorial Arena parking. A unique selection of vendors bring an amazing selection of fresh, local products to the consumer. Fresh Produce and in-season berries and fruit. Beef, Lamb and Pork Products – specialty foods, along with Honey Maple Syrup, Bird Seed, Dog and Cat treats. Perennial flowers and plants for your garden and a great selection of pastry, sweets, jams & jellies. For more information, contact Gord Lee, Market Manager – Phone: 905-987-1899
email: glee.newcastle@sympatico.ca

Newcastle Dog Park

1780 Rudell Rd, Newcastle – 905-987-5667

Leash Free Dog Park

Give your dog a chance to stretch their legs in Newcastle’s leash free dog park. You can exercise and socialize your dog all at the same time.

Everyone is welcome, but please follow the Dog Park Etiquette. Adherence to the rules will keep the Dog Park safe for dogs and people alike!

  • For safety reasons, children under six years are not allowed to enter the park.
  • An adult must supervise any child between 6 and 12 years of age.
  • Keep your dog(s) on leash until you are inside the fenced area. Always carry a suitable leash.
  • Upon entering and exiting, keep your dog(s) on leash to prevent escapes.
  • Do not bring toys, this may create guarding or territorial issues.
  • Do not bring any food (including dog treats) into the leash-free park.
  • Clean up after your dog.
  • Do not bring female dogs in heat or unaltered male dogs into the park.
  • Limit the number of dogs you bring into the park to a maximum of three.
  • Always keep your dog in sight and within voice range.
  • Make sure your dog is up-to-date on his vaccinations.
  • If your dog is bullying, or being bullied, leave the park immediately.
  • No digging. Fill in any holes your dog has created.
  • Respect the rules of the dog park.

You can find the dog park just behind the Newcastle & District Recreation Complex at 1780 Rudell Road. For more information, click here.

Port of Newcastle Marina

Port of Newcastle features a full service marina offering boaters gas and diesel, and everything from summer dockage to winter storage. 260 slips are available, accommodating watercraft up to 50′ and under 5′ draft. Canoes and paddleboats are also available for residents, with shady green spaces to relax in, along with a licensed snack bar and pier side dining. Plus there are lots of summer events and entertainment to enjoy. Read more here

Docville Wild West Park

816 Regional Rd 17, Newcastle, ON 1L9

An Exciting Historic Tribute for All Ages

The Wild West has come to Newcastle! If you loved old Westerns, then you’ll love Docville – a real life replica of an old Western town. Built by Steve ‘Doc’ Holliday, Docville may be as close as you’ll get to experiencing the life of cowboys and gunslingers. Within Docville, you’ll find a post office, a general store, a hotel, a sheriff’s station, a dentist’s office, and even a saloon!

You are welcome to stop in and visit the quilt shop and the antique shop. There are various events that happen in Docville throughout the year, and filmmakers are always looking to take advantage of Docville’s realistic classic charm.

The attention to detail and authenticity is sure to entertain adults and the unfamiliar sights will entertain the kids. Bring the whole family to Docville to get a taste of the good ol’ days!

GO Bus – Car Park

Hwy. 2 @ Hwy. 35/115

Boarding Information
2 Bus Platforms:
Platform 1 – SB-(88) Oshawa GO; EB-(90, 90C, 91) Newcastle
Platform 2 – WB-(90, 91) Bowmanville/Courtice/Oshawa; NB-(88) Clarington/Peterborough
Read more here

Joseph Atkinson Parkette

The Joseph Atkinson Parkette is dedicated to one of Canada’s Leading Publishers, Joseph Atkinson (1865-1948). Joseph Atkinson was born in Clarke Township and lived in Brownsdale, just east of Newcastle. He began his journalistic career with the Port Hope Times. He subsequently moved to Toronto where he was employed first with the World and later the Globe. Following a period with the Montreal Herald, Atkinson in 1899 became editor and manager of the Toronto Evening Star. He changed the name to The Toronto Daily Star (1900) and published it until his death. The Star is one of Canada’s largest daily newspaper. He died in 1948

Newcastle Chamber of Commerce

20 King Ave. W., Box 11, Newcastle, Ontario L1B 1H7

The mandate of the Chamber of Commerce is to support and promote the businesses located in the villages of Clarington east of Bowmanville. While membership is not specifically limited to businesses in that geographic area, our activities and support focus are in Newcastle. Visit their website here.

Samuel Wilmot Nature Trail

The Samuel Wilmot Nature Area is built on the principle of protecting the ecological integrity of the natural environment, while providing for nature-oriented recreational uses and enjoyment of the site’s natural and visual resources. Comprised of 77 hectares of stream valley lands and wetlands on the shore of Lake Ontario, the Waterfront Trail traverses the shoreline at the Port of Newcastle and Wilmot Creek.

Read more here

Clarington East Food Bank

123 King Avenue West, Newcastle, Ontario

Clarington East Food Bank is a non-profit organization that works hard to make sure that no one goes hungry in our community.

Our services are free of charge and open to all. As long as we have food available from community donations, we will continue to do our best to help those in the Clarington East area through any rough spots. Our services are confidential and without hassles.

Hours of Operation:
Tuesdays and Thursdays
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Read more here

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