Brighton is a town in Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada, approximately 150 kilometres (93 mi) east of Toronto and 100 km (62 mi) west of Kingston.
Brighton was primarily an agricultural community, specializing in the farming of apples and production of new apple types. However, in recent years, many of the original orchards in the area have been partially removed, to make way for the steadily growing population, and more profitable agricultural produce, such as wheat, corn and soybeans. In late September, Brighton is host to Applefest, its largest yearly festival.
The Municipality of Brighton (formed on January 1, 2001, through an amalgamation of the former Town of Brighton and Brighton Township) has a higher than average percentage of those retired. This creates a quiet, clean and friendly atmosphere.
Good to know about Brighton:
- Brighton has a population of 11,000
- Presqu’ile Provincial Park, just south of the town centre, is one of Brighton’s most popular attractions.
- The area is known for excellent bird-watching and other nature activities.
- The Memory Junction Railway Museum, located in a former Grand Trunk station, has a collection of rail equipment and memorabilia.
- Brighton school system is serviced by the Public Board, Catholic Board and the French Board.