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Trenton is a community in Southern Ontario in the municipality of Quinte West, Ontario. The Trent River was known to the Mississauga as Sangichiwigewonk, or 'fast flowing.' It was named after the River Trent in England. French explorer Samuel de Champlain followed the Trent Severn passing through Trenton in 1615. The area around the mouth of the Trent River was first settled by Europeans in the 1780s. Assorted settlements and town plots in the area went under a number of names, until the Village of Trenton was incorporated in 1853. Trenton grew thanks to its port location and area lumber industry.
Trenton hosts many events year round, such as The Trenton Scottish Irish Festival, Downtown Festival and the Bay, Fraser Park free outdoor concerts, etc. Trenton is also home to the Wilf Wilkinson Rotary Splash Pad, on Bay Street. It’s a great way to cool off and have fun and cool off with the kids in the summer.
Notable people that were born in Trenton include: Elizabeth Manley, 1988 Olympicfigure skating silver medalist, George Ferguson, a former professional hockey player for the Toronto Maple Leafs, as well as Adam Sioui, a swimmer for the 2008 Olympic Games.
Trenton is the starting point for the Trent-Severn Waterway, which continues northwest to Peterborough and eventually Port Severn on Georgian Bay. The township of Trenton is most known for its 8 Wing National Air Base, serving Canada's interests worldwide. The Air Force Museum is a great way to see Canada's air force for yourself.
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