Community Profile

See below for details and more resources about each of the four Townships in Frontenac.  

County of Frontenac

Frontenac County Townships

You will find four Townships in Frontenac County. Each township offers a unique combination of villages, unsettled terrain, and compelling reasons to start and grow a business. Our townships are responsible for local planning matters such as minor variances, lot severances, rezoning, and official plan amendments. See our Planning and Development page for more on the land use planning services that Frontenac County provides. 

 Frontenac Islands Township
Frontenac Islands is situated at the beginning of the St. Lawrence River. Both Wolfe and Howe Islands are serviced by ferries year-round from the City of Kingston and Wolfe Island is connected to the USA by ferry from May to November.  Wolfe Island has a thriving summer tourism season, featuring the charming village of Marysville and Big Sandy Bay.


 South Frontenac Township

The Township of South Frontenac is 20 minutes north of Highway 401 and the City of Kingston. It has the highest population of the four townships in Frontenac County, and is home to farmers, artisans, self-employed tradespeople, entrepreneurs and professionals. Many residents of South Frontenac commute to the City of Kingston for employment, school or other activities. 

South Frontenac is home to Frontenac Provincial ParkGould Lake Conservation Area and several regional trails.


 Central Frontenac Township

Central Frontenac's unspoiled granite terrain is home to almost 5,000 residents and almost as many lakes. The population nearly doubles in summer when cottagers retreat to the pristine lakes and quiet woods. 

Sharbot Lake is Central Frontenac's largest community with access to both Highway 7 and Road 38.  Sharbot Lake is becoming a hub for tourism and trails, with the intersection of the K&P Trail with the Tay-Havelock Trail and The Great Trail travelling along both routes.


 North Frontenac Township

Discover breathtaking beauty, undisturbed nature, timeless terrain and quiet solitude in North Frontenac, a community nestled in iconic Canadian Shield landscapes and lakes. For backcountry campers, these landscapes can be explored through the North Frontenac Parklands - a set of lakes and managed campsites with incredible access to fishing, paddling and trails. For more information, the township Community Profile offers a great description of the Township.