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posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: October 29, 2014 10:49:59 AM

Whether you enjoy the cooler weather or not it is a fact that at this time of year in Cornwall, we sometimes experience precipitation, which is also known as “rain.”  If you’re staying with us this fall and looking for some great family friendly indoor activities for a rainy day, check these out:

Ontario Power Generations Visitor Centre

The St. Lawrence Seaway and Power Project was one of the largest publics works projects ever undertaken in Canada.  Visit the Ontario Power Generations Visitor Centre for an interactive historical look at the creation of the St. Lawrence Seaway.  During your visit, you will learn about the large impact the project had on the communities of the area – some positive some negative, as well as how the creation of the seaway impacted natural habitats.  This is a great activity for the whole family on a rainy day in Cornwall.

Cornwall Power Generation

Cornwall Aquatic Centre

Swimming is a great sport for all ages because it exercises almost every muscle in the body while having minimal impact on joints.  If you’re looking to get in a few laps this fall, head to the Cornwall Aquatic Centre and check out our city’s six lane 25 metre pool.  Take the kids along: they’ll enjoy a toddler pool, a waterslide and fun spray park features.

The Glass Blowing Place

The Glass Blowing place is a studio containing a viewing gallery, a place to learn about the visual arts, a fine glass gallery and an educational centre.  You can visit the gallery from 9am-5pm from Tuesday to Saturday and from 11am to 5pm on Sundays.  While on site, simply check out the beautiful glassworks of Glengarry GlassBlowing (the name of the studio) or sign up for an introductory course or master workshop.  View and learn the art of glassblowing in Cornwall this fall!

Glass blowing Cornwall, ON

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posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: October 20, 2014 1:56:48 PM

If you’re staying with us at the Ramada Cornwall this fall, don’t miss a few of the exciting musical acts taking place in nearby Morrisburg, Ontario!

 Babes 4 Breasts, Oct. 25/2014

Morrisburg, South Dundas, Ontario

OETIO/Morrisburg Meeting Centre 12580 Cty Rd 2

Babes4Breasts is an ensemble of female Canadian recording artists united in their mission to fight breast cancer through music.  Come out and fight cancer and enjoy an evening of great music this Oct. 25.  Featured artists include Métis singer-songwriter Amanda Rheaume, Ana Miura, Annabelle Chvostek and Graham Greer (he’s a babe!).  For further information and tickets, click here.  

Memories of Rock & Roll, Oct. 16-26/2014

Morrisburg, South Dundas, Ontario

Upper Canada Playhouse 12320 County

Relive the unforgettable hits from the 1950s with the talented musician Aaron Solomon.  He’ll be playing classics from the liks of Chuck Berry, Ike Turner, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, Bill Haley & His Comets, Fats Domino, Chubby Checker, The Beatles and more.  Aaron will also be telling stories and providing interesting facts about the music that defined an entire generation!  Get your tickets here. 

Adrian Legg, Nov. 15/2014

Morrisburg, South Dundas, Ontario

OETIO/Morrisburg Meeting Centre 12580 Cty Rd 2

Adrian Legg is a one of a kind musician.  Impossible to categorize, his skilled guitar work has been called “technical brilliance paired with a troubadour's tale-weaving skill” by the Boston Globe.  Experience his unique sound this fall in nearby Morrisburg. 

Here at the Ramada Cornwall, it’s our priority to ensure your stay in our city is comfortable and stress free.  We hope that our friendly staff and full suite of amenities assist you in making your trip to Cornwall unforgettable.  Book a room at Cornwall’s best option for accommodation today!

posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: September 22, 2014 1:19:43 PM
There’s nothing better than a day out to the farm on a fall day. With the dewy grass, crispy air and smell of leaves in the air it is an outing that’s hard to resist. So don’t! McMaze Corn Maze situated on the outskirts of Cornwall is a farm full of family fun and has delighted people for years.

It was founded in 2001 by Sandy McDonald, the oldest son of the McDonald family. As soon as he sang, “E-I-E-I-O” old McDonald’s farm was blessed with pumpkins, luscious stalks of corn, and some pretty fabulous sleigh rides.

McMaze Corn Maze


There are endless activities for your amusement at McMaze. Obviously the main attraction is the 4-acre corn maze. McMaze is home to the largest corn maze in all the united counties and even creates a new design each year to challenge their visitors. They also have a selection of other mazes for the directionally disabled such as the Ice Storm Post Maze, the Haze Maze, the Door Maze and the Tall Grass Maze.

Also, just in time for Halloween, you can take a visit to their pumpkin patch. You can pick, grow and find your own pumpkins. Perfect for a fall afternoon stroll, their acres of land will not disappoint.

Pumpkin Patch at McMaze Corn Maze


Other activities include wagon and sleigh rides, farm animal fun, Easter egg hunts, summer camp, and even a Zombie Run!

Wagon rides are available all year round and sleigh rides can be done as long as there is snow. Book your reservation now for your opportunity to be laughing in a one horse open sleigh!

Ramada Cornwall is just 20 minutes away from this jack in the box of excitement. Why not stay in our comfortable accommodations before your busy day at the McMaze Corn Maze. Contact us now for the best rates guaranteed.

posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: September 11, 2014 7:04:14 AM
Off Your Rocker Productions Presents
Tales From Wrestling Past
October 22nd - 9:30pm
at the Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre
Advance Tickets $30
Available at Floral Expressions or Online @ 
posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: September 11, 2014 6:56:24 AM
Cornwall Ontario - Car enthusiasts in Cornwall will be on the look-out for some of the world’s most advanced electric cars with the recent establishment of a Tesla Supercharger station at the Cornwall Ramada on Brookdale Avenue.

The Cornwall station is part of a growing network of fast-charging stations across North America to allow Tesla customers to charge their vehicles for free enroute to popular destinations. While Tesla owners can charge anywhere they have access to electricity, the Tesla Supercharger station provides a faster, easier alternative.  In fact, a Tesla Supercharger station provides 12-17 times the power of a conventional charging station.

“Tesla is very focused on providing free long distance travel for Model S owners,” said Alexis Georgeson, Tesla Communications Manager. “Canada is a very important market to Tesla and Cornwall was an ideal spot for our customers travelling along Highway 401 through the Quebec City-Toronto corridor.”

The Cornwall Supercharger station can accommodate 6 cars and will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It was built by Tesla over the past several weeks with the co-operation of the Cornwall Ramada.

"We're happy to partner with Tesla on bringing this green technology to Cornwall," said Scott Lecky, owner of the Cornwall Ramada. "We look forward to welcoming Tesla owners and showcasing what Cornwall has to offer."

Tesla owners spend an average of 30-45 minutes charging their vehicles, so a central location near restaurants, shopping and lodging was important.

“The Cornwall Supercharger allows road trippers to stop for a quick meal and patronize local businesses while their Model S charges for free,” said Georgeson.

The Supercharger station is welcome news to Tony Giamei, a Cornwall resident currently driving a Tesla Model S.  Mr. Giamei is thrilled to have a Tesla charging station in his hometown. He's already making regular use of it and he's seen other Tesla motorists from Quebec and New York State taking advantage of the charging station as well.

"I could drive to California using Tesla charging stations along the way, for zero (dollars)," he said.

The Tesla Supercharger is the world’s fastest electric vehicle charging technology, replenishing half a charge (about 200 kilometers) in as little as twenty minutes or they can fully charge to 425 kilometres in just one hour.

The Cornwall Supercharger is located at the Cornwall Ramada (805 Broookdale Avenue), easily accessible to travellers on Highway 401 via Exit 789 as well as travellers on the Seaway International Bridge that spans the scenic St. Lawrence River connecting Cornwall to Massena, New York.

About Tesla Motors

Tesla Motors was founded in 2003 by a group of Silicon Valley engineers who set out to prove that electric vehicles could be awesome. Tesla changed the auto industry in 2008 with the launch of the Tesla Roadster, the world’s first highway-capable electric vehicle. Tesla is furthering its mission to drive down the cost of electric vehicles with the Model S, the first mass-produced electric premium sedan. With the most energy-dense battery pack in the industry and best-in-class aerodynamics, the Model S has a range of 265-miles—the longest range of any production electric vehicle in the world. Tesla’s electric motor produces an impressive 443 pound-feet of instant torque, propelling Model S Performance from 0 to 60 in as little as 4.2 seconds. Sitting beneath the floorboard, the revolutionary Tesla powertrain creates a remarkably low center of gravity and delivers a thrilling driving experience.  The  Model S has received many awards and accolades during its first year on the market, including Motor Trend 2013 Car of the Year, TIME’s Best Invention of the Year 2012, Consumer’s Reports highest score ever given to a car, and NHTSA 5-star safety rating.

By Bob Peters - September 8, 2014

posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: September 3, 2014 5:37:23 AM
As fall rolls around take time to check out our local arts scene here in Cornwall.  Remember, our friendly and helpful staff is always ready to answer any questions you might have. 


Apples and Art Studio Tour | September 27-28

Various locations across Cornwall and the Counties

What better way to mark the coming of fall than by enjoying some delicious apple harvest treats and taking in great local art?  The Apples and Art Studio tour is a signature Cornwall event that opens up 37 unique artist studios to residents and visitors of Cornwall for one exciting weekend.  There’s a delightful mix of both art and apple treats at this great event.

Cornwall's Annual Apples and Art Studio Tour

On a First Name Basis | September 4-28

Morrisburg, South Dundas, Ontario

Upper Canada Playhouse 12320 County Rd. #2

Defying easy classification, this love story/mystery/social commentary tells the story of a curmudgeonly old man who in a moment of realization decides to learn everything he can about his maid of 28 years about whom he knows nothing!  On a First Name Basis promises to be a great hit in Cornwall this fall.

On a First Name Basis

Country Harvest Pottery Show | October 11

Summerstown, South Glengarry, Ontario

Marlin Orchards 18833 County Road 2

Have you ever wondered about the craft of pottery?  If so then this is the event for you.  Taking place at the pastoral Marlin Orchards, the Country Harvest Pottery Show will feature live pottery demonstrations and the chance to view the work of our region’s most talented pottery artisans. 

Country Harvest Pottery Show happening on October 11, 2014

Cornwall Ontario is fast becoming an arts hot spot in eastern Ontario and the fall season is a great time to experience everything that’s going on in the city.  Here at the Ramada Cornwall, we’re happy to host you and your family in our comfortable and inviting hotel.  Book your stay with us today.  

posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: August 20, 2014 1:04:00 PM
The end of summer is fast approaching when the days will shorten and the temperatures drop.  If you have never been in Cornwall in the Fall, the sight of the leaves turning red is something to behold.  But before it all ends, remember there are still a few glorious weeks of summer left.  So, while you can, check out a few of these upcoming outdoor festivals and events happening in Cornwall.

Akwesasne International Powwow | September 6 - 7

First Nations from Canada and the United States will converge upon Cornwall this September for the exciting annual Akwesasne International Powwow.  The best native drummers, dancers and artisans from the city and the larger region will be in attendance, pulling out their best dance moves and beats for the audience.  This event even has a participatory aspect: you can join the Iroquois Smoke Dancers in the ‘fastest dance on two feet.’  Children under five and seniors over 65 enter free.

Akwesasne International Powwow September 6 to 7 2014

Stormont County Fair | August 29-September 1

Nearby Newington is the setting for this classic country fair spanning four fantastic days at the end of summer.  The event features a demolition derby, a talent show, a competitive softball tournament and live musical acts.  There are an incredible number of things to do at this fair.  Don’t believe me?  Check out the packed schedule.

Haunted Walk at Upper Canada Village | Aug. 23

Who haunts the Upper Canada Village?  Is it the ghosts of fur-traders? Pioneers? Native people?  Or, all of the above?  Find out on this ghoulish 90 minute night-time tour of the Village.  You’ll hear chilling tales about the village’s, shall we say, darker side and perhaps even catch sight or hear a ghost or two.  There’s plenty of haunting to be had on this spooky tour.  For more information call 613-232-0344.

Haunted Walk at Upper Canada Village August 23

Here at Ramada Cornwall we pride ourselves on providing superb luxury and value for our clients.  It’s why we offer a full indoor pool and fitness facility.  After a long day of festival going, relax in the hot tub or take a few laps in the pool.  Remember to ask our staff if you have any questions about your stay at the hotel or the Cornwall area.  Book your room today.  

posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: August 7, 2014 8:07:24 AM
 August is upon us and the days have finally begun to shorten here in Cornwall.  However, there is still plenty of summer fun to be had, so enjoy it while it lasts.  Get out and about in Cornwall this August and experience some of the city and region’s best events and attractions.

Historic Cornwall Jail

11 Water Street West

The Cornwall Jail was built in 1834, when the nation of Canada was still in its infancy.  From that time up until 2002, the jail remained in operation meaning that its corridors and cells hold over 150 years of colourful and daring tales!  You can get a sense of the history of this place by taking a guided tour of the jail on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-4pm in July and August or by appointment from Wednesday through Friday.

Take a guided tour at the Cornwall Jail

Cornwall Speedway

1 Speedway Drive P.O Box 632

Rev up your Sunday evening with a spectacular night out at the Cornwall Motor Speedway!  This exciting venue features stock car racing all summer long through to mid-September.  On Sunday August 10th, join Cayer Motor Sales as they sponsor a complete racing program of Modifieds, Sportsman, Pro Stock, Semi Pro and 25 Lap Mini Stock.  The gates open at 5:30pm and racing starts at 7pm.  This is a great place to bring the entire family: adult tickets are only $10 and kids 16 years and under get in for $2.  A senior’s discount is also available.


Lamoureaux Park, Water St.

Nothing says summer like eating fresh corn on the cob piled high with butter and your other favourite fixings.  This August 16th and 17th join Cornwall locals and people from around the region as they celebrate a bountiful corn harvest in Lamoureux Park and at the nearby Mocktails Patio.  In addition to an all day corn roast there will be a kid-friendly “Touch-a-Truck” event, a constant stream of country music and most essentially, a beer tent.  Cornfest is a great way to fete the beginning of the end of summer in Cornwall.

Check out the annual Cornfest on August 16 to 17

Here at the Ramada Cornwall, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional customer service.  Our staff is always ready to answer any questions you might have concerning all of the exciting events and attractions our city and region have to offer.  If you’re looking for a great hotel in Cornwall, book your stay at the Ramada today!

posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: August 6, 2014 8:54:29 AM
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Join Matthew Stapley for messages from Spirits, Q & A, Inspirational Speaking and more!  He will be at the Ramada on Friday August 8th at 7:00pm - 10:00pm. 

Get your tickets at  - $35.00/person

Don't miss a fun-packed and inspirational show that will leave captivated!

Matthew Stapley is a natural gifted psychic-medium.  His specialty is in helping individuals and groups to connect with the Spirit World.  His syle is caring, compassionate and evidential. 


Matthew grew up in Carleton Place, Ontario where at the young age of 8 discovered he had prominent extra-sensory abilities.  As he grew older he developed these abilites working with toools such as the Tarot.  At the age of 18, he had a severe car crash on his way to college which changed his life.  After the car crash he began to see, feel and hear messages from the Spirit World.  He began to connect with Loved Ones, Spirit Guides and Angels. He has developed full-sensory perception allowing Spirit to use all of his senses to bring messages of healing to people on earth leading to a lot of public work, media engagements and many sold-out performances.

"We live within each other not only because we have known one another but because we have inspired change, provoked transformation, enabled healing, and opened doors to experiences." says Matthew Stapley.

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posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: July 25, 2014 10:56:10 AM
Cornwall in the summer is a hub of great arts activity.  If you’re staying in our city you won’t want to miss a few of these great arts events and attractions.  Be sure to ask our friendly staff if you have any questions about what’s going on in Cornwall.  

Arts in the Park

Lamoureaux Park is the place to be in Cornwall on a summer evening.  Join locals and tourists alike as they enjoy a free series of performances running all summer long to August 20th which includes live music, theatre and films under the stars.  All performances take place at the Lion’s Club Bandshell and begin at 7pm.  Bring a blanket, a picnic, lawn chairs and the entire family.  The full entertainment line-up and schedule can be accessed by clicking the link above.

Cornwall Arts in the Park

Cornwall Art Gallery

Since 1982, the Cornwall Art Gallery (also known as the TAG) has been exhibiting a wide variety of local and international artists.  The gallery nurtures local artists by exhibiting works from those located in the surrounding communities of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Counties including the Mohawk Community.  

Lend Me a Tenor at the Upper Canada Playhouse

From July 31 to August 24 check out the side splitting comedy Lend Me a Tenor at the Upper Canada Playhouse.   This long running play first debuted on Broadway in the 1980s and has been causing uproar ever since.  Here’s the setup: It’s 1934 at the Cleveland Grand Opera and Tito Morelli, world famous actor, is about to appear for one night only as Otello.  A hilarious series of mishaps ensues before the show and Tito is accidentally given a double dose of tranquilizers causing him to pass out.  Desperate, one of Tito’s managers persuades his reticent assistant Max to get into an Otello costume and take Tito’s place.  The deception is going fine… that is until Tito revives!


Here at the Ramada Cornwall we do absolutely everything we can to make your stay enjoyable and carefree.  It’s why we offer our guests free secure on site parking and a delicious hot complementary breakfast every morning.  We look forward to welcoming you today.

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