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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.

posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: July 17, 2014 12:13:05 PM
 For a mid-sized town, Cornwall boasts an impressive variety of international and regional cuisine choices.  This summer check out a few of Cornwall’s best restaurants according to the locals.

Moon Thai & Japanese Cuisine

25 2 St. E

(613) 932-4700

Moon Thai & Japanese Cuisine is one of Cornwall’s most exciting restaurants with a great variety of Thai options like Pad Thai, green and red curries and mango salads as well a plentiful Japanese sushi menu.  Crisp and contemporary décor and friendly service are finishing touches to this superb restaurant.  Sweet tooths will appreciate Moon Thai’s lengthy dessert menu.

Moon Thai & Japanese Cuisine in Cornwall

Thum’s Kitchen Thai Cuisine

1615 Pitt Street

(613) 932-5155 

Thum’s is Cornwall’s top-rated Thai restaurant offering bold flavours and great presentation.  A balance of lime juice, lemon grass and coriander flavours characterizes the cuisine here.  If you’re looking for a healthy and delicious restaurant in Cornwall, look no further than Thum’s.

Schnitzels European Flavours

158 Pitt Street

(613) 938-8844

Schnitzels is a great place to sample a wide variety of European dishes.  There is a definite German emphasis to the menu (lots of varieties of schnitzel available) although standard North American fare like burgers and pizza abound.  The quality of the food is excellent, the portions are large and the service is excellent.  For an appetizer, try the succulent crab balls.


Authentic Cusine at Schnitzels European Flavours

Welcome to Cornwall Ontario, known as the “City With a World of Possibilities.” Here at the Ramada Cornwall, we complement our city’s excellent dining options with a superb restaurant of our own, The BrookValley Grille.  Located onsite, the BrookValley offers impeccable service and some of the best dining in Cornwall.  Book your room at the Ramada Cornwall today.

posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: July 10, 2014 11:14:25 AM

Today marks day one of the 20th Anniversary Kinsmen Cornwall Lift Off!  From Today until Sunday July 13th, Lamoureux Park will be transformed into a launch zone for 25 majestic hot air balloons set to take flight over the St. Lawrence!  In addition, an impressive line up of live music is set to take stage, making this festival a blast whether your in the air or on the ground!

Now in it’s 20th year, the Lift Off festival was founded in 1994 and has since hosted back to back (1996/7) Canadian National Hot Air Balloon Championships.  It is currently the only Hot Air Balloon Festival in Ontario.  Weather depending, festival attendees can purchase rides on various hot air balloons, which can have up to 90 minutes of flight time!  For those not ready to take flight, the festival also offers a birds-eye viewing area of the inflation and take-off, and of course the opportunity to view these majestic aircraft as they soar.   

Whether you take flight or not, the entertainment line up will keep festival attendees inflated, beginning today with a free show!  Come check out Lost Boyz (6pm) and Barstool Prophets(8pm) as they get the audience ready for Glass Tiger at 9:30! The rest of the festival is no less exiting, with the following lineup:


Friday ($15)

6pm: The Paul Deslauriers Band

7:30pm: The Glorious Sons

9:30pm: 54-40


Saturday ($15)

6pm: Hadrian’s Wall

7:30pm: The Devin Cuddy Band

9:30pm: Alan Doyle (lead singer of Great Big Sea)



6pm: Gentlemen Husbands

7:30pm: Small Town Pistols

9:30pm: Doc Walker

Here at the Ramada Cornwall, we’re conveniently located near Lamoureux Park.  Our guests can rest assured that our amenities will have them rested up and festival-ready!  Fuel up for the day with our complimentary breakfast, enjoy complimentary parking at the hotel for your vehicle, stay connected with complimentary wi-fi, and relax with a soak or swim in our hot tub and pool!  You’ll be sure to have a good night’s rest too, with our range of comfortable accommodations.

posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: July 8, 2014 12:55:58 PM
Local emergency services workers roll up sleeves for Sirens for Life this summer.
Emergency services workers often see the need for blood firsthand - just one patient with internal bleeding may need up to eight blood donors to help save their life.  That's why EMT, firefighters, police, border services, RCMP and hospital employees across Canada are joining forces to ensure patients receive the blood they need this summer.  With the help of community members, emergency services workers will top up Canada's blood supply through the Sirens for Life summer blood donor drive.
Thanks to all that donated here at the Ramada over the past two days.
posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: July 8, 2014 9:24:34 AM
The housekeeping staff were all smiles this morning as they got MUG'd by Jimmy & Sue from Variety 104.  They enjoyed coffee and treats from Love Love Food, new thermos mugs from Dr. Navaneelan and roses from Flowers Cornwall.  

Congratulations Staff - Enjoy!
posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: July 4, 2014 12:56:55 PM
 How proud the little boy was this morning to present the front desk with this handwritten note this morning. It was too cute, I had to share it with everyone.  Thank you.
posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: June 16, 2014 9:53:34 AM
Our dining room will be open for dinner each night.  Also, ask at the front desk about our bagged lunches.

Don't forget to bring your bathing suits to relax in the evenings after the convention is over.  

Enjoy your time in Cornwall!
Take a colourful and immersive trip back in time this June 7 to 9, 2014 by visiting Cornwall’s extravagant Medieval and Ancient Civilizations Festival, taking place at the Upper Canada Village.  The festival features medieval tents, mini-stages, livestock quarters, a “weapons of war” competition, games for children, and an authentic medieval-style marketplace.  This is a great family-friendly opportunity to experience medieval and ancient history in a peaceful outdoor setting.  Best of all, admission to the festival allows you to visit the regular exhibits at Upper Canada Village, an authentic 19th century rural Canadian English settlement. 

This year, the festival has an exciting entertainment line up.  The stars of the show are the legendary Knights of Valour Jousters, who will perform two action packed horseback displays on Saturday and Sunday, and an all-new feature tribute to ancient warriors on Monday.  After each show, join the knights for a fun interactive discussion about the fascinating history of jousting and the legendary chivalry of knights.

Other exciting events taking place at the festival throughout the weekend include ongoing interactive performances by comedians, dancers, buskers, wizards, wandering minstrels and archery demonstrations.  And what would a medieval festival be without a Royal Family holding court over the entire event?  Merchants and food vendors will also be on hand, offering an exciting array of period crafts and food for purchase.  The festival can be accessed through the main Upper Canada Village gate.  More information about the complete festival line up and directions from Ramada Hotel Cornwall to the Medieval Festival can be found on the festival website.

The Ramada Cornwall is ideally situated to provide you with accommodation for the Medieval and Ancient Civilizations Festival.  Our complimentary breakfast served from 6:30-9:30 am will have you fuelled up for a great day of exciting festival going.  Our outstanding amenities, including a heated pool and hot tub, will help you relax after enjoying the festival’s many attractions.  

posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: June 3, 2014 6:54:22 AM
Come out and support Kinsmen Lift Off 2014 with their Charity Casino Night on Friday June 6th here at the Ramada Cornwall.  The doors open at 7:00pm with the Casino from 8:00pm to 11:00pm.  There will be a draw for prizes and a silent auction.

Tickets are $20/person and available by calling Maurice Dupelle at 613-577-2740.

All proceeds to the Kinsmen Lift-Off 2014.
posted by: Ramada Cornwall on: May 22, 2014 3:42:14 PM

With spring in the air, what better way to enjoy your visit to Cornwall than by taking advantage of the city’s abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation?  Cornwall and its surroundings offer excellent opportunities for cycling, hiking or simply relaxing in the great outdoors.  


Cycling enthusiasts won’t want to miss Cornwall’s 105 km. section of the world-renowned Waterfront Trail, which offers stunning views of the majestic St. Lawrence River.  The trail offers easy access to the pastoral scenery of Eastern Ontario, superb views of the picturesque Cornwall Canal and connects users with a number of other local attractions, including Lamoreux Park and the Cornwall Aquatic Centre.  


Cornwall’s section of the Waterfront Trail.

For those fond of travelling by foot, Cornwall offers excellent hiking opportunities.  Only a short drive or cycle from Ramada Cornwall, the Glengarry Trails System boasts over 15 km. of well-maintained and well-marked trails that meander through breathtaking cedar and hardwood forests and a unique marsh ecosystem.  Interpretive signs along the trails explain the characteristics of the local flora and fauna.  The area is also renowned for its stellar bird watching opportunities.


For those looking for a family-friendly spot to simply kick back and relax in nature, Cornwall offers ample opportunity.  A local favourite is the nearby 234-acre Charlottenburgh Park which offers a scenic view of the St. Lawrence River, grassy picnic areas, a swimming beach, multi-use paths, horseshoe pits and volleyball courts.  For a full day of recreation, consider cycling the Waterfront Trail to this scenic destination, a 38 km. round trip from Cornwall.  Visit the park’s website or call the gatehouse at 613-931-0944 for more information, including hours of operation, user fees and driving directions.


Charlottenburgh Park

Looking for a great place to stay while taking advantage of Cornwall’s exciting recreational opportunities?  Look no further than Ramada Cornwall.  Our complimentary breakfast served from 6:30-9:30 am daily is ideal for the active traveller needing to fuel up for a day of outdoor adventures.  In the evening relax in our oustanding amenities, including a heated pool and hot tub.  Whether cycling, hiking or just spending time with friends and family in the great outdoors, we’ll provide you with everything you need to enjoy your active stay in Cornwall.   

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