With a population of nearly 10,000, the Village of Newcastle, Ontario is a thriving community within the municipality of Clarington. Known as the best small town in Ontario, Newcastle's charm, rich history, and flourishing commercial area make it a popular choice for residents and businesses alike.
Ontario Tech University and Durham College, both located in Oshawa (just a short drive from Newcastle), provide exceptional academic programs to over 50,000 students annually. The majority of the labour force in Clarington holds a post-secondary diploma, trade certificate, or degree. Agribusiness and manufacturing are the region's largest employment sectors. Algoma Orchards is a major apple orchard in Newcastle that also operates an apple packing facility, where apples and juices are shipped to supermarkets across Canada.
Many people choose to live in Newcastle and commute to work due to its affordability and direct access to vital highways. Highway 401, which stretches across the town, quickly connects to the GTA and eastern Ontario municipalities. Highways 35 and 115 link businesses with Oshawa, Whitby, and Peterborough.