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The Community of Heart's Desire


The Town of Heart's Desire is located on Route 80, just 70 km from the Trans Canada Highway (TCH), in Trinity Bay.

Population Demographics:

• Total Population: 840

Industries / Economic Activity:

• Traditionally the residents of Hearts Desire made their living from the sea & the land. Today some residents are employed through a multi species fishery, while others commute to nearby communities for employment.

• Construction - Paving company
• Boat Building 

Municipal Tax Structure:

• The residential and business tax rates in the Town of Heart's Desire are competitive with other towns on the Baccalieu Trail.

Municipal Services:

• Heart's Desire became incorporated October, 1978. Heart's Desire Town Council consists of six councillors and a mayor. A  copy of the town plan can be obtained at the Heart's Desire Town Hall.

• Water and Sewer available in all areas of town 
• Garbage Collection on a weekly basis 
• Fire Protection Services - Heart's Desire Volunteer Fire Department 

Real Estate:

• Average price of a three-bedroom bungalow: $30,000 
• Average rental cost of a house: $400 per month 
• Average rental cost of a two-bedroom apartment: $375 per month 
• Home heating sources available include wood, electric, oil, and propane 


Roman Catholic Church 

Law Enforcement / Crime Prevention:

Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Harbour Grace Detachment (40 km) - 27 Police Officers / 11 Vehicles 

Education Facilities:

Avalon West School Board  
Epiphany Elementary, Grades k-8 
• Holy Trinity High, Heart's Content, Grades 8-12 

• Public and Private Post-Secondary Facilities are available in Carbonear and nearby Bay Roberts

Keyin College 
College of the North Atlantic
• Canadian Training Institute
Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL

Other Services:

• Telecommunications (Telephone, Internet and Cellular Service)
• Media Services - Regional and Provincial Newspapers, Cable TV with 24 channels, Community Channel, regional radio station at Carbonear
• Various Recreation Facilities (e.g. Community Park that includes a community centre, playground, outdoor swimming area, and picnic area, etc.) 
• Others (church groups) 

Commercial Services: 

• Take-out 
• Sawmill 
• Grocery / Convenience Store 
• Barber Shop 
• Pavement Contractors 

For more information:

The Town of Heart's Desire
Heart's Desire, NL A0B 2B0
Telephone: (709) 588-2280
Fax: (709) 588-2343


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