Welcome To Torbay

Torbay, Newfoundland and Labrador, is a charming town located on the eastern coast of Canada. With a population of approximately 7,899 people as of 2021, Torbay is a tight-knit community with a rich history and a vibrant present. Torbay was founded in 1610 by Sir George Calvert, who named the town after Tor Bay in Devon, England. Originally settled as a fishing village, Torbay has grown into a thriving community with a mix of residential, commercial, and industrial areas. Torbay is a beautiful town that offers a great quality of life to its residents. 


The town’s boundaries extend from Middle Cove Beach to Outer Cove Beach and include a variety of parks, trails, and natural landmarks.

5 Reasons You'll LOVE it:

  1. Natural Beauty: Torbay is surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty. From the rugged coastlines to the lush green forests, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors.

  2. Friendly Community: Torbay is known for its friendly and welcoming community. Whether you are new to the area or have lived there your whole life, you are sure to feel at home in Torbay.

  3. Recreation and Activities: Torbay offers a variety of recreational activities, including hiking, fishing and boating. There are also many community centers and sports clubs that offer programs and classes for people of all ages.

  4. Proximity to St. John’s: Torbay is just a short drive from St. John’s, the capital city of Newfoundland and Labrador. This means that residents have access to all the amenities and services of a major urban center, while still enjoying a more relaxed, small-town lifestyle.

  5. Affordable cost of living: Compared to other parts of Canada, the cost of living in Torbay is relatively low. Housing prices are affordable, and everyday expenses such as groceries and transportation are also reasonably priced.

5 Reasons You'll hate it:

  1. Isolation: Torbay is a relatively small town. It can be challenging to access certain services and amenities, particularly for those who are used to living in larger cities.

  2. Limited Job Opportunities: While Torbay has a strong economy, job opportunities may be limited, particularly for those with specialized skills or experience.

  3. Harsh Weather: Torbay experiences harsh winters, with snow and ice accumulation making travel and outdoor activities challenging at times.

  4. Limited Nightlife: Torbay is a quiet town with limited options for nightlife, particularly for those who enjoy a bustling social scene.

  5. Limited Cultural Diversity: Torbay is a predominantly white community, and there may be limited opportunities to experience cultural diversity and connect with people from different backgrounds.

Places of Interest

Torbay is known for its beautiful landscapes, hiking trails, and cultural attractions. 

East Coast Trail sign in a wooded area with the ocean behind
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Food and Lifestyle

Torbay has a variety of restaurants and cafes that cater to different tastes and budgets. Torbakery is a drop in bakery located in Torbay where you can pick up freshly made bread and other delicious baked goods. The Traditional Coffee House and Deli has daily specials and is a great choice for homemade soups and sandwiches. And if you are in the mood for fried chicken and taters, there is always Mary Browns.

Torbay has a vibrant community that is active in organizing various events and activities throughout the year. The Torbay Volunteer Fire Department is a vital organization that provides fire protection and emergency response services to the town. And, The Torbay Christmas Parade is a popular event that attracts thousands of visitors each year and features festive floats, live music, and Santa Claus himself.


Torbay has several schools that provide high-quality education to its students. Some of the schools in the town include Holy Trinity Elementary School, Holy Trinity High School, and St. Francis of Assisi School. Holy Trinity Elementary School and Holy Trinity High School are part of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District and offer a range of academic programs and extracurricular activities.

To find out what public school you are zoned for, you can enter in your address and your grade level into the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District linked here:  WHICH SCHOOL DO I ATTEND?

School age children raising their hand with a world map behind

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