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Owen Sound, Ontario - Neighbourhood Informaton

   Owensound

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The Marina In Owen Sound

Community Information

Owen Sound is fortunate to be located near one of the most
beautiful natural regions in the province. The Niagara Escarpment
passes through Owen Sound on its way to the Bruce Peninsula and
its outdoor wonders.

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citymap1.jpg (66514 bytes)A thriving regional centre, Owen Sound not only provides a
supportive and affordable environment for thriving business, its
residents enjoy an attractive and affordable lifestyle.

For the business-minded, an
industrial park
with its perfect mix of services and zoning
for manufacturers, is close to major Ontario urban centers via
several modes of transportation. A skilled labour
force
resides here in the city. Owen Sound recently
experienced an influx of new commercial and industrial investment.

Owen SoundThe
city's three main retail
districts
are a lure for shoppers. For nature lovers, it is
right next door to the beautiful Bruce Peninsula, home to one of
the world's rare ecosystems.

Owen Sound's real estate prices for industrial,
commercial
and residential
properties
are lower than those in most other cities.

With its diverse community groups and leisure activities,
seniors and young families alike will find Owen Sound an appealing
choice of residence.

Known as The City by the Bay, and The Scenic City, Owen Sound
is a harbor town with a heritage tied to the commerce and culture
of the Great Lakes. Its natural setting features the limestone
cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment, valleys and waterfalls, beaches
and parks. Owen Sound offers shopping, health and educational
services to visitors, residents, and the surrounding area.

Quick Historical Facts:

Original name Sydenham

Incorporated 1856 as a town, 1920 as a city, separate from the
County of Grey.

Reunited with the County of
Grey
as a member municipality in 2001

Visitor Services:

Visitor Information Centre at the Marine-Rail
Museum
-

Vacation Owen
Sound
On-line Guide

Campground with serviced sites at Harrison
Park

Marina and boat launch, East Shore, Owen Sound

Billy Bishop
Regional Airport


served by bus, airbus, taxi and car rentals

radio station (AM and FM) , daily newspaper, weekly on-line
publication

Community
Facilities and Points of Interest:

Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre with ice surface and
meeting rooms

Grey Bruce Regional Health
Centre
(240-bed hospital)

Georgian
College


Tom Thomson Art Gallery

County of Grey, Marine-Rail,
and Billy Bishop Heritage

Museums

pre-school, elementary and secondary schools - Bluewater
District School Board


downtown and mall shopping areas

Owen Sound-North Grey
Union Public Library


Roxy Theatre (live performances), cinemas, drive-in, and video
rental outlets

Family Y, Grey Granite Club, and privately-run fitness facilities

Farmers Market every Saturday morning, year round

Annual Events:

Art Town
Spring Studio Tour


Spoke and Bustle: Antique Motorcycles, Pioneer Skills at Grey
County Museum


Summerfolk music and
crafts festival

Harbour Heat Wave waterfront festival

Salmon Spectacular fishing derby

Owen Sound Celtic
Festival
including Pratie Oaten at Grey
County Museum


Autumn Around the Sound Studio Tour

Festival of
Northern Lights

Municipality City
ofOwen Sound
Vacation
Owen Sound On-Line Visitors Guide
How
to Get Here
Festivals
& Special Events in Owen Sound
Events
Guide
Galleries
& Museums
Owen
Sound & North Grey Union Public Library
Billy
Bishop Regional Airport
Escarpment
Centre Ontario
City
Map
Heritage
Owen Sound - LACAC Tour
Saugeen
River Fish Art Tour

For more information on tourist attractions in the Owen Sound
area, please visit the following sites:

Ontario's
Natural Retreat - Bruce County
Grey
County Tourism
Georgian
Triangle
Bruce
Grey Trails
Ontario
- More to Discover
Links
Reasons
to locate your business in Owen Sound

 

Schools

Beaver Valley Community School

189 Bruce Street, Thornbury, Ontario  N0H
2P0

Gerda Besworth
and Rosemary Barnett,
Community Education Co-ordinators

Georgian Bay Secondary School

125 Eliza Street, Meaford,
Ontario  N4L 1A4


Gerda Besworth

and Rosemary Barnett,
Community Education Co-ordinators

Meaford Community School

186 Cook Street, Meaford, Ontario N4L 1H2


Gerda Besworth and
Rosemary Barnett,
Community Education Co-ordinators

Owen Sound Collegiate & Vocational Institute

1550 8th Street East, Owen Sound, Ontario
 N4K 5N8


Susan Warrilow,
Community Education Co-ordinator

St. Vincent-Euphrasia Elementary School

555 St. Vincent Street, Meaford, Ontario N4L 1C6

Gerda Besworth and
Rosemary Barnett,
Community Education Co-ordinators

Strathcona Senior Public School

615 6th Street "A" East, Owen Sound,
Ontario N4K 1G3


Susan Warrilow,
Community Education Co-ordinator

Sydenham Community School

1130 8th Street East, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 5N8


Susan Warrilow,
Community Education Co-ordinator

Hillcrest Elementary School

501 8th Street West

Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 3M8

Susan
Warrilow
, Community Education Co-ordinator

Owen Sound Performance

Click here to view the Owen Sound
2002 Performance Report

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Michael Preston-Broker and Contact

Realtor for the Owen Sound Area.

Call: 705 715-6860

Email Michael at

MJPreston@LakeviewRealty.Ca 

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