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Communities of Opportunity: Parry Sound

Keep your business in the North, yet connect faster and easier to Ontario’s south.
Parry Sound

What’s the best location to connect your business and your people to the contacts and conveniences of Toronto, while still benefitting from the vast space and quality of life in Northern Ontario? 

Check out the Town of Parry Sound: both Sudbury and the GTA mega market are a quick two hour drive (100% along a four lane highway - extending soon to Sudbury.)  

Rich with untapped industrial, development and manufacturing opportunities (and waterfront)—the Town of Parry Sound cultivates talented, innovative graduates at Canadore College and attracts the rest of the province’s workforce with a low risk location and a higher quality of life.

Find the same infrastructure available in larger cities, like water, sewer and natural gas, plus easy access to clients, suppliers and shipping needs. Not only will you stay connected with fibre internet service supported office space, industrial park and conference centre, you’ll work with a municipality ready to help your business succeed. 

Parry Sound’s business-focused, proactive council is armed with a newly released Business Stimulus Team and a Downtown Sustainability Team to make sure business needs are prioritized.  

In Parry Sound, there’s more undeveloped land and bigger serviced development properties ready to buy or lease - even on waterfront. Build your condos with Georgian Bay views or set up your factory with the hydro, natural gas, sewer and water services you need to run your processes. 

Businesses like Crofter’s Food Ltd. started its organic fruit spread and preserve manufacturing company in Parry Sound and received a FedNor Grant (for manufacturers in Northern Ontario) to fund their expansion. 

Build any water-based venture you’re dreaming of, from boat manufacturing to fishing expeditions to watersport adventures. Locate on Georgian Bay to get full

advantage of the Great Lakes tourist trade while avoiding the cost and congestion of southern waterfront shoreline. 

Looking for a film location that’s easy on your budget? Apply for a Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation grant, skip the film permit fees charged in Toronto, and find Parry Sound’s heritage buildings, natural beauty and accommodating citizens keen to be involved in your next film venture. 

Specialized professionals like environmental researchers have easy access to the UNESCO Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve for study. Knowledge industries like FAD Architects connect with city clients looking to build their dream vacation homes and cottages. Artists and artisans find their niche clients along the waterfront a hub for seasonal tourists, theatre and music lovers who flock to Parry Sound’s scenic downtown and performing arts centre.

Help Employees Afford The Life They Want In Parry Sound

Lower cost real estate means you can operate in a space that suits your business plus relocate your employees to homes they can build a life in. Nearby cottage country, outdoor fitness and natural wonders means you can enjoy your downtime year round off your doorstep:

Get your cultural fix after work with dinner and theatre at the Charles W. Stockey Centre—a 440-seat acoustically perfect performance hall - the only one of its kind north of Toronto. 

Use your weekends to bond with family or relax on your own with a trip to the beach or a snowshoeing adventure along groomed trails.

Take better advantage of your vacation time when you’re closer to Northern Ontario’s vast natural points of interest.

Northern Ontario culture promotes hospitality and quality over cut throat competition.  Organize your site tour, or receive more information, contact Lynn Middaugh, Director of Development & Leisure Services, (705) 746-2101 x216.