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Lifestyle

Owen Sound BusinessOwen Sound residents enjoy big city amenities in a small-town atmosphere. With its affordable lifestyle, its many attractions and reasonable real estate prices, it is an attractive place to open a business, settle and raise a family or make the most of the retirement years!

Health Care:

The City boasts an excellent health facility in the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre.

Education:

  • elementary (public and separate schools)secondary (public and separate schools)
  • post-secondary education: Georgian College
  • private schools

Fitness & Recreation:

  • numerous private clubs
  • Owen Sound Family Y
  • four local golf courses
  • 2 curling rinks
  • 2 indoor arenas
  • 11 baseball diamonds
  • 16 soccer fields - Owen Sound Minor Soccer

Outdoor Activities:

  • 43 municipal parks
  • walking, hiking and cycling trails
  • surrounded by 27 thousand acres of public access conservation land
  • the Niagara Escarpment, a world biosphere preserve.
  • snowmobiling
  • fishing
  • canoeing
  • cross-country and downhill skiing

Cultural:

  • Tom Thomson Art Gallery
  • Owen Sound and North Grey Union Public Library
  • Roxy Theatre
  • Georgian Bay Symphony Orchestra
  • Billy Bishop Museum
  • Marine & Rail Museum
  • Grey Roots Museum & Archives

Annual Festivals:

  • internationally famous Summerfolk Music and Craft Festival
  • award winning Festival of Northern Lights
  • Salmon Spectacular

Junior OHL Hockey:

  • The Owen Sound Attack Junior 'A' Team
  • The Owen Sound Saugeen Shores Greys Junior 'B' Team

Media:

  • CFOS/CFPS Bayshore Broadcasting (AM Radio)
  • Community-Focus (local on-line news magazine)
  • Mix 106.5-CIXK Bayshore Broadcasting (FM Radio)
  • Rogers Cablesystems (local cable company)
  • Sun Times (local daily newspaper)
  • The Dock (radio)

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