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Current Programs & Initiatives

A viewing platform overlooking Georgian Bay from a Grey County trail.

Grey County is completing a Recreational Trails Master Plan to help us manage our trails and plan for the future. Through this plan, we are documenting trail needs and prioritizing future trail projects and management practices.

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Explore this page to learn more what makes an intelligent community.  Read about key projects happening throughout our region and stay up to date on the latest news.

A driver helps an elderly man into an awaiting Home and Community support services van.

Grey County's large landscape is one of our greatest assets, but, if you don't have access to an affordable means of transportation, it can also be a major barrier.

Concept drawing of the administration building.

Grey County is building a better service environment to meet the current and future needs of residents and visitors. 

Man riding ATV in forest

On September 6, 2016, Council approved a one-year pilot allowing the use of ATVs on many County Roads. The decision will be reviewed again in a year following a report with details of the pilot.

A long term care resident sits in a wheel chair next to a window and is assisted by a healthcare professional

Grey County is making important changes long-term care.  County Council is moving forward with plans to combine the beds at Grey Gables and Rockwood Terrace into a new 166-bed County home in Durham. 

People walk down a path in the park.

Recolour Grey is the name of Grey County’s five-year review of the County Official Plan.  Recolour Grey challenges everyone to think 20 years into their future and envision the County the way they want to see it.

Past Programs & Initiatives

The Alpha Street housing community in Owen Sound is one of Grey County’s largest affordable housing properties. Originally built in the 1969, the homes were showing their age. 

We want Grey County to be inclusive and welcoming to people of all ages and abilities. We recently partnered with students from the University of Guelph to look at policies that better support youth and older adults.

View of a lush green landscape from atop a lookout.

Grey County recently completed a Natural Heritage Study we called Green in Grey. The study identified key natural areas and linkages and recommended policies related to these features.