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Grey County home for the holidays: find it first in grey

Home for the Holidays

The holiday season is approaching. This year think local first when shopping and celebrating. You may be surprised by what’s available right in your own backyard.

 

Find it First in Grey

Not sure where to look for that specific gift on your shopping list? Ask around! The Grey County Shop Local Facebook group is a community where you can ask businesses and other local shoppers where to find products and services. Join the Find It First In Grey Facebook Group today.

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Why Shop Local?

Support the economy

When you shop local your money stays in our communities and helps build a stronger local economy. Shopping local creates jobs here at home, and makes our businesses stronger so they can give back to our communities.

Good for the environment

Shopping locally reduces carbon emissions by limiting the amount of transportation needed to deliver goods and services - especially when you're buying locally made products or food! Plus you get the satisfaction of knowing where your products and food are coming from.

Businesses have adapted

COVID-19 has created tremendous challenges for many small businesses, but they are resilient. Businesses have invested in their storefronts to ensure they are safe for customers. Many have even added online stores or curb-side pick up options to make your shopping experience even safer. 

One-of-a-kind products

Grey County is full of shops offering unique artisan products, foods and art.

 

Other Programs & Initiatives

Grey County Cycling and Trails Master Plan

Family cycling in Grey County

Grey County retained WSP Canada Group Limited (WSP) to support the development of the Cycling and Trails Master Plan. The plan incorporates previous work completed by the County and its partners including on-going projects such as the Recreational Trails Strategy.

2018 Municipal Election

Grey county logo and local municipal logos

The 2018 Municipal Election and School Board election is Monday, October 22. For information about your local election, please visit your local municipality’s website.

Community Paramedicine

A stethoscope sits on a white background

Community Paramedicine is a newer form of healthcare that shifts paramedic into a proactive role.

Recreational Trails Master Plan

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

Grey County has completed the Recreational Trails Master Plan. This Plan is to help the County manage our forests and trails and plan for the future.

Connected County

A room full of supports at the Top7 Intelligent Communities event at Cobble Beach

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.

Alpha Street Revitalization

Housing units back patio

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. 

Coordinated Rural Transportation

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. Grey County is working to close this challenge through better coordination of transportation services.

Age-Friendly Communities Study

Aerial shot of downtown Durham

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.