In the Municipality of Brockton, with the mighty Saugeen River and a humming downtown core, Walkerton lets you you can grab a latte in the morning, innovate all day long, and catch your dinner in the afternoon. The community is focused on clean technology, fly-fishing, agri-business and, yes, all the tourism ideas you can dream up. Let Walkerton be the backdrop of your new or expanding business.
With the Saugeen River running right through its downtown hub, Walkerton has become home for consumers and businesses with a focus on paddle-sports and waterside living. The Walkerton Clean Water Centre trains Ontario’s drinking water professionals, gifting you with an already-solid, high-earning customer base. There are currently 120 commercial ventures in town with room for more.
The population of Municipality of Brockton is just over 9,400, with 4,500 calling the town of Walkerton home. Clean Water Living is the core of the community’s identity and it takes environmental leadership and conservation seriously. Walkerton is a local shopping destination known for its thriving downtown business community that includes many unique shopping and dining experiences. Eighty percent of the population in Walkerton is pre-retirement age, indicating a growing community. Forty percent of households in the municipality earn an annual household income at or above the national average.
The municipality hosts a blend of recreation, education and year-round activities and programs that are second to none if rural living is your dream. This is a family-first community; easily getting from work to youth sports to adult relaxation and a good variety of eateries is all in an average day here. From tennis and long leisurely paddles in the summer to every imaginable winter activity, there's plenty of affordable lifestyle waiting for you in Walkerton.
Walkerton’s visible and visceral connection to the Saugeen River drives a passion for environmental care and draws innovative technologies and business ideas for water protection.
The country seat of Bruce County, Walkerton hosts a number of government offices and agencies, meaning your clientele are invested in living local and are also ready to shop.
The East Ridge Business Park is a prime incubator for your unique commercial venture.
Victoria Jubilee Hall is the pride of downtown Walkerton. A historical building with an impressively-sized theatre and a generous conference space, it draws visitors for both work and play.
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