Owen Sound

Owen Sound is a city in Grey County. It has a population of approximately 21,000 people.

Get in

There are two main highways that enter into Owen Sound's East Side; Highway 26, which leads (driving east) to Meaford, and Highway 6-10, which leads (driving south) to Chatsworth. At Chatsworth, Highway 6-10 splits, and Highway 10 leads into Markdale. Owen Sound is within three hours of Toronto, Hamilton, Orillia and Barrie. Nearby popular destinations include Sauble Beach, Wasaga Beach, Village at Blue Mountain & Collingwood, Tobermory, and Horseshoe Valley.

Get around

Owen Sound provides a city bus transit system that runs every half hour on weekdays, every hour on weekends. The fare is $2.00 for adults, $1.25 for students and seniors. Too, there are numerous taxi companies in the city ($7 for travel on east side, $6 for west, $5 for downtown, generally). Traffic is generally light and roads are well maintained if you choose to drive, with plenty of parking spots. The downtown is a comfortable size to discover on foot, with most of the shopping clustered within several blocks of the center of town.

See

Do

Inglis Falls

Buy

Owen Sound has many family owned businesses in its downtown area (eg. Fulfords, Buzzas, Nancy Lees). However, most of the large, commercial stores are located on 16th Street East, including the Heritage Place Shopping Centre. This area is continuously expanding; a Boston Pizza opened in late 2006 and the new Harvey's/Swiss Chalet is now open.

Eat

A wide away of fast food and chain restaurants are available.


Cafes/Diners

Drink

Sleep

Go next

Routes through Owen Sound

Espanola Tobermory  N  S  Fergus Guelph
Ends at Hepworth  N  S  Orangeville Mississauga
END  N  S  Kincardine Jct
END  W  E  Collingwood Barrie


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