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Owen Sound is a city in Grey County. It has a population of approximately 21,000 people.
There are to highways that enter into Owen Sound's East Side; Highway 26, which leads to Meaford, and Highway 6-10, which leads 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.
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. Also, there are numerous taxi companies in the city.
The Sherman Tank Located at the Intersection of 10th Street East and 8th Avenue East. This vintage WWII tank sits outside the V.C. Tommy Holmes Armoury and makes for a great family photo.
Billy Bishop Heritage Museum 948 3rd Avenue West This Museum is Dedicated to Billy Bishop, WWI aviation hero. Hours vary throughout the year so it would be wise to contact the museum ahead of time. The cost is $4.00CDN for adults, $2.00CDN for youth under 16, and $10CDN for a family. Preschoolers get in free.
Westside Bowl Located on the West side of town, on the top of Tenth Street West Hill For a fun filled afternoon, Westside Bowl is the place to go. This bowling alley offers five and ten pin bowling, billiards, an arcade, a snack bar and a nely built motorcycle shop.
Owen Sound has many family owned businesses in its downtown area. However, most of the large, commercial stores are located on 16th Street East, including the Heritage Place Shopping Center. This area is continuously expanding; a Boston Pizza opened in late 2006 and a Harvey's/Swiss Chalet is scheduled to open in 2007.