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Owen Sound

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Owen Sound

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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, 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.


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.

Galaxy Theatre Located on the Sunset Strip showing the best Hollywood movies

Grey Roots A large new museum featuring local historic events and issues.


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 Center. This area is continuously expanding; a Boston Pizza opened in late 2006 and the new Harvey's/Swiss Chalet is now open.


Fast Food

--McDonald's (Wal-Mart Location)
--Harvey's / Swiss Chalet
--Pizza Hut/Taco Bell
--Mr Sub
--Pizza Pizza
--Tim Horton's (6)
--New Orleans pizza


Boston Pizza
Joe Tomato's
East Side Mario's


Family Ties
The Boot and Blade
the Harrison Park Inn
The Rusty Gull
The Chaise Lounge
Rocky Raccoons
Shorty's Bar and Grill
Norma Jeans
Chef Wok
Owen's Country Inn
Wanda & Mikes


The European Bakery Cafe
Marketside Food Shop
The Frog Pond Cafe
The Little Rose Deli
The Ginger Press
The Riverside Cafe
Humours Cafe


--The Harb

Closest thing to a club that your going to find in Owen Sound, the bar also features a gentleman's club upstairs.

--The Coach Inn / Jason's Pub

--You typical small town Bar.

--Boston Pizza

--East Side Mario's

--Joe Tomato's



--Bayside Billiards



--Best Western (Inn on the Bay)

--There are many other Hotels and Motels in the area.

Get out

The same ways listed as getting in.

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