The Town of Grand Valley encompasses the village of Grand Valley, the urban hub that supports the surrounding rural areas with shopping, dining and services, and the surrounding area of over 150km2 of agriculture and rural residential land.
The village of Grand Valley is growing with new residential developments facilitated by a new water treatment plant that will service new developments such as Thomasfield Homes new 150 houses and others for many years to come. The Grand River flows serenely through Grand Valley creating waterfront properties throughout the village and offering residents and visitors alike the opportunity to enjoy their morning coffee by the water. The river also serves as the venue for the annual Grand Valley Duck Race held in May every year and the annual New Year’s Day Polar Bear Dip.
Agriculture forms the backbone of economic activity in Grand Valley with almost 100 farms reporting over $17 million in gross farm receipts in 2010. The land supports cattle, dairy and sheep as well as oilseed and grain farming. The rich and plentiful water combine to make Grand Valley a premier choice for farmers looking for land such as locals Peter and Elly Van Der Veen whose sheep farm in the northern part of Grand Valley is prosperous, read their story here.
The Town of Grand Valley has embraced economic development through their Economic Development Committee which is actively promoting business opportunities in the area. Please visit their webpage for more information on their activities.
The Grand Valley and District Community Centre is a multi-use facility catering to all your recreational needs. Rooms are available for rent that seat up to 1000 people comfortably. From late September through to mid-April artificial ice is installed for a variety of winter activities such as hockey, skating and curling.
Learn more about Grand Valley by visiting their website here.
The Town of Grand Valley is home to many successful businesses including:
Van Der Veen Farms
Peter and Elly Van der Veen began their search for Canadian farmland in Alberta, where members of her family had emigrated from Holland. They had friends in Ontario, so he decided to look there, too. They ultimately decided on Dufferin County. More–>
A snapshot of data from Grand Valley:
|2011 Census Profile – Statistics Canada|
|Median age of population||41.5 years|
|% of population ages 15 and over||82.2%|
|Total private dwellings||1,048|
|Population density per square kilometre||17.2|
|Land area||158.23 km2|
|Educational Attainment (from 2011 National Household Survey)|
|Total population 15 years and over||2,240|
|No certificate, diploma or degree||535|
|High school certificate or equivalent||735|
|Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma||325|
|College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma||435|
|University certificate or diploma or degree||120|
|Labour Force Activity (National Household Survey and Analyst Data)|
|Not in work force||560|
|Primary Occupations (2011 National Household Survey)|
|Business, finance and administration occupations||160|
|Natural and applied sciences and related occupations||95|
|Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion||60|
|Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport||10|
|Sales and service occupations||410|
|Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations||360|
|Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations||150|
|Occupations in manufacturing and utilities||85|
|Top Employment Industries (by NAICS) (2011 National Household Survey )|
|11 Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting||255|
|44-45 Retail trade||170|
|48-49 Transportation and warehousing||160|
|41 Wholesale trade||140|
|62 Health care and social assistance||95|
|81 Other services (except public administration)||85|
|52 Finance and insurance||55|