Town of Grand Valley

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-royal-bank-of-canada-main-street-mill-street-grand-valley-ca-1938The 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.
new-town-logo-300x255The 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:

 

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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
Population 2,726
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)
Employed 1,525
Unemployed 65
Not in work force 560
Average Earnings $41,613
Primary Occupations (2011 National Household Survey)
Management occupations 220
Business, finance and administration occupations 160
Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 95
Health occupations 25
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
31-33 Manufacturing 190
44-45 Retail trade 170
48-49 Transportation and warehousing 160
41 Wholesale trade 140
23 Construction 130
62 Health care and social assistance 95
81 Other services (except public administration) 85
52 Finance and insurance 55

 

 

Link to Stats Canada Grand Valley Data

Link to National Household Survey Grand Valley Data