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Bruce by the Numbers

With hundreds of kilometers of coastline and trails just a short distance from the Big Smoke, Bruce County boasts affordable living and shorter than average commutes. The numbers speak for themselves! Just imagine what life and work could be here.
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Business to Bruce

Department: Planning and Development

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We are a blend of entrepreneurial opportunity that spans energy and tourism, agri-business and culture, technology and retail.

142 annual consultations with entrepreneurs
147 inquiries processed every year
18 business grants dispersed yearly
133 hours of annual training delivered
5.5 2016 unemployment rate (%)
26.1 average daily high in July ( ֯ C )
263,380 average house price ($)
16 average commute time (minutes)
5,797 registered businesses
170 km to downtown Toronto
155 km to US border
854 km of coastline along the Niagara Escarpment
2 National Parks
22 shipwrecks to explore near Tobermory
264 kms of Bruce Trail
3,543 of fresh water (km3)
1/3 of Ontario’s electricity produced in Bruce County
1,928+ family farms creating fresh produce and culinary specialties
15 lighthouses
80 km of mountain bike trails
32 yearly local champion mentor meetings
2150 Hours of annual landowner consultation
27 seminars and events held this year
288 attendees for those events