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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.

340 business consultations with entrepreneurs
90 businesses started, expanded or sustained
14 development grants awarded yearly
2,057 entrepreneurs trained
5.5 2016 unemployment rate (%)
26.1 average daily high in July ( ֯ C )
656,825 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
76 grants awarded to local businesses
$154,030 in funding awarded in 2023
51 seminars and events held this year
2,225 attendees for those events