Township of Southgate

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Our Story

The Township of Southgate is a local municipality in the southern part of Grey County. It is a rural township with 2 small villages of Dundalk and Holstein and several small rural hamlets. The Township is a result of the amalgamation of the Village of Dundalk and the Townships of Egremont and Proton in 2000. The Township is 644 hectares (249 sq. miles) in size and has a population of 7,190. The Township is the southern gateway to Grey County and that is where the municipalities name comes from “Southgate”. The key strengths of Southgate as a great location for your business are:

• Close to Greater Toronto Area (GTA) • Lower cost of living • Lower labour costs • Strong agricultural base • Reliable labour • Close to large GTA labour force • No traffic (reverse commuting) • GTA residents somewhat familiar with area due to tourism, snowmobiling, cottages and events. • Near retirement communities along Georgian Bay • Southgate has a strength in green industry

Grey County

Community Type Population
Grey, ON County 93,830
Owen Sound, ON City 21,341
Meaford, ON Municipality 10,991
West Grey, ON Municipality 12,518
Grey Highlands, ON Municipality 9,804
Georgian Bluffs, ON Township 10,479
Chatsworth, ON Township 6,630
The Blue Mountains, ON Town 7,025
Hanover, ON Town 7,688