The combination of Grimsby's small-town character and its unique physical features make it a great place to live and build strong businesses.

The town's location allows for easy access to many city centres, including a short 60-minute commute to the Greater Toronto Area, and 30 minutes to the American border.

A variety of employment lands are available within the downtown district, on the QEW South Service Road and in the east industrial area.

Population Growth

The Town of Grimsby is one of the fastest growing municipalities in the country with its population growing by 7.9 per cent between 2011 and 2016. The population of Grimsby is expected to steadily increase in the next decade.

Grimsby's growth rate is greater than that of the provincial average of 4.6 per cent and the national average of 5 per cent.

Labour Force

Businesses have access to a well-educated and talented local and regional labour pool. At the same time, our location allows an easy commute for our residents, a great number travel daily to larger urban centres throughout Niagara, Hamilton and the Greater Toronto Area.

Local businesses do not have difficulty attracting new employees to make the move to Grimsby once they see the lifestyle we have to offer.

Household Income and Housing Options

The median household income is $79,036 and the average household income is $92,038.

Housing options include urban or rural settings, locations by the lake or escarp.m.ent, modern or heritage homes, townhomes or apartments.

Seniors will be pleased to find a diverse range of adult condominiums, retirement homes and nursing homes specifically suited to their needs.

In 2016, 539 new housing units were created.

Community Services and Culture

Grimsby offers a diverse mix of year-round activities that celebrate our wealth of art, culture and history. The Grimsby Art Gallery and Public Library are jointly housed in a state of the art facility, which offers ongoing exhibitions and a quiet place to read, reflect, relax and learn.

The Grimsby Museum is conveniently located in the centre of town and showcases Grimsby's extensive history.

All facilities offer special programs throughout the year for everyone from preschoolers to seniors.

Service clubs and volunteer organizations in the Town of Grimsby

  • Grimsby Knights of Columbus
  • Grimsby Benevolent Fund
  • Grimsby Lions
  • Red Cross
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Kinette Club of Grimsby
  • Masonic Lodge Union #7
  • Grimsby Rotary @Noon
  • Kinsmen Club of Grimsby
  • Kiwanis Club
  • Royal Canadian Legion Br. 127
  • Garden Club
  • Grimsby Auxiliary Marine Rescue Unit
  • Habitat for Humanity ReStore

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