Win This Space - Town of Gravenhurst

Win This Space

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Are you a budding entrepreneur with a cool business idea? Do you dream of opening your business in a world-class destination like Muskoka? This is your chance to make that dream come true AND win one year's free rent in a storefront located in Downtown Gravenhurst!

Win This Space is a new initiative presented by the Gravenhurst Business Improvement Area in partnership with the Town of Gravenhurst, the Gravenhurst Chamber of Commerce, Muskoka Futures and the Muskoka Small Business Centre. Win This Space contests have been extremely successful in other Ontario cities by boosting economic development, stimulating new downtown storefront businesses and creating jobs.

How it Works

  • Send us your business pitch via a slide presentation by Friday March 2nd at 5pm,
  • Your idea could be selected as one of 5 finalists,
  • Attend Top 5 Orientation,
  • Attend a mandatory day-long business workshop,
  • Submit your business plan (including marketing and financial plans),
  • Pitch your business to our judging committee,
  • The winner will be announced April 24th, 2018.

The Spaces


Image of the Albion Hotel located at 100 Muskoka St N.

100 Muskoka St. N.

450 sqft

 Image of 235 Muskoks Rd S

235 Muskoka Rd. S.

1,400 sqft

 black box with white question mark

Choose your own space



Apply HERE

Win This Space aims at attracting passionate and innovative individuals with sustainable business ideas to open up shop in downtown Gravenhurst. The competition provides financial and business supports to applicants throughout the process.

You can apply to Win This Space if you:

  • are 19 years of age or older;
  • are legally living in the province of Ontario;
  • have a business as a sole proprietorship or in partnership;
  • are willing to commit to signing a minimum 1-year lease from one of the participating spaces.

Enter the Win This Space competition in 2 easy steps!

1 - Read the Rules & Regulations of the Competition available here.

2 - Submit your business pitch via a slide presentation by Sunday March 4th at 11:59PM and include the following:

  • Who are you?
  • What is your business/product/service?
  • What makes your idea unique and exciting?
  • Why should you WIN THIS SPACE?

3 - Fill out the information on our online submission form at the following link : SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION HERE

Meet our Sponsors

 This program is brought to you by our awesome monthly sponsors:


Photo Gallery: Win This Space Sponsors will appear here on the public site.

 Contact Us

Contest Rules and Regulations                                                Doing Business in Gravenhurst

Lindsay Fetterley-Coles                                                               Jeff Loney

Administrator, Gravenhurst BIA                                                   Manager of Economic Development