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Invest in Gravenhurst

Bring your vision to Gravenhurst and seize the opportunity to be a part of the bigger picture. 

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Known as the Gateway to Muskoka, Gravenhurst offers a prime geographical location, solid infrastructure, natural beauty and work-life balance for you and your employees. The average commute for Gravenhurst employees is 5-15 minutes, allowing your future workers to enjoy living in cottage country just minutes after leaving work. Many people move here for that reason alone. 

You may be considering investing in Gravenhurst because you're looking for a change of scenery, however there are many reasons we believe that our town is the perfect place to start your own business or invest in development. Continue reading below or reach out to the Economic Development Team with any questions.

Gravenhurst is a vibrant yet cost-effective location for your business.  Need to go to the city to connect face-to-face? Driving from Gravenhurst to Barrie only takes an hour, Toronto is just 1.5 hours away, or if you're feeling bougie you can also catch a 35 minute flight to downtown Toronto by plane from the Muskoka Airport, located just outside of downtown Gravenhurst.

Not only do Gravenhurst businesses pay lower commercial property taxes, the cost of purchasing/leasing land or buildings is significantly lower than what you would have to pay in Toronto or other towns & cities.


Gravenhurst Average Lease Rates Average Lease Price/Sqft Average Sale Price/Sqft
Commercial Core $13.46 $157.17
Highway Commercial $13.75 $119.13
Airport/Industrial Park $12.00 $107.40
Overall Average: $13.07 $127.90

Source: Gravenhurst Property Market Summary (Dec 2018). Raw data is gathered from Lakeland Real Estate Board, MLS and direct information from Commercial/Industrial property owners

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