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COMMUNITY PROFILE 

The Township of North Huron is a vibrant community just 1 hour west of Waterloo and 1 ½ hours north of London. Part of Ontario’s West Coast, we are a short drive away from the shores of Lake Huron.

North Huron is comprised of the Village of Blyth, the Township of East Wawanosh, and the Town of Wingham.  We are a municipality that offers an excellent quality of life.  We value our history and our hometown atmosphere.   At the same time, our business community is progressive, global and growing. 

The Township of North Huron has a population of 5,000 people and a catchment area of approximately 16,000.  

 

 

BUSINESS AND RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT IN NORTH HURON

WE’RE OPEN FOR BUSINESS!

North Huron offers prime retail locations with main highway access.

For Economic Development information, please contact: Connie Goodall, Economic Development Officer (519) 357-1096.

Downtown Blyth

The Historic Village of Blyth was established in 1877.  It has grown from a rural village serving a local market, to a unique blend of culture, tourism and commerce in the country.  Blyth is an award-winning community, with the proven ability to attract large-scale special events to its modern venues, facilities, tourist destinations and historic sites.  Blyth is home to the internationally acclaimed Blyth Festival and Thresher’s Reunion, two of the reasons why Blyth hosts over 100 times its own population each year.  The retail district of the village features a compact commercial core with historic architecture – located within walking distance of all venues.  The ambitious community has begun a long-term renewal strategy to develop the “Historic Blyth” theme, starting on Queen Street.  A Blyth Business Improvement Area (BIA) was established in January 2012. 

Downtown Wingham

Wingham is a rich cultural centre with an attractive mix of building style and heritage features.  There is a diverse selection of service and retail businesses that often collaborate to promote the downtown core with special events.  The historic North Huron Museum, Town Hall Historic Theatre, and municipal town office is centrally located with ample parking.  The Wingham Branch of the Huron County Library is a community hub in itself and is located downtown just off the main street.  Wingham has a wealth of supportive media outlets; the community is home to CKNX Radio Inc., a satellite for A-Channel television, and the Wingham Advance-Times, award-winning community newspaper. The Wingham Business Community formalized the structure of the newly formed Wingham Business Alliance in November 2011.  The first president of the WBA, Bruce Stainton was elected.  In January 2013, a by-law was passed by North Huron Council to establish a Business Improvement Area (BIA) for Wingham.

East Wawanosh

East Wawanosh is strengthened by its farming and agriculture industry.  The community is home to many farm supply companies, but also has a number of other businesses including greenhouses, farm equipment cooperatives, and automotive parts and repair.  East Wawanosh is an ideal location for agriculture processing, service, industrial, and supply establishments. 


RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

Looking for that perfect residential or commercial property for your home or business?  Contact one of the local real estate offices to find all the information you need on available properties to suit your needs in North Huron.

Coldwell Banker Ph: 519-357-3321 Fax: 519-357-4070
Right At Home Realty Inc. Brokerage Ph: 519-357-3622 Fax: 519-357-2714
Royal LePage Heartland Realty Ph: 519-357-2400 Toll free: 1-800-234-3339
Peak Premier Realty Ph:  519-357-1151 Ph: 519-357-4808
ReMax Land Exchange  Ph:  519-357-3332 Fax:  519-357-4059
Wilfrid McIntee Realty Ph:  519-357-2222 Fax:  519-357-4482
nixons@ezlink.ca
Kempston & Werth Realty Ltd.  - Wingham Ph: 519-357-4200 E-mail: barb@bellnet.ca
Wilfred McIntee Realty & Co. Limited Ph: 519-357-2204

Fax: 519-357-2204
E-mail: mikez@eastlink.ca


INVENTORY OF LAND AVAILABLE FOR DEVELOPMENT

There are prime sites available in North Huron for development for residential, small industry or commercial use.

For an accurate listing or information on available land, contact Gary Long, CAO/Clerk at
519-357-3550 or Connie Goodall, Economic Development Officer at 59-357-1096. 


HOUSING COST COMPARISON

Housing costs in North Huron are considerably lower compared to larger urban centres.

TYPE

PROVINCE

TORONTO

OTTAWA

HAMILTON

NORTH HURON

Bungalow 272,000 380,000 300,000 254,000 106,771
2-Storey 320,000 445,000 400,000 325,000 139,050

 

TAX STRUCTURE

The Township of North Huron is unique in the variety of services offered considering the size of the population and assessment base.  Similar services are only offered by larger municipalities. 

The total assessment in 2005 was $351,016,800.  The total assessment in 2006 was $382,217,300. 

Please contact the Treasury Department at the municipal office for detailed tax rates.  If you would like to appeal an assessment, you may obtain a form from the North Huron Municipal Office or contact the County of Huron at 519-524-8394.