Location: THE JEWEL ON TOP OF SUPERIOR
Location matters, and that is why Manitouwadge, Ontario, is the community you are looking for. Manitouwadge is a full-service community located north of Lake Superior, in the center of Ontario - midway between Sault Ste. Marie and Thunder Bay - with nearby access to both rail and freshwater port infrastructure. Combine our great location with extremely affordable real estate, outstanding municipal infrastructure, first-class healthcare facilities, excellent educational institutions, and you have the perfect place to call your home. Most importantly, you and your business will thrive in a community that you "want" to live in.
The community is compact in size measuring just less than five square kilometers (two square miles), but has everything you would expect in a larger city, including exceptional cellular and high-speed Internet connectivity.
Working: IT'S WHERE YOU WANT TO WORK
Whether you are looking to start your own business or bring your skills to the work force, Manitouwadge has plenty to offer. With a wide range of professional services, a healthy mix of retail and resource-based industries, Manitouwadge is well diversified and looking to grow.
Doing Business: IT'S WHERE YOU WANT TO BE
Our local economy is based on our extreme location, rugged natural beauty, and vast natural resources. In addition to the established mining and forestry industries, opportunities exist for value-added wood products industries and tourism businesses that cater to the wilderness outdoor adventure market such as outdoor outfitters.
It's the perfect setting to explore all kinds of entrepreneurial possibilities. If you are interested in starting your own businesses, there are plenty of programs and services to help get you started quicker than you ever dreamed possible. You can be your own boss in a community that will welcome you and support you in your dream. Plenty of opportunities exist in retail, value-added resource-based industries, education and training, professional services, tourism, and more.
In Manitouwadge, there are also opportunities to buy existing business from owners looking to retire. You can walk into a turnkey operation that is ready for you to make your own. By buying an existing business you reduce some risk and uncertainty from starting from scratch and have a good customer base and income to start off with while you settle in and make Manitouwadge your home.
Living: IT'S WHERE YOU WANT TO LIVE
The Township of Manitouwadge is an extraordinary northern Ontario community and living here is extremely rewarding. Manitouwadge is a fully planned community, the first in Ontario, meaning that it was designed as a microcosm of a larger center. You will be able to find just about anything that you need in Manitouwadge, and you will have access to some of the most impressive infrastructure in the region, including a state-of-the-art hospital, a brand new high school, and recreational activities that cannot be beat. You will feel right at home.
There is an abundant mix of recreational activities for residents of all ages. In the summer, residents enjoy a beautiful nine-hole municipal golf course with full clubhouse facilities, Canada's first lakeside driving range, campground facilities for trailers and tents, tennis courts, soccer and baseball fields, and a recreation center with an outdoor swimming pool and a great fitness facility. Other popular activities include ATVing on old logging roads and marked trails, hiking to glorious waterfalls, and some of the best fishing you can find anywhere.
In the winter, the town offers separate curling and ice rink facilities that are used by minor-league hockey, figure skating, and curling clubs. Manitouwadge is also home to the Kiwissa Ski Hill and Chalet that has snowmaking capability to ensure a great experience on any of its 10 challenging runs surrounded by 13 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails. Manitouwadge is also a popular destination for snowmobiling, with access to over 1,000 kilometers of groomed snowmobile trails right at your back door.
Known for its tranquil waters, Manitouwadge is set deep in a rugged escarpment and is surrounded by dense forest. Absolutely breathtaking is the only way to describe it! With glistening lakes, pristine rivers, and forest as far as the eye can see, Manitouwadge offers nature at its unspoiled best.
In Manitouwadge the scenery is spectacular. The air is fresh and clean. The quality of life is unhurried and the people are friendly. You can set out to explore the world or simply sit back and enjoy the endless natural beauty. Join the number of people from across North America who are looking for an alternative to the congested city but need access to the same quality infrastructure you would expect to find in one. Manitouwadge has everything your business will need to grow at a price that you can afford and a quality of life for you and your employees that is second to none.