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About Owen Sound and Area

Owen Sound is a small city in Grey County which is in Southwestern Ontario. Owen Sound located at the mouths of the Pottawatomi and Sydenham Rivers on an inlet of Georgian Bay.

  • Owen Sound is about 190km northwest of Toronto.
  • About 21,688 people live in Owen Sound.
  • Owen Sound is the county seat of Grey County.

Major industries in the area are health care, manufacturing and tourism. The town of Goderich in Huron County has one of the oldest salt mines in Ontario. Agnes Macphail is one of the most notable residents of Grey County. She was the first woman to be elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 1921 federal election.