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Nestled along the scenic banks of the Sydenham River, historic Downtown Owen Sound welcomes you.

Images of Downtown Owen Sound

Whether you live in, work in, or are visiting . . . Downtown Owen Sound has it all !

Experience the heart of the City with a tremendous variety of unique restaurants, cafes, shops, galleries, and boutiques. What’s more, we have one of Ontario’s best local farmers’ markets, a terrific community theatre, and a complete range of personal, financial, professional, and wellness services.

Visit often and make Downtown Owen Sound a part of your lifestyle.

Supporting the Community

Established in 1973, the Owen Sound Downtown Improvement Area (OSDIA) supports a membership of more than 300 downtown merchants, services, property owners, and professionals.

We are committed to providing effective leadership in the ongoing development of our membership area as a vibrant and sustainable business, cultural, and residential community.

We believe that we can achieve this goal by supporting initiatives aimed at improving, beautifying, and promoting the downtown area on behalf of all of our members.



Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering in Downtown Owen Sound

Do you have a strong interest in how your downtown looks? Are you interested in the events we attract to the downtown or the events we hold ourselves? Do you have thoughts and ideas on how we can market and promote our great downtown? If you answered yes to any of the above questions … we need you !

With a strong commitment and a wide range of perspectives, knowledge, skills, and experiences, our Board of Management and Committees are enthusiastically moving forward with a strong vision for Downtown Owen Sound success. Please consider volunteering and sharing your experience with us. (Click here for more information).



News Highlights
  • The Roxy Theatre to Host 2015 WODL Festival

    The Owen Sound Little Theatre will be hosting the 67th annual Western Ontario Drama League Festival in 2015! It’s a week of wonderful shows from across Southwestern Ontario with workshops, public adjudications, a hospitality suite and Awards Gala. The festival takes place March 16th to 21st, 2015. To book tickets (and they’re already selling fast) […]

  • OSDIA Announces New Board Member

    The OSDIA Board of Management has a new Board Member — Kathy Hannen.  The Board reviewed and approved Ms Hannen’s application at the September 23rd Board Meeting.  Her application was approved by Council at the October 6th Council Meeting.  Kathy is the  owner/operator of Grey Bruce Business Service located Downtown.  She joined the OSDIA to […]

  • All Candidates Meeting

    The OSDIA is hosting an All Candidates meeting on Wednesday, October 15th at the Harmony Centre (formerly Knox United Church).  Doors open at 6:00, meeting starts at 7:00.  All candidates, for both Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Councilors will be attending.  Predetermined questions will focus on Downtown Owen Sound.  There will be no questions from the […]

  • Volunteers Needed!

    Are you a person who is generous with your spare time?  Do you like being part of a successful event?  Are you a supporter of Downtown Owen Sound?  Then consider volunteering at the 26th Annual Hottest Yard Sale Under the Sun Saturday, July 5th.  We are in need of volunteers for performer merchandise, performer Green […]

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