• Eat • Shop • Play • Live •
Nestled along the scenic banks of the Sydenham River, historic Downtown Owen Sound welcomes you.
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.
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).
Respecting Our Past
Do you have stories, anecdotes, or photos that celebrate the rich and vibrant history of Downtown Owen Sound? If so, we would love to hear from you.
Please email your photographs to us and share a piece of history.
Don’t forget to include image details. (Also … Before sending images, click here to read standard photo release.)
Click here to see more pictures from our past.