Includes Flesherton & Pundalk
Markdale and Flesherton are situated along Highway 10, North of Brampton and are plentiful in outdoor recreational activities. These towns offer contemporary services and products while maintaining a historic feel.
A quaint community, Markdale is heavily reliant on farmers with cattle, sheep, and grain as primary crops. Markdale is also home to a number of industrial businesses including a: furniture factory, safety footwear manufacturer, leather label manufacturer, aluminum extrusion manufacturer as well as Chapman’s Ice Cream, Canada’s largest independent ice ice cream manufacturer. Flesherton offers historic architectural homes to many art galleries, craft studios and antique stores.
You will find a variety of interesting shops and a wide selection of family-oriented services. Many community events, including festivals, fairs, outdoor jamborees, Santa Claus parades and an annual evening “Street Frolic” on the main street in Markdale all bring people together for fun and celebration.
Your are near centre of the area’s great outdoor activities. in only 15 minutes, you could be hiking the world-renowned Bruce Trail or downhill skiing trails, biking on a trail system, canoeing on the Beaver or Saugeen Rivers, birding in the Wodehouse Marsh, golfing at your choice of several courses, curling at the Markdale Golf and Country Club, sailing on Georgian Bay or trout or salmon fishing in the Rocky Saugeen, the Bighead or the Sydenham Rivers.
The Markdale site of Grey Bruce Health Services is the only hospital along the Highway 10 corridor between Owen Sound and Orangeville. It has a very busy emergency department, a day surgery service and is well supported with excellent laboratory, diagnostic imaging and physiotherapy services. A mental health group also services Markdale. A new community health centre with a nurse practitioner and physician provide support to the community.
Family Health Team: www.mhagb.ca
Level of Service: Primary Care
Number of Beds: 14
Referral Sites: Kitchener, London, Owen Sound
Learner Parking: Free
Population: (Markdale): 1,325
Median Age: 52.1