Chesley is one of the Bruce County’s small town riverbank community located near the Saugeen River and referred to by locals as “The Nicest Town Around”. The town is part of municipality of Arran-Elderside, which also include the villages of Paisley and Tara. Founded in 1855, the town is home to Big Bruce, a 15ft tall herford bull statue noted for being one of Ontario’s greatest roadside attractions of 2021. The community is filled with outdoor attractions from hiking along the Chesley Heratige Trail to one of the best fishing in Ontario. In the winter, the community becomes a winter paradise with snowshoeing and cross country skiing.


Like our Mayor likes to say… we are half way to everywhere! Only 30 minutes to the beach, and 45 minutes to the ski hills! In Chesley there are multiple opportunities to experience nature and find work life balance. From Kayaking and Hiking to Skiing and Snowshoeing, enjoy some time in our backyard. But the most charming part of living and working in Chesley are…the people!


Chesley is home to 5 physicians and 2 Nurse practitioners, A family health organization working alongside the Brockton and Area Family Health Team. Our hospital is one of the four sites of South Bruce Grey Health Center with 18 beds and a 24hr Emergency Department. Chesley specializes in 10 of its beds being the “seniors centre of care”, with two long term care facilities.




Long Term Care:

Level of Service: Primary and Ambulatory Care

Number of Beds: 18

Catchment: 10,000

Referral Sites: Owen Sound, Hanover, Walkerton

Learner Parking: Free

Hamilton: 169km

London: 169km

Sudbury: 404km

Kingston: 441km

Ottawa: 541km

Toronto: 194km

Population: 1,800

Median Age: 45.5

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