Owen Sound



A part of the Niagara Escarpment and featuring the Bruce Trail, Owen Sound is a great place to live. Featuring an airport, community college, public transit, this valley has a thriving historic downtown with shopping, restaurants, museums and galleries as well as a year-round farmers market. Visit the Tom Thompson Art Gallery and view works from the man who not only is named the grandfather of modern Canadian landscape painting but who also inspired Canada’s famous Group of Seven.


Points of interest include many conservation areas and magnificent waterfalls, Kelso Beach, the City’s waterfront trail system, Harrison Park, Grey Roots Museum & Archives, Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Billy Bishop Home & Museum, and the Owen Sound Farmers’ Market. The City’s River District (formerly Downtown) is full of quaint shops and unique experiences.  Citizens and visitors can enjoy modern and clean recreational facilities and opportunities in Owen Sound.  The City operates three ice surfaces, is home to a modern YMCA with diverse programming, as well as soccer and baseball complexes. Harrison Park, the areas crown jewel of parks is popular with residents and visitors of all ages.   Excellent hiking, boating, fishing, sailing, snowmobiling, cross-country and downhill skiing are all minutes from your door, offering lots of activities year round. Owen Sound is a 5G community, so whether you are spending your time at work, at home or in our big backyard, the amenities you and your family require are never far away.


The Owen Sound hospital, the largest of Grey Bruce Health Services’ 6 sites, is a Level 2 regional referral centre with a Level 3 ICU. It is also designated as a District Stroke Centre for the region. Owen Sound hospital offers a full range of specialty services with more than 100 physicians, through the Departments of Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Hospitalist Medicine, Internal Medicine (Endocrinology, Geriatrics, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Respirology, Neurology, Oncology), Medical Imaging (MRI, CT, Interventional), Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Physiatry, Psychiatry (child & adult), Surgery (ENT, Dentistry, General Surgery, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Urology) and Surgical Assistants. The hospital also provides chronic dialysis and the Ontario Breast Screening Program. The specialists on Owen Sound support all 5 rural sites.

Hamilton: 194km

London: 213km

Sudbury: 392km

Kingston: 467km

Ottawa: 547km

Toronto: 200km

Level of Service: Varied

Number of Beds: 169

Catchment: 170.000

Referral Sites: Guelph, Kitchener, London

Learner Parking: Free

Population: 21,688

Median Age: 46.3

About The Rural Ontario Medical Program (ROMP)

The Rural Ontario Medical Program (ROMP) places medical students & residents into core and elective rotations in rural regions across Ontario.
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