Business Landing

Business Opportunities

Grey Highlands is home to approximately 1,000 businesses, many of which focus on meeting the needs of its thriving agricultural community.

Opportunities abound for prospective as well as established entrepreneurs looking to expand their operations into Grey Highlands. Numerous parcels of land and rental opportunities are found throughout the area, including three significant properties owned by the Municipality.

Local real estate agents and Municipal staff can assist with finding the perfect investment property.

Downtown Markdale Development

The Municipality of Grey Highlands is seeking expressions of interest from qualified Proponents who are interested in developing a mixed residential and commercial development or developments (the “Development”) on certain strategically located Municipally-owned lands in downtown Markdale (the “Lands”).  The properties offer a unique opportunity for development located in the core of the Municipality’s largest urban settlement area. 

After months of community consultation and visioning, Council sees the Downtown Markdale Development undertaking as one of the most important projects in the Municipality’s recent history.  Development of the identified sites is envisioned to catalyze Markdale’s regional role, contribute to the revitalization of its downtown core, and enhance the experiences of citizens and visitors throughout the Municipality, contributing significantly to the character of the entire Grey Highlands region for generations.

Interested parties should review the full RFEI on Biddingo (linked below)

 Beaver Valley Development Project

The Municipality of Grey Highlands’ Beaver Valley, the gateway to southern Georgian Bay, is located less than two hours north of Toronto, Canada’s largest city, and an international centre of business and finance.  Beaver Valley is close to large residential and business communities (including Owen Sound and Collingwood), resort areas, and Lake Huron’s majestic Georgian Bay.

On March 8, the Municipality of Grey Highlands and 2420124 Ontario Inc. (represented by Phil Calvano and Brian Ellis) entered into a Joint Venture Agreement that formalizes their commitment to collectively market and promote the opportunities available with the three properties that originally comprised the former Talisman Resort. The initiative will be seeking to attract the best potential and best use for these properties to support a thoughtful, sustainable and respectful undertaking that will provide social, environmental and economic benefit to the residents and businesses across Grey Highlands.

The former Talisman Resort lands are the anchor properties in the heart of the Beaver Valley. Any future undertaking on these properties will have the opportunity to propel Grey Highlands and the region as a world-class tourism destination that offers remarkable products and experiences that are authentic, driven by visitor demand, exceed expectations, and align with the community cultural brand. Moreover, the joint venture has the potential to stimulate an undertaking that would support job creation, attract increased investment in the community, provide new stimulus to the Municipal tax base, and encourage the building of new local amenities to support communities needs.


To maximize the development potential of former Talisman Resorts lands to serve as the anchor for the revitalization of the Beaver Valley and by extension downtown Markdale and the greater Grey Highlands region.




  • PLAN 168 PT LOTS 1 14 15 AND;16 PT PURDY ST CON 5 PT LOT;7 CON 6 PT LOT 7 RP 16R8624; PARTS 7 TO 11 AND 13 TO 17;PT PART 1 RP 16R8807 PARTS 1


  • PLAN 168 LOTS 6, 11, 12, 13,;14, 20, 21, 22 PT LOTS 3, 4,;5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17,;18, 19 PT MCLEAN ST PT PURDY;ST 16R8624 PARTS 3, 4, 5;  PLAN 168 LOTS 6, 11, 12, 13,;14, 20, 21, 22 PT LOTS 3, 4,;5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17,;18, 19 PT MCLEAN ST PT PURDY;ST 16R8624 PARTS 3, 4, 5;  PLAN 168 LOTS 6, 11, 12, 13,;14, 20, 21, 22 PT LOTS 3, 4,;5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17,;18, 19 PT MCLEAN ST PT PURDY;ST 16R8624 PARTS 3, 4, 5; PLAN 168 PT LOTS 1 TO 3 PT;PURDY ST CON 5 PT LOT 7 RP;16R8624 PARTS 2 6 12 AND 18; PLAN 168 LOTS 6, 11, 12, 13,;14, 20, 21, 22 PT LOTS 3, 4,;5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17,;18, 19 PT MCLEAN ST PT PURDY;ST 16R8624 PARTS 3, 4, 5

For further information please contact  

Depiction of two parcels of Municipally-owned land, one at the top and one at the bottom of the former Talisman resort.


Beaver Valley Development Project Supporting Documents

Beaver Valley Floodline Mapping (Heathcote-Kimberley 1995)

Flood Risk Map (Kimberley 1995)


Lower Talisman - County OP Alt

Lower Talisman - Developable Municipal Lands

Lower Talisman - GSCA Regulated Area

Lower Talisman - Land Uses

Lower Talisman - NEC Designations

Lower Talisman - Zoning

Lower Talisman - Zoning Alt


Upper Talisman - Developable Municipal Lands

Upper Talisman - Land Use Constraints

Upper Talisman - Land Uses

Upper Talisman - Zoning

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