Rideau Lakes is home to one of Canada’s marque UNESCO World Heritage destinations – the Rideau Canal. It is also one of Ontario’s premiere cottage country destinations. We are working diligently to define and elevate our ‘Rideau’ brand regionally and globally.
Relative to other premiere cottage country markets, such as Muskoka, Rideau Lakes offers deep value in terms of property and market opportunity. Rideau Lakes’ diverse landscape mix, connected lake system and unique heritage and stories, drive significant tourism opportunities to high-value markets focused on authentic places, unique experiences and ecological based tourism.
Rideau Lakes is also spearheading local 1GB fibre to the home roll-out. It is recognized that the future of work is changing. Rideau Lakes is contributing to a $3.4M fibre project that will see fibre to the home available in all our villages, key tourism nodes and major routes in between. Businesses that rely on reliable high-speed service and developing 5G network technologies can now also enjoy the quality of life that comes with rural living while maintaining a urban level of internet service.
The Township is committed to the renewal of our villages as the commercial and social hubs of our community. Major public investments, such as over $1M is streetscape renewal in the village of Elgin, demonstrates our unparalleled commitment to our villages. Explore how your business could benefit from being strategically located in one of our villages, which each provide unique access to different local markets, amenity nodes, and travel corridors.
Farm consolidation opportunities, local elevators and agri-servcies and access to seasonal resident and urban markets provide significant opportunities for major cash cropping as well as niche local food and slow foods.
Join us, and explore what a future for you and your business could look like in Rideau Lakes. Call Mike Dwyer, the Township’s CAO, for personal and direct service. Your ideas and needs are his priority.