Business Studies

Visitor Centre Survey 2016 [PDF]

Visitor Centre Survey 2014 [PDF]

Business Mix Analysis 2014 [PDF]

The Business Mix Analysis addresses the ratio of commercial categories, comparative business mix and the subsequent gaps and opportunities.  Information is based on the Canadian Business Patterns December 2013

Consumer Survey Report  2014 [PDF]

The Town of Gananoque with support from the Gananoque BIA and Gananoque Public Library developed a twenty-two question survey regarding resident consumer trends. The survey was distributed it to each household within the Town of Gananoque through Canada Post unaddressed admail. The objective of creating this survey was to gather information that will assist the Town of Gananoque and associated partners and organizations to establish plans that meet the needs of the community and increase the area's economic viability.

Boating Research Project 2012 [PDF]

The Great Waterway conducted research in the summer of 2012 to compile insights into activities and spending patterns of boaters and identify gaps in services for boaters.

Visitor Tracking 2012 [PDF]

The Great Waterway conducted visitor tracking in Gananoque and the all the sub-regions of the Great Waterway RTO 9 region.  The intent was to create benchmarking of visitor behavior, characteristics and satisfaction.

Cultural Plan 2010 [PDF]

The cultural plan will be a living document used by the town to develop an integrated approach that connects and builds on the many forms of culture that exist in Gananoque and the Thousand Islands. It will change and adapt to cultural opportunities and to the needs of the community and sets the stage for culture to thrive in our region.

Business and Residential Surveys 2007

The Downtown Revitalization Committee has completed the data gathering requirements of the project and has completed surveys that ask local businesses and residents of their opinions of the downtown core. This is the most up-to-date information in the area.

Physical Design Study 2007

In May of 2007 the Downtown Revitalization Committee held a public meeting with residents of Gananoque to discuss what physical design characteristics the Downtown needed and where opportunities for redevelopment could be found. The Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) hired Basterfield and Associates to complete this physical design component.

Business Mix Analysis 2007

A comprehensive Business Mix Analysis was created in partnership with OMAFRA for Gananoque's commercial core. This study highlights the diversity of our business mix in Gananoque, and provides a valuable overview of the current retail environment within the downtown.

Trade Area Analysis 2007

In September 2007 the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs working with the Gananoque Downtown Revitalization Committee created this detailed report focusing on the trade area surrounding the Town of Gananoque. The trade area was determined by a postal code survey completed in May of 2007.

Redevelopment and Re-purpose 

Redevelopment is the re-use of languishing assets on idle sites and embraces the concept of Sustainable Development and ‘Smart Growth’. It focuses on the redeployment of ‘used’ land, often referred to as Brownfields and effectively utilizes our current land inventory and community infrastructure. Development on the other hand, applies to ‘new’ undeveloped land or Greenfields and is a contributor to further urban sprawl. When examining the rejuvenation of idle sites (which may or may not have environmental concerns), developers re-employ capital that has already been spent on the existing infrastructure for hard and soft costs (roads, power grids, sewers, transit, police, proximity to labour sources, proximity to central city core and amenities, etc.). Alternately, when undertaking development on ‘green’ sites, the developers and planners create an immediate necessity for the community to commit additional funds to make these new sites development-ready.