Gananoque Investment Profile

Gananoque Investment Profile

The Town of Gananoque has long been known as the Canadian Gateway to the 1000 Islands. This beautiful region is an attractive place for visitors and residents alike.

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As of 2016 Statistics Canada reported Gananoque having a population of 5,159 residents. The town has much to offer for people of all ages- entertainment, recreation, and much more. The diversity of the businesses and their services has allowed the town to emerge has a tourist destination year round. 

Furthermore, Gananoque is a strategic business location. The town is located on the Detroit/Windsor-Montreal corridor on Highway 401, along this route resides two thirds of Canada's population, and approximately three hours east of Toronto, three and a half hours west of Montreal, and one hour south of Ottawa, via Hwy 416. Access to the United States and its markets is only twenty minutes east of Gananoque at the 1000 Islands International Bridge, which connects Hwy 401 to U.S. Interstate 81.

Major Employers

Gananoque's community has a variety of businesses. The primary industrial sectors are light manufacturing, transportation, and services. Below indicates the largest employers for the private sector and public sector of Gananoque.

Largest Private Sector Employers

# of Employees

Thousand Islands OLG Casino Gananoque






Gananoque Boat Line


Carveth Care Centre


Home Hardware


Gananoque Chevrolet and Cadillac


No Frills




*Data verified as of 2013



Largest Public Sector Employers

# of Employees

Town of Gananoque


*Data verified as of 2017


Economic Development Strategy

The Economic Development Strategy is a living document that can direct the economic development activities with a focus on achieving the goals and objectives.  This road map deliberately focuses on the need for business retention and expansion, investment attraction, place making, tourism development and improved regional collaboration, communication, outreach and partnership. This document will adapt to local changes and opportunities as they arise. 

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