River District

Welcome to the River District. Nestled along the banks of the Sydenham River in the picturesque city of Owen Sound, Ontario. You’ll be welcomed by historic architecture and modern conveniences. Time can be spent in one of our shops, catering to a wide array of tastes from home décor, fashion, health & wellness, literature and music to toys, games, specialty foods, and many more. The River District is home to many locally-owned restaurants with flavours and cuisine from around the world. Lose yourself in the River Districts' rich art scene complete with outdoor art installations, murals, and an abundance of galleries showcasing local artists. 

Once you’ve explored what the River District has to offer it won’t be your last visit.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters WestJet Gift of Flight Raffle
November 25 - December 12, 2022
Winter
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Coco Love Alcorn in Concert - On Demand
December 4 - 13, 2022
Winter
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Grey Gallery weekly drop-in life drawing
Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
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Shops & Boutiques
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REACH Centre Grey Bruce Shop
369 8th Street East
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Aerus Electrolux Vacuum Services
966 2nd Ave. East
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Fabulous hair extension and beauty store
154 10th St E
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Body Science Bath & Body Products
781 2nd Avenue East
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The Creative Hairstyling Boutique and Aesthetics
882 2nd Ave East
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Fulford's Kitchenware, Bathware & Hardware
874 2nd Ave. East
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PZZLD Escape Rooms & Gift Shop
173 8th Street East
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Upwards Art Studio
975 2nd Avenue East
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Pretty Woman's Shoes & Swirls
921 2nd Ave East
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Runner's Den
801 Second Avenue East
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The Rocking Horse Toy Store
856 2nd Ave East
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Artists' Co-op Owen Sound
942 2nd Avenue East
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Owen Sound Wellness
221 8th Street East
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Greyfair Flooring
762 2nd Avenue East
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The Bohemian Standard
791 2nd Avenue East
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The Goods Kitchen Pastry Coffee
158 9th Street East
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Hometown Sports Excellence
1063 2nd Avenue East
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Naturally Inspired Herbal Wellness
895 3rd Avenue East
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Jan's Candles and Gifts and Tanning Salon
919 2nd Avenue East
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Owen Sound iRepair
278 8th Street East
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SpiritLeaf Owen Sound
910-912 2nd Avenue East
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Sunpoint Tanning Salon & Womens Clothing
918 2nd Ave E
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Local Hidden Gems
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Papi's Eatery & Lounge
215 8th Street East
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Sugar Dust Baking
271 9th Street East
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Georgian Bay School of the Arts (The)
938 2nd Avenue East
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CMHA Fresh Roots Cafe
1026 2nd Avenue East
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Mochi bubble tea
237 10th Street East
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Sinful Sweet Treats
247 11th Street East
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Europa Restaurant
282 8th Street East
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The Bavarian Hut - German Cuisine
774 2nd. Avenue, East
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Naagan by Zach keeshig
88 8th Street East
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10th Street Diner
340 10th Street East
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Yummy Yummy Japanese & Thai Cuisine
251 10th Street East
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Sabitri's Global Cuisine
941 2nd Avenue East
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The Goods Kitchen Pastry Coffee
158 9th Street East
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