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Wellington County offers a wide range of investment and entrepreneurial opportunities.

Whether you're looking to buy an existing business or starting your own venture, Wellington County offers many advantages.Live and Work Wellington Logo

  • Proximity to market
  • Access to a qualified, diverse labour pool
  • Excellent transportation routes
  • Competitive tax rates
  • Strong infrastructure and services

Southwestern Ontario has a population of more than 1.5 million people and access to three major U.S. border points. The area features a diversified business base and a world renowned post-secondary education system.

With access to major markets, an educated workforce, an established economic base and an outstanding quality of life, Wellington is an ideal destination for companies. Our seven diverse municipalities cover a large territory in the center of southwestern Ontario. Our location is key for industry leaders such as Maple Leaf Foods, Pentalift Equipment, Nestle Waters Canada, and Schneider National. Key sectors in Wellington are manufacturing, agriculture, creative industries and health care. High speed internet combined with beautiful historic downtowns and greenspace continues to attract a growing professional services sector.

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Take a look at the different types of land and buildings currently available in Wellington County, and what available lands have the correct zoning for you in our Site Selection.

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Current Opportunities

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187 Main Street S., Mount Forest (Wellington North)

Well established business located in downtown core of Mount Forest. Great Hwy 6 exposure. 15,000 sqft building with 8,000 sqft restaurant/tavern & 7,000 sqft rental income units. Recent upgrades include new windows, flooring, decorating, roof, commercial kitchen. Indoor seating capacity in excess of 200 with additional 50 seats on large licensed patio. Turnkey operation boasts walk in cooler, fully equipped kitchen & bar. Large amount of revenue generated from rental units on 2nd floor. 3 bedroom apartment attached to restaurant for owner to live on premises.

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399 Main Street N., Mount Forest (Wellington North)

Well Established Chinese Buffet Located In Downtown Wellington North. Corner Lot! Good Exposure! Excellent Opportunity For Young Entrepreneurs! The Only Chinese Restaurant In The Town! No Competition! 116 Seats. Full Licence. Sales Volume Around 9000/Wk , Can Be Converted To Other Cuisine.

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514 Main Street N., Mount Forest (Wellington North)

Chicken Take Out Restaurant, Great Location In Mount Forest Between A&W and Canadian Tire Store. Ideal For Family Run Business. On Snowmobile Trail. Plenty Of Opportunity For Growth.

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742 Tower Street S., Fergus (Centre Wellington)

Sale of Business in South End of Fergus. Currently operating as a hair salon. Great opportunity to become your own boss. Amazing location and all set up ready for business. A successful business with a great reputation for top notch haircuts. Just bring your scissors and start making money.

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216 St. Andrew Street W., Fergus (Centre Wellington)

An Amazing Opportunity! Welcome to the Sylver Rose Café. A truly unique Chef's table/Table D'hote dining experience. Located in a charming stone building, close to the Fergus Grand Theatre and other well known establishments. Licensed for 30 this intimate setting has become known for creative infusion and classic dishes alike. Sale of business includes chattels and generous goodwill.

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892 Tower Street S., Fergus (Centre Wellington)

Calling all investors or entrepreneurs! Are you looking to grow your business portfolio or start your own business? Great opportunity to take over an existing franchise located in a prime location at the entrance to Fergus, a thriving community scheduled for significant growth. High traffic and visibility. Booster Juice, a smoothie franchise which is hugely popular and offers amazing potential and opportunity. Secured by a long term lease, great parking and strong neighbouring tenancies.

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786 Tower Street S. - Unit 5, Fergus (Centre Wellington)

A Well-Established And Profitable Pita Pit Business As Well As Yogen Fr?z Smoothies & Desserts, Is Avail For Sale In An Excellent Loc In Fergus, On. Grt Loc On Hwy 6, Surrounded By Residential & Commercial. Extra Income From Yogun Fruz Smoothies. Opened In 2012, The Business Has Grown With A Strong Revenue Base And Good Profits.

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5837 Third Line, Hillsburgh (Erin)

Have You Ever Had A Desire To Run A Business That Has Unlimited Income Potential? Work Outside And Meet All Kinds Of People. This Might Be The Property For You. 90 Acre Well Established Christmas Tree Farm Serving Third Generation Clientele! Potential Is All Up To You! Current Owners Are Retiring And Would Love The Next Owner To Take Over Their Passion

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82 Trafalgar Road, Hillsburgh (Erin)

Turn key retirement home for sale 13 bedrooms available or convert this back onto single family home or AirBNB. Backing unto small pond, tons of outdoor space in the quaint village of Hillsburgh.

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99 Trafalgar Road, Hillsburgh (Erin)

Always Wanted To Own Your Own Business, Well Here Is Your Opportunity. A Well Run Convenience Store And Also A Video Store. Located In The Heart Of Hillsburgh. Selling Newspapers, Magazines, Cigarettes, Drinks, Slushies, Frozen Desserts, General Groceries, Lottery Tickets, Video Rentals And More! Annual Sales Approx $300K. Very Bright, Clean And Busy Store. You Can Run This Store With Easy**** EXTRAS **** Purchase Price Includes All Chattels And Equipment. Stock Extra. Seller Will Assist With Training, Business Orientation.

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114-116 Main Street, Erin (Erin)

+/- 3,000 Sf Commercial Building With Exceptional Windows And Street Presence For Sale On Main St. Additional +/- 3,000 Sf Basement Not Included In Total Sf. Located On A Busy Main St Of Downtown Erin With +/- 45 Ft Frontage. Property Can Be Split Into Two Units/ Addresses. Unique Standalone Building Is Very Well Maintained And Has A Modern Retail Presence. Modern Gas Furnace. Turn Key Business Opportunity Or Vacant Possession Possible After Short Lease Back**** EXTRAS **** Electronic Brochure With Photos, Details, And Zoning Info Available Upon Request. Willing To Sell Retail Business Including Inventory Separately (Not Brokered By Dwgra). Hannah's Is A Landmark On Main St And Has Been In Business For 30 Years.

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7767 Wellington Road 124, Guelph (Guelph/Eramosa

Well known garden centre land and business for sale on the outskirts of Guelph.  Property also includes house for owner or manager.  Established business since 1988.  Schedule of assets to be determined.

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104 Mail Street S., Rockwood (Guelph/Eramosa)

A Rare Opportunity To Own One Of Rockwood's True Landmarks, Saunders Bakery! This Very Successful Bakery Has Been Operational For 100+ Years And The Owners Are Ready To Retire But They Would Love To Keep The Legacy Alive. Come Be Your Own Boss With This Turn-Key Business. You Get The Corporation, The Name, The Prime Lot, The Building, The Recipes, The Books, The Equipment, The Reputation, You Get It All! The 2nd Floor Provides A Bathroom & 3 Possible Bedrooms.

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Profitable Vending Business For Sale, Rockwood (Guelph/Eramosa)

This is a profitable vending route established over the past 5 years. For sale are the 21 placed vending machines and the 3 machines we use for parts, our snack and drink on-hand inventory (usually $1200 worth of items), transfer of business name and website, our storage racks, coin-roller and coin wrappers on hand, any leads that we are currently pursuing, and the contact information for each location. We have sales data as profit. The machines are located in Orangeville (2), Fergus (1), Georgetown (2), Kitchener (1), Waterloo (2) and the remainder of the machines are in Guelph (13). SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY!

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 42 Queen Street, Morriston (Puslinch)

This iconic building in the village of Morriston is a Great opportunity for investors looking for a high return on investment or for someone looking to run their own business. High cap rate estimated at 8.25%. Many commercial uses including retail, office or service based businesses permitted. This unique property comes with a spacious 2 bedroom apartment for live/work lifestyle or earn rental income. The two floor residential living space offers a huge balcony with a gorgeous view. This spectacular building is centrally located near all major cities in Southern Ontario and just off 401. The commercial parts of the building has been a successful and World class restaurant for nearly forty years with only two owners. Beautiful outdoor patio is licensed for 54, bar/dining rooms licensed for 100 people inside. This 5573 sq ft, building has gone under many major upgrades, renovations and additions in the last 10 years. It stands on a two feet thick solid rock foundation, with triple brick wall construction. The huge wooden beams and framing is constructed from solid butter nut wood. A hot Tub with engineered reinforcement in the floor to hold the weight properly, three gas fireplaces and bar. Lots of free parking in the area and at the back of the property. Township and County are investing in improving and beautifying this corridor. There is a high end residential community being built right next door.

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46390 Elora Street, Clifford (Minto)

Located in the gateway to Cottage country!! Turnkey Restaurant with all equipment in place with accessory apartment attached. Double detached garage/storage. Paved parking lot.

This property has been operating as a restaurant for more than 40 years, also equipped with a walk up takeout window. The building is in great condition, property well cared for, septic upgraded 3 years ago, garage has radiant heating and Restaurant has AC.

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