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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.

Learn more about the resources in place to support your business.

Current Opportunities

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101 Smith Street, Arthur (Wellington North)

Rare find. Remarkable business opportunity. Well established long term hair salon/aesthetics with a solid client base. Exceptional good will for anyone wanting to start their own business.

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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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315 Brock Road South, Puslinch (Puslinch)

Excellent Opportunity For The Right Business Person To Own A Newer Gas Station Business; Generous Size Convenience Store Located On Busy Hwy 401 Corridor, On Major Exit To Booming City Of Guelph With Burger King A Drive Though Restaurant. Burger King A Major Food Partner On Hwy Interchange Is Open & Operating With Full Menu, Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner.

**** EXTRAS **** Steady Growth In Convenience Store Sales With Atm & Lotto Sales. Gas Volumes Showing Excellent Growth With Generous Margins. High Profile Location & Friendly Customer Service. Expected To Grow Beyond Projected Numbers Soon.

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80 & 84 Brock Road South Road, Puslinch (Puslinch)

The Aberfoyle Mill is indisputably Puslinch Township's most well-known landmark, this location is stunning and unique. Located in the heart of rural Aberfoyle fronting on Highway 6 South, within very close proximity (3 minute drive) to Highway 401 giving you ease of access to wherever you need to be. The Mill was built in 1859 and once was an actual working gristmill that remained functioning until the late 1920's. In 1960, the Mill was purchased by a family who completely restored it and converted it into a unique and stunning restaurant in 1966. The rich history and charming interior is a constant reminder of its history.

The Aberfoyle Mill include the 2 different parcel 80-84 Brock Road total of 12.05 Acers both with C1 zoning. The Mill offers four signature rooms and features a capacity ranging from 10-90 people and an island gazebo situated on the beautiful surround grounds, which are also available for outdoor ceremonies, dancing, dinner, and receptions. An outdoor tent will hold 200 people.

84 Brock is around 1860 SQ building with over an Acer lot with C1 zoning; an ideal lot for an office building or Convention Centre. Please call realtor for all other details.

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370 St Andrew Street, Fergus (Centre Wellington)

Turn-key Fitness Center with tanning. Successful business with all equipment ready for that Entrepreneur who wants to make their mark! Great location, long standing members, great atmosphere. Bring your own ideas and start earning instantly. Great cash flow with many more untapped revenue stream avenues. This is a successful well known Franchise - SNAP Fitness, operates 24-7 which is a plus for members. Only 50k plus franchise transfer fees.

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16-18 West Mill Street, Elora (Centre Wellington)

Turnkey Business in the Heart of Elora! What an opportunity! You can own your own confection/Gelato business in the heart of downtown Elora right now. Everything included and ready to go for the very busy summer months.

Even more potential with extra space overlooking the river. You can have this business paid for in the first year! Seller is ready to help you hit the road running. At $60,000.00 you SWEET DEAL is now!

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675 Woodside Street, Fergus (Centre Wellington)

Ownership Opportunities for larger square footage light industrial/manufacturing complex's are becoming increasingly rare. this particular offering has been extensively upgraded over the past ten years including sprinkler system, 600 amp 3 phase power, rebuilt loading docks, outdoor fenced storage area and clean bill of environmental health.

Built in 1954 for shoe manufacturing this building continues to be well maintained. Utilize the entire space or divide and generate additional income.

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8262-B Wellington Road 19, Fergus (Centre Wellington)

Be Your Own Boss ... with this affordable fence and deck business. This established business is available for $99,000.00. This includes the name, the phone number, 20 years worth of recognition and contacts and equipment including a 2003 International, a 2014 dingo with auger attachment and augers, jack hammer and cement mixer.

Timing of purchase is flexible and current owner will assist with business transition. A rare opportunity to run your own business.

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227 St Andrew Street West, Fergus (Centre Wellington)

The Russell Building. A Fergus heritage landmark. Completely renovated and restored over the last 10 years, this building offers every facet of downtown core mixed use. The street level retail space (one of downtown's largest) is home to one of the area's most popular retailers.

The completely revamped second floor offers one of the most attractive and functional flex office spaces in a heritage loft setting in Wellington County. This space may be combined to accommodate a total of 3065 square feet.

The third floor is now home to three executive loft style apartments, ranging from 800 square feet to over 1000 square feet. An incredible building, an incredible opportunity.

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198 St Andrew Street West, Fergus (Centre Wellington)

Such a remarkable building. Extensively renovated to accommodate the former Fergus Town Hall, this structure is solid! Currently divisible office space on 3 levels. There are many possible combinations that could include retail, office and residential.

Prominent, at the heart of downtown exposure and river views to the south. This has the potential to be the crown jewel of your portfolio. '...198 St. Andrew Street West exemplifies the Italianate style. The north façade was constructed using two building materials; the first floor is limestone from Guelph, while the second floor is red sandstone from the Credit Valley. The second and third floors feature dormer windows.

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742 Tower Street South, 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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187 Main Street South, Mount Forest (Wellington North)

Well established business located in downtown core of Mount Forest. Great Hwy 6 exposure. 15,000 sq ft building with 8,000 sq ft restaurant/tavern & 7,000 sq ft 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 and bar. Large amount of revenue generated from rental units on 2nd floor. 3 bedroom apartment attached to restaurant for owner to live on-premises.

Financial information to be provided on request or when CA agreement signed.

Do not go direct, by appointment only.

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7767 Wellington Road 124, Guelph (Guelph/Eramosa)

Guelph’s most well known garden centre, greenhouse, land, residence, and business for sale.

Significant 26,000 sq.ft. greenhouse draft expansion plan available.

Since 1988, Meadowville Garden Centre has provided Guelph and Wellington County with the best selection of annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs, bulk gardening supplies, and a flower shop. Meadowvillle Garden Centre has gone on to become one of Guelph’s largest providers of gardening supplies, landscape supplies and outdoor living essentials. Today, visitors to Meadowville Garden Centre enjoy browsing a seemingly endless selection of plants, flowers, shrubs and patio furniture, all while receiving expert advice on all things outdoors helping them create their ultimate outdoor space to enjoy year after year. A wide assortment of popular garden and landscape supplies is also available in bulk, including top soil, triple mix, mulch, pea gravel, ‘A’ gravel and more.

Property also includes house for owner or manager.

Schedule of Assets to be determined.

Greenhouse #1, 5,760 SF,

Greenhouse #2, 15,840 SF,

2 x 200 AMP panels, 2 wells, 25 gallons per minute.

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