A WELCOME OF WARMEST REGARDS AND UNBRIDLED ENTHUSIASM TO THE TOWN THAT IS, WONDERFULLY UNEXPECTED

Aside from its special northern charm, Cochrane offers a diverse culture rooted in history, a progressive family orientated society, along with a vibrant and growing economy envied by many. For those of us who live in Cochrane we already know about this community’s enchanting character and its pride in being a model modern hub of Northern Ontario living. For those of you visiting or just curious, fasten your seat belts and be prepared to be swept off your feet.

A VIBRANT COMMUNITY

Cochrane is one of the most vibrant and actively developing municipalities in Northern Ontario. Not your typical single industry rural town, with five key sectors driving our economy, business opportunities are plentiful while home investment and property values remain bullish. Cochrane is fortunate to have some very attractive assets not typical of rural Northern Ontario.

  • A full complement of medical services, including local surgery;
  • Modern education facilities and leading edge curriculum;
  • Some of the lowest property taxes anywhere;
  • An opportunity for homes to actually appreciate in value;
  • Municipality owned phone and electrical utilities provide leading edge communications options, along with electricity rates 20% cheaper than Provincial rates.

With the largest gold mine in North America, two world class forestry mills poised for prosperity, some of the leading green energy initiatives in the region, the regions only assay lab, a growing rail presence, and an aggressive growth agenda, Cochrane’s economy is running on all cylinders. Along with a world class events center newly built in 2004, breathtaking snowmobile trails, festivals at a provincially sized scale, one of only a few world class tourist attractions in the North, a supervised beach right in the heart of the community, the provinces only free bike share program, public watercraft, an amazing way of life, all situated in the best backyard on the planet, Cochrane’s social structure is poised to remain vibrant for a very long time.

TAKE A LOOK AROUND

Please take a moment to peruse our business directory and the many welcome tools at your disposal, such as the Town Brochure and Welcome Handbook. Here you find most everything you need to learn about our great way of life, while the website will also direct you to most of what you will need to become familiar with what makes Cochrane the special place that it is. Whether you’re simply thinking of visiting or looking to relocate one thing is for sure, your experience will be a memorable one.

We invite you to come find out for yourself why we think you will find Cochrane Ontario, Wonderfully Unexpected! 

Denis Clement
Mayor | Maire
Town of Cochrane

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