INVESTING IN

COCHRANE

Over the last ten years, Cochrane has seen increasing levels of employment, income, and investment in key sectors of our community, including mining, forestry and agriculture. Economically speaking, Cochrane is currently in a booming cycle, and although it is not immune to the boom bust cycles, Cochrane has been able to sustain itself economically during bust cycles, which occurred prior to 2006, due to its diversified economy.

ECONOMIC DIVERSITY

Unlike most other northern communities, Cochrane boasts of a very diversified economy. Retail, tourism, hospitality, restoration, construction and trades to name a few. Furthermore, close to 20% of all businesses in Cochrane are entrepreneurship based. Many people in Cochrane chose to work for themselves and do well by doing so.

A HELPING HAND

We invite you to browse our community profile and connect with the Economic Development Team at the Town of Cochrane to help answer your questions and start moving your projects along in our community.

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Point of contact for investing in Cochrane

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ISABELLE DENAULT

Point of contact for economic development

  • Community Profile
  • Properties for Sale
  • Licensing & Development Fees
  • Cochrane Board of Trade
  • Business Bylaw FAQs

Cochrane's

COMMUNITY PROFILE

Cochrane Ontario is one of the most actively developing communities in the northern region, where 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.

THE PROFILE

Have a look at our newly developed community profile and find out all there is to know about Cochrane in one book. Whether you are looking to work, invest, or live in Cochrane. It’s all there and it’s wonderfully unexpected. For a full screen view, simply click on the arrows within the left side menu. You can always open the profile in a new tab.

Site Selection

INVESTMENTS

The department of Economic Development works jointly with the department of the Protective Services planning division to ensure that investors looking to invest in the Town of Cochrane have a rapid and smooth site selection process.

PROPERTIES FOR SALE

The Town of Cochrane has several properties that are available to be purchased. Many private lots are also available within the town limits for purchase or lease. Whether it’s retail, commercial, agricultural or industrial, whatever the business endeavor, we can help you make it happen.

Lot Number Street Size Bid Price
745-750 Third Street East 46,369 sq ft $75,000

ST JOSEPH NORTH LOT

The necessary information and submittable application to purchase the St. Joseph North Lot at the price listed below.

Lot Number Street Size Bid Price
627-646 Eighth Avenue 4.32 acres $300,000

ROSE DEVELOPMENT LOT

The necessary information and submittable application to purchase the Rose Development Lot at the price listed below.

Lot Number Street Size Bid Price
25-South Concession 1, Glackmeyer 48.13 acres See Details

INQUIRIES

Property details, locations, and the bidder forms can be found within this section of the website, or may also be obtained at the municipal office during normal office hours. For additional inquiries on the properties, kindly contact Richard Vallée or Isabelle Denault.

BIDDER'S FORM

If you are interested in purchasing one of the available lots, kindly complete the bidder’s form and submit it to the undersigned.

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RICHARD VALLÉE
DIRECTOR PROTECTIVE SERVICES
23 Fifth Street
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Telephone: (705) 272-6758
Email: richard.vallee@cochraneontario.com
ISABELLE DENAULT
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
171 Fourth Avenue
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Telephone: (705) 272-4361 | ext. 239
Fax: (705) 272-6068
Email: isabelle.denault@cochraneontario.com

Business Licensing &

DEVELOPMENT FEES

The Town of Cochrane wants to see its business sector and entrepreneurial spirit see continuous growth. Because of this, the town does not require existing businesses who are looking to expand or relocate, to purchase a municipal business license. The town requires that businesses register only with the province as per provincial regulations.

CHARGES & FEES CHART

The Town of Cochrane imposes the same minimal development charges for its expanding or relocating businesses. Below is a table that identifies the most current development fees.

Commercial | Industrial $32.00 application fee + $8.00 per $1,000.00 value of the structure being built
All Other New Construction $32.00 application fee + $8.00 per $1,000.00 value of the structure being built
Temporary | Partial Building Permit $32.00 application fee + $8.00 per $1,000.00 value of the structure being built
Repairs | Renovations $32.00 application fee + $8.00 per $1,000.00 value of the structure being built
Demolition Permit $50.00
Development Agreement N/A
Development Permit N/A
Development Charges N/A
Compliance Letter $50.00

CONTACT RICHARD

Get in touch with Richard today. As the town’s Chief Building Officer, he will guide you through the licensing and development process, making sure you are legally set for any registration that is needed before construction begins.

RICHARD VALLÉE
CHIEF BUILDING OFFICER
23 Fifth Street
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Telephone: (705) 272-6758
Email: richard.vallee@cochraneontario.com

Cochrane

BOARD OF TRADE

As a new business to town, you can join the Cochrane Board of Trade and benefit from all the perks they offer businesses in town. Take advantage of membership benefits like networking opportunities, town hall advocacy, community outreach programs, and much more.

The Cochrane Board of Trade creates a favourable environment for commerce in Cochrane and area. Its mission is to promote and improve trade, tourism and commerce, thereby enhancing the economic, civil, and social welfare of the Town of Cochrane and surrounding area. Learn more about the advantages by visiting the website.

Becoming A Member

Being a member of the Cochrane Board of Trade connects you to a network of fellow business owners, gives you the opportunity to take advantage of member discounts, and supports local initiatives.

COCHRANE BOARD OF TRADE
4 Third Avenue
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Telephone: (705) 272-4926
Fax: (705) 272-3026
Website: cochraneboardoftrade.com

Business Bylaws &

APPLICATIONS

Like all communities, Cochrane has some strict guidelines when it comes to all local businesses. Before you plan anything, it’s always best to contact someone. The following application documents and bylaws may be of particular interest to Cochrane businesses looking to expand or relocate.

CHARITY BARBECUE FORM

Want to put on a town wide barbecue for charity purposes? Simply fill out the application form and send it our way.

PEDLARS LICENSE

A pedlars license is a certificate that allows a person to trade whilst on foot, often selling trinkets, household goods, and other hand made objects.

SIDEWALK CAFE LICENSE

A sidewalk cafe license and is required for a business that plans to operate a portion of a restaurant on a public sidewalk.

SIDEWALK ENCROACHMENT

Encroachments are defined as anything installed, constructed, or planted within the public road allowance that was not installed, constructed or planted by the Town of Cochrane.

TEMPORARY STREET CLOSURE

If you are planning to temporarily close the street fully, partially occupy a curb lane for a race, run, walk or festival, you must apply for a street closure permit in accordance with the Town of Cochrane’s guidelines.

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