Shop, Dine, Explore

Since the early 1800's "Old Town" Kemptville was the centre for commerce and activity within North Grenville and the surrounding areas.

Downtown Kemptville has seen a significant revival over the last few years.  The Municipality of North Grenville, along with business groups such as the BIA and the Chamber — along with private investors — have brought to life historic buildings and public spaces.  Downtown has become a destination and a focal point for North Grenville's art, cultural, and heritage amenities, all spanning our natural waterfront.

Invest in Downtown Kemptville

Kemptville is one of Eastern Ontario's fastest growing communities. Over the past 18 months Downtown Kemptville has seen a significant revival. The stock of available commercial space is shrinking. Now is the time to get into this prime market and a new program can help your businesses start up or expand.

There are no development charges for new builds in Downtown Kemptville.

Free 3-hour parking in Downtown Kemptville!

Bicycle Friendly Businesses

The following businesses are designated Bicycle Friendly by Ontario By Bike™:

  • Bubba & Bugs Coffee Bar
  • North Grenville Public Library
  • Rob Thompson Hotels
  • Salamanders
  • Wheels in Motion (located a short distance from Downtown Kemptville)

Here's what some of our entrepreneurs have said about Downtown

shelley mitchell, to be continued
We came here in 2004. We were looking for a slower pace of life. I started my consignment business, and it continued to grow. We found our current location to be perfect for us. It's downtown, it's warm and inviting. Many of our customers walk here with their kids. Kemptville is perfect for us!
- Shelley Mitchell
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We love being downtown. It didn't take us long to get to know people. They're so friendly. Being located downtown is convenient for our customers — and it's great for us to be close to coffee shops and restaurants, too!
- Leslie Campbell
Brewing Oasis
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The bakery has been part of Old Town Kemptville for generations. Besides our regular customers, we see an increasing number of visitors from out of town. We always take the time to share some of the great attractions in North Grenville.
- Rick Grahame
Grahame’s Bakery

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BIA Meetings

The Old Town Kemptville Business Improvement Area Board of Management meetings are open to all and take place the third Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. 

Stay in Touch

Keep up to date on all the events happening in downtown Kemptville.
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Municipal Office
285 County Road #44,
PO Box 130
Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0

Monday through Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Economic Development
613-258-9569 ext.153

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