Welcome To Meaford

Meaford, located on the shores of Georgian Bay at the mouth of Bighead River, is a quaint town with a classic red brick downtown Main Street.  Meaford has a beautiful balance of honouring its past and looking towards the future.  Proudly rooted in agriculture, Meaford has a strong Apple Growing past, which you can see reference most obviously in their adorable apple shaped tourist centre and ongoing Apple Harvest Craft Show.  Meaford also honours author (Margaret) Marshall Saunders who wrote Beautiful Joe – a timeless story about animal wellfare (I remember my grandma gifting me the book and it had a big impact on me!). Not just looking to the Past, Meaford has a great scene for live music, theatre and film at the Meaford Hall Arts & Cultural Centre.  Fabulous restaurants, unique shops and a brand new state of the art Library are some of the many reasons you’ll love Meaford!


Meaford the town is located in The Municipality of Meaford, which reaches from the Town of the Blue Mountain limits almost to Owen Sound and also include the communities of Annan, Balaclava, Bognor, Centreville and Leith.  Meaford being the largest Town in the municipality, is located at the mouth of Bighead River.

Southern Georgian Bay

Things you'll LOVE about Meaford

  • The Leaky Canoe restaurant.  A local favourite and absolutely packed on Wing night; the Leaky is the place to meet friends… bring your appetite!
  • Meaford Hall Arts & Cultural Centre: attracting big names and new favourites.  No need to drive hours to the nearest city to get your Live Music fix! 
  • Waterfront!  Meaford and its surrounding area boasts amazing waterfront.  In fact, in my humble opinion, I think Meaford’s harbour is the prettiest in the area.  Right on the boarder of Meaford and Thornbury is Christie Beach, a local favourite of families especially for its sandy beach and shallow waters where you can safely walk out and swim on the sandbars.

Meaford Hall

Taking center stage in Meaford’s historic downtown (pun intended) is Meaford Hall Arts & Cultural Centre.  A beautiful restored and renovated Century Building that was originally the Town Hall and Opera House.  Today, Meaford Hall Arts & Cultural Centre hosts big names in music, comedy and theatre.  Also home of the Meaford International Film Festival, in its 16th season.  For more information on the Hall’s calendar and upcoming line up CLICK HERE.

Meaford Hall, Ontario
Local Schools, Meaford


Georgian Bay Community School: A new state-of-art building, locally Georgian Bay Community School is referred to as “The Super School” for its combination of Pre-school, Kindergarten, Middle and Secondary School in one building, sitting on approximately 16.5 acres. There is a triple gymnasium, automotive/manufacturing and construction shops and a “cafetorium” with a stage.

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