Originally acting as a shipping and processing centre in the mid-1800s for the local agriculture industry, Thornbury eventually grew to be a highly sought after resort town for the wealthy in Toronto. Now, the community has grown to be one of the premier destinations in the Southern Georgian Bay region. At the base of the Niagara Escarpment and at the mouth of the Beaver River, Thornbury stands as a picturesque rural town with a proud community, providing the perfect setting for strong family roots and outdoor adventures. 

 

 

 

 

Thornbury is located within the Blue Mountain region of Grey County. Nearby is the Beaver Valley Bruce Trail and a vast conservation area perfect for families who love to go out and explore the great outdoors. Thornbury is a prime summer location, given its proximity to many exquisite beaches and its rustic charm. In the winter, Thornbury is the place to be with outdoor skating venues, skiing and snowboarding. Whether you cherish summer days or winter wonderlands, you’ll feel right at home in the four-season paradise of Thornbury. 

 

 

 

 

The beaches nearby will keep you relaxed and grounded, with the Little River Beach Park located right next to the Thornbury Harbour at the tip of the Georgian Bay. Here you will find pebbled beaches, trees for shade, and a public playground for children of all ages.

 

 

 

  

Thornbury is the perfect long-term destination for working professionals and growing families with proximity to highly-recognized schools. The community allows you to enjoy a thriving lifestyle where you can enjoy the peace and quiet of this quaint and small town. Being a part of Ontario’s beautiful Southern Georgian Bay region, you’ll want to make the most out of your surroundings.

 

The Thornbury Baseball Diamond offers prime recreational space within the tranquil Moreau Dog Park, right next to the Thornbury skate park and the Beaver Valley Community Centre. This area acts as the recreational centre of the town, giving residents and their families a nearby leafy-green oasis where they can enjoy the outdoors.  

 

 

 

 

The Thornbury Pier Icon provides the quintessential summer spot where locals and tourists alike will be found leaping into the water. Without any plans on a summers day, the Thornbury Harbourfront is the ideal place to take a stroll.  

 

 

 

 

Thornbury also has a wide variety of restaurants and cafes to keep you refreshed while you explore the downtown strip. The Mill Café serves as a classic Thornbury dining destination, serving affordable and generous portions of breakfast and brunch dishes. The patio looking out onto the water is simply divine in the summer months while looking out onto the Beaver River. If you continue down the main street of Thornbury you will find yourself in Clarksburg, the art capital of the Southern Georgian Bay region with a healthy presence of art galleries and studios.

 

Thornbury Village Cider House is a big attraction in this community and for good reason. Both beer and cider fans will rejoice at the rotating selection out of this craft beverage institution. The Cider House makes for an eventful group outing destination as the tasting room and tours can be enjoyed during their hours of operation. 

 

 

 

 

 

Further down Thorbury’s main drag is a row of traditional big box and chain stores, although the downtown strip has managed to maintain its small-town charm and reputation. Nearby is a beautiful parkette complete with a garden and waterfall, serving as the centre of the town. 

 

 

 

 

  

To see more of the neighbourhood, check out our video to get a better glimpse of the area:

 

 

 

 

Older Blog Posts