Main StreetOnly an hour from Toronto, with a highly skilled local workforce and transportation access to key markets, Port Hope is the ideal location for your business investment.


Our urban and rural heritage figures prominently in our dedication to preserving our past and mapping our future. With close to 300 designated historic buildings, Port Hope has long been celebrated as one of Ontario’s best preserved nineteenth-century towns and is recognized as an outstanding example of heritage conservation.


The downtown is steps away from Lake Ontario, connected by a series of accessible streets, walkways, and riverside trails.


The district blends buildings with the natural environment and a rich array of culinary, cultural, business and shopping options.The Ganaraska River offers some of the best trout and salmon fishing in the province.

Economic Opportunity

Business friendly and economically diverse, downtown Port Hope has a healthy mix of traditional business offerings as well as knowledge based enterprises providing goods and services to a stable local community and swelling visitor traffic.

Employees are drawn to this one-of-a kind community, its exceptional quality of life, and its diverse array of housing options, amenities, cultural attractions, and recreational opportunities.

Engaged Citizens

There’s a true sense of community in Port Hope. Collaborative relationships happen naturally with passionate and engaged residents and business owners. Locals celebrate year round in the downtown, attending a mixture of festivals and seasonal events.


Our year round calendar of  events and cultural assets are promoted regionally, provincially and throughout the GTA across traditional and new media channels.


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Port Hope’s Capitol Theatre offers an eclectic year round program schedule with performances and events that keep visitors of all ages coming into the downtown core again and again. Savvy business owners capitalize on the foot traffic aligning sales and store windows to celebration themes and taking advantage of co-operative advertising opportunities.

Events Calendar


Port Hope is host to a plethora of festivals and events year round. 

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Float Your Fanny Down the Ganny River Race

Farmers’ Market (Wednesdays and Saturdays May through October)

Ganaraska Studio Tour


World Pride Events

Canada Day Celebration

Bandshell Concerts

Movies in the Park

Arts Festival


Salmon Fishing

Jazz Festival

Port Hope Fair

House Tour

Studio Tour

Vintage Film Festival


Candlelight Walk

Moonlight Madness

Festival of Trees & Lights

Santa Claus Parade

Winter Meal Deals Promotion

Girl Friends Getaway Weekend