Quality of Life

Photo of children playing at Browns BayLeeds Grenville is a county where you can grow a successful business and vacation in your own backyard. Commutes are short and often through areas recognized around the world for their natural beauty.

The entire region boasts a high quality of life and it has earned the World Health Organization's Safe Communities designation. Brockville was the first city in Ontario, second in Canada and fourth in North America to join the Safe Communities Coalition.

The Safe Community Coalition of Brockville, Leeds and Grenville promotes a community culture of safety and well being. The coalition has recently been revitalized and expanded. 

There are 80 community groups that have partnered with the coalition. Local safety programs earned near-perfect scores during a Safe Communities Canada study in 2008. Visit Safe Communities for more information. The Counties are also home to two hospitals and numerous health care services and clinics.


Heron RookeryLeeds Grenville has public, Catholic and French schools, as well as two schools for international students. The area offers a quality of life experience that is sought after by many. Its rich heritage and recreational assets have been captured for future generations to enjoy.

There is a unique blend of cultural offerings, including professional theatre, and vibrant communities that attract visitors from around the world. Our iconic tourism assets provide the vista for boating, kayaking, fishing, water sports, theatre, tours of historic mansions, castles and military fortresses, hiking, cycling, antiquing, and much more. The St. Lawrence River is a diving enthusiast's paradise with steel freighters, historical shipwrecks and much more on its riverbed. The area carries the nickname 'Caribbean North' for its fresh water scuba diving. 

Photo of Coffee shop charmFriendly communities within the Counties offer countless festivals and special events throughout the year, from country fairs to winter dog sled races.

The region boasts lower than average housing pricing compared to other Ontario locations and is considered one of the safest places in the world to learn, work and play. It is also known for its volunteerism. Even in tough economic times, the community gives support to a number of charitable organizations, which in turn ensure a higher quality of life for all.