Come Grow With Us!

Situated in the heart of the Kawarthas, the Township of Selwyn is a vibrant community, which maintains a sustainable balance between community, environment, and development.

It is the priority of the Township to provide high quality services to the community, therefore, Council and Staff work to ensure residents, business owners, and visitors alike, enjoy a lifestyle which encourages the best of rural and urban living.

The Township of Selwyn is a welcoming municipality for any new or expanding business, offering competitive land and building development opportunities which would meet most business needs as well as an expanding telecommunication network.

Affordable waterfront homes, historic town and country properties, and modern well-appointed subdivisions provide excellent opportunities for a young family or a quiet place to enjoy retirement.

The natural landscape of our area offers first class outdoor recreational opportunities to enjoy, including water sports, fishing, golf and endless trail systems for biking, hiking, skiing, and snowmobiling.  

Selwyn and many local organizations offer a year round schedule of recreational activities for both adults and children.

Residents of Selwyn have access to a number of professional wellness practitioners in Lakefield and Bridgenorth, and the Peterborough Regional Health Centre in the neighbouring City of Peterborough.

One of the most rewarding aspects of life in Selwyn is the obvious sense of community spirit that is demonstrated in the over 100 service clubs, community groups and organizations that exist to enhance the life of all residents.

The Township of Selwyn's mandate is to foster, promote and support economic development initiatives and to create a solid foundation for building a better community, with priorities for the local economy including:

  • Sustained agriculture and aggregate activity;
  • Growth of tourism into a four-season sector;
  • Support for home based businesses;
  • Growth of the telecommunications, research and technology sector;
  • Maintenance of the community's high quality of life.

We invite you to take closer look at our community as a potential location to establish and grow your business. 

Township staff works with many organizations including Peterborough Economic Development, the Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism, and Peterborough and the Kawarthas Tourism, to market the region as a whole.

Business View Magazine interviewed representatives from Selwyn Township, Ontario for their focus on Economic Development and Sustainability in Canadian Cities.

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