Originated in 1999 with the amalgamation of Clifford, Harriston, Palmerston and Minto Township. Located in the north-western boundary of Wellington County. Minto prides itself on its cultural diversity and offers a wide range of family oriented activities available throughout the year including live theater, galleries, shopping, restaurants, and a railway museum.
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The Town of Minto also has available two swimming pools, three arenas, ball and soccer courts, walking trails to explore and parks for family fun activities.
Downtown Harriston has a strong service and convenience cluster that includes legal, financial and real estate services. Casual dining and takeout restaurants are complemented by retail establishments including hardware, bakery, giftware, floral and auto sales. The popular Town Hall Theatre, galleries, public library, cultural centre and Escape Room offer residents and visitors entertainment options within the downtown core as well.
Downtown Palmerston has 40 business and service establishments. Palmerston is home to several destination retail and service businesses which include antiques, recreational vehicles, legal, financial and real estate services. Downtown Palmerston also has a strong convenience cluster. The popular Norgan Theatre, Railway Heritage Museum and developing Heritage Park bring locals and tourists into the downtown all year round.
Well known for its restaurants and several unique shopping destinations – including antiques, home decor, and a gallery – Clifford’s strong sense of community and dedicated volunteer base make it standout among other small communities.