Starting a business in Smooth Rock Falls

Smooth Rock Falls is ready to work with you to start a business in our wonderful community.  There are many opportunities in our town.  Real estate prices are low, there is little to no competition for many businesses and we are centrally located. But the best part about starting a business in Smooth Rock Falls is the municipal staff and Town council who have set in place many different incentives and programs to help business and will work one-on-one with you to realize your dreams.

The development of employment opportunities in a variety of sectors is a priority of the Town Council. The following key areas are our focus for future economic development initiatives, recognizing that additional economic development opportunities may emerge in the future:

Health Care and Housing (Seniors’ Continuum of Care)
Service Hub for Transportation on Highway 634
Staging location for EnergyEast Pipeline project
Waterfront Residential Properties
Economic Development Partnerships with First Nations and Aboriginal Organizations
Solid Waste

Please contact Shannon Michaud at or (705) 338-2717 ext. 8 to get started.


Zoning and Land Use

The Town of Smooth Rock Falls welcomes all kinds of businesses and will work with you to acheive your business goals.  There are many opportunities in our town including commercial, industrial and residential. For more information about our forward-thinking business friendly zoning and land use policies, please contact Shannon Michaud at or (705) 338-2717 ext. 8.

Smooth Rock Falls Official Plan
Zoning By-Law
Zoning By-Law – Schedule A
Zoning By-Law – Schedule A Rural
Zoning By-Law – Schedule A Urban
Zoning By-Law – Schedule B Rural
Zoning By-Law- Schedule B Urban


Smooth Rock Falls has several financial institutions in town.  All of them are eager to serve the business community:

Caisses Populaire
141 Main St.
Smooth Rock Falls, ON P0L 2B0
Tel: (705) 338-2731
Hours of operation:
Monday-Wednesday 9AM–4PM
Thursday 10AM–5PM
Friday 9AM–6PM
Saturday/Sunday Closed

RBC Royal Bank
28 Second Ave, PO Box 400
Smooth Rock Falls, ON P0L 2B0
Tel: (705) 338-2794
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 10AM-4:30PM
Saturday/Sunday Closed

Helpful Links

BizPal provides you with the permits and licences that may be required to start and grow your business.

North Claybelt Community Futures Development Corporation
North Claybelt CFDC is a community-based agency offering financial and counselling assistance for new and existing small businesses in our area of Northern Ontario, Canada. To attain its objectives of creating and maintaining jobs and contributing to the economic development of the area, North Claybelt provides local businesses with information, consulting assistance, loans, loan guarantees, and equity investment.

Ministry of Municipal Affairs
Good planning leads to orderly growth and the efficient provision of services. It touches all of us and helps us to have the kind of community we want. The Ministry of Municipal Affairs has created a series of Citizens’ Guides to help you understand how the land use planning process works in Ontario.

Visit their website to find out more – Citizens’ Guides to Land-Use Planning

Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
The Ministry of Northern Development and Mines advocates on behalf of Ontario’s northern region, as well as on behalf of the province’s minerals industry. We deliver government programs and services in Northern Ontario and represent the interests of our partners and stakeholders at Queen’s Park.