Business View Civil and Municipal | Volume 2, Issue 6

203 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL VOLUME 2, ISSUE 6 W hen you think about a village with less than 1,000 people, it may conjure up thoughts of a sleepy little place with not much going on… but nothing could be further from the truth when it comes to the Village of Westport. This little village is a hidden treasure in eastern Ontario, on Upper Rideau Lake at the head of the iconic Rideau Canal, making it a beautiful destination for travelers by boat or by car. Westport is a special place with people who are warm, genuinely welcoming, and have hearts of gold. they go to great lengths to take care of one another and their village. That spirit has helped create a thriving, walkable community with the amenities needed to enjoy rural Ontario in all its glory, plus some big city benefits. Westport Mayor Robin Jones recounts, “When people ask us to describe the village, most people come up with the word “home”– it’s about the attitude of the people who live here, and the attitude of the business people. we are a small village; however, we are the hub of the area.” Westport is the smallest incorporated village with municipal water and sewer in Ontario and has a year-round population of about 600 people. But it is the nearest town Village of WESTP “The heart of Rideau Lakes”