Come Work and Live Here

The small community of Markdale, North West of Toronto, is home to the Chapman’s Ice Cream complex. Markdale is at the heart of Ontario’s picturesque Grey County, centrally located among towns of Owen Sound, Hanover, Collingwood and Shelburne.

Markdale, Ontario

This area is known for its scenic locations, beautiful lakes, multiple water falls, endless hiking and biking trails, climbing cliffs and ski hills. Whether you thrive on outdoor adventure, arts and culture, shopping, fine foods or seasonal festivals, Markdale is a convenient way to access them all.


Here, a peaceful rural lifestyle is complimented by well-developed infrastructure and a wide variety of every-day amenities. Convenience and accessibility make this community a comfortable place for new and growing families. Here are some of the things can you find in Markdale:


Grey Highlands Secondary School is only 15 minutes’ drive from Markdale. Neighboring communities also offer variety of spots activities and summer camps. From cycling to fishing to horseback riding to paddling, this area offers a wide variety of activities for every season. Click here to read more.


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If you are used to a large grocery store or prefer local farmers markets, there is a wide range of shopping opportunities. Markdale is home to a few restaurants and dinners for every taste. Some unique culinary locations, such as Flying Chestnut and Eigensinn Farm, can be found in the nearby proximity.

Continuous Growth

Our community is growing and developing rapidly. Plans are already underway to build a new hospital as well as a new elementary school building in Markdale. A large Foodland grocery store is scheduled to open downtown in February of 2020.  What is more, there are a few new residential developments are currently under construction.


The heart of Markdale is found in the sense of community that people continuously nourish. Here people have a rich history of coming together and supporting each other, showing resilience and strength through any downturns.  Community events are common to Markdale, including annual Santa Claus Parade, Beer Fest, Easter Egg Hunt, Markdale Frolic and many other. Many local events are proudly supported by Chapman’s Ice Cream and its employees.


The area has a wide range of lifestyle options, from quiet village life, to backwoods retreats, to serene waterfront, to working your own land, to mini houses. With Toronto real estate prices on a rise, there is a noticeable increase in people choosing to relocate to Grey County to find their dream home and build their families. Country living appeals to many, with the slower pace lifestyle it offers. It offers escape from pollution, multiple stressors, endless traffic and overcrowding. Buying a home can be a large undertaking, but there might be Grey County funding available for first time buyers to help with this endeavor.

Chapman’s Ice Cream

At Chapman’s, we’ve been making perfectly delicious ice cream and frozen treats since 1973. Today, we are the largest independent ice cream manufacturer in Canada. Our product lineup includes more than 280 frozen treats – including premium ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet, water ice Lolly’s and a range of novelties. Chapman’s is always looking for talented people to join our growing team. For more information on career opportunities at Chapman’s please click here.