A Progressive Community
Gillies Township was settled in the 1800s when silver deposits were discovered in the area. Since then, the local economy of Gillies Township has diversified significantly to include forestry, farming, manufacturing, construction and various service businesses.
Gillies Township currently supports a number of thriving businesses, including the Rose Valley Lodge and Dreamfields Riding Centre. Other businesses, like Green Acre Variety Store and Gas Station, and Mitchell’s Autobody, service mainly area residents. Thanks to the arrival of high-speed internet, many home-based businesses are now also filling niches such as market-garden farms, a stone-oven bakery, a web design firm and an alternative energy systems supplier, among numerous others.