Living in Canton

The Town of Canton is a community of two Villages—The Village of Canton and the Village of Renssealer Falls—and several hamlets and beautiful open spaces.  We have pristine farms with rolling pastures and open meadows, woodlands, valleys, and the beautiful Grasse River.  But most importantly, our community is comprised of our proud citizens —hardworking individuals raising their families.  Canton residents feel a genuine sense of community – we have many wonderful neighborhoods where neighbors know each other, citizens are involved with their schools, churches and other organizations.  It is a wonderful place to call home.

Our Town is a Great Place for Families, Entrepreneurs, Professionals and Retirees

Our community is an especially attractive community for young professionals, for entrepreneurs who wish to start a niche business, for those in technology of communications who can choose a location based on quality of life, for retired couples, or for raising a family!

We are also proud to be home to two excellent Universities: St. Lawrence University, and SUNY-Canton (State University of New York-Canton).  Canton proudly represents the county seat of St. Lawrence County.

Finally, we offer a healthy business community and an active Chamber of Commerce. Our Economic Development Office works with local government officials, the planning boards, and new businesses to improve our local community and ensure that businesses have the opportunity to thrive and prosper.

We invite you to take the time to discover “Our Town” and all our community has to offer!