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Canton is a great place to visit or raise your family! With a low cost of living and a high quality of life, Canton has close proximity to the Peoria metro area. Over 1,400 acres of open public parks, access to a great educational system from kindergarten to community college, a free privately funded public library and a state-of-the-art hospital and clinic providing first class healthcare.

The cool ambiance of a historic downtown with a one-of-a-kind city park situated at its center. Ample opportunities for employment with over 300 businesses. Retiree focused community initiatives and learning opportunities.Whether you are visiting, or are thinking of calling Canton home, our community will make you feel welcome!

1,400 acres of Parks

300+Businesses

#1 RankedCommunity College in Illinois

Full-Service Community Hospital

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The Chamber and SRPED has Moved!
The Chamber and SRPED has Moved!

We’re Settling in to our New Location Have you heard the news? The Canton Area Chamber of Commerce and the Spoon River Partnership for Economic Development (SRPED) has moved their office location right in the heart of the city in beautiful downtown Canton. The Canton Chamber, along with SRPED used to be located in the […]

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Vintage Nesbitt’s Soda Pop Machine Donated!
Vintage Nesbitt’s Soda Pop Machine Donated!

Vintage Nesbitt’s soda pop machine from Miller’s Bottling Works and the Canton Hotel There’s a new display at the Canton Area Heritage Center with ties to two former family-owned Canton businesses.  It’s a bright orange Nesbitt’s soda pop machine that dates back to the early 1940’s.  Nesbitt’s was known nationally throughout the 20th century for […]

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July Spotlight – MidAmerica National Bank!
July Spotlight – MidAmerica National Bank!

July 2021 Spotlight of the Month Oldest, for profit, business started in Canton that is still in existence! Canton Main Street is pleased to announce MidAmerica National Bank as the July Spotlight of the Month. MidAmerica National Bank located at 100 West Elm Street is the oldest, for profit, business which started in Canton and […]

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CMS – Fundraiser, Business Micro Grant Program
CMS – Fundraiser, Business Micro Grant Program

Digital Raffle Fundraiser! Raising funds for the downtown business micro grant program Canton Main Street wants to help entrepreneurs take steps towards new businesses in our downtown and to help new owners improve or expand existing businesses they’ve purchased. To this end, Canton Main Street will provide as many $1,500 grants as possible, based on […]

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