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Canton, Illinios 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!

Events are being planned for June 20th through June 29th, 2025!

1,400 acres of Parks

300+Businesses

#1 RankedCommunity College in Illinois

Full-Service Community Hospital

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Downtown Historic Preservation Presentation
Downtown Historic Preservation Presentation

Create Economic Growth in our Downtowns! Join the Spoon River Partnership for Economic Development and Quinn Adamowski from Landmarks Illinois, for an insightful morning of education and discussion into the topics of historic preservation and economic growth in our downtown Main Streets. QUINN ADAMOWSKIRegional Advocacy Manager TOPICS: Wed, May 15th 10am- 12pmCanton Historic Depot50 N. […]

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Liquor Control Commission Meeting Set
Liquor Control Commission Meeting Set

City of Canton Liquor Control Commission Hearing May 20, 2024 2:00pm Director’s Room, Lower Level of Canton City Hall 2 N. Main Street, Canton, IL 61520

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Join the fun at the 33rd Annual Canton Cruise-In in Downtown Canton
Join the fun at the 33rd Annual Canton Cruise-In in Downtown Canton

Register now for the Canton Cruise-In Join the fun by registering your vehicle to be a part of the 33rd Annual Canton Cruise In car show going on in Downtown Canton on Friday, June 14th from 4 to 8 pm. Downtown CantonFriday, June 14th4:00 – 8:00pm Street Rods, Antiques Autos, Classic Cars, Muscle Cars, Motorcycles, […]

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Boil Order Lifted for E. Chestnut/20th Ave.
Boil Order Lifted for E. Chestnut/20th Ave.

UPDATE Friday, May 24: The Boil Order for this area is now lifted. UPDATE: Wednesday, May 22: Water has been restored to this East Chestnut/20th Avenue area. A Boil Order is now in effect until further notice for residents beginning at 110 N. 20th to 575 N. 20th Avenue, plus Modern Health & Fitness on […]

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Art on Main Fine Arts Festival, June 1st & 2nd!
Art on Main Fine Arts Festival, June 1st & 2nd!

Art on Main Fine Arts Festival Saturday, June 1st & Sunday, June 2nd, 2024 The Canton Art on Main Fine Arts Festival returns this year on Saturday, June 1st, 9:00am – 4:30pm and Sunday, June 2nd, 9:00am – 3:00pm in downtown Jones Park.  The 2024 festival, presented by Canton Main Street, will feature 35 professional […]

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