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1,400 acres of Parks

300+Businesses

#1 RankedCommunity College in Illinois

Full-Service Community Hospital

Bicentennial Celebration happening in 2025!

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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City Replaces Sidewalks on N. Main
City Replaces Sidewalks on N. Main

The City of Canton Public Works crews will be starting a sidewalk replacement project on North Main Street this week.  They will be replacing sidewalks on the north side of Main Street from Ash Street to Sycamore Terrace.  Work is expected to last for two to three weeks.  Your patience is appreciated as these improvements […]

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Boil Order In Place for Mulberry Place; New Main Break on W. Spruce St.
Boil Order In Place for Mulberry Place; New Main Break on W. Spruce St.

UPDATE 08-17-22 11:20am: A second water main break has occurred on W. Spruce Street, and water service will be turned off soon to make those repairs. Areas affected will be residents on Cass Place from Avenue B to Avenue C, and on W. Spruce Street from Avenue B to Avenue C, and on Johnson Court […]

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Vendors Needed! Scenic Drive – Jones Park
Vendors Needed! Scenic Drive – Jones Park

Spoon River Valley Scenic Driver Vendors needed for Jones Park! October 1st & 2nd, 8th & 9th! The setting in downtown Canton is an intimate venue where your merchandise can truly be appreciated. We are always looking for vendors to sell handmade items, crafts, genuine collectibles, antiques, primitives, plants, flowers, candles, jewelry, and other similar […]

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Canton Main Street Micro Grant Now Available
Canton Main Street Micro Grant Now Available

Canton Main Street Micro Grant application deadline of Sept. 1st. Canton Main Street is dedicated to making Canton’s downtown a vibrant and thriving center of the community. One of the four approaches used by the Main Street movement nationally, is Economic Vitality. To support this approach, it is Canton Main Street’s goal to help businesses […]

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Taste of Canton
Taste of Canton

The Taste of Canton will be happening this year again in the streets of Downtown Canton. There will be local restaurants offering up some amazing tastes for everyone to enjoy. Plan to bring the whole family because there will be free inflatables for the kids and the annual Pie Eating Contest!

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