Community Resources



Canandaigua Chamber

The Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization with over 800 members. The Chamber is the full time community liaison, working with area governments and agencies to support tourism, a healthy business climate and responsible economic growth. Whether you are just starting your business, are large or small; the Chamber is here to be your voice and support the needs of businesses by providing numerous opportunities for your business to grow and succeed.

Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association

The Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association, Inc. is a not-for-profit, volunteer group of citizens and community members dedicated to ensuring the environmental and economic vitality of Canandaigua Lake and its watershed.

Canandaigua Lake Watershed Council

Canandaigua Lake is invaluable to residents and visitors alike. Over 60,000 people depend on our clean water for drinking, nearly $100 million is generated from tourism and recreation, and the value of the lake-influenced tax base is approaching $1 billion.

Canandaigua Schools

The Canandaigua City School District website includes links to District Information, the Primary School, the Elementary School, the Middle School, and the Canandaigua Academy.

Canandaigua VA Medical Center

The Canandaigua VA Medical Center supports veterans through a variety of programs, services and partnerships throughout the Canandaigua community.

City of Canandaigua 

The City of Canandaigua website is a portal to information pertaining to elected officials, meetings, city administration, the fire department, parks and recreation, planning and zoning, the police department, public works, and reference documents.

Cornell Cooperative Extension

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County continues to be your best resource for farm, home, garden, and family living information. The Cornell Cooperative Extension educational system enables people to improve their lives and communities through partnerships that put experience and research knowledge to work.

Finger Lakes Visitors Connection

Finger Lakes Visitors Connection is the tourism promotion agency representing Ontario County in the Finger Lakes.

Granger Homestead 

The Granger Homestead Society is a not-for-profit organization. It’s holdings consist of an 1816 Federal House and furnishings, one of the largest horse-drawn vehicle collections in Western New York State, five outbuildings, and twelve acres of land in Canandaigua, NY.

Office for the Aging – Ontario County 

Ontario County Office for the Aging is a Human Service Agency located at 3010 County Complex Drive in Canandaigua, New York.   Nestled in the Finger Lakes region, the county houses approximately 110,000 residents.  The Office for the Aging serves people 60 years of age and older and their caregivers.

The mission of the office is to provide advocacy, information, assistance, assessment and referral.

Ontario County

The County of Ontario is located 8 miles from Rochester in the heart of upstate New York. Ontario County includes 2 cities, 16 towns, 8 villages, 2 colleges, and 17 school districts. Our county seat was founded in 1789 within the historic City of Canandaigua. Today, a 21 member Board of Supervisors oversees the services provided to over 100,000 residents.

Ontario County Historical Society

The Ontario County Historical Museum, a Georgian Revival building, is a landmark on Main Street in Canandaigua.  It was designed by famed architect, Claude Bragdon, and constructed in 1914 with donated dollars from the Canandaigua community.

When it was first built the building also housed the Wood Library, Canandaigua’s Public Library.  In 1972 the Library outgrew its space and relocated to the Sibley House at 134 North Main Street

Ontario County Soil & Water Conservation District

The Ontario County Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) is a public service agency dedicated to the conservation of natural resources in Ontario County. The office is located at 480 North Main Street in Canandaigua, New York.

Sonnenberg Gardens

Perched atop the sun-bathed hill of the estate known as “Sonnenberg” (German for “sunny hill”) is a 40-room Queen Anne-style mansion. New York City bank financier Frederick Ferris Thompson and his wife, Mary Clark Thompson, the daughter of New York State governor Myron Holley Clark, purchased the property in 1863 when it featured just a brick farmhouse on 14 acres.

Town of Canandaigua 

The Town of Canandaigua takes great pride in providing information to residents and businesses in a timely and efficient manner. The web site helps achieve that goal. Members of the Canandaigua community are encouraged to explore the web site for the information you are seeking on town policies and procedures. This is your online access to your town government.


The Greater Canandaigua Family YMCA is a diverse organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.