Elgin Innovation Centre, housed in the former Imperial Tobacco plant offered tours of the space which is now home to several offices and businesses and Elgin Business Resource Centre's Aylmer location. Imperial Tobacco opened in 1946 – at its prime the plant could store 110 million tons of tobacco and at one point had almost 600 employees. It closed its doors in 2007. Walking and golf cart tours gave visitors a chance to get an idea of what nearly one-million square feet looks like and to see some of the businesses presently operating there. Many of those who took the tours could recall some of the areas from working as Imperial Tobacco employees. The Aylmer Malahide Museum exhibited photography and memorabilia from the days of the former plant.
Mennonite Furniture Gallery was open at their Eden Line location near Straffordville with a sampling of furniture in different woods, finishes and styles all available in custom combinations. Their main location is in Aylmer.