WELCOME TO SIMCOE COUNTY
Less than a hour north of Toronto, Simcoe County is located in the central portion of Southern Ontario, Canada. We stretch from the shores of Lake Simcoe in the east to Georgian Bay in the west, giving us spectacular access to beautiful lakes and beaches. Simcoe County is a large geographical area and we have multiple small townships that make up the county, including Bradford West Gwillimbury, Innisfil, Barrie, Orilla, Tay, Tiny, Collingwood and many more. We are known for our recreational activities and venues.
Come experience Simcoe County!
BRADFORD WEST GWILLIMBURY
Bradford West Gwillimbury (BWG) includes the amalgamation of Village of Bradford, Township of West Gwillimbury, the Holland Marsh and the hamlet of Bond Head. Known for it’s history of early settlement and as a farming community. It is now known for its rich organic soil, which is called marsh muck by locals. These farms’ produce is distributed locally, as well as to foreign markets. It’s history in farming is demonstrated every August with the Annual Bradford Carrot Fest, where the entire main street is shutdown to traffic allowing for a vendors market and family fun. With a quaint downtown and growing west end, there is much to enjoy!
Innisfil is a growing community with deep history. As a progressive community, long known for its agriculture and as a holiday destination, Innisfil’s population and amenities have continued to grow over the past decade. Its growth continues with a new town square under construction, a future Royal Victoria Hospital South Campus and plans for the ORBIT. Innisfil is the home of Friday Harbour which houses the large fresh water marina in North America. It also is the home of Innisfil Beach Park which includes multiple beaches, boat launch, playground, sports fields and much more! On the shores of Lake Simcoe, you don’t have to travel far to dip your toes in the sand, boat, swim or fish!
The historic downtown gives you the small town feel, although the population is quickly exceeding 150,000. It is approximately 80km north of Toronto and as with Bradford and Innisfil is located along the 400 Highway with quick access to Toronto. It is located on the shores of Kempenfelt Bay, which is the western arm of Lake Simcoe. The iconic Barrie Waterfront and Centennial Park went through a major redevelopment in 2011 improving the green space, adding a boardwalk, new play structures and enhancing the beach front. There is also a marina and boat launch and in recent years, an inflatable island amusement attraction has been fun for the whole family. Just steps away from the water you can enjoy multiple restaurants, cafes, eateries and shops. Much to explore!
COMMUNITY HUB AND EVENTS
As Simcoe Counties population continues to grow, so do the amenities and surrounding townships. Simcoe County is a destination not only in the summer months to enjoy our many lakes and waterways, but also in the winter with multiple ski resorts, trails and forest. Come live where you play!