Located just 90 minutes north of Toronto in Central Ontario, the region of North Simcoe is ideally situated on the southern tip of beautiful Georgian Bay. North Simcoe is fortunate to have a rich history which encompasses four founding cultures, as well as a connection to nature and the outdoors that make the location a great place to live.
North Simcoe is comprised of the Town of Midland, the Town of Penetanguishene, the Township of Tay and the Township of Tiny having a combined population of over 50,000 people.
North Simcoe is served by Highway 400, Highway 12, and Highway 93, which help to ensure goods are shipped and received expeditiously to and from other markets. The area is also served by the Huronia Airport.
Quality of Life
Enjoy the picturesque rolling hills that surround Georgian Bay and enjoy the after work recreational opportunities both on land and water. For further information, check the North Simcoe Tourism or County of Simcoe’s Tourism website for a full listing of amenities within North Simcoe and nearby. This area is home to skilled labour, creative talent, and residents that value an exceptional quality of life in addition to quality work.
If you are looking for the perfect work-life balance, look no further than North Simcoe.
Incorporated in 1890, the Town of Midland is a beautiful waterfront community located on Georgian Bay, just 45 minutes north of Barrie. With a population of 17,000, Midland is a bustling economic centre served by both Highway 12 and Highway 93 while also maintaining the charm of a traditional downtown surrounded by mature homes and ending at the picturesque Town Harbour.
Due to its ideal location, Midland boasts an extensive waterfront, both on Georgian Bay and Little Lake which provides many recreational opportunities through boating, recreational trails and waterfront parks.
Midland provides the opportunity for a year-round and well-balanced lifestyle through easy access to education and health care facilities, a thriving cultural scene and many recreation and dining options.
The Town of Penetanguishene (meaning “the place of the rolling white sands” in Abinaki) is a picturesque bilingual community at the southern tip of peaceful and beautiful Georgian Bay. Penetanguishene has a unique urban form oriented towards the water with rolling hills, woodlands, wetlands and picturesque views.
Incorporated on February 22, 1882, this thriving bilingual community has grown to approximately 10,000 residents offering a unique combination of lifestyle and business opportunities.
In Penetanguishene we strive to create a livable community that enhances the natural, cultural, social and economic environments. We achieve this by continuously improving programs and services that are both accessible and environmentally and fiscally sustainable.
We are highly valued and widely celebrated due to the innovative and outstanding way we satisfy the needs of our residents, businesses and employees. As a result, the process is as fulfilling as the outcome.
If you are a young professional, new family, planning for your retirement or anything in between, Penetanguishene offers the perfect work-life balance.
The Township of Tay is a “community of communities” which will work together to build a prosperous and progressive future.
Tay is proud of their heritage and value the unique environmental features, waterfront areas, and natural setting that are a part of our community.
Through tourism, agriculture, commerce and industry, Tay endeavors to develop a diverse and stable local economy, which is compatible with the environment and lifestyles.
Tay strives to ensure a range of community services to provide residents and visitors with lifelong opportunities in our community.
Tay has a strong history of partnerships in the Township and are committed to building upon and using these partnerships to achieve broad community development goals and ensure that Tay remains a safe, affordable and active community.
Tiny is an environmentally focused, diverse family of communities providing a healthy lifestyle for its residents and visitors alike. The Guiding Principles encompass the environment, culture and heritage, recreation, our shorelines and municipal administration.
The picturesque Township is located in the Southern Georgian Bay area and boasts some of the most beautiful trails and beaches in the region. A culturally diverse community with a strong Francophone influence adds to the rich heritage.
The population is approximately 10,784, but as a popular destination for tourism and cottagers, the population doubles to approximately 20,000 over the summer months.
Home to the Tiny Marsh Provincial Wildlife Area, Ontario’s first provincially owned and managed wetland. It offers visitors year-round use of 600 hectares of marsh and 300 hectares of field and forest. Residents and visitors can also take advantage of Awenda Provincial Park, set on the beautiful shores of Georgian Bay, for camping, hiking, and cross-country skiing.
The Township has a total area of 344 square kilometers and has a coastline on Georgian Bay measuring 70 kilometers. The southern boundary, about 16 kilometers long, abuts the Springwater Township and the northern tip of the Town of Wasaga Beach. The eastern boundary, 17 kilometers long, marks the western boundary of Tay Township. The Township skirts the municipalities of Midland and Penetanguishene and embraces the coastline in a sweep around the peninsula.