Manufacturing Innovation Summit 2022

Manufacturing Innovation Summit 2022

Save the date for October 19th from 8am-1pm at Georgian College’s Advanced Technology Centre! Invest Barrie and Simcoe County have partnered to bring together the energy of the Manufacturing Summit with the engaging conversation from the Manufacturing Forum into one event in collaboration with Georgian, Lakehead and the City of Orillia. Join industry leaders, executives, […]

County welcomes GWTA riders to the Simcoe County trail system

Great Lakes Waterfront Trail

On Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 1:45 p.m., the County of Simcoe and Tourism Simcoe County are pleased to welcome representatives from the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail and Great Waterfront Trail Adventure (GWTA) riders as we celebrate the launch of a new connecting trail system in Simcoe County. Media and residents are invited to cheer […]

Behavioural Support Transition Unit opens at Georgian Village

Georgian Village

The County of Simcoe and the Georgian Village campus of care are pleased to announce the opening of the new Behavioural Support Transition Unit (BSTU) as an addition to its offerings at Georgian Manor in Penetanguishene. Georgian Manor also hosts respite and convalescent care support in addition to long-term care services. The first patient was […]

County provides record investment in trails connecting communities

This year, the County is investing almost $350,000 to help fund 13 projects throughout Simcoe County under the Trails Connecting Communities Program (TCCP). This 50/50 cost sharing scheme provides up to $30,000 per project, to expand, create, and/or enhance the extensive network of trails across Simcoe County. “Since 2009, when the Trails Connecting Communities Program […]

Paramedics from across the Region receive Governor General’s EMS Exemplary Service Medal

County of Simcoe Paramedics

24 Paramedics from across the District of Muskoka, County of Simcoe and the Chippewas of Rama First Nation were awarded the Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Service Medals, recognizing their years of exceptional service. The Governor General of Canada, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon was represented by Lt. Col Jean-Martin Brault from Canadian Forces […]

Tourism Destination Development Action Plan underway in Simcoe County

The County is partnering with its member municipalities, residents, tourism operators, and stakeholders to create a Destination Development action plan focused on promoting Simcoe County as a first-class travel destination. This plan will steer the County of Simcoe’s tourism role and responsibilities for the next three to five years. “Tourism is a vital part of […]

Popular secondary suites program creates affordable rentals across the region

The County of Simcoe reminds residents of its popular secondary suites program, which adds critical affordable rentals across the region. This program provides nearly $1 million in forgivable loans annually across the County of Simcoe to homeowners who wish to create affordable rental secondary suites in their homes or garden suites. “County Council is committed […]

Simcoe County entrepreneurs awarded grants and mentorships to support new tourism ideas

Three finalists who made winning pitches for the Simcoe County “Spark” Program were each awarded a $3,000 seed grant and mentorship to help them get started with their new tourism ideas. The Simcoe County “Spark” Mentorships & Grants Program is a collaborative partnership initiative between Tourism Simcoe County, Regional Tourism Organization 7 (RTO7) and the […]

Formal Trailhead Created on Overhead Bridge Road

The Town of Penetanguishene is kicking off Trails Month with the opening of a new trailhead on Overhead Bridge Road, a beautiful section of the Trans Canada Trail that joins Penetanguishene with Tiny Township. Join Penetanguishene, Tiny, Simcoe County and members of the Trans Canada Trail for a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the […]

County awards 2022 Tourism, Culture and Sport Enhancement Funding

The County of Simcoe has approved 87 successful applications totalling more than $485,000 through the 2022 Tourism, Culture and Sport Enhancement Fund. The program aims to enhance existing tourism, culture and sport projects throughout the County. “In spite of the challenges that it faced during COVID, Simcoe County has a strong tourism, culture and sports […]