Town of Midland top 100 best communities

According to Maclean’s Magazine’s most recent assessment of 415 communities in Canada, Midland is ranked #98 – making the Top 100. This is a significant improvement from the 2019 assessment where we were ranked #247. The MacLean’s Best Communities list considers several different categories, determining scores based on how each community compares to its peers. […]

Georgian Shores Catering getting ready to expand after surviving pandemic

The pandemic has crippled the restaurant and catering industry, but Georgian Shores Catering has managed to weather the storm. Co-owners Dave Scoffield and Wade Plewes say they’ve survived due to the community’s desire to support local. “The community has been amazing,” said Plewes. “People really wanted to support local.” The two chefs operate a catering […]

‘MCC is alive and well’: Midland Cultural Centre preparing for eventual reopening

Midland Cultural Centre

It has been a “long and arduous year” for staff at the Midland Cultural Centre, but they’ve persevered and are beginning preparations for an eventual reopening. “The MCC is alive and well and waiting for the opportunity to welcome back friends and supporters,” said Jared Jylha, promotions and marketing co-ordinator for the facility. Performing arts […]

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Island Princess gets council go-ahead to drop anchor

The Island Princess’ co-owner is excited about the win-win venture that’s coming to Midland this spring. “We’re as pumped as we can be,” said Jerry Hogenhout, a Toronto-based accountant, who is co-owner of the boat with Midland’s David Scoffield and Dave Plewes, who run Georgian Shores Catering. “It’s incredible what’s happened since we made the commitment. It’s […]

Georgian Bay General Hospital receives single largest gift in North Simcoe

Georgian Bay General Hospital Foundation

Marco Mancini and the Marco Mancini Family Foundation is making a $5-million transformational gift to improve healthcare for all the residents of North Simcoe. This outstanding gift will provide critical funding to transform the care experience for thousands of patients at Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH) in Midland. The Marco Mancini Family Foundation is making […]

Town of Midland receives $250,000 grant towards King Street beautification​​

The Town of Midland has successfully secured a grant in the amount of $250,000 through the Rural Economic Development (RED) Strategic Economic Infrastructure Stream. The funds will be used to assist with streetscaping costs for the King Street Rejuvenation Project and will include items such as street furnishings, trees and plantings, and a public art installation […]

Fitness studio, plant-based café open on King Street

A unique business that promotes a healthy lifestyle and healthy food options has opened up at 227 and 229 King St. in downtown Midland. Mega Mindful Living, a fitness studio, inhabits one half of the business, while Newfies Soups and Smoothies, a plant-based café, occupies the other. “We want to promote lifestyle medicine,” said owner […]

Midland catering company purchases Island Princess

Dave Scoffield and Wade Plewes, owners of Georgian Shores Catering, have purchased the Island Princess with the intention of relocating the tour boat to Midland. The double-decker riverboat-style vessel, which had been operating out of Orillia, is 66 feet long and 27 feet wide and can accommodate 200 passengers. The main deck is used for […]