Ontario Creating New Specialized Units for People with Dementia and Other Complex Needs

The Ontario government is investing $5.91 million to create four new Behavioural Specialized Units (BSU) at long-term care homes in Ajax, Penetanguishene and Scarborough. These additional units will provide more vulnerable long-term care residents with complex care needs like dementia with safe, quality care in the comfort of a home instead of a hospital. “Our […]

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The Town of Penetanguishene has retained urbanMetrics – a market research and municipal advisory firm – to conduct a review of its retail and service commercial base, particularly within the downtown area. The purpose of the project is to examine gaps in the commercial environment by analyzing the supply and demand for commercial and retail […]

Town of Penetanguishene installs public art piece named “Sans Souci”

Penetanguishene Town Hall

As part of the Main Street Art Project, the Town of Penetanguishene is hosting a public unveiling of the newest art piece, “Sans Souci” by artist Wayne Quesnelle, fabricator Lafontaine Iron Werks. Mounted on the corner of Main Street and Poyntz Street,  “Sans Souci” means without care or worry, and this piece is meant to […]

York University professor partners with Town of Penetanguishene to develop CSP

York University

Climate change has emerged as the world’s most critical environmental issue, as well as one of the most pressing social, economic and health challenge of our time. While it is a global issue, its impacts are felt most acutely at the local level. The Town of Penetanguishene partners with Professor José Etcheverry from York University’s […]

Town of Penetanguishene welcomes the Watercross event this weekend

Ontario Watercross Racing Association

In early spring, Penetanguishene Council approved a returning event of the Ontario Watercross Racing Association (OWRA) for this coming weekend, September 17 -18. Come see for yourself what the excitement is all about! Racers and fans will be gathering in Rotary Champlain Wendat Park. To ensure the race area is kept safe, the beach, basketball […]

Town of Penetanguishene invites community members to new plaque unveiling

In recognition of the contributions of the 2015 Rendez-Vous Champlain Committee, the Town of Penetanguishene is honoured to place an official plaque near Legacy Walkway, in Rotary Champlain Wendat Park (RCWP). The 2015 improvements to RCWP were instigated by the collective efforts of a passionate, hard working and knowledgeable committee dedicated to celebrating the Town’s […]

Economic development leaders gather to strategize future of Town Dock

Penetanguishene Town Dock

The Town Dock is Penetanguishene’s crown jewel, and its future lies in the hands of the community.  That was the key take away from a workshop of local government, community and regional leaders to kick off an economic development strategy process.  The economic development strategy and capital budget strategy represents phase 2 of the Town Dock Secondary Plan and Master Plan […]

Town of Penetanguishene Launches New Website

Penetanguishene Town Hall

The Town of Penetanguishene is pleased to announce the launch of its new accessible website which has been designed to offer improved navigation and functionality, www.penetanguishene.ca The website features refreshed content and improved navigation, design and accessibility while integrating several new functions, including: • Search Functions and Filters that allow members of the public to […]

Georgian Bay Cycle for Hope rolling into region

Cycle for Hope 2022

The Georgian Bay Cycle for Hope, a one-day fundraiser in support of the Georgian Bay Cancer Support Centre in Penetanguishene, is coming up on Aug. 20. The 11th year for this annual fundraiser marks the first time it has been a live, in-person event since 2019. It has a new name, along with a few […]