Located just 90 minutes north of Toronto, Southern Georgian Bay is one of central Ontario’s lifestyle gems.
The Gateway to the 30,000 Islands of Georgian Bay, the Southern Georgian Bay area offers modern hospital facilities, the finest four-season recreation and safe, friendly communities.
Residents enjoy the vacation lifestyle every day with four full seasons of exciting recreational activities, events and attractions on beautiful Georgian Bay.
In summer, you’ll enjoy North America’s finest fresh-water sailing and boating, spectacular beaches, exquisite golf courses and excellent fishing. Winter brings some of Ontario’s best downhill and cross-country skiing, groomed snowmobile trails & ice fishing; all within minutes of work and home!
Housing ranges from century homes to modern condominiums and prestigious waterfront at surprisingly affordable prices.
Educational options include both public and separate English and French schools, extended French programs and Ontario’s only Protestant separate school. Midland also hosts a campus of Georgian College and access to many of Canada’s finest universities are located within a 45-minute drive- Lakehead University in Orillia and the partnership programs at Georgian College in Barrie.
The area is proud of its past as evidenced in a walk through the streets of Midland or Penetanguishene, where community history unfolds in heritage homes, vibrant colours of historic murals (Midland is home to Ontario’s premier outdoor art gallery of murals) and galleries featuring local artists. The new Midland Cultural Centre in the heart of Downtown Midland is the new $8-million home of the arts – visual and performing – on Georgian Bay
Local and provincial museums depict the rich and colourful history of the area reflecting the regions three founding cultures – Aboriginal, French and English. Historical attractions include a reconstructed 17th-century Jesuit mission where Ontario’s first hospital was located, a 19th-century British military base and Canada’s first reconstructed pre-European contact aboriginal village.
Reconnect with nature at the local wildlife centre or enjoy the breathtaking landscapes on a cruise of Georgian Bay.