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Update on Simcoe Village Campus Project


Midhurst/December 6, 2022 – Stakeholders and Council have received an update regarding the Simcoe Village Campus Project, where the County is building a seniors campus including a wide range of amenities through an age-in-place approach.

The site is currently undergoing site preparation activities. This initial site preparation phase is expected to be completed in mid-2023, with building construction beginning shortly after (provided all building and design approvals are granted) with occupancy for the long-term care home, Village Centre, and Supportive Housing components anticipated for mid-2025.

Once completed, the new Simcoe Village Campus in the Village of Beeton (Township of New Tecumseth) will provide 160 long-term care beds plus 179 seniors housing units and homes. With a wide range of housing available, future residents will be able to live on one campus as their care needs evolve and change.

Simcoe Village Campus will replicate the highly successful, provincially recognized and awarded Georgian Village Campus model, which was opened by the County of Simcoe in 2013 in the Town of Penetanguishene.

The County of Simcoe has also started a vital fundraising campaign to assist with raising $4.5 million towards special projects at the new campus including outdoor amenities such as gazebos, garden accessories, outdoor benches, health and wellness amenities, and socialization amenities such as a coffee bar. These amenities and features will enhance the lives of those living on campus. Donors can support during the early phase of the fundraising efforts at simcoe.ca/DonateSVC.

“This will be a tremendous legacy project for the County that will help seniors across our communities, and particularly in South Simcoe. We continue to thank all our partners, including the Government of Ontario, for investing in this redevelopment project, and I look forward to attending the grand opening of the new Simcoe Village Campus as a past Warden in 2025."

~ Warden George Cornell

“We are truly excited to see this project moving forward. We know from our experience in developing Georgian Village in Penetanguishene that this aging-in-place model works well by having a wide range of amenities available for our residents. From dining to medical services to fitness facilities and an array of activities, this becomes a true 'community within a community' where residents can create lasting friendships as they age-in-place."
~ Jane Sinclair, General Manager, Health & Emergency Services

About the Simcoe Village Campus Project
The 28.4 acre property, which includes the current Simcoe Manor facility lands in Beeton, will support a nearly 500,000 square foot $225.8 million campus including a wide range of amenities geared toward seniors in the community. The campus will provide additional long term care beds, seniors housing units and programs, and expanded aging-in-place living options. The services to be offered at the new Simcoe Village Campus are expected to include health/medical services, pharmacy, dental, dining, retail, salon, exercise area, and outdoor recreational options. More information is available at simcoe.ca/SimcoeVillageRedevelopment.

About the County of Simcoe
County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at simcoe.ca.​

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Andrea Walasek
Public Relations Consultant
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Department
249-535-3511 (mobile)​

Collin Matanowitsch
Manager, Public Relations
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Department
705-734-8386 (mobile)