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CANCELLATION: County of Simcoe Paramedic Services Toy Drive Events Due to Provincial RED – CONTROL

 

Midhurst/December 11, 2020 – Today, the Province of Ontario announced it is moving our region into the RED-CONTROL designation (RED-CONTROL designation will take effect on Monday, December 14th). Despite 2020 Toy Drive progress and optimism to finish this year strong, County of Simcoe Paramedic Services, EFFECTIVE SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12TH, will be cancelling all further Toy Drive events for 2020 in order to not impact gatherings and pose additional risks due to Covid.

The Toy Drive will continue until its regular wrap-up date, but we ask residents to please donate through two methods:

  1. DROP-OFFs: At the County of Simcoe Administration Centre, 1110 Highway 26 in Midhurst between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and at all County of Simcoe Paramedic Services stations, where outdoor drop boxes are now available (please do not leave monetary donations in drop boxes – only non-perishable food items and new, unwrapped toys)
  2. ONLINE:  Donate virtually by visiting https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/simcoe-county-paramedic-association/

COUNTY OF SIMCOE PARAMEDIC STATIONS:

  • Alliston – 6933 Industrial Parkway
  • Angus – 1 Tree Top Street
  • Barrie Simcoe Emergency Services Campus - 110 Fairview Drive
  • Barrie North – 667 Bayfield Street
  • Barrie Tiffin – 113 Tiffin Street
  • Beeton – 51 Main Street East
  • Bradford – 170 Artesian Industrial Parkway, Units 6 & 7
  • Coldwater – 1 Firehall Lane
  • Craighurst – 2298 Horseshoe Valley Road, Oro-Medonte
  • Elmvale – 17 Allenwood Road
  • Midland – 395 Cranston Crescent
  • Orillia – 68 West Street
  • Stayner – 6993 Highway 26
  • Stroud – 2394 Victoria Street West
  • Wasaga Beach – 23 Oxbow Park Road
  • Washago – 401 Anchor Drive

​These previously announced events are CANCELLED:  

December 12, 2020
New Tecumseth Recreation Centre
Toys “R" Us Barrie – Bayfield Street location
Walmart Barrie – Bayfield Street location
Walmart Barrie – Mapleview Road location
Toys “R" Us Barrie – Park Place location
Craighurst Foodland
Creemore Foodland
Orillia Farmers' Market

December 13, 2020
Toys “R" Us Barrie – Bayfield Street location
Walmart Barrie – Bayfield Street location
Walmart Barrie – Mapleview Road location
Toys “R" Us Barrie – Park Place location

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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CONTACTS

Jennifer Straw
Public Relations Consultant
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Branch
705-790-5979 (mobile)
Jennifer.Straw@simcoe.ca

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