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County of Simcoe breaks ground on Simcoe Village Campus Redevelopment


Midhurst/May 4, 2022 – Earlier today, the County of Simcoe and area partners celebrated the groundbreaking for its Simcoe Village Campus redevelopment. This important project is expected to provide 160 long-term care beds (including an additional 34 beds), and more than 180 seniors housing units and homes (including over 140 new spaces). The range of housing aligns with the innovative continuum of living and care approach, allowing residents to live on one campus as their care needs evolve and change.

The 20.6-acre property, which is directly adjacent to the current Simcoe Manor facility in Beeton, was purchased in April 2020 with plans to develop a nearly 500,000 square foot campus including a wide range of amenities geared toward seniors in the community. The campus will provide additional long-term care beds, supportive seniors housing units and programs, and an expanded continuum of care and 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.

With an estimated total cost of $177 million, the redeveloped 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 Simcoe Village Campus is anticipated to open in the 2024/2025 timeframe (subject to change).

Photo caption: County councillors joined with County staff, Simcoe Village residents and partners for the groundbreaking event at Simcoe Village.

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.

“Today is an extremely exciting and important day. With an ageing population, and heightened focus on long-term care and seniors services, County Council is committed to ensuring we have the very best care and living opportunities for our seniors and those in need. We thank the Province for their support and the Township of New Tecumseth for working with us to redevelop Simcoe Manor right next to where the home has resided for over 120 years in Beeton." – Warden George Cornell, County of Simcoe

“The new Simcoe Village Campus will allow seniors to age in place while they receive supports and services geared directly to them and their changing needs. From our work at Georgian Village, we know that the campus model is extremely successful. I'm so thrilled for our staff working at Simcoe Manor, our residents, their families, and future Simcoe Village Campus residents who will benefit from this important undertaking for generations to come." –  Jane Sinclair, General Manager of Health and Emergency Services, County of Simcoe

“Our government has a plan to fix long-term care and a key part of that plan is building modern, safe, and comfortable homes for our seniors. When the new building for Simcoe Manor home is completed at Simcoe Village Campus in Beeton, 160 residents will have a new place to call home, near their family and friends." – Paul Calandra, Minister of Long-Term Care, Government of Ontario

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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)