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Simcoe County offers affordable real estate and rental options with ready access to major highways close to the Greater Toronto Area and right on the doorstep of cottage country.


​We're closer than you think!
  • Affordable real estate and rental options​. Click here to learn more.​
  • Beeton is only 40 minutes from Yorkdale Shopping Centre
  • Orillia is only 90 minutes from North York or Scarborough and is on the doorstep to Cottage Country!
  • Collingwood is 90 minutes from Bramalea City Centre and less than 10 minutes from some of the best skiing in Ontario!
  • ​Public transit options including Simcoe County LINX and GO Transit, connecting our communities and residents to health services, jobs, education centres and retail hubs​​​
Post-​Secondary Educational Opportunities
  • Simcoe County is home to Georgian College and Lakehead University's Orillia Campus along with a number of private training institutions. There are also five colleges and five universities within a 30 minutes commute. 
  • Annually, these schools produce more than 140,000 post-secondary graduates.
  • Georgian College also ranks No. 1 across all 24 Ontario college in graduate employment rate