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Supporting Our Cities

​​​​​​​As an upper tier municipality, the ​County of Simcoe provides a wide-range of crucial public services to County residents. The cities of Barrie and Orill​ia, although separate politically and administratively, are geographically and economically part of the County.  

​​​The County of Simcoe actively supports communities throughout the region, including the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia, through a number of supports and services such as Paramedic Services, long term care, social services such as social housing and Ontario works and funds infrastructure, hospitals and educational institutions in both cities. In turn, cities representatives sit as members​​ of the County's Human Services Committee (part of Committee of the Whole) and su​pport regional budgetary contributions to these key service and program areas. 

Some of the services the County provides to cities include:

​Simcoe County has an estimated population of approximately 500,000 residents making it the second largest County based upon population and third largest based upon physical size in Ontario. 

Fi​​nd out what the County of Simcoe is doing for residents of
Barrie and Orillia click the buttons below

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