Town of Penetanguishene, Ontario
The Town of Penetanguishene, located at the southern tip of peaceful and beautiful Georgian Bay, has a claim to being one of the oldest towns in the Province of Ontario.
More importantly it can also claim to have that “this feels like home !!” sentiment in most anyone that enters the town limits. This “small town” is “big” on hospitality to visitors and newcomers.
“Penetanguishene [meaning “place of the white rolling sands” in the First Nations’ Abinaki dialect] is blessed with an exceptional natural setting on Penetang Harbour, with rolling hills, woodlands, wetlands and picturesque views. Recognized as having one of the most beautiful and protected harbours, it is a haven for boating enthusiasts. From this harbour you can explore the 30,000 Islands of Georgian Bay.
Penetang is a bilingual community fortunate to have a rich and colorful history that reflects its three founding cultures. –Aboriginal, French, and British. This region is steeped in Canadian naval history. It boasts a vibrant and thriving professional theatre company, along with just about any recreational activity you could wish for.
Visitors will find quaint B&B’s to use as a home base while they tour the many local historical sites, and take advantage of recreational attractions to suit every taste.
Those who choose to make Penetang their permanent home will find friendly and accommodating people with which to form new friendships. Housing accommodations ranging from new builds to rich heritage homes, to waterfront properties, offer a variety of options for every newcomer.
Penetang is located only 90 minutes north from Toronto and 30 minutes from Barrie and Orillia. This community offers a superior quality of life among friendly and caring people. It continues to be an attractively affordable place to live and provides all the amenities you could desire.
Penetang is well serviced in healthcare. There are two hospitals in the area with active and chronic care beds. It also offers nursing homes, retirement residences, a sports injury clinic, and a selection of pharmacies. There are ample doctors, including specialists, dentists, orthodontists, chiropractors, optometrists, ophthalmologists.
Georgian Bay General Hospital in Midland provides active treatment in emergency, surgery, obstetrics, and medicine, while the Penetanguishene branch offers rehabilitation, chronic care and outpatient clinics.
Penetanguishene Mental Health Centre has over 294 beds and offers outpatient services and care in the region.
Huronia Medical Centre is a private facility run by a physician consortium that offers care to their patients along with a variety of testing departments to include laboratory, x-ray, etc.
Community Care Access Centre is in place to offer a host of support services to the community at large.
911 Emergency Service is available throughout the region in both urban and rural locations.
County of Simcoe Paramedic Services provides ambulance service to the wider region.
Emergency Air Transportation via Helicopter is available at the Georgian Bay General Hospital site. Emergency Air Transportation via Airplane is available at the Midland Airport on the outskirts of Midland.
St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church – 705-549-2560
St. James Anglican Church – 705-549-5816
Covenant Christian Community Church – 705-549-8477
First Presbyterian Church – 705-549-2776
St. James on the Lines Anglican – 705-549-2223