Tay Township prides itself on being a “community of communities.”
In addition to a large rural community, Tay is composed of the communities of Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene and Waverley.
Tay is fortunate to be located in the heart of some of the most picturesque, unique and pristine natural areas in the world. The many seasonal, residential, and commercial developments in Tay attest to its desirability as a tourism destination. Tay enjoys a long and rich history of offering four-season recreation and leisure pursuits for both residents and visitors alike. Located on the South Shore of Georgian Bay and boasting 43 Km of shoreline [under both private and public ownership] allows Tay to offer one of the best boating and water recreation locations in Ontario. Tay is situated close to several area golf courses and ski resorts.
The Tay Shore Trail boasts over 18 kilometers of paved trail that meanders along the pristine shores of Georgian Bay showcasing glorious vistas of the Bay, the Wye, Hogg, and Sturgeon Rivers. Perfect for roller blading, biking, walking, running and is fully accessible. Known as the Cadillac of trails, the Tay Shore Trail is a must see for avid outdoors people.
Business opportunities in Tay are many and diverse. Tourism, agriculture, independent business operators, residential and commercial building sites, marinas and boat building, are examples of just some of the dynamic growth areas that Tay is experiencing. Tay is also pursuing downtown revitalization efforts in several of its communities with a view to attracting more small business owners to a productive and growing area.
Tay is located only 90 minutes 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. Tay is a bursting with recreational opportunities and some of the most spectacular nature areas in the country.
Tay Township 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.
Bonar Presbyterian Church – 705-534-3145
St. John’s Catholic Church – 705-538-2353 [Waubaushene]
St. John’s United Church – 705-534-7052 [Port McNicoll]
St. Mary’s Catholic Church – 705-534-7423 [Port McNicoll]
St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church – 705-534-3809 [Port McNicoll]
United Church – 705-322-8376 [Waverly]
United Church – 705-534-3516 [Vasey]