Make Simcoe, Ontario Your Home
Simcoe was founded in 1795 by Lieutenant Governor John Graves Simcoe. Throughout its history, Simcoe has served as the largest urban centre in the area. Originally the County seat for Norfolk County, Simcoe remains the largest financial and retail centre for Haldimand and Norfolk area.
Located in the heart of Ontario's rich, agricultural lands, Simcoe enjoys weather moderated by the effects of nearby Lake Erie. The town is home a modern hospital, daily newspaper, radio station and cable television company, Education facilities include three public primary schools, one separate primary and one french primary school, one public secondary and one separate secondary school and a local campus of Fanshshawe College.
Along with shopping malls and retail outlets, Simcoe has a number of Manufactureres, including the largest ice cream plant in Canada. Products include magnetic material, steel fittings, and safety and rain wear. The latest addition to the list is Toyota.
Noted for its outstanding park system and heritage buildings, Simcoe has many events and attractions. The Eva Brook Donly Museum is celebrated for outstanding archives, the Norfolk Arts Centre is housed in a national historic building, and a reconstructed Alligator Warping Tug floats in the Lynn River. The Annual Simcoe Christmas Panorama of lights draws thousands to the town during the holiday season. Other events throughout the year include the Friendship Festival, Canadian Open Country Singing Contest, Norfolk Musical Arts Festival, And the Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show.