Named for John Graves Simcoe in 1795, the first Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Simcoe is Norfolk County’s largest urban area and home to many industries, including Canada’s largest ice cream plant and the Toyotetsu auto parts plants.
Simcoe is home to a lush park system, many heritage sites, restaurants, shops, businesses and professional services, several hotels and motels, a full-service hospital, Simcoe Little Theatre, MyFM 98.9 radio and the daily Simcoe Reformer newspaper. Simcoe is also home to several elementary schools, two high schools – Holy Trinity and Simcoe Composite Secondary and offers post-secondary studies at Fanshawe College’s Simcoe/Norfolk Regional Campus.
A pristine Lynn Valley Trail connects Simcoe to Port Dover and Waterford. Annual events like the Lynn River Music Festival, Norfolk Wildlife and Adventure Show, Springarama – Home, Garden and Lifestyle Tradeshow, Eat and Drink Norfolk, Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show and the Simcoe Christmas Panorama are just a few of the town’s main attractions.
Come visit us in Simcoe – a great place to play, study, work and live.