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Simcoe County

Simcoe County is located just north of the Greater Toronto Area, stretching from the shores of Lake Simcoe in the east to Georgian Bay in the west. Simcoe County is informally split into two subregions, “South Simcoe” and “North Simcoe”.

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Barrie is a city politically independent of but geographically within Simcoe County, located along the shores of Kempenfelt Bay, the western arm of Lake Simcoe. The area was first settled during the War of 1812 as a supply depot for British forces, and Barrie was named after Sir Robert Barrie. Significant sectors of the city's diversified economy include education, healthcare, information technology and manufacturing.

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New Tecumseth

Established in 1991, New Tecumseth is a town in Simcoe County, created through the amalgamation of the municipal governments of several communities with the Township of Tecumseth. There are several urban centres surrounded by rural areas primarily devoted to farming and manufacturing in New Tecumseth.

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Innisfil is a town located on the western shore of Lake Simcoe in Simcoe County, south of Barrie. It has historically been a rural area, but due to being geographically sandwiched in between the high-growth areas of Barrie area and York Region this has meant greater residential development in Innisfil in recent years.

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Bradford West Gwillimbury

Bradford West Gwillimbury is a town in the County of Simcoe on the Holland River. Bradford West Gwillimbury consists of the town of Bradford and the former Township of West Gwillimbury. Geographically, the area is north of the Oak Ridges Moraine and partly in the Holland Marsh wetland and agricultural area.

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Orillia is a city in Simcoe County located between Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe. Known as the "Sunshine City", the city's large waterfront attracts many tourists to the area every year, as do a number of annual festivals and other cultural attractions.

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