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Why Oro-Medonte?

Looking for the perfect place to live, work and play?  Look no further than the Township of Oro-Medonte!

Here are just a few of the reasons that you should consider Oro-Medonte to expand, relocate, or start your business:

  • Convenient and strategic location with easy access to Highways 11, 12, and 400
  • Less than an hour's drive to the Greater Toronto Area
  • Available commercial and industrial zoned land
  • One of the lowest tax rates in the region
  • A highly educated workforce
  • Home to the newly upgraded and expanded Lake Simcoe Regional Airport
  • Minutes from state of the art medical care at Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital and Barrie's Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre
  • A four-season outdoor recreation destination
    • First-class downhill ski resorts and Nordic ski facilities
    • Nationally renowned mountain biking venue
    • Premiere golf-courses
    • Vast networks of trails ideal of cycling and hiking
    • Hundreds of kilometres of paved roads for road-cycling enthusiasts

Oro-Medonte is strategically located in the heart of Simcoe County. With Highways 11, 12, 93 and 400 all conveniently accessible from municipal roadways, Oro-Medonte is the gateway through which Northern and Southern Ontario are connected, affording residents, tourists, and businesses easy access to the Township and points beyond.

Distances and travel times from Oro-Medonte to major cities in Ontario.
City Distance (kilometres/miles) Drive Time
Niagara Falls 225/140 3 hours
Ottawa 426/265 5.5 hours
Sudbury 280/174 3.5 hours
Toronto 95/59 1 hour
Windsor 445/277 5 hours

Oro-Medonte is home to the Lake Simcoe Regional Airport (LSRA) which is jointly owned by the Township and its partner the City of Barrie.

With its modern, recently expanded airport facilities and 6,000 foot runway, the LSRA is able to serve a wide variety of aircraft ranging from small recreational and flight training aircraft to larger corporate, regional, and commercial aircraft.

The airport is fully serviced by the Canada Border Services Agency and maintains Commercial Port-of-Entry status, which allows for the accommodation of both international passengers and freight.

As the gateway through which Northern and Southern Ontario are connected, Oro-Medonte's strategic location provides your business with convenient and easy access to a range of markets throughout the province.

Oro-Medonte is home to several ideal Commercial and Industrial Properties. Please click the link to download the Available Commercial and Industrial Properties.

According to the most recent Community Profile provided by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs, approximately 4,000 people are employed by the nearly 1,200 registered businesses in Oro-Medonte.

With a Township-based labour force in excess of 16,000 people, including more than half who have college diplomas or university degrees, potential employees for your business are both highly skilled and readily available!

Graph of Labour Flow Analysis

Pie Chart of Jobs in Oro-Medonte by Industry

Huronia Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic:  The Huronia Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic (NPLC) serves the Townships of Oro-Medonte, Severn, Springwater, and Tay, providing primary health care services and preventative care to patients of all ages.

Nurse Practitioners are nurses who have additional education and licensing that allow them to provide services such as complete physical examinations, ordering of diagnostic tests (i.e. x-rays, ultrasounds, mammograms, blood work), diagnosis of illness or disease, and prescription of necessary medications.

When operating at full capacity the Huronia NPLC will serve the health care needs of more than 3,000 residents who must be registered with the Clinic.  The Clinic is unable to provide care to anyone who is not a resident of one of the Townships noted above or is not a registered patient.

For residents who are without a family physician and wish to register with the Huronia NPLC, please contact Health Care Connect at 1-888-445-1822.  Be sure to have your health card ready when contacting Health Care Connect.

Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital: Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital (OSMH) is a 230-bed community hospital that provides regional programs, as well as surgical and medical services to residents of the County of Simcoe and Muskoka.

Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre:  Located in the north end of Barrie, Royal Victoria Regional Health Center (RVH) is a 299-bed acute care facility that provides specialized services to patients from the County of Simcoe, Muskoka, and Parry Sound.

Contact Us

Township of Oro-Medonte Administration Centre
148 Line 7 South
Oro-Medonte, ON L0L 2E0

Phone: (705) 487-2171
Fax: (705) 487-0133

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