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Encyclopedia > Simcoe, Ontario
Simcoe
Coordinates: 42°50′″N 80°18′″W / Expression error: Unexpected / operator, Expression error: Unexpected / operator
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Government
 - County Mayor Dennis Travale
 - Governing Body The Council of The Corporation of Norfolk County
 - MPs Diane Finley (Con)
 - MPPs Toby Barrett (Con)
Population (2006)
 - Town 16,000
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code span N3Y
Area code(s) 519/226

Simcoe is a community of approx. 16,000 people in southwestern Ontario, near Lake Erie, and is the administrative centre (seat) of Norfolk County, Ontario. It is located at the junction of Highway 3, at Highway 24, due south of Brantford, Ontario, and accessible to Hamilton by nearby Highway 6. The town is also located northwest of Nanticoke in Haldimand County. The community of Simcoe should not be confused with Simcoe County, located on the north shore of Lake Simcoe, of the many places he is named after in Ontario. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Canada consists of ten provinces and three territories. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area [1] Ranked... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ontario. ... Dennis Travale is the second mayor of Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada. ... Norfolk County is the name of several counties: Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada Norfolk County, England Norfolk County, Virginia, USA (extinct) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate. ... Diane Finley PC, MP (born October 3, 1958 in Hamilton, Ontario) is a Canadian politician. ... The Conservative Party of Canada (French: Parti conservateur du Canada), colloquially known as the Tories, is a conservative political party in Canada, formed by the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in December 2003. ... A Legislative Assembly in some parts of the Commonwealth refers to a legislature, or a chamber of the legislature. ... Toby Barrett (born November 3, 1945 in Port Dover, Ontario) is a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario representing the district of Haldimand—Norfolk—Brant for the Progressive Conservative Party. ... The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party (PC Party of Ontario) is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... Eastern Daylight Time or EDT is equal to: In North America, Eastern Standard Time + 1, or UTC − 4 hours. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Area code 519 is an area code that covers almost all of southwestern Ontario. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area [1] Ranked... Lake Erie (pronounced ) is the eleventh largest lake on Earth[2] and, of the five Great Lakes of North America, it is the fourth largest by surface area, the southernmost, shallowest, and smallest by volume. ... Norfolk County (pronounced IPA: ) is a city-status single-tier municipal government on the north shore of Lake Erie in southwestern Ontario. ... Ontario Provincial Highway #3 is a provincially maintained highway in southwestern Ontario, Canada. ... Ontario provincial highway 24 is a highway in the Canadian province of Ontario which begins at Highway 3 in Simcoe, and ends at Main Street, in Erin. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Ontario Established May 31, 1877 Government  - City Mayor Mike Hancock  - Governing Body Brantford City Council  - MP Lloyd St. ... Motto: Together Aspire - Together Achieve Location in the province of Ontario, Canada Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Ontario Incorporated June 9, 1846[1] Government  - Mayor Fred Eisenberger  - City Council Hamilton City Council  - Representatives 5 MPs and 5 MPPs Area [2]  - City 1,138. ... Ontario provincial highway 6 is one of the Kings Highways in the province of Ontario, Canada. ... Nanticoke is a town that supplies hydroelectric energy to southern Ontario through its Nanticoke Generating Station. ... Haldimand is a single-tier municipality (but called a county) on the Niagara Peninsula in southern Ontario, on Lake Erie, and on the Grand River. ... Simcoe is a county located in central Ontario, originally established as Simcoe District in 1843 by the Legislature of Upper Canada[1]. According to Statistics Canada (2006), the population is 422,204. ... Lake Simcoe is a lake in southern Ontario, Canada, the fourth largest lake in the province. ...


Until the 1970s, Simcoe hosted a segregated elementary school for the mentally challenged called Simcoe Lions School. Campbell Clark Preschool provided education for preschoolers until the year 1999, where it was replaced by a co-op preschool located in the multi-purpose room of the Talbot Gardens. The Simcoe Lions School was operated as a special elementary school for the mentally challenged by the Simcoe Lions Club from 1957 until the 1970s. ... The Campbell Clark Preschool was a preschool in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada that ran until the year 1999 due to governmental cutbacks from the Mike Harris government. ... The Talbot Gardens is an ice hockey arena that is located near the corner of Talbot Street and Robinson Street in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada. ...

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Modern Simcoe

Simcoe was named after the first Lieutenant governor of Upper Canada (Ontario), John Graves Simcoe. The Eva Brook Donly Museum features displays of the local history. Famous people from Simcoe and area include hockey players Rob Blake, Jassen Cullimore, Dwayne Roloson, and musician Rick Danko. Simcoe has two free clinics and a general hospital. Simcoe hosts The Simcoe Recreation Center (known as "The Rec Center"), which houses a community pool, event rooms, and an ice rink. Talbot Gardens also houses an ice rink and a concession stand that serves French fries and soft drinks. The town has its own radio station, CHCD-FM. The flag of the Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario This is a list of Lieutenant Governors of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... John Graves Simcoe (February 25, 1752 – October 26, 1806) was the first lieutenant governor of Upper Canada (modern-day southern Ontario plus the watersheds of Georgian Bay and Lake Superior) from 1791-1796. ... ... Robert Bowlby Rob Blake (born December 10, 1969, in Simcoe, Ontario) is a professional ice hockey defenseman in the NHL, playing for the Los Angeles Kings. ... Jassen Cullimore (born December 4, 1972 in Simcoe, Ontario) is a defenseman currently (2005) playing for the Chicago Blackhawks of the NHL. Categories: Ice hockey player stubs | 1972 births | Canadian ice hockey players ... Albert Dwayne Roli Roloson (born October 12, 1969 in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada) is an NHL goaltender for the Edmonton Oilers. ... Richard Clare Rick Danko (December 29, 1942-December 10, 1999) was a Canadian musician and singer, probably best known as a member of The Band. ... A free clinic is a medical facility offering community healthcare on a free or low-cost basis. ... The Norfolk General Hospital is a general hospital in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada that is considered to be the Medical Magnetic North of Norfolk County. ... Concession stand is the term used to refer to a place where patrons can purchase snacks or food at a theatre, fair, or other event. ... French fried potatoes, commonly known as French fries or fries (North America) or chips (United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland and Commonwealth) are pieces of potato that have been chopped into batons and deep fried. ... A soft drink is a drink that contains no alcohol. ... CHCD is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 98. ...


Business and Community Events

Simcoe is well known for annual community events including the Friendship Festival, Panorama, and the Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show that is held every October. The Friendship Festival is a summer event that takes place on the Civic Holiday weekend (first weekend in August) in the town of Simcoe, Ontario, Canada. ... The Simcoe Panorama is a special event that occurs in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada during the month of December. ... The Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show is an annual country fair that takes place in the town of Simcoe, Ontario, Canada. ...


Businesses in Simcoe range from dollar stores, strip malls and shopping malls, department stores such as Zellers, and a variety of specialty retailers, such as bakeries and jewelers. A Wal-Mart store in under construction in the northeastern end of Simcoe, which will open around early 2008. New stores that have recently opened for business include Boston Pizza, Pizza Pizza, and Shopper's Drug Mart. However, the Shopper's Drug Mart is facing a potential threat of closure by a conservative bloc of downtown businessmen (including the owner of Roulston's Discount Drugs and the owner of the local Pharmasave) due to the improper zoning of the land by the City of Norfolk. The land was actually zoned for a convenience store which is less than 2500 sq. feet, whereas Shoppers is approx. 17000 sq. feet. A 99 cent store A dollar store is a store that sells inexpensive items for one dollar or less each. ... Example of a small strip mall. A strip mall (also called a plaza) is a shopping center where the stores are arranged in a row, with a sidewalk in front. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The interior of a typical Macys department store. ... Zellers Inc. ... Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ... Boston Pizza is a Canadian-based pizza chain. ... Pizza Pizza Logo Pizza! Pizza! is also an advertising slogan used by Little Caesars, an American pizza restaurant chain. ... Shoppers Drug Mart logo Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation TSX: SC is Canadas largest pharmacy chain with almost 1000 stores operating under the names Shoppers Drug Mart across Canada (outside of Quebec) and Pharmaprix in Quebec. ... Pharmasave National, which has been in operation since 1981, currently serves as a banner for over 340 independently owned pharmacies across Canada. ...


Another big box store is opening a franchise on the Queensway and rezoning is underway to accommodate this new store. It should open by the winter of 2007. Despite the recent developments, the town is still missing an EB Games store and a Chapters book store. Electronics Boutique is a U.S.-based computer games retailer, founded in 1977. ... Chapters old and new logos, respectively Chapters is a Big Box bookstore chain throughout Canada. ... Categories: Bookstores | Stub ...


Local Schools

The Simcoe Composite School (Grand Erie District School Board) features a new state-of-the-art gymnasium was built, after the old gymnasium was burned in a fire in October 2003. Holy Trinity Catholic High School (Simcoe, Ontario) (Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board) is another recent addition to the town. In addition to this, there are also four elementary schools: Elgin Avenue Public School, West Lynn Public School, and Lynndale Heights Public School and one separate catholic school (BHNCDSB) St. Joseph's Catholic School. There is also a French Catholic elementary school named Ecole St. Marie (Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud) in the community. Fanshawe College also has James N. Allan Campus, an area campus, there. Simcoe Composite School is a high school in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada. ... The Grand Erie District School Board is a school board that has legal jurisdiction over Norfolk County, Haldimand County, and Brant County in the province of Ontario. ... Modern indoor gymnasium with pull-down basketball hoops. ... Holy Trinity Catholic High School is one of the newest Roman Catholic high schools in Ontario. ... Elgin Avenue Public School is a public elementary school in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada that had a reputation in the not-so-distant past for housing troublemakers, juvenile delinquents, and bullies, although this problem has all but faded in the 2000s. ... The West Lynn Public School is a public elementary school in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada that is located near the White Horse Plaza, where people can either shop at Sobeys, eat at Kentucky Fried Chicken, or do some bowling at the local bowling alley. ... Lynndale Heights Public School is a public elementary school where in addition to grades kindergarten to grade 8, there is also a meeting place for the Norfolk County karate club. ... St. ... Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud has its headquarters in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Fanshawe College is a large community college in London, Ontario, Canada. ...


Prime Real Estate

The western outskirts of Simcoe is prime real estate for real estate developers who are transforming former tobacco farms into new residential units. A soccer playing field has been established for youth leagues in nearby Hillcrest for the purpose of youth soccer. It is believed that Simcoe will eventually spread in that direction and people who buy in 2008 can often sell their real estate for a considerable profit by the year 2028 when stores, restaurants, and services are firmly established in the area. The eastern outskirts of Simcoe are seeing increased value due to the ongoing construction of the town's Wal-Mart. Many farms are being sold for development as farmers either pass on or decide to sell their land for a profit. Real estate is a legal term that encompasses land along with anything permanently affixed to the land, such as buildings. ... A real estate developer (American English) or property developer (British English) makes improvements of some kind to real property, thereby increasing its value. ... Shredded tobacco leaf for pipe smoking Tobacco can also be pressed into plugs and sliced into flakes Tobacco is an agricultural product processed from the fresh leaves of plants in genus Nicotiana. ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ...


The former municipality of Simcoe

From the 19th century to early 2000, Simcoe had its own town council and mayor. The people from the town of Simcoe and its immediate outskirts would elect the former Corporation of the Town of Simcoe. Rick Kowalsky was the last mayor of Simcoe before it become part of the Norfolk County single-tier municipality. In the United Kingdom, town councils are civil parish councils, where the civil parish is a town. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ...


This is list of mayors who served the former municipality of Simcoe, Ontario and its successor.


Note: the list is not complete

  • 195?-1992: Jim Earl
  • 1992-2000: Rick Kowalsky
  • 2000-2006: Rita Kalmbach
  • 2006-?: Dennis Travale

Coordinates: 42°50′N, 80°18′W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Waterford
Glenshee, Pine Grove, Blayney, Green's Corners, Bill's Corners, Hillcrest North
West  Simcoe   East
South
Renton
Turkey Point, Lake Erie

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Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Simcoe County, Ontario (138 words)
Simcoe is a county located in central Ontario.
It is between Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe.
The cities of Barrie and Orillia are separated from the county administration, but remain part of the census division.
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