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Municipal Government

County of Simcoe

“Simcoe District” was established in 1843 by the Legislature of Upper Canada.  Today, the Corporation of the County of Simcoe is comprised of sixteen towns and townships.

The County has an estimated population of 465,000 people and is the second largest County based upon population and third largest based upon physical size in Ontario.

As an “upper tier” municipality, the County of Simcoe is responsible for a range of municipal services which include social housing, land ambulance and emergency planning, environmental services (solid waste management), a County road system, Ontario Works, children’s services, homes for the aged, a library co-operative, museum, archives, County forest management, tourism, a Geographic Information System (computer mapping), and land use policy (more…)

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