Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Angus Community

Angus Community 

Angus Community in Essa Township boasts many attractive amenities that are of interest to prospective homeowners. When researching a new neighbourhood, schools, parks, restaurants and things to top the list of questions homeowners have before they even look at a home. Our team has taken the liberty of compiling a list to help you research the Angus Community to see if it’s a good fit for you and your family. 


Understanding the school boundaries is an important decision for young families looking to purchase a home in a new area. The Simcoe County District School Board has made it easier than ever to determine which school to register your child. Click here and enter the address of the home you’re considering to see which school they will go to and your transportation eligibility. 

Parks: Nature enthusiasts and young families alike will enjoy the variety of parks and natural spaces that the Angus Community has to offer. We’ve taken the liberty of compiling several of the local parks and features below. 

Perfect Spot for an Afternoon Picnic & Playground Fun

Each of these parks features picnic tables and playground structures. Pack a lunch and make an afternoon of it with your family.

  • Maple Lane Park
  • McGeorge Park
  • Peacekeepers Park*
  • Robson Park
*This park does not have a playground structure.

Sports Enthusiasts**
  • Angus Arena: skateboarding
  • Brownley Meadows Park: playground and soccer field 
  • Bob Geddes Park: baseball facilities
  • Glen Eton/Wildflower Park: This popular park features picnic tables, playground structure, tennis courts, outdoor pads and off-leash dog park.
  • Lion’s Ball Park: picnic tables and baseball facilities


Enjoy a picnic lunch and some afternoon fishing at Don Ross & Nottawasaga Fishing Parks. Both parks boast picnic tables and fishing access. Spend the afternoon walking the trail at Nottawasaga Fishing Park.

  • Don Ross Fishing Park: picnic tables and fishing access
  • Nottawasaga Fishing Park: picnic tables, trail access and fishing access

Water Fun**

There’s nothing more fun than cooling off in the summer heat with a quick trip to the splash pad. Spend a morning, afternoon or the whole day. Picnic tables playground (except LeClair. With even more great features below! 

  • Angus Community Park: baseball facilities, adult outdoor fitness equipment, fishing access.
  • LeClair Soccer Park: trail access
  • Stonemount Park: outdoor pad. 

**Seasonal washrooms are available. 


Just a short drive away the Georgian Mall offers residents of the Angus Community a wide range of shopping opportunities. 

Old favourites like Sobeys, Tim Hortons, LCBO, Beer Store and McDonald’s are all nearby. 

Other Restaurants Within the Angus Community include: 

Ravi’s Pizza and Donair

Sir Halibut

Stacked Pancake & Breakfast House Angus

Wild Wing

Harvey's/Swiss Chalet


Panda Express

Fish & Chips

Hollywood Pizza

CW Coops

Have more to add to our list? Leave us a comment and let us know what your favourite restaurant is in the Angus community, we’re always looking for new places to try. 

Get Connected

Join the Angus Community - Essa Township Facebook page to connect with neighbours and make new friends. With over 1200 likes this page is a great place to stay in touch with what’s going on in the community. 

Our team loves to see all of the local fun you get up to with your friends and family in the Angus community. You can share your pictures with us using #erinsimcoecounty 

What do you love about living in the Angus community? Leave us a comment and let us know what drew you to the area. 


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Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Round-Up of Barrie and Surrounding Area Easter Egg Hunts + Bonus Easter Brunch Recipe

An early Easter always brings with it the anticipation of Spring weather. Unfortunately, this time of year the weather can be unpredictable. With one popular egg hunt already cancelled (details below) due to freezing temperatures, it’s important to check ahead before heading out to Easter egg hunts this weekend and always dress for the weather.

Easter Brunch Recipe

There’s nothing more decadent than a leisurely Sunday brunch, gathered around the table with family and friends. With little ones at home, getting out for Easter brunch can be a challenge, so we’re sharing a delicious make-ahead option to serve to your guests.

French Toast is a family favourite and the Food Network’s Overnight Baked French Toast recipe is a great time-saver for your Easter brunch. Serve with fresh fruit and a side of sausage or bacon. After brunch, take in a local egg hunt, there are many options to choose from!

Easter Egg Hunts

There’s something magical about an outdoor Easter egg hunt. Excitement fills the air as children scurry to find all of the colourful eggs left behind by the Easter bunny. Our team has pulled together a few of the local Easter egg hunts taking place around the region, as well as some updates about sold out and cancelled events.

Chappell Farm’s Spring Festival: Celebrate Spring this weekend from 10-4pm, Friday, Saturday & Sunday at Chappell Farm’s Spring Festival with wagon rides, bale run, displays and play area. Animal lovers will enjoy the baby animals and petting animals on-site. Hunts will be taking place hourly. Admission is $11.00/per person and children 2 and under are free of charge.

Drysdale’s Tree Farm: We highlighted this Easter egg hunt on our Facebook page, earlier in the week but the Zootek Exotic Animal Show and magician makes it worth an extra mention.

Don’t forget to pre-register for your egg hunt to avoid disappointment. The pre-registration form is located on the left of the homepage. Hunts are available 10am, 12pm and 2pm on all weekend long. Adults: $8.50 and Children: $19.50.

Sold Out: Copeman Tree Farms Easter egg hunt has sold out this year! Proceeds from the Easter egg hunt will be used to fund a vision screening machine, for children’s eye screening.

Cancelled: Rounds Ranch in Elmvale, ON has cancelled their Easter egg hunt this year due to below seasonal temperatures. This popular Easter egg hunt venue will be missed this year, but luckily there are lots of alternatives for you to choose from.

We love to see you out and about enjoying local community events. Tag #erinsimcoecounty so we can share in your Easter fun.

Leave a comment and let us know your favourite outdoor Easter egg hunt and brunch recipe.

Happy Easter!

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Edgehill Drive Community

Are you considering a move to the community of Edgehill Drive in Barrie, Ontario? This family-friendly neighbourhood boasts access to local parks and schools. With just a 3 minute drive to Hwy 400 and a 16-minute drive to Barrie South GO Train station, it’s a popular choice for many commuters. 

When researching prospective neighbourhoods, it’s important to consider a number of factors to ensure it’s a good match for your needs. Schools, Parks, Shopping, Market Statistics and Who Delivers, all top the list of questions prospective home buyers are searching for.

Click here to view our driving tour of Edgehill Community.


Families with young children will like the proximity of this community to both public and Catholic elementary schools.

Unsure of which school to enrol your child? Click here to find the search the Simcoe County District School Board to find the elementary school within the Edgehill Drive boundary, using your address.

Georgian College, is just a 12-minute drive away for families with older teens or those looking to enrol in college programs.


Young families will enjoy the variety of parks within close proximity to Edgehill Drive. Below, we’ve put together a list of a few of our favourites for you to explore.

Pringle Park: located directly within the Edgehill Drive community, it is the perfect place to gather with family and friends.

Leacock Park: this neighbourhood park features a small playground structure and is the perfect way to unwind with your children at the end of a busy day.

Lampman Park: Lampman Park boasts many amenities to keep adults, teens and young families busy for hours of fun. This park includes a splash pad, playground, skate park, softball and baseball diamonds, as well as tennis court.

Ferndale Park: Ferndale Park offers a tennis court, outdoor rink, playground structure, basketball and softball to keep you and your family active.

Tyndale Park: features include a waterslide, park with playground and gazebo (short 15-minute drive).

Barrie Off-Leash Park: Dog culture is alive and well in the Edgehill Drive community. Dog lovers will enjoy taking their furry, four-legged best friends to have a romp around the Barrie Off-Leash Park as they socialize with fellow dog owners.


The community of Edgehill Drive is just minutes to many shops and restaurants including:
  • Bayfield Mall (10-minute drive) 
  • Tim Hortons 
  • The Keg Steakhouse and Bar 
  • Gas Stations 
  • The Beer Store 
These just a few of the amenities available to you, within a short driving distance.

Who Delivers to Edgehill Drive?

Moving to a new neighbourhood, a popular question we often hear is who delivers? Skip the Dishes has made it easier than ever to determine which restaurants deliver to your neighbourhood. With more than three dozen restaurants to choose from, the choices are a bit overwhelming. 

Here are a just few options from each category to get you started:

Indian: Twisted Indian Modern Wraps

Date night-in: State and Main

Casual fare: Wimpy’s Diner

Pizza: Papa John’s Pizza

Click here for the full lineup of restaurants that use Skip the Dishes to deliver your favourites.

Market Statistics for Edgehill Drive over the past 180 days:

Connect with the Residents of Edgehill Community

Join our Edgehill Drive Community Facebook Group to stay up to date with Edgehill Drive community news.

We love to see you having fun in the Edgehill Drive community. Be sure to share your pictures using #erinsimcoecounty

Do you currently live in the Edgehill Drive community? Leave us a comment telling us what you love best about living in this wonderful community.