Only a short drive South from Barrie, situated on the shores of Lake Simcoe, is the quaint town of Innisfil. What once was a lakeside cottage destination, is now a town providing year round living for just over 30,000 people and welcoming many seasonal tourists to it’s beautiful, clean beaches.
As people continue to search for affordable housing outside of the GTA, Innisfil has become an ever expanding community, conveniently located 80 kilometres North of Toronto. While current amenities are very typical of a small town, developments are being made to infrastructure and community services, such as the new Innisfil Recreational Complex and YMCA.
To complement the growing investments into Innisfil is Friday Harbour Resort, a 600-acre complex currently under development. Boasting up to 2,000 condos and hotel suites, a newly created 34-acre protected harbour with a 1,000 slip marina, a 200 acre nature preserve and a Doug Carrick designed 18-hole golf course, those living in Innisfil will have many more year-round recreational opportunities right at their doorstep.
Cookstown, part of Innisfil, provides unique shopping experiences for residents. Tanger Outlet offers the only Outlet Mall in Simcoe County, offering consistently good deals on well known brands like Nike, Swarovski and Sketchers. If antiquing is more your style, the Cookstown Antique Market boasts a 6,000 square foot barn with more than 35 antique dealers selling furniture and wares from years past.
Thrill seekers living in Innisfil can find entertainment at Georgian Downs Harness Racetrack & Casino where live standard bred horse racing takes place every Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday evenings throughout the summer months. Slots at Georgian Downs is open 24-7, 365 days a year, as well as the Georgian Downs Teletheatre, which is open most evenings throughout the year. If you’d rather hear the revving of engines, Sunset International Speedway hosts over 100 of Ontario’s best Stock Car Drivers every weekend from May through September. For the biggest adventurers of all, Skydive Toronto offers a variety of skydiving experiences for those looking to jump tandem, or those with solo jumps already under their belt.