Sign In

Essa Township logo

Welcome to Essa Township

Township of Essa Administration Centre

5786 County Road 21 | Utopia, ON L0M 1T0

Phone: 705-424-9770 TTY: 705-424-5302 Fax: 705-424-2367

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Township of Essa > Community > Community Events

​Community Events

If you are organizing an event for the public to attend, and would like to see it advertised on our website, please contact the Deputy Clerk or the Clerk's Department.

Seniors Walking and Exercise Club - Mondays and Thursdays for the months of September to June (Rain or Shine)

This is a drop-in program where no registration is required and admission is free.  The club runs from September to June on Mondays and Thursdays at the Angus Arena, from 8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.  Come out to meet new people, have fun, and best of all get your body moving!  Rain or shine, strut your stuff to 50's and 60's music.  This program is great for a cardio workout, and for those suffering from arthritis.  Don't forget to bring good walking shoes and your bottle of water.

Breakfast Buffet - First Saturday Morning of Every Month

The Utopia Hall (located at 8396 6th Line) hosts a breakfast buffet the first Saturday of each month between 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  Join them to enjoy the local flavour of scrambled eggs along with pancakes, bacon, toast and an array of jams, along with great coffee and tea.  A suggested donation of $5.00 for the Utopia Gristmill Restoration Fund.

Drop-In for Coffee/Tea - Every Saturday Morning

The Utopia Hall (located at 8396 6th Line, Utopia) is extending a standing invitation for all to drop in every Saturday morning between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for coffee/tea, hall-baked toast and local treats.  Free, although donations are gladly accepted for the Utopia Gristmill Restoration Fund.  The Drop-In for Coffee/Tea is sponsored by the Happy Hens of Utopia and the Utopia Hall.

Annual Job Fair- Focus- April 4, 2017 - 3:00pm
Annual Job Fair 2017 Final

Focus will be hosting it's annual job fair at the Angus Arena, located at 8527 County Road 21, on Tuesday April 4th, from 3:00pm-7:00pm. This is an excellent opportunity to meet and apply to a variety of employers. Come prepared with copies of your resume! For more information, please visit or call 705-424-6335 ext 401.

Essa Minor Hockey Youth Dance - April 8th, 2017 - 7:00pm -10:00pm

Admission is $10.00 at the door. Ages 7-13 years old. Located at the Angus Recreation Centre

Spring Tonic Maple Syrup Festival - April 8th & 9th - 9:00am-3:00pm

Located at the Tiffin Centre. A Springtime tradition! Start with a pancake & sausage breakfast, complete with maple syrup made at Tiffin, then explore & enjoy live music, a horse drawn wagon ride & an animal show, plus lots more! Please visit or call 705-424-1479 for more details. Admission : Adults $12.00, Children (2-12 years) $6.00 and infants are free. Cash only.

Essa Historical Society Meeting - April 22, 2017 - 1:30pm

Thornton Library- Meeting Room. Speaker will be Bob Banting with an update of Banting Homestead.

Essa Minor Hockey Registration Begins - May 1, 2017

Hockey registration for the 2017-2018 season begins online. Join us and become an Essa Eagle. Please visit the website for in-person registration dates.

Arbour Day Tree Sale - May 13, 2017 - 9:00am-3:00pm

Trees are sold in bundles of 10. A wide variety of species will be available, including pine, spruce, dogwood, oak and maple.  For more information, please contact; Tiffin Conservation Centre, 8195 8th Line Utopia, 705-424-1479

Essa Historical Society Meeting - May 27, 2017 - 1:30pm

Thornton Library- meeting room.
Local Monarchist League of Canada
(38th Birthday)
Topic- Monarchy

Essa Minor Hockey Youth Dance - June 3, 2017 - 7:00-10:00pm

Admission is $10.00 at the door. Ages 7-13 years, located at the Angus Recreation Centre. Please visit

15th Annual Essa Challange Charitable Golf Tournament - June 8, 2017 - 11:00am

Located at Bear Creek Golf Club. Registration begins at 11:00am followed by lunch at 11:30am. Tee off will begin at noon, then dinner at 6:00pm. There will be raffles and a silent auction. Registration fee is $150.00, which includes lunch, dinner, green fees, cart, gift & a chance to win prizes. Please contact 705-424-9303 or log onto our website at to obtain a registration form.

Canada Day Celebrations - July 1, 2017

Located at the Community Park in Angus. Breakfast is at 8:00am. Opening Ceremonies begin at 11:00am with the parade of flags; singing of O'Canada, cutting the birthday cake, BBQ lunch until 4:00pm. Hot dogs, hamburgers, beef on a bun & pop or water. Snow cones & candy floss also available. Flea market vendors, fireworks at Essa Agriplex at Dusk, please refer inquiries to or

Peacekeepers' Day - August 9, 2017 - 10:00am

Entrance to Base Borden, flag raising ceremony at 11:45am. Parade forms at 10:15am and March at 10:30am. Special dedication of a light Armoured Vehicle used during missions to Afghanistan. For more information contact Fern Taillefer, President of the local Peacekeeping Association, of 705-727-1746

Barrie Fair at the Essa Agriplex - August 24-27, 2017

Thursday & Friday - 10:00am-11:00pm, Saturday 9:00am-11:00pm, Sunday 9:00am-6:00pm

7505 10th Line Thornton. Come and enjoy 4 days of fun with friends and family! The Barrie Fair is looking to bring communities together by joining urban and rural families across Ontario. Through growing partnerships within Simcoe County, events at the Essa Agriplex are nothing short of exciting! This year the Barrie Fair is looking to highlight our Celebrate Local vendors, along with other attractions such as the homecarft displays, livestock shows, the midway, live entertainment and so much more! For more information, please visit our website at and we look forward to seeing you there!

Essa Salmon Derby - September 16 & 17, 2017

The Essa Salmon Riverbank Derby Committee is busy once again revving up for the 2017 Salmon Derby.  2017 marks Essa's 15th Annual Salmon Derby, which falls on September 16 & 17 this year.  Come one, come all!!  Rain or Shine!