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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

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​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.

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.

Spring Tea and Bake Sale - May 27, 2017

You are invited to attend the Spring Tea and Bake Sale on Saturday May 27, 2017 (11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.) at Angus United Church (located at 56 Jonas Street, Angus).  The cost of the luncheon is $5.00, which includes sandwiches, tea/coffee, relish trays and desserts.  Home made pies and delicious baked goodies will also be available for purchase.  All proceeds raised from this event go to support various local charities within our community.

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 Challenge 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, with dinner at 6:00 pm. 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.

Angus Farmers Market - June 22, July 20, August 3, August 31 and October 5, 2017

Come out and show your support of local farmers and vendors at the second annual Angus Farmers Market.  The Market is once again being held on various dates in the parking lot of the Angus Recreation Centre.

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 homecraft 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!