History of Angus - For persons interested in the history surrounding the Township of Essa, the following books are available for viewing at the Essa Public Library or the Administration Centre:
- "Footsteps Into the Past: A History of Angus"
- "Essa: The Garden of Simcoe County"
- "History of Utopia: Utopia Grist Mill"
- "History of Thornton"
- "History of Ivy"
- "History of Egbert"
- "History of Elmgrove"
Community Arts and Cultural Organizations
Maclaren Art Centre
South Simcoe Arts Council
Cultural Enterprises and Museums
Museum on the Boyne
Simcoe County Museum
Utopia Grist Mill
Cultural Spaces and Facilities
Essa and District Agriplex
Festival and Events
Barrie Fair (Essa and District Agriplex)
Essa Salmon Derby and Festival
Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority
Pine River Trail
Thornton Cookstown Trail