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Welcome to Essa Township

Township of Essa Administration Centre

5786 County Road 21 | Utopia, ON L0M 1T0

Phone: 705-424-9917 Fax: 705-424-2367

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

Township of Essa > Community > Culture



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

Borden M​use​um

Museum on the Boy​ne

Simcoe County Museum

Cultural Heritage

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

Natural Heritage

Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority

Peacekeepers Park

Pine River Trail

Thornton Cookstown Trail