Innisfil is located in beautiful cottage country central Ontario, in the county of Simcoe on the shores of Lake Simcoe. To the north of Innisfil is the booming city of Barrie, and about 100
kilometers to the south of Innisfil is the city of Toronto. You can get to Innisfil easily from Highway 400,and take the Innisfil Beach Road exit, which will take you directly to the growing village of Alcona and the beautiful sandy beaches of Lake Simcoe. You could also take Highway 27 and travel through historic Cookstown, and visit the many shops and services this century old village has to offer. Lastly if you travel along Highway 11, you can experience
traveling by the farmland and historic homes and buildings along the highway. Either way you take to get to Innisfil, you'll know your here when you get here.
Innisfil flourished over
the years and by 1950, had a population of 3500. However, paved
roads, the automobile (the first recorded in the Town was 1912),
the price of fuel, and the cost of housing outside Toronto
encouraged commuter residents. This in turn gradually changed the
nature of our shoreline development. Seasonal housing evolved to
permanent residential. Now, about 90% of the shoreline is
Cookstown, at the
south-west extremity of the Township, became an incorporated
village in 1962, with 100 acres of Innisfil becoming part of
In 1967, 597 acres were annexed from Innisfil by the City of
Barrie to accommodate the establishment of the Formosa Spring
Brewery, now Molson's.
On January 1, 1982, 8623 acres were annexed to the City of
Barrie, with a further 737 acres to be annexed January 1, 1987. As
a result of the annexations, Innisfil's population was reduced by
approximately 26.7% to 12 153 permanent residents, and its total
assessment was reduced by 20.4%.
On January 1, 1991, by virtue of the South Simcoe Act, the
Township of Innsifil, a north section of the Township of West
Gwillimbury, and the Village of Cookstown were amalgamated and
incorporated as the Town of Innisfil.
The County of Simcoe Act provided for further restructuring of
Simcoe County on January 1, 1994 when the Village of Thornton was
amalgamated with the Township of Essa and a small section of the
Township of Essa, adjacent to Cookstown, was amalgamated with
Innisfil has a population of 28,000.
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Michael Preston-Broker and Contact
Realtor for the Innisfil Area.
Call: 705 715-6860
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