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Wasaga Beach, Ontario - Neighbourhood Information

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The
Town of Wasaga Beach is a popular four-season tourist destination,
which is situated in Simcoe County at the southern end of Georgian
Bay. It is nestled in and around the 14 kilometres of white sandy
beach on Nottawasaga Bay and the winding Nottawasaga River. Over
two million people visit the Town every summer to stroll the
shores of the longest freshwater beach in the world, swim in warm
clean waters and enjoy the panoramic mountain view across the Bay.
There are endless recreation trails that are used for hiking,
cycling, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. The Nottawasaga
River offers game fishing and great canoe routes to explore.

The
Town of Wasaga Beach has a history dating back to the
fur trade days when it was the main route to the great
North-West. The Town evolved into a strategic location
in the War of 1812 when the Schooner Nancy was sunk at
her moorings in an effort by the Americans to cut that
supply line to Fort Michillimacinac and points to the
North and West. Lumbering was the main industry for the
remainder of the 19th century. Logs crowded both the
river and the bay, floating down to feed local saw
mills.

The Beach entered history's headlines in 1934 when the
first overseas flight from Canada, a plane called the
"Trail of the Caribou", used Wasaga's long
flat sandy beach as a take-off strip. Little by little
in the 1900's families began to discover the beauty of
the area.

Gradually
it became a place for family picnics and holidays. In the 1940's,
while stationed at a nearby military base, servicemen from across
Canada visited the beach's amusement park. They made Wasaga Beach
known across the country. After the war, Wasaga Beach continued to
be a popular place for cottages and day trips. A century old
tradition of city dwellers coming to the beach in the summer had
began.

The
Town was originally referred to as "the northern border of
Flos, Sunnidale and Nottawasaga Townships." The first
municipal reference occurred when a designation of Local
Improvement District emerged in 1947. In 1949, Wasaga Beach
progressed to the status of a Police Village in the Township of
Sunnidale, and the Police Village graduated to an Incorporated
Village status in 1951.

The
incorporation of the Town of Wasaga Beach became effective on
January 1, 1974. The permanent population stood at 4,034, a
dramatic increase from 1965, when only 500 people called Wasaga
Beach home. Today, over 12,500 full-time residents, 16,000
seasonal and part-time residents for a blended population of
13,875 call Wasaga Beach home. Population projection by the year
2009 will see 35,000 full-time, seasonal and part-time residents
for a blended population of 17,260 residents calling Wasaga Beach
home. These numbers do not include the estimated two million
visitors per year (mostly seasonal).

Statistics
Canada lists Wasaga Beach as the fastest growing community in
southwestern and central Ontario and the 4th fastest in Canada
with a population of 12,419 and total of 10,301 private dwellings.

Schools



Elementary 

ST. NOEL CHABANEL SCHOOL, 425 Ramblewood Drive, WASAGA BEACH, Ontario, L0L 2P0

Telephone: (705) 429-1081 Fax: (705) 429-9207

 

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Michael Preston-Broker and Contact

Realtor for the Wasaga Beach Area.

Call: 705 715-6860

Email Michael at

MJPreston@LakeviewRealty.Ca
 

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