The Town of Midland is situated at the gateway to Georgian Bay's picturesque 30,000 Islands. Our culturally rich Town has become the nerve center of North Simcoe for economic prosperity, envious lifestyle in idyllic surroundings and an abundance of recreational pursuits.
A very safe, clean and hospitable community, Midland has a population of over 17,000. It is the economic hub of Southern Georgian Bay which boasts a population exceeding 48,000 within a 25 km radius. In summer months, the area population grows to over 100,000 due to over 8,000 cottages, the resort hotels and the provincial and national parks.
Midland boasts over 30 outstanding industries. Large Corporations such as ELCAN Optical Technologies, Baytech Plastics, General Mills Canada, TRW Vehicle Safety Systems, Saint-Gobain Technical Fabrics, ADM Milling Co., SCHOTT Gemtron Corporation, Frankes Industries, Weber Manufacturing Ltd., NEBS Business Forms and others all call Midland their home. Their presence is a testament to Midland's multi-dimensional labour force made up of professional and skilled trade workers.
Midland flourishes with
- A vibrant and bustling downtown core consisting of 180 stores and professional businesses office promoted by a Business Improvement Area.
- Recent commercial growth includes Toys 'R Us, Wal-Mart, Real Canadian Superstore, Shoppers Drug Mart, Rona, Boston Pizza, A&W, Giant Tiger, Home Depot, The Brick, Staples, Payless Shoes, Mark's Work Warehouse and the Georgian Bay National Park Administrative Building.
- Shopping malls accommodating over 130 retail stores.
- Educational opportunities including 5 elementary schools, 2 secondary schools, a Georgian College campus with an industrial research and development component, and bilingual educational institutions in the neighbouring community.
- 4 community parks, 10 neighbourhood parks, 2 golf courses, the North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Complex housing a double pad arena and court facilities and community rooms, a Sports Hall of Fame, a curling rink, a lawn bowling club, cross country and downhill skiing, snowmobiling trails, a YMCA complete with an Olympic size pool and 10 km of waterfront trail for walking or biking.
- There are 4 marinas offering over 2,800 wet slips on the Georgian Bay waterways
- 15 places of worship
- Huronia Museum and Huron Indian Village, live theatre, arts, culture and service clubs active in the community
- The Midland Police Services and the permanently staffed Fire Department ensure safety for our community
- Huronia Airport is nearby having a modern terminal, with 4,000 feet of runway, an ARCL system, as well as aviation fuel storage and dispensing capabilities
a deep water harbour linking with Thunder Bay and the American markets
- Georgian Bay General Hospital, a modern, 125 bed acute care centre is complete with operating facilities
- Local tourist attractions include the Martyrs' Shrine, the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, the reconstructed fort of Sainte Marie Among The Hurons and the Penetanguishene Military and Naval Establishment
- A variety of housing, from modestly priced homes to exclusive water front properties, ranging from $175,000 to in excess of $1,000,000.
- Reasonable taxes and moderately priced industrial and commercial properties are all part of our commitment to work with those who are relocating to our community
- Ontario's major transportation artery, Highway 400, connects to the Kings Highways 12 and 93
When looking for a place to establish or start a business, Midland offers the best of both worlds; year round recreational pursuits and an excellent business environment.