Innisfil is a town in Ontario, Canada, located on the western shore of Lake Simcoe in Simcoe County, immediately south of Barrie and 80 kilometres (50 mi) north of Toronto. It has historically been a rural area, but being geographically sandwiched in between the high-growth areas of Barrie area and York Region has meant greater residential development in Innisfil.
Building a sustainable Innisfil
We’ve made some great strides in creating a more sustainable community. Building on that progress and learning from our past, Innisfil is continuing to work towards a better future for all. Together, we can take bold climate action by changing how we move, how we build and renovate, and how to capture carbon.
A TV movie, Murder She Purred: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery, was filmed in Cookstown in 1998.
Alcona hosts Summerfest and Winterfest at Innisfil Beach road in the early summer and mid winter, each year at Innisfil Beach located at the end of Innisfil Beach Rd (8th Line).
Georgian Downs Harness racetrack and casino is located on the 5th Sideroad near the Highway 400 interchange at Innisfil Beach Road.
The Sunset Speedway, located on Yonge St. south of Innisfil Beach Road, has been a local landmark for over 50 years.
Cookstown is a hub of antique specialty stores and outlet shopping, and is known as the antique capital of southern Ontario. Tanger Outlets Cookstown, originally the Cookstown Manufacturers’ Outlet Mall, opened in 1995. Cookstown is also known for its annual garage sale called “Wing-Ding” which occurs the first weekend of June every year. The Cookstown Fair is held annually, usually in September.
Cookstown is the birthplace of Emily Murphy, a noted Canadian women’s rights activist. In 1916, she became the first woman police magistrate in Alberta, and in the British Empire. She is best known for her contributions to Canadian feminism, specifically to the question of whether women were “persons” under Canadian law.
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