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"Simcoe District" was established in 1843 by the Legislature of Upper Canada. In 1994 the Corporation of the County of Simcoe was restructured into sixteen local municipalities, including the Cities of Barrie and Orillia. Home to the longest freshwater beach in the world, the County of Simcoe offers live theatre, boating, fishing, sporting events, concerts, festivals and events, museums, hiking trails....the list goes on. A four season destination with something for everyone! ​


South Simcoe Railway

On how simple dad-hood should be . . .

That's depressing, just waiting for her to write you a list, walk around a store staring at it, calling her from the cereal aisle to make sure you got the right thing. Be a man. Make your own list. Fathers have skills that they never use at home. You run a landscaping business and you can’t dress and feed a 4-year-old? Take it on. Spend time with your kids and have your own ideas about what they need. It won’t takeaway your manhood;it will give it to you. I did that. I spent more time with my kids. And I found out that I’m a pretty bad father. I make a lot of mistakes and I don't know what I'm doing. But my kids love me. Go figure." -- Louis C.K.

Laws of Household Physics

Ever notice that the laws of household physics are every bit as real as every other law in the universe? Here are a few examples:

  1. A child's eagerness to assist in any project varies in inverse proportion to the ability to actually do the work involved.
  2. Leftovers always expand to fill all available containers plus one.
  3. A newly washed window gathers dirt at double the speed of an unwashed window.
  4. The availability of a ballpoint pen is inversely proportional to how badly it is needed.
  5. The same clutter that will fill a one-car garage will fill a two-car garage.
  6. Three children plus two cookies equals a fight.
  7. The potential for disaster is in direct proportion to the number of TV remote controls divided by the number of viewers.
  8. The number of doors left open varies inversely with the outdoor temperature.
  9. The capacity of any hot water heater is equal to one and one-half sibling showers.
  10. What goes up must come down, except for bubble gum, kites and slightly used Rice Krispies.
  11. Place two children in a room full of toys and they will both want to play with the same toy.