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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! ​

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South Simcoe Railway

The Optimist

Little Susie had been born with a sunny disposition, and was the most optimistic kid anybody had ever seen. She loved people and animals, and no matter what happened, she always saw the bright side. She was also an artistic girl. So one Christmas, her parents got her a big bag of clay for making pottery. They put it on the back porch next to a bag of horse manure for the garden. On Christmas Eve, dad wrapped the presents. It was a little dark on the porch, and as you may have guessed, he wrapped the manure by mistake, instead of the pottery clay. On Christmas morning, Susie was so excited to see what Santa had brought her. When she finally got to unwrap her big present, her parents watched with anticipation to see how much she liked her clay. When Susie opened the package, and then the bag inside containing several pounds of stinky horse manure, the parents were aghast. But before they could apologize, Susie said, “Oh boy! I got a pony!