Rural Essa Real Estate, Simcoe County
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How it all began...

Essa Township, lies directly southwest of The City of Barrie and is roughly 100 kilometers north of The City of Toronto. Essa Township's borders are County Road 90 to the north, County Road 27 to the east, Highway 89 to the south and County Road 10 to the west.

The first township office was built on Simcoe County Road 21, in Baxter. Essa Township is 3,361 square kilometres and covers a total of 24 municipalities.

Prior to 1955, rainwater, collected in cisterns, was the main source of water for many homes in the Township. Wells with handpumps were also used to collect water for drinking and cooking.

In 1960, Ontario Hydro (Hydro One) constructed the Extra High Voltage (EHV) Transmission Power Line which runs through the Township. The Hydro Station in Essa, supplies the Southern Georgian Bay region.

The Nottawasaga River, under the authority of the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority, winds it's way through the entire township. In the early days, it's tributaries and the Nicolston dam were a large source of waterpower.


Nicolston, Nottawasaga River Simcoe County Forests
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Rural Essa Real Estate

Essa Township is a mix of Rural and Urban areas. Essa Township consists of the three major communities of Angus, Baxter and Thornton as well as the smaller hamlets of Colwell, Egbert, Ivy and Utopia. Angus is the largest community in Essa Township, and the main access to the neighbouring Canadian Forces Base Borden.


Rural Essa
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The detached homes of Rural Essa are mostly situated on lots set off by themselves. A few are clustered on estate lots, with the remainder found on farms with larger acreages.


Essa Township

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Government Buildings Homes & Houses



Public schools were governed by the Simcoe County Board of Education, in 1968.  Now three more School Boards are operating within the Township.

  • Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board
  • Conseil Scolaire De District Du Centre-Sud-Ouest (*)
  • Conseil Scolaire De District Catholique (*)

Note: (*) The above schools are operating in Base Borden


Schools Serving Essa:

Type School Website Ranking
Elementary Angus Morrison E.S. rural essa real estate homes houses farms rural essa real estate homes houses farms
Elementary Baxter Central P.S. rural essa real estate homes houses farms
Elementary Pine River E.S.
Secondary Nottawasaga Pines S.S. NOT RATED
Alternative Alternative S.S. NOT RATED
Elementary Our Lady Of Grace C.E.S.
Elementary St. Nicholas C.E.S NOT RATED
Elementary St. Joan Of Arc C.S.S. NOT RATED
  Academie La Pinede NOT RATED
  Ecole Catholique Marguerite-Bourgeois NOT RATED



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