Living in Essa>
Welcome to Essa Township
Essa Township provides residents with the opportunity to enjoy living a rural lifestyle with the convenience of urban amenities. The Township is unique in its location and is truly a place "Where Town and Country Meet". It is home to beautiful rivers, picturesque landscapes, and provides convenient access to major cities. Essa provides a great place to live and work.
Essa lies directly southwest of the City of Barrie and is roughly 100 kilometres north of Toronto. Essa encompasses a large geographic area - it is bordered by County Road 90 to the north, County Road 27 to the east, Highway 89 to the south, and County Road 15 to the west. It encompasses the three major communities of Angus, Baxter and Thornton, including the smaller hamlets of Colwell, Egbert, Ivy and Utopia. As well, Canada's largest Canadian Forces training base, CFB Borden, is located inside Essa Township.