Clearview TOWNSHIP, Ontario

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Clearview is a township in central Ontario, Canada, west of Barrie and south of Collingwood and Wasaga Beach in Simcoe County. The township comprises the communities of Avening, Batteaux, Brentwood, Cashtown Corners, Creemore, Dunedin, Duntroon, Glen Huron, Maple Valley, New Lowell, Nottawa, Pretty River Valley, Singhampton, Smithdale, Stayner, Sunnidale, Sunnidale Corners and Websterville.

Source: Wikipedia, November 2010

Clearview History

Clearview Township was established on January 1, 1994 when the Town of Stayner, The Village of Creemore and the Townships of Nottawasaga and Sunnidale were amalgamated.

The Townships of Nottawasaga and Sunnidale were incorporated in 1851 and 1858 respectively. Stayner was incorporated as a village in 1872, and as a Town in 1888.The Village of Creemore was incorporated effective 20 November 1889.

Source: Wikipedia, November 2010

  • 2016 Population: 14,151 (in 2011: 13,734)
  • Population growth 2011 to 2016: 3%
  • Total private dwellings:  6,040
  • Dwellings occupied by usual residents: 5,335
  • Number of owned dwellings: 4,635
  • Number of rented dwellings: 695
  • Land Area: 557.10 square kilometres
  • Population density per square kilometre: 25.4

Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census Data

Known as the quiet town in Canada that is making the most noise, Creemore is a small yet growing community in South Central Ontario boasting with artistic zeal and an enticing fervour all on its own.

Touted throughout North America and abroad for Creemore Springs Brewery, this inviting town has an abundance of intriguing shops, inviting restaurants, savvy art studios and a handful of cafés that appeal to the young and older as well as the bright and bolder.  Many of the buildings date back to the 1890’s and earlier and the streets are covered by a lovely archway of shade trees.

Surrounded by majestic landscapes, Creemore is nestled in a valley that is a relatively short commute to larger urban areas like Barrie or Toronto.  With full access to the Niagara Escarpment (one of only 15 designated World Biosphere Reserves in Canada) and the Bruce Trail for boundless hiking, biking and cross-county skiing adventures, Creemore offers access to all of the amenities.

This inviting small town also hosts an extravagant farmers’ market running from Victoria Day Weekend through to Thanksgiving as well as art studio tours and festivals throughout the year.  It’s quite challenging to find a more suitable and lavish community in Canada for those in search of ‘Stylish Country Living’.

With a thriving community that is focused on sustainability and country feel, Creemore is the classic rural town in Ontario for those that enjoy the relaxing, altruistic lifestyle, with an option to hop in the car and take a short drive to a couple of the most sought after tourist attractions in this province including Blue Mountain and the longest fresh water beach in the world, Wasaga Beach.

Throughout the years, Creemore has been a caring and passionate community.   Also home to North America’s smallest jail, Creemore is a diversified, sophisticated haven, which has all the conveniences and recreational activities that you are looking for.  As time carries on, there is absolutely no doubt that Creemore will maintain and evolve with its living masterpieces, breathtaking rolling hills and harmonious,  tranquil beauty.

Creemore is a Gaelic word that means “big heart,” a claim the quaint town lives up to today.  Take a much deserved vacation from the hustle and bustle of city life and settle in this gem of a town hidden between Hwy 24 and Airport Rd.

A family oriented town known as “the town of friendly people,” Stayner is the largest community in the township of Clearview with a population of 4,200.

Within an hour’s drive of Pearson International Airport and nestled no more than a stone’s throw away from the pristine shores of Georgian Bay and Wasaga Beach, this vibrant town steers home-owners clear of the year-round tourists that flock to Blue Mountain and Wasaga Beach.

The unique and classic downtown of Stayner provides residents with many locally owned and operated shops, boutiques and restaurants while keeping the town`s heritage alive and well. An abundance of farms on the outskirts of town add virtue to an already strong and thriving agricultural industry. With its location amongst the great lakes lowlands, the soil is rich and fertile making it ideal for a variety of crops including cabbage, soya beans, cucumbers and carrots.

Stayner is the quintessential Ontario town for families, commuters and retirees. The town has two elementary schools, one secondary school and all of the everyday amenities that you would expect in a bright and happy community.

Whether you`d like to enjoy an afternoon at the park with the kids or bring your significant other for an inviting evening of live outdoor music right in the heart of town, this intriguing little town will surely provide all of that and much, much more.

Many of the local residents in Stayner are second and third generation families that have helped to shape and mold this delightful town into the gem it is now. With a growing population, property taxes below the national average and a tightly knit community, Stayner will continue to update the history books while keeping the heritage and down home appeal alive and well.

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