As the largest community in Norfolk County, Simcoe, Ontario has a population of 13,922. Many businesses choose Simcoe for its affordability and access to vital markets. Known as Ontario's garden, Simcoe has tremendous success in farming. Norfolk County is Ontario's leading grower and supplies fruits and vegetables to markets across North America.
The workforce in Simcoe consists of highly educated and work-ready individuals, with more than half of its residents holding a post-secondary degree or diploma. Fanshawe College's Simcoe campus provides expert training with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. Although the key employment sector is agriculture, manufacturing and tourism also fuel the economy. Toyotetsu Canada Inc. is the main manufacturing employer in Simcoe with over 850 employees. Simcoe is also home to one of the largest ice cream factories in Canada, Unilever Canada, which employs over 400 people.
Simcoe is conveniently located near the shore of Lake Erie, providing easy distribution to markets in Canada, United States, and even Mexico. Located near the 400 series highways, Simcoe easily connects to Windsor, Niagara, Hamilton, and the GTA. There are four international airports within 130km of the community, and VIA Rail stations in Brantford.