Quality of Life

Road with houses

The Town of Penetanguishene (meaning "the place of the rolling white sands" in Abinaki) is a picturesque bilingual community at the southern tip of peaceful and beautiful Georgian Bay. Penetanguishene has a unique urban form oriented towards the water with rolling hills, woodlands, wetlands and picturesque views.

Incorporated on February 22, 1882, this thriving bilingual community has grown to approximately 10,000 residents offering a unique combination of lifestyle and business opportunities. 

Enjoy the picturesque rolling hills that surround Georgian Bay and enjoy the after work recreational opportunities both on land and water. Penetanguishene is home to skilled labour, creative talent, and residents that value an exceptional quality of life in addition to quality work.

In Penetanguishene we strive to create a livable community that enhances the natural, cultural, social and economic environments. We achieve this by continuously improving programs and services that are both accessible and environmentally and fiscally sustainable.

We are highly valued and widely celebrated due to the innovative and outstanding way we satisfy the needs of our residents, businesses and employees. As a result, the process is as fulfilling as the outcome.

If you are a young professional, new family, planning for your retirement or anything in between, Penetanguishene offers the perfect work-life balance.