About Springwater


So you have decided to buy some real estate and buy a home and move to Springwater!

This township is a sprawling, rural area located northwest of Barrie, and is the gateway to year round recreation.

With a population of just over 19,000 people and growing, it is made up of both urban and rural communities.

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Offering an affordable lifestyle in a picturesque country setting, there are plenty of year-round activities for people of all ages. Winter activities include skiing, snowmobiling, skating at one of ten outdoor park rinks, hockey and curling. Summer activities include hiking, canoeing, soccer, baseball, golfing and skateboarding at one of several mobile skate parks.

Springwater’s significant farming community is showcased by a number of agri-tourism or market-style businesses, as well as community activities, such as the Springwater-Elmvale Farmers’ Market and Elmvale Fall Fair. These activities and events contribute to the small town charm and sense of community.

Winter is a time for celebration in Springwater. Snow Valley Ski Resort offers lots of winter fun, including downhill skiing, snowboarding, tubing, and snowshoeing.

There are several golf courses too, for the links lover in the family, including the Springwater Golf Club, and the Vespra Hills Golf Club.

The Township continues to grow with multiple residential developments and commercial/industrial plans proposed throughout the municipality. It was ranked 95 out of 417 cities in a list of 'Canada's Best Places to Live in 2017' by MoneySense. Conveniently located with access to Highways 400, 26, and 93, Springwater is a great location for new and existing businesses.

Formed in 1994 after the merging of Flos and Vespra Townships, together with the Village of Elmvale and a portion of the former Township of Medonte, there are eight settlement areas, including Midhurst, Elmvale, Snow Valley, Minesing, Anten Mills, Phelpston, and Hillsdale.