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Town of Penetanguishene (Lower Tier Simcoe)

Phone : (705) 549-8221
Your Host(s) : Canada Post Penetanguishene

Penetanguishene, ON (Nearby: Midland, Clearwater Bay, Wyebridge, Port Mcnicoll, Perkinsfield)

  • Waterfront
  • 1900
  • 1900
  • Waubic and Electric
  • 1909
  • Waubic
  • Waubic
  • Waubic
  • 1946

36 Main St.
Penetanguishene, Ontario
L9M 1T2

Ontario Tourism Region : Bruce Peninsula, Southern Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe

Description From Owner:
  • Pop. 7,730. In Tiny and Tay Ts., Simcoe C., on Penetang Harbour off Georgian Bay and Hwy 93 and C. Rd. 26, 53 km. NW of Barrie.
  • In the 1600s the place was the site of an Ojibwa encampment named Wenrio and later another First Nations Peoples settlement named Ihonatiria.
  • In 1793 Lt.-Gov. John Graves Simcoe chose the place as a naval headquarters and military post, which was active during the War of 1812.
  • The fort garrisoned that year was Fort Penetanguishene, a First Nations Peoples name meaning 'white rolling sand.' The first civilian home was built by Dedin Revolte in 1828.
  • The property once occupied by the fort is now a provincial jail for the criminally insane St. James-on-the-Lines Anglican Church, built to serve the personnel of the fort is still in use.
  • Its name derives from the line, or communications road, from Toronto to Penetanguishene. The church has a wide central aisle to permit soldiers to march in, four abreast.
  • The pews are all different, their construction having been assigned to different men of the garrison. In common usage, Penetanguishene is often shortened to Penetang.
  • Postcards above used with permission from A Great Lakes Treasury of Old Postcards 2007 Lorenzo Marcolin, MD 176 pp. For Copies call the Huronia Museum 705 526 2844 or email

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sonia on 13-Aug-09
Penetanguishene is beautiful. I used to day trip up there all the time. I would catch the Penetang Midland Coach Lines (PMCL) from downtown Toronto at Yorkdale. I recently tried to do the same trip but nearly fell over when I found out it was now going to cost $70+. Apparently the route has been sold to grey hound. I unfortunately don't drive. This makes me really sad.

Visitors to this page: 17,183     This record last updated: December 3, 2014

Off the beaten track:
  • Portage Park, 1km
  • Sunnyside, Penetanguishene area, 2km
  • Midland Point, 2km
  • Penetang, 3km
  • Howes Corners, 4km
  • Highland Point, 4km
  • Peekaboo Point, 4km
  • Firth's Corners, 5km
  • Coutnac Beach, 5km
  • Northwest Basin, 4km
  • Marygrove, 6km
  • Petaguishene Beach, 4km
  • Toanche, 5km
  • Tiffin, 5km
  • Elimere Point, 5km
  • Ogden's Beach, 5km
  • Farlain Lake, 6km
  • Clearwater Beach, 8km
  • Triple Bay Park, 6km
  • Martyrs Shrine, 7km
  • Grandview Beach, 6km
  • Old Fort, 8km
  • Sawlog Bay, 9km
  • Wyebridge, 10km
  • Paradise Point, 7km
  • Evans Corner, 8km
  • Port McNicoll, 8km
  • McMillan, 9km
  • Kettle's Beach, 10km
  • Perkinsfield, 10km
  • Lefaives Corners, 10km
  • Elliotts Corners, 11km
  • Victoria Park, 10km
  • Wolverine Beach, 11km
  • Randolph, 10km
  • Cawaja Beach, 11km
  • Mertz's Corner, 13km
  • Ebenezer, Penetanguishene area, 12km
  • Balm Beach, 12km
  • Wyevale, 15km
  • Sunset Beach, Penetanguishene area, 11km
  • Ardmore Beach, 12km
  • Ossossane Beach, 14km
  • Victoria Harbour, 12km
  • Maceys Bay, 12km
  • Cognashene, 16km
  • Wahnekewaning Beach, 12km
  • Riverside, Penetanguishene area, 14km
  • Robin's Point, 12km
  • South Bay, Honey Harbour area, 13km
Nearby Lakes:
  • St. Andrews Lake, 1km
  • Little Lake, 6km
  • Lalligan Lake, 7km
  • Mud Lake, 8km
  • Farlain Lake, 7km
  • Gignac Lake, 9km
  • Kettle's Lake, 9km
  • Macey Lake, 9km
  • Fairy Lake, 13km
  • Goblin Lake, 13km
  • Bearshead Lake, 15km
  • Barron's Lake, 13km
  • Buck Lake, 16km
  • Cognashene Lake, 19km
  • McCrae Lake, 18km
  • Baxter Lake, 16km
  • Stuart Lake, 17km
  • Little Lake, 15km
  • McDonald Lake, 19km
  • Lake St. Patrick, 22km
  • Orr Lake, 21km
  • Six Mile Lake, 19km
  • Rabbit Lake, 23km
  • Gloucester Pool, 17km
  • Lalonde Lake, 22km
  • Blue Lagoon, 23km
  • Boot Lake, 22km
  • Cranberry Lake, 17km
  • Bear Lake, 22km
  • Loudon Lake, 24km
  • Burwash Lake, 24km
  • Galbraith Lake, 25km
  • Go Home Lake, 25km
  • Gibson Lake, 23km
  • Coldwater Lake, 25km
  • Swan Lake, 25km
  • Tate Lake, 26km
  • Surerus Lake, 27km
  • Burrows Lake, 20km
  • Nadjiwan Lake, 27km
  • Sahanatien Lake, 26km
  • Rumbles Mill Pond, 25km
  • Leclairc Lake, 28km
  • Herdman Lake, 27km
  • MacLean Lake, 20km
  • Mountain Lake, 21km
  • Flatrock Lake, 28km
  • Lafarce Lake, 26km
  • Tadenac Lake, 29km
  • Lunnen Lake, 28km