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Norfolk County
Economic Development
185 Robinson St, Ste 200, Simcoe, ON N3Y 5L6 Canada
Phone: 519-426-9497
Toll Free: 1-800-699-9038

Email: business@norfolkcounty.ca

Category Archives: News

Norfolk Farms publication aimed at agriculture

A new “Norfolk Farms” publication is being distributed across Norfolk County to businesses and people of the local agricultural community. It is a joint effort of Media Pro Publishing, the Norfolk Federation of Agriculture, the University of Guelph’s Simcoe Research … Continue reading

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Norfolk Development News – March 15, 2017

The latest edition of Norfolk County Development News email has been published. Latest headlines: New restaurant planned for downtown Simcoe Habitat for Humanity plans ReStore in Simcoe Proposed tourism expansion in Turkey Point Townsend Lumber group under new ownership 3 … Continue reading

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New restaurant planned for downtown Simcoe

Norfolk County Community Planning is reviewing a site plan application submitted by Don Schott Hardware Ltd. of Simcoe for the redevelopment of 56 Norfolk Street South in downtown Simcoe to convert the main floor of the existing building and parking lot … Continue reading

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Tourism expansion in Turkey Point

LBS Group of Paris is seeking permission from Norfolk County Council to convert a commercial property in Turkey Point to develop a seasonal accommodation business comprised of four semi-detached units and a single detached unit.

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Norfolk hires new County Manager

The Corporation of Norfolk County has completed the recruitment process for the new County Manager and is announcing that Mr. David Cribbs has accepted the position. Mr. Cribbs will commence his duties as County Manager on April 18, 2017. “I … Continue reading

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Habitat for Humanity plans ReStore in Simcoe

Habitat for Humanity is proposing to locate a ReStore business in Norfolk County at 29 Park Road, Simcoe, formerly Chances Bingo. The organization is seeking permission to amend the Norfolk County Zoning By-law, on a site-specific basis, to add a lumber … Continue reading

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Norfolk farms add to national fruit & vegetable production

The farm-gate value of Canadian fruit and vegetable products rose 7.4% from 2015 to $2.2 billion in 2016, according to Statistics Canada. Favourable weather conditions resulted in increased production, which contributed mainly to this growth. Norfolk County is a leading growing region of fruit and … Continue reading

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Townsend Lumber group of companies under new ownership

Townsend Lumber, and its group of companies, announced new ownership recently. Laura Townsend and her husband, Mike Penner, have assumed ownership of the Townsend family businesses which include Townsend Lumber, Kitchener Forest Products, Breeze Dried and BreezeWood Floors. The business succession … Continue reading

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Norfolk County promoting to OFVC delegates

Norfolk County will be reminding delegates at the Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Convention that our farmers are number-one growers of many fruits and vegetables, and that several innovative business are located here. On February 22-23, 2017, in Niagara Falls, Norfolk … Continue reading

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Norfolk County’s Student Start Up Program wins award

Norfolk County’s Student Start Up Program (SSUP) is the winner of this year’s Private Public Partnership Award from the Economic Development Council of Ontario (EDCO). Norfolk County also received an honourable mention for the Lieutenant Governor’s Award, which is a … Continue reading

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