Connecting Lake Simcoe's Community



Innisfil, ON – The Town of Innisfil is seeking feedback. “Share your opinions and ideas now” by participating in an Inspiring Innisfil 2020 survey. The survey asks participants to look back at the Town’s progress against the stated goals in the community strategic plan Inspiring Innisfil 2020.  To help to shape Innisfil’s future objectives for the Town’s strategic plan, the survey also invites people to tell the Town what goals are important to them and to suggest bold ideas and initiatives. The public’s ideas and input provided through the survey will assist the Town in shaping the next 24-36 months as they move forward.

The survey is online at, or available in paper format at Innisfil Town Hall, The Innisfil Recreational Complex, and Innisfil Public Library branches.


Inspiring Innisfil 2020 – Progress Report

What we committed to. What we have achieved.


Community: Improve our quality of life dramatically.

Create an Innisfil identity

✔✔ New logo and branding


Develop an urban core by 2020 at Alcona

✔✔ Alcona is a Primary Settlement Area

✔✔ Innisfil Beach Road reconstruction phases 1 & 2

✔✔ New Urban design guidelines


Make sure the Town is financially stable by 2014

✔✔ Public budget consultations

✔✔ New financial management policies


Create new networks — physical, digital and person-to-person — to better connect residents and businesses

✔✔ Transportation Master Plan

✔✔ Business and Community Directory

✔✔ Launch of Biz Pal


Tourism: Make Innisfil a desirable destination.

Hire a Culture and Tourism Coordinator

✔✔ Completed


Boost tourism by forming at least three bold new cooperative partnerships

✔✔ Tourism stakeholder engagement

✔✔ Tourism insert

✔✔ Developing partnerships

✔✔ Beyond the City Lights regional partnership


Promote the year-round benefits of Lake Simcoe, doubling its economic

impact by 2013, while improving its environmental health

✔✔ Septic Inspection Program launched

✔✔ Economic Assessment of Tourism and Lake Simcoe Study

Culture: Make arts, culture and heritage major community assets.

Grow arts and culture substantially through policy development, annual funding and promotion

✔✔ Established Innisfil Arts, Culture and Heritage Council

✔✔ Supported Innisfil Celtic Festival 2012

✔✔ Established Doors Open for 2013


Support the preservation and promotion of Innisfil’s heritage with policies and funding

✔✔ Heritage District Conservation Study underway


Create at least two cultural events, and promote all major events in Town and tourism publications

✔✔ Family Fun Day

✔✔ Human Library Day

✔✔ Celebrate Lake Simcoe

✔✔ Culture Days

✔✔ Innisfil Celtic Festival

✔✔ Beyond the City Lights Conference


Economy: Help all businesses succeed here.


Make economic development the No. 1 priority - hiring an Economic Development Officer

✔✔ Completed


Develop three major initiatives to help existing businesses succeed (and expand), with some emphasis on agri‑business:

✔✔ Innisfil Farmers’ Market

✔✔ Zoning By-Law updated

✔✔ Development Liaison Group established



Persuade businesses and professionals to choose an Innisfil location rather than commuting

✔✔ Annual Job Fair

✔✔ Business Seminars

✔✔ Small Business Week Event

✔✔ Franchising Event


Create three bold new initiatives to recruit entrepreneurs and small business

✔✔ Economic Development Advisory Committee re-established

✔✔ Georgian Bay Area Public Purchasing Co-operative Supplier Event

✔✔ E-Waste project

✔✔ Commercial and industrial availability listing

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