Connecting Lake Simcoe's Community

Some businesses are open, as allowed by the province, and would appreciate your business! Some are available by phone or online. And some have closed, trusting that they will have your support when they open again.

The novel coronavirus has resulted in a new and difficult business environment. Please support these Lake Simcoe-area businesses as they deal with the new reality in the best ways available to them.

Parklane Landscapes
At Parklane Landscapes, our projects are on hold for a short while. We are doing our part to "Stay Home and Save Lives".
We look forward to helping you soon to create beautiful, sustainable landscapes from our new address in Orillia!
250 Matchedash Street South,

Ontario-Wide Financial
Ontario-Wide Financial will be continuing to provide our community with home equity loans throughout these trying times, when people may need it most. We will be able to facilitate this by phone and internet in order to protect both our clients and staff.
120 Mary Street

Ian Woods, Real Estate Broker, “MisterWaterfront"
When listing new properties, I practise social distancing protocols and have minimal physical contact with my sellers when listing their homes or cottages. I keep in touch by phone, email and texting. As for buyers who want to see properties, we get permission from the sellers first. Some sellers don’t want to show their homes right now and suggest looking at the virtual tours their agents have created for them instead. If a buyer is serious, he or she can put in an offer that is conditional upon seeing the property in person.
Other sellers who don’t mind showing their homes ask buyer agents to promise to use safe practices such as using hand sanitizers and sanitizing wipes before and after all showings. As an agent, I supervise the showings, practising social distancing of at least two metres.
For signing listings and offers, electronic signatures can be used via computer or mobile.

Knappett Jewellers
We recognize that the ever-changing COVID-19 situation has brought about an unprecedented time for our community. In cooperation with government requests and for the protection of our clients and staff, we have decided to close Knappett Jewellers until we receive notification from the Ontario government that it is safe to open.
Please feel free to email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Thank you for your understanding at this time.
Paul Knappett
219 Main Street South,

Carefree Boat Club Lake Simcoe
This summer season may be different from any other, with health and safety concerns currently on the top of everyone's list. The reality is that many activities and other recreational venues may be put on hold, including travel. Carefree Boat Club Lake Simcoe is proud to offer a safe, cost effective, and ultimately fun and enjoyable experience in recreational boating. We have taken the steps to ensure safety and cleanliness is the upmost priority for all our members who wish to enjoy our activities, in a private and "social distancing" environment (if you choose to do so).
705-816-BOAT (2628)

Lifestyle Oasis Windows Inc.
As we all deal with the Covid-19 crisis, we have taken steps to reduce the risk to our customers and our staff. Please feel free to email any inquiries to George Hughes (Owner) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I will be happy to help you with your project.
240 Industrial Parkway South,

Ontario Estates Landscape
Ontario Estates Landscape is doing business as usual and taking on new jobs. We are offering/using video conferencing for our clients at this time to discuss jobs and quotes at your request. Just contact us via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to set up an appointment, or give us a call.

Sutton General Store
Here at the Sutton General Store, in Sutton, Georgina, we have decided to close our doors to the public, at least until the end of March.
For inquiries, please call 905-722-6303 or email Frank A. Sebo.
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Studio Tour King
Due to the continuing health crisis, the Studio Tour King committee has decided to cancel our studio tour, which had been scheduled for April 25 and 26. We invite you to visit our Facebook page at to read about our artists and see samples of their work. Purchases are available by contacting the individual artists.

Allandale Home Hardware and Building Centre
With hardware stores on the list of essential services, we are taking numerous steps to keep customers and staff safe during the COVID-19 crisis, including wearing gloves, sanitizing surfaces and maintaining physical distance. We are working to make sure there is a supply of cleaning and sanitizing products for customers. Delivery is free on orders of cleaning products over $25. If you phone ahead, we will pick and bag your order for you and have it waiting at the front check-out. Hours are reduced: Mon. to Fri. 7am to 6pm; Sat. 8am to 5pm; Sun. 9am to 5pm.
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200 Minets Point Rd., Barrie

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