The Innisfil Town Square is now open! Extensive community consultation informed the development of this new space and we welcome residents to see their ideas put into action. 

Location

The Town Square is centrally located at 971 Innisfil Beach Rd., between the Innisfil ideaLAB & Library and Lakeside Retirement, making it easy for people to walk or wheel to. Limited parking is also available at the Library’s Lakeshore branch and along Innisfil Beach Road.

Grand opening weekend

Join us for the grand opening weekend of the Innisfil Town Square! Festivities kick off at 5 p.m. on Friday, January 27 with free entertainment and continue throughout the weekend with performances, food trucks, free skate rentals and so much more.

We recommend people walk or take the complimentary shuttle service to make the most of the event. The free shuttle operates on an approximate eight-minute loop from Innisfil Beach Park (Lot "B") to Innisfil Town Square from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on January 27 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on January 28.

Schedule of events

See the full schedule of events for the Town Square grand opening weekend. Bring a donation for the Troy Scott Community Fridge or Innisfil Food Bank to receive free swag while quantities last!

Friday, January 27
  • 5:20 p.m. to 5:50 p.m. – TEAM T&J performance
  • 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. – Speeches and ribbon cutting
  • 6:50 p.m. to 7:20 p.m. – FireGuy Show
  • 7:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. – Live music with Camden
  • 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – FireGuy Show
Saturday, January 28
  • 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Snow art (subject to weather)
  • 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – Outdoor yoga
  • 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – Library storytime
  • 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – TEAM T&J performance
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Meet Olaf and Buzz Lightyear
  • 12:30 to 1:00 p.m. – Outdoor dance party with Miss Jennie's Performing Arts Studio
  • 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Live music with The Fitzees
  • 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.– Face painting inside the Innisfil ideaLAB & Library (Lakeshore Branch)
  • 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. – TEAM T&J performance
  • 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Meet Mickey and Minnie
Sunday, January 29 

Enjoy the new community space at your own pace with complimentary skate rentals from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Free skate rentals

There will be free skate rentals on:

  • Friday, January 27 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 29 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Photo ID required. Skate sharpening will be available for a fee.

Food vendors

On Friday night, enjoy a funnel cake truck (funnel cakes, hot chocolate, hot apple cider), Daniel's Chai Bar, and Bayview Pizza (pizza and popcorn).

On Saturday, the funnel cake truck and Bayview Pizza are back to offer delicious goodies.

Town Square skating trail

The 240-metre refrigerated ice skating trail loops though Town Square and is open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. during the winter season, weather dependent. You can use the trail for walking or rollerblading in the warmer months.

Check for signage or the Town's social media to determine if the skating trail may be closed due to unsafe conditions.

Town square ice skating trail

 

Skating trail rules

Please follow the rules to ensure everyone has a fun and safe visit:

  1. CSA-approved helmets are recommended
  2. Skate aids are permitted
  3. Hockey is not permitted – No sticks or pucks allowed
  4. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult
  5. Skates are required to enter the skating trail, no other footwear is permitted
  6. Unsafe or hazardous activities can result in ejection from the park

Other amenities

Explore other gret make this community space enjoyable.

Splash pad 

A splash pad and additional water feature will be open in summer 2023. Watch the video below for an idea of the features to come!

Project background

Over the years, we've heard our residents loud and clear—you want more fun things to do close to home. Through Town Square public engagement, people asked for more places for social interaction, a splash pad in Alcona, a skating trail, and more unique spaces to enjoy. We awarded the design to Rutherford Contracting Ltd. and construction started in June 2021. The space opened in December 2022.

Public engagement

Review our Town Square Public Engagement Report for an overview of what we heard from residents and how we involved our community in the design of this space.

Photo Gallery: Town Square Public Engagement Photos will appear here on the public site.

Funding and construction

Construction was funded through a variety of sources including a federal grant, OLG, development charges, and contributions from DG Group. We gratefully acknowledge the following in the development of this community space:

  • Rutherford Contracting Ltd.
  • PMA Landscape Architects Ltd.
  • Ted Handy & Associates
  • Jones Consulting
  • McGregor Allsop
  • MJS Consultants
  • Blackwell Structural Engineers
  • CIMCO