The Town of Innisfil is a community rich in heritage, with a vibrant business and real estate development foundation. Located just 50 minutes from downtown Toronto and 5 minutes from Barrie, the town offers easy access to major highways and airports. Review strategic projects happening in the Town of Innisfil that are supporting local economic development. 

Innisfil Heights

Innisfil Heights is an area of more than 1,600 acres, consisting of a wide range of industrial, commercial, and tourism-based land uses on a range of lot sizes. It is the gateway to the Town of Innisfil and County of Simcoe that is bisected by Highway 400, providing high visibility and ideal access to a high volume of users.

Location data
  • Highway 400: From Highway 89 north to Innisfil Beach Road
  • Highway 89: From Highway 400 west to Cookstown settlement boundary
  • Railways: CN Rail, Barrie Collingwood Railway, Canadian Pacific
  • GO Transit Commuter Stations: Barrie South Station, Allandale Station, proposed Innisfil GO station (6th Line and east of 20th Sideroad)
  • Airports: Collingwood Regional Airport, Lake Simcoe Regional Airport, Billy Bishop Airport, Pearson International Airport
  • Ports: Hamilton Port Authority, Port of Toronto, Port of Oshawa
Key statistics
  • Acres: 1,611
  • Labour force within 60 km: Over 500,000 people
  • Innisfil labour force: Over 26,000 people
  • Top employment sectors in Innisfil: Construction, trade and manufacturing
  • Servicing: Expected by 2026-2028

The Orbit

What if we could build the world’s smartest city? Imagine a community focused on environmental sustainability, the arts, transit, innovative streets and infrastructure, social interaction, health and wellness, a modern economy, new tech agriculture, advanced manufacturing, artificial intelligence, all combined with a vibrant start up energy and culture. The Orbit is the future of placemaking and city building, today.

Learn more about the Orbit

As a community where you will be able to live, work and play, The Orbit will include:

  • Transit system and links
  • Trails and paths
  • Bike and pedestrian friendly roads
  • Recreation centres
  • Retail space
  • Affordable housing
  • Farmers' markets and pop-up shops
  • HackLabs and makerspaces
  • Free Wi-Fi
Location data

The Orbit will be built around the proposed Innisfil GO station by 6th Line and east of 20th Sideroad. The Orbit will grow over generations to a population target of 150,000 people, creating a dynamic center of activity for visitors and residents alike, appealing to a variety of lifestyle activities that are possible and available in the area. Key location features:

  • A new transit hub
  • A hub for startups and the ecosystem to support their growth
  • Committed to bringing jobs and industry to the Orbit
  • Proximity to healthcare
  • Proximity to education, K12 to post-secondary
  • Recreation and lakes within 15 minutes
  • Equidistant to Muskoka and Downtown Toronto
  • Proximity to Pearson International Airport

Health campus and employment lands

In a first-of-its-kind initiative in Innisfil, the Town is leading a collaboration to transform an 83-acre parcel of land at the south west corner of Yonge Street and Innisfil Beach Road into the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) Innisfil Campus.

The Town of Innisfil and RVH are working together to bring healthcare, innovation and jobs to this site, which has the potential to become an epicentre of healthcare excellence within the Town.

Not only will this hospital bring a significant economic boost during the construction phase, but once both the Innisfil and Barrie Campuses open, RVH will double its workforce with 3,000 additional full-time staff. These are stable, well-paying jobs that will result in a substantial secondary economic benefit as staff and physicians purchase homes and support local businesses.

Access to high quality healthcare is also a key consideration for residents and businesses thinking of relocating to a community.

Location data

Residents were clear about their priorities when it came to choosing a site for the Innisfil Campus. They requested:

  • Easily accessed from Highway 400 and arterial roads
  • Central to population centres in Innisfil and Barrie
  • Close to Rizzardo Health & Wellness Centre, civic campus and future health services
  • Minimizes impact on communities and the environment, particularly Lake Simcoe
  • Accessible by public transit in the future
  • Able to have construction and servicing begin quickly
  • Flexible to allow for future expansion

The Innisfil Campus location meets all community priorities

RVH already provides a wide variety of outpatient services in the Rizzardo Health & Wellness Centre, directly across the road from the future Innisfil Campus. That is step one of the graduated plan. Outpatient services will continue to be the focus of the Innisfil Campus when the Health Hub opens in ten years. It will expand to become a full-service hospital, with inpatient beds, surgical suites and an Emergency Department within 20 years.

A central location to Innisfil and Barrie

The Innisfil Campus site is centrally located to communities in Innisfil, as well as south Barrie and is close to Highway 400. There will be access to the Innisfil Campus from Innisfil Beach Road and Yonge Street, which will both be expanded to four lanes within the next decade. Plans are underway to widen the 7th and 6th lines for alternate east-west routes. The site is also located along a GO bus line and the GO train station is nearby. Innisfil is planning fixed-route transit for the future, so the Innisfil Campus will be easily accessible by public transit.

Key statistics

  • Expected employment (at maturity): 4,000 high-skill positions
  • Expected patient visits per year (at maturity): 350,000

1 year

Rizzardo Health & Wellness Centre clinics.

6 years

Barrie Campus Pre-Tower.

10 years

Innisfil Campus Health Hub, focusing on outpatient care, including an Urgent Care Centre.

20 years

Full-service hospital, with a 24/7 Emergency Department, operating rooms and a birthing unit.

Downtown Alcona

Alcona is Innisfil's primary settlement area. The area is an emerging downtown poised to be a thriving financial, innovation and cultural centre within the Town of Innisfil.

The Town’s significant investment in new pedestrian and bike-friendly treatment is helping to transform the road into an attractive commercial boulevard that will become the heart of Innisfil. New sidewalks, street trees, lighting and bike lanes are a part of that streetscape improvement.

Demand for commercial retail and office space is strong within this bustling community. Our official plan allows up to 8 stories of mixed-use residential, institutional and commercial development.

Alcona is ready for development today, and by working with our Economic Development team you’ll be given one point of contact to help expedite the process.

Key statistics
  • Population - 21,846 people
  • Median age - 37.1 years old
  • Married couples - 66%
  • Families with kids at home - 52%