Community Profile

People walking around at the Town Dock

Embracing 400 years of history, 4 cultures and 4 seasons, Penetanguishene is a picturesque bilingual community at the southern tip of peaceful and beautiful Georgian Bay.

The Town of Penetanguishene (meaning "the place of the rolling white sands" in Abinaki) Penetanguishene has a unique urban form oriented towards the water with rolling hills, woodlands, wetlands and picturesque views.

The T own has a significant concentration of Franco-Ontarians. It is one of only three communities in Central and Southwestern Ontario where the population of francophones exceeds the provincial average of five percent. The town is also 12.6% Métis, compared to the provincial average of 0.6%.