Essa is where town and country meet.
Essa Township is a part of County of Simcoe and is located about 20 minutes from downtown Barrie and 1.5 hours from downtown Toronto. Essa is home to Canada's largest Canadian Forces training base, CFB Borden, significant addition to local economy and many employment opportunities. Residents of Essa enjoy living a rural routine while enjoying the benefits of the larger towns in close proximity. There is a mix of housing opportunities, such as new subdivisions with variety of house styles as well as rural homes on larger lots. Therefore, easy commute to larger cities, beautiful landscapes, job opportunities, commercial and retail sectors as well as available housing makes Essa a great place to live.