Community

One only has to spend a few hours in our neighbourhoods to feel the serenity, take in the beauty and realize the abundance of nature. Nestled in the Township of Oro-Medonte, little more than an hour north of Toronto, lies our little gem surrounded by the Simcoe and Copeland Forests.  Downhill and Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, golf or just strolling in the wilderness are activities literally in our backyards. We boast a safe and strong community rich with diversity and bursting with volunteers sustaining the vibrant lifestyle people choose to come to but have difficulty leaving!

Our Boundaries

The geographic boundaries of the Association are: On the west, the Third Line (both sides), from Horseshoe Valley Road (HVR) to Bass Lake Road. On the east, the Fifth Line (both sides) from HVR to Bass Lake Road On the south, Bass Lake Road (both sides). On the north, HVR. between the Third and Fifth Lines, but including all residential developments in the community on the north side of HVR, and including properties on the north side of HVR to the Fifth Line.

The Valley Voice

The Valley Voice was a publication that survived many issues in our community but has since been shelved for a while. Check out some of the great articles and photos in a few of the archived Voices to learn about our community.

Valley Voice Archives

eNews

eNews is an email based newsletter issued weekly to HVPOA members in good standing.  eNews contains information on community events, local history, issues facing the community, Oro-Medonte news and events, and local business partner news.

Bulletin Boards

There are 5 HVPOA bulletin boards located throughout the community close to the Canada Post mailboxes. Residents are encouraged to post information or requests in the notice boards.

Bulletin Board Guidelines for Posting Information:

  • Notices should be restricted to local activities.
  • All notices must be dated.
  • Duration of posting is limited to a 2 week period, following which it will be removed.
  • All notices for a particular event should be posted not earlier than 2 weeks prior to that event and removed as soon as possible following the event.
  • Notices with tear-offs will not be accepted.
  • Notices should be half letter size with larger letters where possible.
  • Advertising should be limited to “life-style & health-related” items such as exercise classes, baby sitting, etc. Commercial advertising is not permitted.
  • All items of a political nature, other than “all party” activities will not be accepted.
  • Posting of special events by Horseshoe Resort and other organizations may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Important Numbers and Contacts

Hydro One
Emergency, Power Outage
1.800.434.1235
Service
1.888.664.9376 Enercare – HVAC & Water Heater Service
1.800.266.3939 Reliance- HVAC & Water Heater Service
1.866.735.4262 Fire Services
Oro-Medonte
705.835.5568 
Union Gas
Emergency
1.877.969.0999
Service
1.888.774.3111 Water
Service for Horseshoe Resort
705.835.2790 Police/Fire/Ambulance
For emergencies, call 911 immediately.OPP
1.888.310.1122 Barrie Taxi
705.721.7777

 

Street Representatives

Last Name First Name Email Street
Dean Janet garth.dean@sympatico.ca Ridgewood Crt
Baird Bob bobsports@rogers.com Condos
Clark Helen clarkgh@primus.ca Nordic Trail
Bazuk Wendy wbazuk@sympatico.ca Pine Ridge Trail
DeLottinville Linda ldelottinville@gmail.com High Vista Drive
Turner Michelle m_turner12@live.ca Pine Lane
Haggerty Jack thehaggertys@sympatico.ca Fairway Court (27-57)
Brown Nanci horseshoevalley@bell.net Bridle Path
Jackson Bev bevj@bell.net Fairway Ct 1-25, Line 4
Jones Pam thejones.family@sympatico.ca Pods Lane
LaMantia Andrea lamantia.andrea@gmail.com Cathedral Pines 1-41
Lord Dave davelo@sympatico.ca Pine Point
Bondy Dusana dbondy76@live.com Cathedral Pines 42-79
McConnell Beth bg7mcconnell@gmail.com Landscape Drive 2-58
Macrae Helen raeh@sympatico.ca Oakmont
Cooper Nancy nancyjcooper85@gmail.com Landscape Drive 59-
McGinnis Dawn dawnmcginnis41@gmail.com Chestnut Lane
Simons Patricia patsimons55@gmail.com Valleycrest, Hillside, Dale
Pearce Liz epearce@bell.net Alpine Way, Bunker Place
Ruffell Carole caroleruffell@live.com Highland Drive 55-118
Palmer Debbie debbiepalmer_98@hotmail.com Highland Drive 1-54
Smith Heide peterandheide@primus.ca Maplecrest
Petlichkov Melissa mpetlichkov@icloud.com Tanglewood Cres.
Dutton Marion marion.dutton@bell.net Beechwood
Scudamore Arlene simcha@bell.net Pine Spring, Pine Hill
Hutcheson Bill hutchshaven@gmail.com Trillium Trail
Myles Linda linda.myles@bell.net Birch Grove, Country Club Lane
Brisbois Lois brisl@aol.com Copeland House

 

Horseshoe Community Links

Carriage Ridge and Carriage Hills Resorts
The Heights of Horseshoe 
Settler’s Ghost 

TV / Theater

Orillia Opera House 

Township Links

Township of Oro-Medonte 
Simcoe County 
Township of Springwater 
Township of Severn 
Oro-Medonte Chamber of Commerce 
Community Link 

This website lists volunteer opportunities in our region. It has over 200 local organizations listed. The navigation is a bit confusing and so is the information presented but if you’re looking for a place to do some volunteer work this may not be a bad place to start your search.

Town Links

Barrie 
Barrie Chamber of Commerce 
Orillia 
Midland 

Government Related Links

Ontario Lake Country 
PhoneBusters 
PhoneBusters is a national deceptive telemarketing call centre, operated by the Ontario Provincial Police. They are trying to educate the public about fraudulent telemarketing pitches. This website contains information on scams taking place and how you can spot or avoid them. This is a good site to check out.

Canadian Bankers Association 
This website has lots of good information about how to safeguard your money. This is a great place to go to answer any questions you may have about online banking or identity theft.

Bear Wise Program 
This website was developed by the Ministry of Natural Resources to provide information about bears in Ontario. This website answers the many questions you may have about bears and what to do if you encounter one.

Miscellaneous Useful Links

Barrie Weather 
This link will take you directly to the weather forecast for Barrie provided at the Environment Canada website.
MTO Road Conditions 
This link will take you directly to the Traveller’s Information page of the MTO Roads website. It contains up-to-date information on road conditions in the Toronto area. You can actually see the roads through their webcams which are setup throughout Toronto and the Niagara region. To do this:

  • Click on Compass – Freeway Traffic Management System
  • Click on the picture under Traffic camera views
  • The page will be split with the camera view at the top and road map at the bottom. You’ll have to use the (upper) scroll button to move the picture up enough to see the whole thing.
  • To see a different picture, click on any yellow circle in the map area.
  • If you scroll the upper section up enough you’ll see links for cameras in Toronto (along the Lakeshore) and Ottawa.

Barrie Public Library 
Orillia Public Library 
International Calling Codes

Miscellaneous Fun Links

B&B Canada 
Earthcam 
Huronia Trails & Greenways 
Ganaraska Hiking Trail 
Bird Studies Canada 
Old Farmer’s Alamanac

Green House Numbers

Your Municipal House Address System Emergency (or Green) number is extremely important to emergency response units (Police, Fire and Ambulance) in assisting them to locate your property in the event of an emergency. Your MAS number must be installed close to your driveway entrance and must be visible from both directions.

If you require a new MAS number sign, contact the Oro-Medonte Administration office.

 

Garbage Collection

Garbage and Blue Boxes are collected every Wednesday, for precise details please visit the Oro Medonte Township Web Site
also for more information regarding garbage collection call (705) 726-9300 Ext: 289

Libraries

As a resident or taxpayer in Oro-Medonte, you are entitled to use the Orillia, Barrie and Midhurst libraries, free of charge.

Orillia Public Library Hours 
Mon. through Thurs. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Fri 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sat. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sun 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Thanksgiving to the end of April)

Barrie Public Library Hours
 
Mon. through Thurs. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Fri and Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sun 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Oro-Medonte Administration Office:
148 Line 7 South (It is on the 7th Line just east of Hwy 11.)

Local Landfill site:
610 Old Barrie Road West (It is between Edgar and Hardwood Hills. Just take the 4th line to the Old Barrie Road, turn left and it’ll be on the left hand side about 5 km up the road.)

Oro-Medonte Community Arena:
Hwy 11 South and the 4th Line

Orillia City Land Fill:

Take the Old Barrie Rd to Orillia and continue on Hwy 12 east. Cross Memorial Dr and then turn right at the next light (West St). Turn right again at the first street (it borders a large park). The road will then make a Y and you’ll see the sign for the land fill site to your left

Tennis

Click here to visit the Oro-Medonte Tennis Club.

Misc. Sports

Music Jamborees, 
Fiddle Music/Dancing, 
Old Time Square Dancing
Various Dates & Times There are plenty of opportunities for amateur musicians to play their instruments and/or sing. As well, there are plenty of opportunities for people to dance. Old Time fiddle playing and square dancing are also an integral part of the music jamborees in the area.
For more information call Ralph or Sandy Price at 835-3159.
Ralph & Sandy are directly involved in organizing a Country & Western/Fiddle Music Jamboree and dance at the Royal Canadian Legion in Warminster (on Highway 12).
Line 4 Skating Rink Daily

 

Weather conditions permitting, weekdays and weekends rink schedule:

8:00am – 12:00pm Public Skating
12:00pm – 6:00pm Shinny
6:00pm – 7:00pm Public Skating
7:00-10:00pm Shinny
10:00pm Closed
Ganaraska Hiking Club Various dates and times The Oro-Medonte Ganaraska Hiking Club is one of nine clubs under the umbrella of the Ganaraska Hiking Club. These clubs are located along the 500 km length of the Ganaraska Hiking Trail. Each club offers hikes in its area, not always on the Ganaraska Trail. More detailed information can be found on the Ganaraska Hiking Trail website . Oro-Medonte Club activities are organized from September to June each year.
For more information contact Bob at 728-8985.

Miscellaneous

The May Court Club Contact Membership Coordinator Bev Jackson atThe May Court Club of Barrie is a service club for women who are dedicated to active volunteerism in its local community. It provides both direct service and financial assistance to charities and individuals in need.The Barrie Club has over 100 members who give 13,000 plus hours per year in service benefiting the young, the elderly and the citizens of Barrie in general. Active members give a minimum of 100 hours of service per year.Activites of the club members include:

  • Staffing of “The Gingham Door”, a consignment shop offering women’s nearly new clothing.
  • The annual spring “Odds and Sods” sale
  • The “Homes for the Holidays” Christmas tour
  • Volunteering at Grove Park, Leisureworld, and the I.O.O.F Homes to assist residents with their ongoing music programs, bingo games, and special parties.
  • Participating in the “Meals on Wheels” program

Participation in this club not only gives you an opportunity to do something worthwhile for your community, it also provides you with a way to meet and socialize with the many women in Horseshoe who are active members in this club.

Call 737-1322, if you are interested in joining this organization or would like more information.

Hospice Simcoe Hospice volunteers provide comfort, dignity, and hope for anyone facing the final stages of a life threatening illness. Hospice support continues during the period of bereavement.Some tasks a volunteer may perform are: assisting with light housework, shopping, transportation, pet care, reading aloud, listening, and companionship.The personality traits of a Hospice volunteer are flexibility, compassion, a sense of humor and the ability to listen.Call 722-5995 if you are interested in joining this organization or would like more information.
Gilda’s Club They are exceedingly flexible as far as hours are concerned.Call Susan at 726-5199 or Email Susan if you are interested in volunteering or would like more information.
Seaton House Call Ed Weibe 835-2833 or Glen or Ruth Taber 835-3351 for more information or if you would like to donate something.
O.S.P.C.A. Call Heide Smith 835-3733 for more information.
X-Mas Food Drive Email hvpoacontact@gmail.com if interested in volunteering.
Road Clean-up Each Spring a group of volunteers clean the roads or the Line 4 park in the Horseshoe Valley area. Watch the Home page for information as the time approaches.
R.V.H. Call 739-5650 for more information about volunteering opportunities.
Craighurst Women’s Institute The Craighurst Women’s Institute meet every 2nd Tuesday of the month at the Craighurst Community Hall.Call 835-2212 for more information.
Oro-Medonte Horticultural Society “You will be sure to enjoy the topics, homemade treats at break, taking part in or viewing the flower shows and socializing with other gardeners and residents who enjoy learning about gardening and our environment.
You can become a member for $10.00/single or $15.00/family, but are welcome to come without joining. Membership includes a 10% discount at local nurseries, 4 newsletters and workshops.
Open meetings are held on Mondays at the Oro-Medonte Community Arena (between the 4th and 5th Line on Hwy 11 – south bound side) in the Banquet Room. Check out the Calendar Page for exact dates and topics.
An elevator is available for those who need it.
Call 835-5453 for more information.