Township of Scugog
The Township of Scugog, located about 65 kilometres northeast of Metropolitan Toronto, is situated around the shores of Lake Scugog, one of Southern Ontario's largest bodies of water. The Township is comprised of what used to be four distinct municipalities: the Village of Port Perry and the Townships of Cartwright, Reach, and Scugog (Scugog Island). Of the estimated 18,500 in Scugog Township, approximately 6,000 live in Port Perry, the business centre of the area. Three areas have been identified in Port Perry for industrial and commercial growth: North Port Industrial Park, Reach Industrial Park, and Success Industrial Park.
This township has undergone profound economic change in the last 20 years, realizing a 30 per cent employment growth in the last decade specifically. The wide range of agricultural activities here present significant employment opportunities. Light and heavy manufacturing, service and retail operations also offer on-going employment opportunity.
Steeped in history, the Township of Scugog has a variety of attractions and adventures for residents and visitors of all ages. Shop and dine in the quaint stores and restaurants that line the picturesque streets of Victorian downtown Port Perry, spend an afternoon antiquing, try your luck at the casino, visit the winery or check out the exotic animal park. There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor fun. Scugog is ideal for fishing, hiking, biking, swimming, boating, bird watching, canoeing, golfing and more. Spend some time in one of the beautiful parks or stroll through country fairs and farmer's markets.
Housing here is affordable and varies dramatically. From cozy apartments, Century homes, and waterfront properties, to rural acreage where you might choose to farm or set up a Bed & Breakfast. Current developments appeal to "empty-nesters" such as subdivisions with golf course access and recreation facilities, seniors' complexes and Victorian-style designs. Naturally, larger rural properties will have higher price tags depending upon acreage and whether or not it is a working farm.