Essa [Simcoe County] - Community Summary
Essa is a township west and south of the city of Barrie in Simcoe County.
Its main communities are Angus, Thornton, and Baxter. Other small hamlets are Cedargrove, Colwell, Egbert, Elmgrove, Hoe Doe Valley, Ivy, Utopia and West Essa.
Angus is the largest community in Essa Township, and provides the main access to the neighbouring Canadian Forces Base Borden. Angus boasts services such as a library a small shopping centre, many stores, a chamber of commerce and recreational facilities. Essa Township has several elementary schools and a high school. These schools are managed by the Simcoe County District School Board and the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board.
There are also two French Catholic Schools accessible to Essa residents:
École élémentaire catholique Marguerite-Bourgeois (Borden)
École secondaire catholique Nouvelle-Alliance (Barrie)
These schools are managed by the French Catholic School Board, Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud.