As one of Ontario’s oldest community, Penetanguishene has a bustling tourism industry including 30,000 Isalnd Cruise aboard the MS Georgian Queen, Discovery Harbour historic site, Kings’ Wharf Theatre and the Penetanguishene Centennial Museum. It is considered the boating capital of Ontario with a protected harbour and world class cruising and sailing opportunities.


Penetanguishene has a rich heritage of cultures and people. Recognized as having one of the most beautiful and protected harbours, it is a haven for boating enthusiasts. There are waterfront walking and cycling trails along with numerous parks to enjoy in the summer. During the winter months one can take advantage of the snowmobile and cross-country ski trails as well as the downhill ski locations nearby.


Georgian Bay General Hospital Penetanguishene Site includes Geriatric, Rehabilitation and Palliative Care Medicine and a satellite dialysis unit. The North Simcoe Family Health Team and the Chigamik Community Health Centre serve the Midland/Penetanguishene area. The North Simcoe Family Health Team community of health professionals provide comprehensive, holistic care using an interdisiplinary approach. The CHC’s primary health team consists of nurse practitioners, Physicians, registered nurses and registered practical nurses.

The Waypoint Centre for Mental Health, a 350,000 square foot facility, is the province’s only maximum security forensic hospital for clients served by both the mental health and justice systems.

Hamilton: 203km

London: 321km

Sudbury: 276km

Kingston: 401km

Ottawa: 541km

Toronto: 157km

Level of Service: Tertiary & Forensic Mental Health

Number of Beds: 301

Catchment: 300.00

Referral Sites: None

Learner Parking: Free

Population: 9,111

Median Age: 47.3

About The Rural Ontario Medical Program (ROMP)

The Rural Ontario Medical Program (ROMP) places medical students & residents into core and elective rotations in rural regions across Ontario.
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