The Township of Springwater is a picturesque municipality within the County of Simcoe, Ontario and is conveniently located approximately 100 kilometres north of Toronto between the urban centres of the City of Barrie and the Town of Wasaga Beach.
Springwater was amalgamated in 1994 as a result of restructuring within the County of Simcoe, and includes the former Townships of Flos and Vespra, the Village of Elmvale and a portion of the former Township of Medonte. Additionally a small parcel previously within the Town of Wasaga Beach was merged with the new municipality.
The Township of Springwater consists of both urban and rural communities, with a population of over 18,000 people. There are nine settlement areas, with Midhurst and Elmvale being the largest with a population of 3100 and 1700 respectfully. Other settlement areas include Snow Valley, Centre Vespra, Minesing, Anten Mills, Phelpston, Orr Lake and Hillsdale.
Springwater Council is governed by a seven-member elected Council, including the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and five ward Councillors. Springwater’s Mayor and Deputy Mayor also sit on the County of Simcoe Council, along with Heads of Council from all 16 of the Simcoe municipalities.