On a beautiful day, a drive north along Highway 404 will take you along the highway’s extension with a view of Lake Simcoe. Come through East Gwillimbury and into Georgina, north along Highway 48 until you arrive in the quaint village of Sutton. Here, you will wake up to sights and sounds of the lake, all of the indoor and outdoor space you need, and the charm of a small village community with city conveniences just minutes away.
All About Sutton
Located about one hour north of Toronto, the Village of Sutton is in the Town of Georgina and has a population of just over 6,000 people. Nestled along Lake Ontario, the Village of Sutton is situated around the Black River that runs along the edge of the village.
True to its history, it was first settled in 1821 when James O’Brien Bourchier built saw and grist mills there. Originally names Bourchier’s Mills and renamed Sutton West in 1885, the village is bound by Highway 48 to the south, Lake Simcoe to the north, Black River along the east and over just west of Dalton Road.
Living in Sutton
Centrally-located and well-connected, find a collection of beautiful detached homes in Sutton in a brand new neighbourhood called Trilogy. Close to schools, parks, waterfront trails, shopping centres, gourmet restaurants and the region’s finest golf courses, you can walk to a number of private and public elementary and high schools in the neighbourhood, plus easily connect to public transit and highway routes taking you to nearby colleges and universities.
Sutton’s attractions: Sibbald Point Provincial Park and Pioneer Village
Surrounding Sutton is beautiful mature forests, bountiful farmlands, rivers and the shores of Lake Simcoe. One of the most popular spots to visit is Sibbald Point Provincial Park which is open for exploring. Day trips and campground facilities to stay overnight bring people from all over to the area. With a large sandy beach, hiking trails and boating access to Lake Simcoe, it’s a popular summer spot.
Another interesting spot near the shore of Lake Simcoe is the Pioneer Village. This 10-acre space has many buildings that illustrate the history of Georgina between the years of 1850 and 1920. There is a one-room school house, general store, train station, blacksmith shop, an apothecary and a log house. A large archive housed here includes family documents, land records, photos and scrapbooks. Pioneer Village holds tours, camps, workshops, and other events throughout the year.
Beaches and golf courses
The Village of Sutton has beautiful beaches along the shores of Lake Simcoe. The long summer days are enjoyed by many at De La Salle Park, Holmes Point Park, Jackson's Point and Bonnie Park, North Gwillimbury Park, Willow Beach Conservation Area, Willow Wharf and at Young's Harbour.
The Sutton Fair and Horse Show
The Sutton Fair and Horse Show is an annual event that takes place at the fairgrounds located near the Sutton arena. The four-day event on the second weekend in August is put on by the Sutton Agricultural Society. The Sutton Fair is held at the Sutton Fair Grounds where there are two pavilions, three horse rings, a race track, and an outdoor stage. The Fair’s events include horse and livestock competitions, craft exhibits, truck and tractor pull, a dog show, a demolition derby and the World’s Finest Midway.
Shopping and dining
Overlooking the waterfront, The Boondocks Eatery is perfect for a night out, The Mansion House is always right for a special occasion, visit long-time favourite, Papa Luigi’s Family Restaurant and on the weekend, check out Elaine’s Black River Coffee.
For the best shopping, you will stroll with friends through local shops or visit nearby shopping centres just minutes away. There is a new Costco on Yonge Street, and shopping centres with grocery, hardware, home décor stores and more. Larger shopping malls such as Newmarket’s Upper Canada Mall and more retail hubs are under 30 minutes away.
Getting around Sutton and beyond
The extension of Highway 404 connects Sutton to the rest of the GTA and Toronto and it’s less than 20 minutes from your door. The East Gwillimbury GO Transit station is also less than 20 minutes away, taking you to Union Station in under an hour.
The best part of living in Sutton is the small village feel with the convenience of a city close by and now is your chance to find your dream home here.
Learn more about Trilogy, a brand new neighbourhood of beautiful detached homes.