Creemore - The Town
Located approximately a 90-minute drive from Toronto, just west of Barrie and south of Collingwood, Creemore is a picturesque small town that sits on the eastern boundary of the Niagara Escarpment. This secluded countryside community is a popular day-trip destination for Torontonians attracted to its variety of quaint, trendy boutiques, cafés and restaurants open all-year round.
Perhaps best known for being the home of the Creemore Springs Brewery, the thriving arts and culture-centred town is replete with artists, galleries, festivals, concerts and other events. It hosts a weekly farmers market every Saturday morning and a variety of festivals, from one celebrating the local craft beer to another dedicated to the arts. With its abundant charm and character, Creemore offers visitors and residents the opportunity to come together to appreciate rural, small-town Ontario life.
First settled in 1842, Creemore’s name and origins have strong Irish roots. The name is derived from the Irish “cron mor,” which means “big heart.” The village’s founder, Irish entrepreneur Edward Webster, coined the name in 1845. More than two centuries earlier, French explorer Samuel de Champlain visited the area in 1616 while promoting trade with the First Nations tribe Petun.