Hugging the shores of Georgian Bay, the Town of Parry Sound is the world renowned jewel of the 30,000 Islands of Georgian Bay. Located approximately 2 hours north of Toronto, and forty-five minutes away by air, Parry Sound is the commercial hub servicing a year-round population of 18,000 and a seasonal population of 60,000 plus. Parry Sound is rich in arts, culture and heritage. The Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts and Bobby Orr Hall of Fame is home to the international chamber summer music festival, the Festival of the Sound. The Hall of Fame pays tribute to our home-town hockey hero, Bobby Orr.
The Town of Pelham (2011 population 16,598) is located in the centre of Niagara Region in Ontario, Canada. The town's southern boundary is formed by the Welland River, a meandering waterway that flows into the Niagara River. To the west is the township of West Lincoln, to the east the city of Welland, and to the north the city of St. Catharines. North Pelham contains the picturesque Short Hills (see attractions). Two important creeks have their headwaters within Pelham; Coyle Creek, which flows south into the Welland River, and Twelve Mile creek, a spring-fed stream that flows north into Lake Ontario.
Pelham is a beautiful and blossoming town, nestled between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario and is situated in the heart of the Ontario's Niagara Region. Pelham is ideally located between the GTA and US border, minutes from Niagara Falls, yet we steadfastly remain a peaceful and pleasant community. The Town of Pelham, Ontario is composed of five unique and historic villages: Effingham, Fenwick, Fonthill, North Pelham and Ridgeville. Blending successful farming, growing commercialism and five beautiful villages Pelham is "Five Villages One Community".