Live Where Others Vacation

“I enjoy working only a half-hour drive from my family cottage on Lake Erie’s Long Point, home to one of Canada’s premiere beaches and a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.”

dr-thorogoodDr. Bill Thorogood,

For Dr. Mohammed, next to the hospital, the golf course has been the second best place to get to know his colleagues.

"We have some really avid players on staff and some amazing golf courses. In the process my wife (Diane) has become more and more interested in the game; she's got a great swing!


Dr. Mohammed,
Internist 2010

Beautiful and Eventful

“While Norfolk is rural, it is neither remote nor boring. Simcoe is not that small; the general area is beautiful and has lots of local events, and it’s an easy day trip to centres like London and Toronto.”

David Reed
Medical Student

Life • Work • Balance

Within 10 minutes of leaving his busy Simcoe practice, Dr. Tim Bard, Internist and Norfolk General Hospital’s Chief of Medicine, is at home playing with his two young children on a half-acre property set in the lush rolling countryside of Norfolk County.

“I wouldn’t have it any other way. My practice is a busy as I want it to be, while my lifestyle is relaxed and my expenses are reasonable.”


Dr. Tim Bard,

Here in Norfolk we love our easy access to the long stretches of sandy beaches and warm waters along 142 km of Lake Erie shoreline. Our 65,000 residents benefit from living in a semi-rural area where we enjoy peaceful family living in safe communities with access to good schools and churches, excellent sports and recreational facilities, and cultural activities all in a picturesque natural setting. We’d love to show you around; contact us to set up your personal tour.

In Norfolk County we are proud of our welcoming spirit and cooperative attitude. These are reflected in our active service clubs, volunteer organizations and neighbourhood life. 

Why would anyone want to live anywhere else?

Come see what you're missing. Contact us to arrange for a personal tour.

  • 8 golf courses
  • Low cost of living and practice overhead
  • Affordable housing and availability of both land and real estate
  • Short and easy commutes to work
  • Long sandy beaches
  • Water sports galore: sailing, fishing, scuba diving, boating, kayaking, windsurfing, kite-boarding
  • Abundant local produce; the 100-mile diet is easy in Norfolk
  • Miles of trails for biking and hiking
  • Easy access to airports, arts, shopping and entertainment in the big cities of London, Hamilton, Kitchener and Toronto
  • Friendly and welcoming people
  • Community festivals and fairs including Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show
  • Carolinian forests
  • Wineries
  • Long Point Bird Banding Station
  • Temperate climate with extended growing and summer recreation season
  • Abundance of shops, restaurants, and recreational facilities

And our not-so-well kept secrets:

  • Long Point and the UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve
  • Port Dover Friday the 13th motorcycle rally
  • Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show


The communities of Delhi, Waterford, Port Dover and Simcoe provide a good cross-section of educational facilities, including:


Along Ontario’s South Coast activities and recreation are almost countless. From arenas to zip-lines, golf to tennis, SCUBA diving to kite-boarding and hockey to snowmobiling, there’s something here for everyone. Golfers, outdoor enthusiasts, beach goers and water sport devotees enjoy our temperate climate and summer recreation season. Artists, photographers and musicians find inspiration and infinite subjects in our lush Carolinian forests, picturesque landscapes and beautiful shorelines. When you come for your personal tour, we will be pleased to give you the “insider’s scoop” on all the best spots.

Norfolk County is committed to serving the people of Norfolk with excellent parks and recreation facilities and programs. We have a well-established infrastructure of public arenas, indoor and outdoor pools and parks, many of which have been recently updated. Please visit the Norfolk County website for a complete listing of our programs and facilities.

Too numerous to list, Norfolk is home to a huge variety of service clubs and businesses offering all the same sports, arts and cultural activities you would expect to find in a bigger centre. From health clubs to music and karate to hockey you will find activities that interest you by completing a specific search at the Haldimand Norfolk Information Centre website.

Major Employers

We understand that the success of any physician and health care professional in any given community includes meaningful and fulfilling employment for their spouse or partner.

The main employment opportunities in Norfolk County are in healthcare, education, social services, tourism, trades, small business, agriculture, forestry and fishing. When you do locate to Norfolk County, we'll do our utmost to support and facilitate your spouse's job search.

Some of our major local employers include:

  • Norfolk County including:
    • Haldimand-Norfolk Public Health Unit
    • Social Services
    • Norview Lodge
  • Norfolk General Hospital and Norfolk Hospital Nursing Home
  • Haldimand-Norfolk Resource Education and Counseling Help (REACH)
  • Community Care Access Centre (CCAC)
  • Grand Erie School Board
  • Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board
  • Breyers-Good Humour (the largest ice-cream plant in Canada)
  • Toyotestsu Canada, Inc.
  • Esso (Imperial Oil) Refinery
  • Ontario Power Generation
  • US Steel

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Who is PFAC

Patient and Family Advisory Council Members 

  • Share their story.
  • Participate in committee work.
  • Review or help create educational or informational materials.
  • Work on long and short-term projects.
  • Serve on a patient and family advisory council.

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Visit Norfolk Today!

If you are a physician interested in the practice opportunities available in Norfolk, contact us for more information or to arrange a personal tour.

REAL opportunity awaits in Norfolk.


Learn More about Norfolk

To learn more about our community and what it's like to live here, we invite you explore the following useful websites:

Simcoe to Major Urban Centres

  • Toronto - 90 min
  • Hamilton - 45 min
  • London - 75 min
  • Brantford - 45 min
  • Kitchener - 60 min
  • Niagara Falls - 75 min