Welcome to Meaford

Welcome to the Town of Meaford! Known as “The Other Big Apple”, the town prides itself in its rich agricultural history as well as in their exciting annual events and local theatre scene. Located on the shores of Georgian Bay, Meaford is a picturesque, small waterfront town. One thing that Meaford is known for is its exception theatre scene. The Meaford Hall, home to the famous Meaford International Film Festival (MIFF) and to some of the best concerts, plays and performances in the area.

During the summer months, Meaford’s Harbour is booming with activity, with boaters and anglers enjoying the warm weather. In the fall Scarecrows take over for the famous scarecrow invasion. During the winter, Meaford seems like it’s out of a storybook, as snow gently covers the streets. The Window Unveiling and Santa Claus Parade are two annual events in Meaford that perfectly set the mood for Christmas.

Here, you will find local information about the history of Meaford, points of interest and landmarks, activities and things to do including outdoor recreation and winter activities, Meaford area local businesses and local services, local news, information about Real Estate & Properties for Sale in the area and so much more!

Meaford Community Profile

Meaford Amenities

Local Schools

Acorn Montessori Pre School – Thornbury
Beaver Valley Community School – Thornbury
Georgian Bay Secondary School – Meaford
École St. Vincent-Euphrasia Elementary School – Meaford
École Meaford Community School – Meaford

Local Library

Meaford Public Library – Meaford
Meaford Museum – Meaford

Nearest Hospital

General & Marine Hospital – Collingwood
Meaford General Hospital – Meaford

Meaford History

  • First settled by David Miller in 1835 and named Peggy’s Landing after his wife.
  • In 1845 the surveyed village site was named after Meaford Hall, the residence of Sir John Jervis, the 1st Earl St. Vincent
  • John Muir arrived in Meaford in late 1864
  • Meaford Public School was built in 1868
  • 1872 the first train arrived..