Abundance of Amenities

Lora Bay offers a variety of amenities including:

  • Private beach club – 2 beautiful waterfront beach areas perfect for picnics, volleyball and access to water activities
  • The Recreation Centre – 10,000 sq ft of space with an indoor lap pool, state of the art fitness room, fitness sessions (such as aquafit, pilates and yoga), dart boards, pool table, lending library, full kitchen, and great room for functions
  • The Grill restaurant – with an outdoor patio overlooking Georgian Bay, offering both casual and fine dining
  • The Lodge – lending library, fully functional boardroom, Kids Camp, full kitchen, computer and wireless access, pool tables, poker tables, air hockey, tv’s, etc.
  • Designated trails instead of sidewalks throughout the community
  • Summer activities – swimming, sailing, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, mountain biking, golf, hiking
  • Winter activities – golf course cart path becomes a cross country ski path in the winter and is groomed providing a great path for snowshoeing or cross country skiing
  • Deer, wild turkeys and other wildlife roaming the property

 

A Social Community

Toronto Life Magazine described the people at Lora Bay as “social animals”! There is a lot going on at Lora Bay making it easy to participate and meet like minded people.

  • Friday night Meet & Greet – where 70-100 residents meet and mingle every Friday night
  • Numerous interest groups – Billiards & Poker, Book Club, Bridge, Yoga, and several other fitness programs
  • Social calendar of events – New Years Eve, St Patrick’s Day, Friday night Meet & Greets, Family BBQ & Games Day, Dance Parties etc.
  • Weekly newsletter – letting residents know what is happening in and around Lora Bay
  • Helping Hands – made up of residents who will prepare meals, drive you to appointments, or help with the housework if you are in need

 

Arts & Culture

It seems as people move up from the “city” they bring arts and cultural events with them.  Visit the Meaford International Film Festival, Meaford Hall and Cultural Centre, Theatre Collingwood, Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts, the six vibrant art galleries in Clarksburg, or the Marsh Street Centre featuring live bands, tribute bands, plays, and more.

 

Health Services

The Meaford General Hospital is less than 10 minutes away and offers 24 hour ambulatory and emergency services as well as a number of outpatient services, such as lab, x-ray, physiotherapy and ultrasound.  Specialists from Owen Sound and other larger centres travel to Meaford to offer general surgery, orthopedics, dermatology, plastics and mental health services.

As well, right in Thornbury is a 6,000 sq. ft. medical clinic which opened in September 2011 and provides practice space for four Family Physicians, including nine examination rooms, physician and staff offices, and state-of-the-art equipment and computer systems including electronic charting (Electronic Records Management/ERM systems). The centre also includes the Thornbury Physiotherapy Clinic providing residents with comprehensive care, all in one convenient location.

 

Schools

THORNBURY

  • Beaver Valley Community School – JK to Grade 8

MEAFORD

  • Georgian Bay Secondary School – Grade 9 to 12
  • St. Vincent-Euphrasia Elementary School (French immersion school)

COLLINGWOOD

  • Private School – Pretty River Academy – Preschool to Grade 12
  • Catholic Public School & High School – St. Mary’s Catholic School and Jean Vanier Catholic High School