Healthy living is integral to a thriving community and East Gwillimbury (EG) is home to many respected medical care centres, staffed by leading professionals. Nearby Southlake Regional Health Centre is a leader in cardiac care and is recognized for excellence in emergency medicine, cancer care and mental health programs. 

EG is home to a variety of health care assets that include:

  • Counselling services
  • Cardiology, imaging and diagnostics
  • Dental care
  • Family physicians
  • Hearing centres
  • Mental health centres
  • Naturopathic doctors
  • Travel clinics
  • Veterinarians
  • Medical and walk-in clinics

Southlake Regional Health Centre

Southlake Regional Health Centre provides hospital and urgent care services to East Gwillimbury residents. Southlake delivers a wide range of health care services, including advanced regional programs in cancer care and cardiac care.

With an annual operating budget of more than $450 million, Southlake cares for a rapidly growing and aging population, and has exciting plans for new facilities coming online in the near future.

Health and Active Living Master Plan

The Town of East Gwillimbury's Health and Active Living Master Plan charts a future course for how EG residents can enjoy parks, recreation, culture and connections with their environment, and how the Town can encourage healthy and active lifestyles.

With the implementation of the plan, the Town will adopt approaches that allow residents and your employees to meet their physical, spiritual, emotional and mental needs through:

  • The fostering of active living for all ages
  • Increasing inclusion and access to recreation and social services
  • Allowing residents new and innovative ways to connect with nature
  • Ensuring the provision of supportive physical and social environments
  • Communicating and implementing great customer experiences through the Community Parks Recreation and Cultural Services department

Healthy green space and protected areas

The Province of Ontario's planning frameworks ensure that natural areas such as our Oak Ridges Moraine and Greenbelt remain protected. With approximately 70% of the Town's land protected, residents can experience a high quality of life now and into the future. We know how important this is to our residents and your potential employees! The sights, wildlife and access to nature is why we love it here too.

EG citizens also enjoy access to Lake Simcoe and its conservation region, located immediately north of the town.