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Within Durham Region and part of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), the Township of Scugog is a growing community of 21,569 people surrounding Lake Scugog.

Learn more about Scugog's:

  • Population and community
  • Labour force and average incomes
  • Key industries 
  • Schools and Education facilities
  • Hospital and health care

The Township of Scugog maintains a high quality of life. This fresh, clean and green community is an excellent place to live and to do business. We are committed to building a sustainable, diverse community with many economic opportunities. In particular, the Township is committed to facilitating programs and initiatives targeted to improve:

  • Business development
  • Investment attraction
  • Community revitalization
  • Workforce development
  • Infrastructure development
  • Marketing and communications

According to the Canadian Census Profile, the population for the Township of Scugog is 21,617 with 84 per cent of the population over the age of 14. Our population by 2031 is expected to grow to 25,390.
Learn more about Scugog's population through the Statistics Canada's Census Profile.

Located 75 km from Toronto, businesses in Scugog have convenient access to the largest consumer market in Canada and fourth largest region in North America. Our key industries include agriculture, tourism and light manufacturing. The tourism sector provides residents, as well as visitors, access to:

Labor Force
The Township of Scugog offers an accessible local work force, local high quality health care, competitive business costs and access to domestic and North American markets.

View the results of Statistics Canada's 2016 National Household Survey for information regarding Scugog's labour force.
In 2016, the average income of an individual living in the Township of Scugog was $51,833. The average household income in 2016 was $110,173. View the results of Statistics Canada's 2016 National Household Survey for more information

Other features of Scugog's economy include:

  • One of the province's fastest growing arts communities
  • Some of the best and most scenic agricultural land in Southern Ontario
  • A strong industrial base

Learn more about doing business in Scugog.

The Township of Scugog is part of a standardized public education system, including the Durham Catholic District School Board and the Durham District School Board.

Durham Catholic District School Board

There is one Catholic elementary schools open to residents of the Township of Scugog:

Good Sheppard Catholic School
1650 Reach Street
Port Perry, ON L9L 1T1

Durham District School Board

The Durham District School Board includes five elementary schools and one secondary school open to residents of the Township of Scugog.

Elementary Schools

Cartwright Central Public School
10 Alexander Street
Blackstock, ON L0B 1B0

Greenbank Public School
1325 Cragg Road
P.O. Box 68
Greenbank, ON L0C 1B0

Prince Albert Public School
13700 Old Simcoe Road
Prince Albert, ON L9L 1C3

R.H. Cornish Public School
494 Queen Street
Port Perry, ON L9L 1K2

S.A. Cawker Public School
16200 Old Simcoe Road
Port Perry, ON L9L 1P3

Elementary Schools

Port Perry High School
160 Rosa Street
Port Perry, ON L9L 1L7

Ambulance services
The Region of Durham Paramedic Services provides the Township of Scugog with emergency ambulance services. Call 9-1-1 for emergency medical services. 

Located in Port Perry is one of the four Lakeridge Health sites, Bowmanville, Oshawa and Whitby being the other three. Lakeridge Health Port Perry Hospital is located at:

451 Paxton Street, Port Perry, ON L9L 1L9
Telephone: 905-985-7321

Walk-in and Urgent Care Walk-in Clinic
Medical Associates of Port Perry and the North Durham Family Health Team offer an Urgent Care Walk-in Clinic located at:

462 Paxton Street, Port Perry, ON L9L 1L9
Telephone: 905-985-2895

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday – Thursday 1:30 pm – 8 pm
  • Friday 1:30 pm – 4 pm
  • Saturday, Sunday & Holidays 10 am – 12 pm

No appointment is necessary at the urgent care clinic. The clinic does not offer physicals or narcotic prescription renewals.

Public Health
The Region of Durham offers public health services in the Township of Scugog.

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