Tay Township

Tay is a township in Central Ontario, Canada, located in the southern Georgian Bay region. Tay, like many other townships in the surrounding area such as Tiny Township was named after one of the several dogs owned by Sir Peregrine Maitland's wife.

With 43 kilometres of beautiful shoreline, Tay is located in one of the most picturesque areas in Canada. Tourism and recreation activities abound in Tay and the nearby municipalities, as well as the Thirty Thousand Islands and Muskoka area to the north. The waterfront is complemented by the recreational Tay Trail on the former CNR right-of- way, a large number of marinas, several residential developments, and numerous cottages and 2nd homes.

Rural Tay includes forty different farming operations on more than ten thousand acres. Tracts of Simcoe County Forest help regenerate the earlier stands to provide wood for the forest industry, homes for wildlife, and recreation for residents and visitors. The pleasant communities mix together young families and retirees. And the historic areas are very important in understanding the development of Canada as a whole.