Town of Parry Sound

52 Seguin Street, Parry Sound, ON P2A 1B4

Phone:  705-746-2101    Fax:      705-746-7461

Mayor: Jamie McGarvey

Parry Sound Town History

Town of Parry Sound was established in 1857; during the early part of the 20th century, the area was a popular subject for the many scenic art works of Tom Thomson and members of the Group of Seven.

Parry Sound is the birthplace of hockey legend Bobby Orr, the namesake of the local community centre and the town’s own Bobby Orr Hall of Fame.


2011 Census Total Population Town of Parry Sound 6,205

The District of Parry Sound Population (2011 Census) 22,443

Sports & Recreation

There are several provincial parks in the Parry Sound area, including Oastler LakeThe Massasauga and Killbear, as well as numerous provincial conservation reserves. A 230-kilometre recreational trail, the Park-to-Park Trail, connects Killbear with Algonquin Provincial Park in two locations, to the south at Dwight, and farther north, east of Kearney

Parry Sound Schools

Parry Sound High School: 111 Isabella St, Parry Sound, ON P2A
Parry Sound Public School: 15 Silver Birch Ct, Parry Sound, ON P2A 1W2
Parry Sound Intermediate High School: 111 Isabella St, Parry Sound, ON P2A
Saint Peter the Apostle Catholic School: 15 Silver Birch Ct, Parry Sound, ON P2A 1W2
Near North District School Board Alt Program: 70 Isabella St, Parry Sound, ON P2A 1M6

Post Secondary Schools

Canadore College: 1 College Drive, Parry Sound P2A 0A9
Contact North: 1 College Drive, Parry Sound P2A 0A9


Health Services

The West Parry Sound Health Centre is a 90-bed acute care hospital located in Parry Sound. The West Parry Sound Health Centre is an integrated health care organization that includes Lakeland Long Term Care, 6 Nursing Stations delivering care to rural communities, management of District ambulance services and dispatch, and a full range of in-patient and out-patient programs.

Average Residential House Pricing: Parry Sound

2012 – $272,504

2013 – $256,557

2014 – $258,923

2015 – $263,932


Social Services

The District of Parry Sound Social Services Administration Board (DSSAB) delivers social service programs in the Town of Parry Sound. The DSSAB is responsible for the delivery of a number of social services, including:

  • Ontario Works programs
  • Children’s Services
  • Community programs
  • Housing Services

Emergency Services

Parry Sound Fire Department responds to fire and rescue emergencies within the town limits of Parry Sound

Medical emergencies within the entire Parry Sound District – Ambulance Services

Security and protection for the West Parry Sound District Municipalities provided by West Parry Sound OPP

Emergency Planning for the Parry Sound community is conducted through the office of the Parry Sound Fire Department

Resources from Town of Parry Sound

Places to Worship

The Town of Parry Sound is home to a number of places of worship

The Town of Parry Sound has much to offer its residents, with amenities and services for people of all ages and lifestyle.