The Town of Thessalon was incorporated in 1892, built on the indigenous virgin forests in the area at the time, with the foresight and vision of Barrie-area lumber baron Nathaniel Dyment.
Since then, the community has built on the lumbering heritage, with a number of other industries and businesses complimenting the resource base, including an engineering and consulting firm head office, Algoma Manor Nursing Home, and most recently Driftwood Cremation Centre.
The Town boasts a rich and diverse connection to the land, with the Thessalon River bisecting the community, which is bounded on three sides by water.
Over the past few years, the Town has been delighted to welcome back former residents who have spent their working lives away from Thessalon, but the community was never far from their hearts.
The Thessalon Family Ball Tournament has been serving the dual role of a wonderful weekend of baseball and an annual family reunion for so many ex-patriots who keep Thessalon in their minds and hearts.
One of the most fitting adjectives for Thessalon is stable. We have a long heritage of continually reinventing ourselves to keep the population about the same for the past many decades and adapting to the evolution of smaller families, improved transportation, and shifts in retail and commercial activity.
Thessalon, has however, been building upon the health services sector and consequently has become a hub for the surrounding area, with Algoma Manor, the Thessalon Hospital, the newly-opened Nurse Practitioner-led Clinic, and the Thessalon Medical Clinic, home to two family physicians.
Whatever the future holds, Thessalon is looking forward to it.