Arts & Culture
Arts & Culture is at the heart of Clearview Township. Throughout the year, enjoy history tours, guided walking tours, live music, art exhibits, live theatre and much more! Arts & Culture programming is organized and provided by groups of dedicated community organizations and volunteers. Please visit the websites below for more information.
Purple Hills Arts & Heritage Society
The Purple Hills Arts & Heritage Society's mandate is to foster community by cultivating and celebration a broad range of arts and heritage activities in Creemore and the surrounding area. New members are always welcome!
Route Champlain - Be the Explorer!
Clearview Township and the Purple Hills Arts and Heritage Society welcome visitors to explore the Ontario Champlain Scenic Route. France's Samuel de Champlain was one of the first explorers in Ontario and in fact the vast lands that would eventually become Canada. With dozens of historical sites, plaques/places of interests and tourism opportunities along the way, Route Champlain, follows Champlain's great expedition from 1615-1616. All tourism information has been translated into French.
In Creemore, the Purple Hills Arts & Heritage Society have a historical plaque, aptly named "Champlain Slept Here" as part of the Historical Walking Tour of Creemore. This free, self-guided walking tour includes historically accurate information about the founders and influential people that have travelled through Creemore. To read the "Champlain Slept Here" plaque in English and French visit the Route Champlain websites.
Stayner Heritage Society
The Stayner Heritage Society is committed to undertake projects of any nature which encourage and promote the preservation and appreciation of the unique heritage of Stayner.
In 2019, the Stayner Heritage Society dedicated over 25 Veteran's Banners which are installed proudly in downtown Stayner in October and November. Watch the 2019 Veteran Banner Dedication Ceremony. Click here.
Clearview Community Theatre
The Clearview Community Theatre is committed to brining all age groups in the community together. The group is a friendly and supportive environment for the creation of high quality theatrical productions with an emphasis on the development of youth theatre.
Local Artisans & Businesses
Clearview Township is bustling with many artisans, galleries and gift shops in the shopping districts of Creemore & Stayner.