Brock was previously a city and geographic township before the amalgamation that created the current municipality. Presently, it is known as the township in the Regional Municipality of Durham, Ontario.
The northern border of the municipality is formed by the Trent-Severn Waterway which goes into Lake Simcoe through Ramara Township. There are five locks in Brock and Thorah Island in Lake Simcoe is within the city limits of Brock.
Real estate in Brock can be found 95 kilometres northeast of the City of Toronto. This town is recognized as Durham Region’s “Gateway to the North.” Predominantly, this rural township has three small urban centres called Beaverton, Cannington, and Sunderland.
Beaverton is the biggest community in the area and is situated the farthest north, just off Highway 12 on the shores of Lake Simcoe. The Beaver River and the railway make their way through the middle of this charming village.
Cannington is approximately 10 minutes south of Beaverton also off Highway 12. Heritage street signs humbly let visitors know they have made their way to this historic town. Brock civic offices are found in Cannington (1 Cameron Street East). Further south off Highway 12 is the Village of Sunderland, best known for its yearly Maple Syrup Festival that attracts guests from all over the district.