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Burn Permits are required between
April 1 and October 31.
 

Fire Rating: LOW

 

Calendar

Making Your Money Matter Workshop

Meet and Greet - 5:00 p.m.

Offices Closed at 12:00 p.m.

Planning Committee 9:00 a.m.

Inaugural Meeting of Council 10:00 am

Inaugural Council Meeting

Planning Committee Meeting

Nursing Station - Info Session

Special COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE BUDGET MEETING 9:30 AM

Family Day - Municipal Offices Closed

Zoning By-law Review - Statutory Open House

Special Closed Meeting

Special COW Budget Meeting 9:00 am

Special CLOSED MEETING 8:30-9:30 AM

Special COW Budget Meeting 1:00 pm

Babysitter's Course

Annual Children's Christmas Parties

Municipal Offices Closed at Noon

Zoning By-law Public Workshop - Vaughan

Zoning By-law Public Workshop - BWCC

Georgian Bay Open House-Core Service Review

Vaughan Open House-Core Service Review

Christmas Cookie Program - MacTier

Planning Committee Mtg. 10am - 1pm

WaterQuality Executive Committee Meeting 9:00 am

Special Council Meeting

Planning Committee Meeting

Family Fun Night - MacTier 5pm-7pm

Family Fun Night 5pm-7pm

Special Meeting of Council - 9am

Water Quality Meeting

Finance Committee Mtg. - 3:00 p.m.

Special Council Meeting-11:30 am

Council/COW-Meeting Continuation-9:00 am

Planning Committee 1pm

Special Council Meeting

Ward/Boundary Review-Public Meeting

Special Closed Session Meeting

Special Meeting of Council - 9:00 a.m.

Mayor's Golf Tournament

Special Meeting of Council - 9am

Special Meeting of Council - 2:00 p.m.

Planning Committee - 10am

Family Craft / Dinner - MacTier 5pm

Family Craft / Dinner - BWCC 5pm

Ad Hoc Finance Committee 2pm

Southern Policing Committee - 2pm

Information Session, MacTier Arena 1:00 pm

Special Meeting (Closed Session)

Honey Harbour Top 50 Pike Tournament

Recruitment Committee Meeting 9:30 am

Planning Committee - 1pm

Zoning By-law Review Workshop - 10am

Port Severn / Honey Harbour Mom and Tot - 5pm

MacTier Mom and Tot - 5pm

Ward Boundary Review Open House-Port Severn

Ward Boundary Review Open House-Vaughan

MPAC Open House - Vaughan

Council and COW Meetings

Special Recruitment Committee Meeting 1:30 p.m.

Planning Committee

Recruitment Committee Meeting

Special Meeting of Council 9:30 am

Honey Harbour Winterfest

Special Meeting of Council - 11am

OP Review Meeting - Vaughan

Special Meeting of Council - OP Review

Valentine's Program - MacTier Library

Smart Serve Certification

2013 Job Fair - 11 a.m.

Planning Committee - 1pm

Offices Closed - Remembrance Day

Offices Closed - Thanksgiving

Offices Closed - Labour Day

Offices Closed - Civic Holiday

Offices Closed - Canada Day

Offices Closed - Victoria Day

Offices Closed - Easter Monday

Offices Closed - Good Friday

Offices Closed - Family Day

Christmas Mom and Tot - MacTier

Christmas Mom and Tot - Honey Harbour

MacTier Remembrance Day Service

Hydro Outage - 5am to 2pm

Port Severn Party wtih Santa!

MacTier Santa Claus Party

Winter Parking Control Begins

CPR Holiday Train - MacTier

Fall Back / Change Smoke Alarm Battery

Special Committee of the Whole - Budget

Start Your Second Career! Baxter Ward CC 9am

FREE Port Severn Mom and Tot Cooking / Fun Night 5pm

Start Your Second Career! (MacTier - 11am)

FREE MacTier Mom and Tot Cooking / Fun Night 5pm

CrimeStoppers Meeting 7pm

Fire Prevention Week

Special Meeting of Council - 9am to 5pm

Planning Committee - 2pm to 4pm

Finance Committee Meeting 2pm - 4pm

2nd Annual Children's Festival

Official Plan Review 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Mayor's Golf Tournament

Family Fun Day - Baxter Ward Community Centre

Open Space Committee Meeting 2:30 - 4:00

Open Space Committee - Open House

Open House (Mr. Middleton's Proposed Road) 1pm - 4pm

Council (9:00 a.m.) and Committee of the Whole (1:00 p.m.)

Council (9:00 a.m.) and Committee of the Whole (1:00 p.m.)

Committee of Adjustment - 9:00 am

 

A portion of Iroquois Road has been closed (open to local traffic only) approximately 0.3 km north of the Hiawatha Road intersection due to a 12" depth of water.

 

Welcome to the Township of Georgian Bay:

 

About one half hour north of Barrie on Highway 400, you will enter the Township of Georgian Bay at Port Severn, the main gateway to the west side of Muskoka.  The Township consists of two urban centers; one in the South called Port Severn and one in the North is MacTier.  Both of these towns are serviced by water and sewer and are anxious to support new development.  Port Severn has a number of new developments in the Planning stages with one already well under way and recently they opened a world class 18 Hole Golf Course.  Port Severn is also the gateway to the Trent Severn Waterway at Lock 45 and the famous Marine Railway at Big Chute.

From Exit 156 at Port Severn when one travels north-westerly along Muskoka Road 5, you will enter the beautiful Hamlet of Honey Harbour.  Honey Harbour is home to numerous marinas and places of accommodation providing service to residents and visitors. The 30,000 Islands stretch northward from Honey Harbour along the eastern shore of Georgian Bay. They form a beautiful archipelago with unique and, in my opinion, the most beautiful rock formations in the world.  Our Township boasts to be the 13th UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in Canada.

Traveling further north on Highway 400, each exit provides access to different sections of Georgian Bay or the many Lakes and Rivers which are enjoyed by both permanent and seasonal residents.  Exit 189 takes you into MacTier, a town that was built around the CP Railroad.  A new Library built to look like the original railway station is the centerpiece at the end of the main street.  A caboose compliments the property allowing old and young to enjoy a unique look into MacTier’s past.  It is for the most part a self-sustaining town with an arena/recreation center, lumber yard, grocery store, hardware store, liquor store, ambulance station, post office and numerous other small businesses, each one complimenting the other.

Many Baby Boomers have decided to vacate their city dwellings and convert their summer home into an “all” season residence.  We welcome them with open arms as their presence throughout the seasons makes functions an exciting reality.  Our Township has several groups and organizations including two Snowmobile Clubs, an ATV Club, very active Chamber of Commerce, three Historical Societies and three Libraries just to name a few.  In recent months Council has supported starting a wellness center, which includes a Psychiatrist, Chiropractor, Foot Care Specialist, Dental Hygienist and a registered Massage Therapist.

So, come on up (or down as the case may be) get off at Exit 156, go to the Bressette House on Lone Pine Road and a Muskoka Tourism or a Chamber of Commerce representative will gladly show you all the nifty places to visit, guide you to a variety of dining experiences, or direct you to any one of the numerous places of accommodation.

Travel safely,                          

Mayor Larry Braid

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