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Terrace Bay is a beautiful small town situated at the Top of Lake Superior in Ontario, Canada. The Township was created as a result of its proud forestry history and is home to approximately 1,800 residents, with another 1,200 people in nearby Schreiber. All of the amenities of a larger urban area are available … usually within walking distance (Interactive Map). Frequently Asked Questions About Moving to Terrace Bay
Organizations and Services
For a comprehensive listing of organizations and services located in Terrace Bay please visit 211North.ca
The public is invited to attend the upcoming Supportive Housing Special Meeting this Friday, August 14 at 12noon online via Zoom. This meeting will provide an update from Elaine Wiersma, CERAH Group on Supporting Aging in Place in Terrace Bay Final Report Draft.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Council Meetings will be held through Zoom Video Conferencing until further notice.
There is a Special Meeting Scheduled for tomorrow at 2pm. The public is invited to attend these meetings through Zoom. Just click on the Zoom & Agenda Links below to attend the virtual meetings:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Council Meetings will be held through Zoom Video Conferencing until further notice. The next Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 6:30pm. The public is invited to attend these meetings through Zoom. Just click on the Zoom Links below to attend the virtual meetings:
A new information page has been created for the Township's Off-Road Vehicle Bylaw. Check out the webpage for more information
As part of the Province’s Municipal Modernization Funding Program, the Township of Terrace Bay has engaged KPMG to conduct a Municipal Service Delivery review. We are seeking feedback from interested residents on the current services offered in addition to opportunities and ideas for improvement or new services altogether.
If you could please take a few moments to fill it out electronically, your feedback is most appreciated. Resident survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5BQ7R95
Terrace Bay recycling program at residents’ fingertips with Recycle Coach web & mobile app
Terrace Bay now utilizes the Recycle Coach app to keep connected with its residents and reminds residents to download the smartphone app or access their web-app online.
Summer is here and many residents are excited to enjoy the warm weather. As residents spend more time outdoors and producing more waste in the process, the need for recycling knowledge specific to the community is heightened.
Equipped with the powerful “What Goes Where?” search engine on their website, Terrace Bay makes sorting waste and understanding collection requirements much easier for residents. READ MORE
“Terrace Bay is thrilled to have Recycle Coach as a tool to stay connected with our residents. The web-app contains information our residents need to know about our residential garbage and recycling services. They can even expect communication directly from us should there be any changes to the program, including schedule updates, through the Recycle Coach app." said Stacy Moffat, the Special Projects Coordinator.
The Recycle Coach app is not only a communication platform, but an educational one as well. Articles on a wide variety of garbage and recycling topics are available on the Recycle Coach website’s Blog, Recyclepedia, and Resources sections.
This move by Terrace Bay aims to increase the community’s recycling knowledge and elevate recycling in the local environmental conversation by making the recycling program simple, engaging, and easy to navigate.
RE-OPENING! The Terrace Bay Fitness Room will be re-opening on Friday, July 24, 2020. All memberships have been extended for the period that the fitness room was closed based on members date of expiry.
FITNESS ROOM RE-OPENING
The Fitness Room is scheduled to re-open starting Friday, July 24, 2020
Hours of Operation will be Monday to Sunday – 24 hours a day with the exception of the cleaning hour.
Cleaning Hour: Monday to Saturday – 9:00am to 10:00am – fitness room closed to members
Maximum Number of Users allowed in the Fitness Room is 6. READ MORE
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Council Meetings will be held through Zoom Video Conferencing until further notice. The next Council Meetings will be held on Monday, July 20, 2020 - 2:00pm - Special Council Meeting and Regular Council Meeting - 6:30pm. The public is invited to attend these meetings through Zoom. Just click on the Zoom Links below to attend the virtual meetings:
Special Council Meeting at 9:00pm - Activity Room - Terrace Bay Community Centre
Township of Terrace Bay joins Digital Main Street’s ShopHERE powered by Google to Support Local Businesses. The program offers local businesses and artists the opportunity to start selling online.
To help support our local small businesses, today Terrace Bay is joining the ShopHERE powered by Google program, with a goal of getting local businesses online this year. ShopHERE powered by Google, which started in the City of Toronto, helps independent businesses and artists build a digital presence and minimize the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In May, Google Canada announced a one million dollar investment to enable Digital Main Street to expand the program to municipalities across the country, offering more businesses and artists the opportunity to build their own online store. Because the opportunities afforded by the digital economy are still limited if people don’t have the right skills, Google’s investment will also help more small businesses and artists receive the digital skills training needed to participate in the digital economy. The program is now available to small businesses in Terrace Bay. Local businesses and artists can apply for the program at www.digitalmainstreet.ca/shophere to get their online store built at no-cost*. READ MORE
MP Patty Hajdu is holding a Virtual Town Hall for Thunder Bay-Superior North this Thursday, July 16, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Details for logging in will be sent out prior to the event to residents of Thunder Bay-Superior North who have RSVPed.
RSVP link: https://pattyhajdu.libparl.ca/events/
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Construction has begun on the Waterfront Development Project at the Terrace Bay Beach. Check out the Waterfront Development Newsletter on the progress of the project to date with drawings!
Please be advised that the water flows out of Hays Lake Dam will be increasing from 0 to 67cms today, July 8, 2020. Residents are advised to exercise caution if you are around the Aguasabon River or Terrace Bay Beach area of the increased water flow. Please stay away from any ice! Stay Clear! Stay Safe!
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Council Meetings will be held through Zoom Video Conferencing until further notice.
The Terrace Bay Council Meeting will be held on Monday, July 6, 2020 - 6:30pm. The public is invited to attend this meeting through Zoom. Just click on the Zoom link below to attend the virtual meeting:
Public Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82888331471
Agenda Link: https://bit.ly/3iv7qcb
Reminder - The Municipality of Terrace Bay wishes to advise residents that as of June 15, 2020, Construction Activities commenced in the following areas:
- Selkirk Avenue - sidewalk replacement
- Kenogami Rd/Beach Rd Intersection - upgrade
- Beach Rd/Terrace Bay Beach - Waterfront Development Project
Construction Activities in these areas will be ongoing throughout the Summer and Fall. To ensure public safety as well as the safety of the workers, residents are asked to exercise caution while in these areas and obey all signs and safety barriers. For more information call the Municipal Office at 825-3315.
Lot 56, Plan M121 - 60 Laurier Avenue - TERRACE BAY
TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Terrace Bay passed By‑law No.117-2020 on the 16th day of June 2020, under Section 34 of the Planning Act.
Download Public Notice: 28616(09) Laurier Avenue Hair Salon Rezoning - NOP
The purpose of the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment is to rezone the subject property from “Low Density Residential (LDR) Zone” to "Low Density Residential Exception Three (LDR-X3) Zone” in order to permit a Home Occupation in the form of a hair salon and spa within the existing permitted residential dwelling. READ MORE
The Terrace Bay Municipal Office will be Re-Opening to the Public starting Saturday, June 6 with the following COVID-19 Restrictions:
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Monday to Friday – 10:00am to 9:30pm
Saturday – 10:00am to 4:00pm
Residents are encouraged to only use the Municipal Office Services if they are required. General Inquiries will only be dealt with over the phone, and not in person. Please call us at 825-3315. READ MORE
The Ontario Clean Water Agency will be conducting Hydrant Flushing and Valve Exercising with the Municipal Drinking Water System from June 1 to 15, 2020. Residents may experience discoloured water during this maintenance activity. If this happens, residents are to run their water taps until clear. If you require more information contact the Municipal Office at 825-3315.
Residents Notice for Landfill & Garbage Collection:
LANDFILL SCHEDULE FOR JUNE 1 TO 5
Monday June 1 - Closed
Tuesday June 2 - Closed
Wednesday June 3 - Open from 2:00pm to 6:00pm *No Fees
Thursday June 4 - Closed
Friday, June 5 - Closed
THE SUMMER REGULAR LANDFILL SCHEDULE WILL BEGIN ON JUNE 6, 2020:
Saturday June 6 - Open from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
*Regular Hours and Fees Resume
MUNICIPAL GARBAGE COLLECTION
Tuesday June 2 Regular Collection No Tags Required
Tuesday June 9 Regular Collection Tags Required
Landfill Card & Garbage Tag Purchases
The Terrace Bay Municipal Office will be open for Garbage Tags and Landfill Card Purchases only starting at 10:00am on Thursday June 4 and Friday, June 5.
As of 12:01 a.m. on May 30, 2020, The MNR is lifting the Restricted Fire Ban. Under the authority of the Fire Chief, the Township of Terrace Bay is going to temporarily allow open – air burning in outdoor fire containers only. Please Note that all Residents are required to have a Fire Permit.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Council Meetings will be held through Zoom Video Conferencing until further notice.
The Terrace Bay Council Meeting will be held on Monday, June 1, 2020 - 6:30pm. The public is invited to attend this meeting through Zoom. Just click on the Zoom link below to attend the virtual meeting:
Public Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85922266389
Agenda Link: https://bit.ly/2MbZPA9
Notice to Rate Payers: Please be informed that the payment of water bills is due on Friday, May 29, 2020. Payments can be made by calling the office with credit card, online banking or mailing in a cheque. Should you have any issues with the payment during these trying times, please contact the Municipal Office at 825-3315 Ext. 227 or email the firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss other payment options.
TAKE NOTICE that the Council of The Corporation of the Township of Terrace Bay will hold a public meeting on the 15th day of June, 2020, at 6 p.m. via a Zoom Webinar to consider a proposed Zoning By-law Amendment under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O., 1990, as amended. READ MORE
As of midnight tonight, the Ministry of Natural Resources will be implementing a restricted fire zone/fire ban for our area. All residential fire permits will be suspended at 12:00am Saturday, May 23rd, 2020 until further notice. We WILL be allowing propane fire pits within the township limits but please use them responsibly and keep away from any combustibles. Please stay tuned for updates as they become available.
The Skate Park is Open for public use as of May 21, 2020.
The following Skate Park Rules & Regulations are in effect under COVID-19:
- All skatepark users will read the signs prior to entering and self-screen/answer the questions
- Anyone not feeling well or showing symptoms shall not enter or use the park.
- Anyone that has travelled and is subject to self-isolation regulations imposed by the Health Unit or otherwise, shall not enter the park
- Skatepark users MUST maintain physical distancing of at least two metres (2m) at all times.
- Skatepark observers MUST maintain physical distancing of at least two metres (2m) between individuals at all times.
- The skatepark surfaces, railings and seating areas are currently not sanitized or cleaned regularly. All users should take proper precautions and wash hands or sanitize after any contact.
TERRACE BAY, ON May 21, 2020 As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, the Township of Terrace Bay remains active in monitoring the situation and continues to evaluate all communications from Public Health Agencies, Federal and Provincial Government related to the pandemic. We are also in contact with local businesses and neighboring communities to share and ensure best practices for the health and well-being of our residents are in place. Community safety is of utmost importance as we consider the next steps in this situation.
The Township has reviewed the recent information as released by the Province on May 19, 2020 regarding outdoor amenities. Based on the information received, the Township has made the following decisions:
- Picnic tables in all areas are considered open to the public as of May 21.
- The Skate Park and Tennis courts will be open as of May 21.
- The Aguasabon Gorge Boardwalk will be open as of May 21
- Parks and greenspaces are open to foot traffic only (no playground equipment or team sports) as of May 21
Individuals using these amenities, except for members of the same household, are required to maintain a physical distance of at least two metres (2m) or six feet (6ft). READ MORE
As of 12:01 a.m. on May 16, 2020, Ontario is lifting the Restricted Fire Zone (RFZ) designation that was put in place last month across Ontario's fire region. Under the authority of the Fire Chief, the Township of Terrace Bay is going to temporarily allow open – air burning in outdoor fire containers only. Temporarily Allow Open Air Burning Notice. READ MORE
The Terrace Bay Docks & Boat Launch is now Open for the season. The Township has put in place the following Guidelines for Boat Launch and Dock usage during COVID-19 - May 15, 2020. READ MORE
There Terrace Bay Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 6:30pm. The public is invited to attend this meeting through Zoom. Just click on the Zoom link below to attend the virtual meeting:
A Special Council Meeting will be held on Friday, May 8, 2020 - 2:00pm. The public is invited to attend this meeting through Zoom. Just click on the Zoom link below to attend the virtual meeting:
On May 4, 2020 Council passed the following resolution:
“RESOLVED THAT Council approve that enforcement of the “fouling of the highways provisions of bylaw 29-2014 be suspended with respect to spring lawn care until spring municipal sweeping operations have concluded. CARRIED”
What does this mean?
With respect to people raking and power-sweeping the winter sand and grit off their lawns and onto the road allowance, Council has directed Administration to use broad discretion when investigating any complaints and enforcement of this bylaw – as it relates to spring lawn care. READ MORE
This is a reminder that in accordance with Bylaw No. 16-2012, a Bylaw to Prohibit the Feeding of Wildlife within the Corporate limits of The Township of Terrace Bay
No Owner or occupier of land within the Township of Terrace Bay shall intentionally feed, cause to be fed, or provide or make available food attractants or other similar substances for the consumption of Wildlife within the boundaries of the Township of Terrace Bay, on either private or public property. READ MORE
TERRACE BAY, ON May 1, 2020 As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, the Township of Terrace Bay remains active in monitoring the situation and continues to evaluate all communications from Public Health Agencies, Federal and Provincial Government related to the pandemic. We are also in contact with local businesses and neighbouring communities to share and ensure best practices for the health and well-being of our residents are in place. Community safety is of utmost importance as we consider the next steps in this situation. READ MORE
Protecting the health and well-being of all Ontarians is our government’s top priority, especially during the COVID-19 outbreak. On March 30th, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health recommended that individuals over 70 years of age to self-isolate. We need to do everything we can to protect our seniors and most vulnerable citizens. That is why Ontario is launching the new Ontario Community Support Program to assist low-income seniors and people with disabilities in need.
Seniors, persons with disabilities and people with underlying medical conditions, their families or caregivers can access delivery services by visiting www.ontariocommunitysupport.ca.
Those without internet access, or who require service in a language other than English or French, can contact 211 at any time by dialing 211, 1-877-330-3213 (toll free) or 1-888-340-1001 for TTY service.
The next Council Meeting will be held on Monday, April 20, 2020 - 6:30pm. The public is invited to attend this meeting through Zoom. Just click on the Zoom link below to attend the virtual meeting:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Council Meetings will be held through Zoom Video Conferencing until further notice. The next Council Meeting will be held on Monday, April 13, 2020 - 6:30pm - Special Council Meeting and 6:45pm - Regular Council Meeting. The public is invited to attend these meetings through Zoom. Just click on the Zoom Links below to attend the virtual meetings:
Terrace Bay Landfill and Garbage Collection
TERRACE BAY, ON April 3, 2020 – The fees at the landfill will be waived on all residential garbage for both residents of Schreiber and Terrace Bay until further notice. While at the landfill, residents are expected to practice proper physical distancing from others and listen to any direction, as provided by the landfill attendants. We ask for the public’s cooperation in only visiting the landfill for necessary and essential reasons. Garbage will still be collected curbside In Terrace Bay on Tuesdays as per normal. Container/garbage tags will not be required for curbside collection as of April 7, 2020 and until further notice. However all other collection rules still apply (121L max size container, lid etc.) and a two (2) container limit is imposed as of Tuesday April 7, 2020. The Township reserves the right to limit or restrict the services noted above, if any abuse or misuse is observed. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused and appreciate everyone’s cooperation during this difficult time. Spring clean-up week is still planned for May at this time.The Township of Terrace Bay remains diligent in monitoring the situation as it pertains to COVID-19. We continue to evaluate our operations and all communications from local and regional health agencies, as well as communications from other Federal and Provincial Government Health Authorities on a daily basis. The health and well-being of our residents and community is of great importance.
COVID-19 Pandemic Update: Declaration of Emergency
TERRACE BAY, ON March 28, 2020 The Township of Terrace Bay has issued a Declaration of Emergency for COVID-19. This is a precaution in order to access additional resources and funding during this pandemic, when and if to protect the health and safety of our residents and businesses. While precautionary, the Township is taking the current situation very seriously and is taking every step that we can to protect the community from the threat.
Mayor Jody Davis, on behalf of the Township of Terrace Bay, has declared an emergency to the Province of Ontario dated March 28, 2020, due to Public Health Concerns. This action is deemed necessary to protect the health, safety, and welfare of our residents and properties. Our declaration is made in support of the North of Superior Healthcare Group (NOSH) and in/with the support of our neighbouring community, the Township of Schreiber.
The Township of Terrace Bay remains diligent in monitoring the situation as it pertains to COVID-19. We continue to evaluate all communications from local and regional health agencies, as well as communications from other Federal and Provincial Government Health Authorities. The health and well-being of our residents and community is of great importance.
For additional information, we recommend reading and monitoring the following websites:
North of Superior Healthcare Group
Thunder Bay District Health Unit
Government of Canada
Ontario Ministry of Health
Status of Cases in Ontario
World Health Organization
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COVID-19 Pandemic Update
TERRACE BAY, ON March 25, 2020 Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, the Township of Terrace Bay’s Municipal Emergency Control Group (MECG) has met numerous times, most recently on March 24th at 10am to discuss updates from the Federal and Provincial governments; updates from health agencies that we liaise with; the Township’s Emergency Plan and continued monitoring of the COVID-19 situation. Terrace Bay’s MECG group consists of the Mayor, Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk, Fire Chief, and Public Works Supervisor.
While we continue to monitor the situation and work with our neighbouring municipalities and partner agencies, we do not see a municipal emergency being declared as a necessary step at this time. It is important to emphasize that this situation could change very rapidly.
A reminder to be careful what you flush. Wet wipes, paper towels and facial tissues can clog pipes. We recognize that many residents may be increasing their use of disinfectant wipes, paper towels and facial tissues in response to COVID-19. We would like to remind residents not to flush wet wipes of any kind. Despite what some packaging says, wipes are not flushable. Paper towels and facial tissues also do not belong in the toilet. These items cannot be flushed because they do not break down like toilet paper does. READ MORE
The Terrace Bay Municipal Office will be OPEN for phone calls only. Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday - 9am to Noon and 1pm to 4pm. If you have questions or would like to pay a bill over the phone, feel free to contact us at 825-3315
Effective March 19, 2020 the Landfill has re-opened for ‘necessary/urgent’ disposal of goods for businesses & residents.
SATURDAYS – 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
WEDNESDAYS – 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Please be courteous, be safe, and stay home as much as possible.
Stan J. Spadoni, Acting CAO/Clerk
Public Notice - COVID-19 Pandemic. As encouraged by the North of Superior Healthcare Group (NOSH Group) Incident Management Committee. In Conjunction with Costa’s Foods and Stewart Pharmacy, the 1st hour of the business day will be dedicated for “SENIORS HOUR” (60 years +)
Costa’s Foodmarket - Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 10:00am & Saturday: 8.30am to 9.30am
Stewart Pharmacy - Monday to Saturday: 9:00am to 10:00am
Thank you for your cooperation. Be safe.
The Township of Terrace Bay has created a webpage to update and inform our residents on the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19. The page has information items and updates for residents and will be updated as we continue to receive more information. Please visit the page for more information
Public Notice Update
March 17th, 2020
The Township of Terrace Bay remains diligent in monitoring the rapidly changing situation related to COVID-19. Mayor and Staff continue to maintain communications with local Health Care Professionals and continue to evaluate all Public, Provincial and Federal Health Authority reports and up-to-date information. The health and well-being of our residents is of great importance and the Municipality strives to make decisions that are measured, precautionary and in the community’s best interests.
Earlier today in accordance with Premier Ford’s declaration of a state of emergency, the Township of Terrace Bay has announced the following Municipal Recreation Facilities & Programs will be closed effective immediately: READ MORE
The Township of Terrace Bay effective immediately has CLOSED the following facilities: Recreation Facilities & Programs - Fitness Room, Arena, Courts, Bowling Alley, Curling Club, Saunas, Library and Senior Centre as per Provincial Direction.
The Municipal Office remains open at this time. We will keep our residents informed as more information is received. Thank you for your understanding. #flattenthecurve
Public Notice: COVID-19 Pandemic
March 15th, 2020
Due to the on-going COVID-19 circumstances, the Township of Terrace Bay’s Municipal Emergency Control Group (MECG) met March 15th at 1pm to discuss its Emergency Plan procedures for Public Health Emergencies. Terrace Bay’s MECG group consists of the Mayor, Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk, Fire Chief, and Public Works Supervisor.
Our local North of Superior Healthcare Group (NOSH Group) has convened an Incident Management Committee (ICM) with representatives from the Hospitals in Terrace Bay and Marathon, the clinics in Schreiber, Terrace Bay and Marathon, and the Thunder Bay District Health Unit with the purpose of information sharing and proactive planning for the processes, people and supplies necessary should the virus reach our communities.
The Township of Terrace Bay strives to maintain a culture of safety and well-being in our community and are working closely with our public health partners to ensure the safety of all. Our Mayor and Management Staff will be participating in the Incident Management Committee’s first meeting this upcoming week. Read More
The first installment of the Township of Terrace Bay 2020 tax levy is due on Tuesday, March 31, 2020.