Receive timely updates and information from the Township of Terrace Bay.



Information for Residents

Residents Information for Residents

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


2019 Community Banking Survey

The Alternative Banking Committee needs your input to gauge the community's banking needs, now that the Terrace Bay CIBC branch is planning to close this year.The Committee plans to utilize the feedback to attract new financial institutions to the community, so please fill out a survey and have your voice heard.   Click here for ONLINE SURVEY.

Along with the online survey, hard copies will be mailed out to residents, as well as made available for pick-up/drop-off at: Costa's Food Market, Stewart Guardian Pharmacy, the Terrace Bay Senior Centre, and the Terrace Bay Municipal Office.

Deadline is Friday, March 1, 2019 by 12:00 PM Noon.

A thank you to everyone for your feedback and assistance.

Residents Notice – United We Roll Convoy – Saturday, February 16

Just a friendly reminder to residents to exercise caution with the increased volume of traffic as the United We Roll Convoy will be coming through Terrace Bay on Saturday, February 16 around 4:00pm.

Wolf Sightings

WOLF SIGHTINGS IN TOWN OR ON THE ICE? If anyone sees evidence of wolves in Town or on the ice, especially tracks or audible howls please let the Township know. If you see or hear anything, please contact the Township of Terrace Bay. Contact Info: Jon Hall, CAO/Clerk - Township of Terrace Bay, or 807-825-3315 ext.232.

*Note - The Township in no way makes any claims about the safety of ice or weather conditions on Lake Superior.

Thunder Bay District Health Unit – Phone Survey

The Thunder Bay District Health Unit is launching a phone survey this month. One of the key goals of the Rapid Risk Factor Surveillance System is to get a better sense of the health needs of people in small northwestern Ontario communities, such as Marathon, Terrace Bay or Greenstone, as compared to those in Thunder Bay.   Here is a link to the full article

Public Information Session – 2019 Budget Discussions

The Township of Terrace Bay is inviting all members of the community to join in our casual, open house discussions on the following dates:

Thursday, January 17 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Friday, January 18 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Terrace Bay Community Centre - Activity Room

Come on down and share your thoughts, express your ideas and learn more about what the Township is doing in 2019.  Refreshments will be provided.

Online Survey – Francophone Childcare Centres

Residents - Online Survey for Francophone Childcare Centre
The possibility of creating Francophone childcare centres in Red Lake, Ignace, Dryden, Terrace Bay, Marathon, Manitouwadge, Geraldton and Longlac is imminent. Funds are available for this, but surveys illustrating the need are required.   AFNOO asks all Northwestern residents to complete a bilingual online survey (5 min) no later than January 14, 2019.

Volunteers needed for Committees & Boards of Council

Council is seeking volunteers for positions on all Committees and Boards during their new four year term commencing January, 2019.  If you have a specific interest and would like to share new input, ideas and suggestions, we hope you will consider one of the following positions at Committee of Council Vacancies 2019

All current Committee and Board Members are encouraged to submit letters expressing continued interest.  Please address letters and requests no later than 3:00 p.m., Friday, January 25, 2019 to:

Mayor and Council
Re:  Committee and Board Positions
P.O. Box 40, 1 Selkirk Avenue, Terrace Bay, ON   P0T 2W0

Questions about Retail Cannabis in Terrace Bay?

Questions, concerns or opinions about allowing retail Cannabis sales in Terrace Bay?
Please contact your Mayor and Councillors to share your feedback

Further information on retail cannabis and municipalities.

New Terrace Bay Council

The New Terrace Bay Council was officially sworn in to elected office on December 3, 2018 at the Terrace Bay Community Centre.  Pictured left to right are Councillor Paul Malashewski, Councillor Bert Johnson, Mayor Jody Davis, Councillor Rick St.Louis and Councillor Mike Moore.

Holiday Garbage Schedule

Holiday Garbage Collection Days:  REVISED

Tuesday, December 18
Thursday, December 27
Wednesday, January 2

Curbside Recycling Day is Friday, December 28

Reminder - christmas wrapping paper is not recyclable and should be put into your regular garbage.

Landfill Site Hours - December 24 & 31 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Landfill Site will be Closed on December 25, 26 and January 1

All Tipping Fees will be waived on December 28, 29 & 31, 2018 during normal hours of operation for household garbage only

Terrace Bay Council Swearing-In Ceremony

The Township of Terrace Bay invites residents  to witness the signing of the Oath & Declaration of Elected Office of our Council on Monday, December 3, 2018 at 5:45pm - Terrace Bay Community Centre - Conference Room.  Refreshments will be served.

Notice of Decision and Passing of a Zoning Bylaw Amendment

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Terrace Bay passed By-law 42-2018 on the 19th day of November 2018 under Sections 34 and 39 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. 13.  Read More

Release re: CIBC Announced Closure 2019

As many residents are now aware, CIBC has announced that it will be closing the local Terrace Bay Branch as of August 15, 2019 at 5pm.  The Township received official confirmation via letter to Mayor Davis on Nov. 13, 2019.  According to the letter, the branch (including banking records and accounts) will be relocated to the Thunder Bay Banking Centre at 1038 Memorial Ave, Thunder Bay.  It is our understanding that the Terrace Bay closure includes removal of the ATM machines.

The letter also states that while the decision to close is finalized, CIBC will be hosting a Community Information Meeting on March 28, 2019, from 7pm to 9pm at the Michael King Hall at 13 Selkirk Ave., Terrace Bay.  The purpose of this meeting is provide an open forum at which clients and the community can meet with representatives of CIBC to exchange views and concerns, and discuss any proposals on how the impact of the Banking Centre’s relocation might be reduced.

The loss of this service is very significant and will negatively affect businesses and residents alike in Terrace Bay, as well as the surrounding region.  Mayor Jody Davis has contacted Thunder Bay—Superior North Member of Parliament, Patty Hajdu and Thunder Bay—Superior North Member of Provincial Parliament, Michael Gravelle to seek their assistance and support, in addition to other local and regional leaders (Northern Ontario Municipal Association & the Thunder Bay District Municipal League).

Click here to view the complaint-handling process for the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), as described on the FCAC’s website.

What else can be done?

Anyone can contact the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC), which has the authority to ask CIBC to hold a formal meeting between the bank, representatives of the FCAC and interested parties in the vicinity of the Banking Centre, in order to exchange views about the closure of the Banking Centre. The FCAC may require the bank to hold such a meeting if the bank has not consulted the community in the area affected by the closure well enough to ascertain the views of interested persons in the community with regard to the closure, or an individual or community representative from the area affected by the closure has submitted a written request for the meeting to the FCAC, and that request is not frivolous or vexatious. For more information you can contact the FCAC at 1-866-461-FCAC (3222) or Visit



Precautionary Boil Water Advisory Lifted

We have met the Ontario Drinking Water Protection Regulation and therefore, the Precautionary Boil Water Advisory for the residents of Terrace Heights (87,85,83,81,79,77,69,52) and all of Southridge Crescent has been lifted effective Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 2:30pm.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Stan Spadoni, Treasurer/Deputy Clerk at 825-3315 ext.227 or cell 229-7186.

Winter Parking – November 15 to April 15

TO ALL TERRACE BAY RESIDENTS.  This is a friendly reminder that in accordance with By-Law No. 95-18, The Uniform Traffic By-law, Section 22, Winter Overnight Parking, Subsection 22.1, no person shall park or stand a vehicle on a street or highway effective from 1:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., between November 15th and April 15th of each calendar year.

Please note that this By-law will be enforced.  Thank you on behalf of the Township of Terrace Bay.

Terrace Bay Survey for Golf Simulator

With our winters being so long, a Golf Simulator would be an opportunity to play rounds, practice, and receive feedback (swing speed, ball speed, spin rates, etc.).  We have put together some questions to try to determine possible interest.  Please take a few moments to complete this golf simulator survey.

Boat/Kayak Docks Removal for the Season

The Boat and Kayak Docks at the Terrace Bay Beach will be removed for the season on Wednesday, October 31st.

Snow Removal Assistance Program 2018/19

For the upcoming winter season, the municipality will be offering snow removal services to eligible individuals, couples or families.  To be eligible for the program, a household must meet one of the following requirements:

  1.  65 years of age or older and provide proof that you are financially unable to make arrangements (i.e. HST rebate), or
  2. physically handicapped and provide proof that you are financially unable to make arrangements (i.e. disability pension).

AND There is no person living at the address above who is physically capable of removing snow from the driveway or driveway entrance   READ MORE

Residents Notice – Hays Lake Dam Outflow Increase

Residents are advised that the flow at the Hays Lake Dam will be increased from the current 19m3/s to 28m3/s today, Friday, October 5, 2018 and to exercise caution in this area. Stay Clear! Stay Safe!

Residents Notice – Hays Lake Dam Outflow Increase

RESIDENTS ARE ADVISED that the flow at Hays Lake Dam will be increased from the current outflow of 0cms to 15cms today, Thursday September 13, 2018 and to exercise caution in this area.   Stay Clear, Stay Safe!

Road Closure Notice – Radisson Avenue

ROAD CLOSURE NOTICE for Radisson Avenue road reconstruction on Friday, September 7 to Friday, September 14.  Motorists – road will be closed with detour in place. Pedestrians – Access will be provided.

All Candidates Night

Come out to hear what your Mayoral, Council and Trustee candidates have to offer on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 7:00pm in the Michael King Hall. There will be opportunity to ask questions from the floor from the residents.  For a list of candidates visit our Election Page.  Sponsored by the Aguasabon Chamber of Commerce.

Notice of Decision and Passing of a Temporary Use By-law

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Terrace Bay passed By-law on the 4th day of September, 2018 under Sections 34 and 39 of the Planning Act,  R.S.O. 1990, c. 13.      The purpose of the amendment passed by Council is to permit a temporary construction work camp required for the construction of the East-West Tie Electrical Transmission Line.    Read More

Seeking Election Workers for the 2018 Municipal Elections

Persons interested in working in the 2018 Municipal Elections for The Corporation of the Township of Terrace Bay are invited to pick up an application form at the Municipal Office, 1 Selkirk Avenue, or download the application form online 

Applications will be accepted until noon on Friday, September 7, 2018 or until all positions are filled.

Franco-Ontarian Day Proclamation

The Township will be raising the Franco-Ontarian Flag at the Terrace Bay Tourist Information Centre for Franco-Ontarian Day on September 25th.


Temporary Use Zoning By-law Amendment

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Terrace Bay will be holding a public meeting under Sections 34 and 39 of the Planning Act to consider an amendment to By-law 10-2016, the comprehensive zoning by-law of the Township of Terrace Bay. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 6:00 pm at the Municipal Office, 1 Selkirk Avenue, Terrace Bay.  Read More

Road Closure – Radisson Avenue

ROAD CLOSURE NOTICE for street reconstruction! July 30 to August 31. Radisson Avenue (will be closed at Simcoe Rd & Laurier) Motorists - road will be closed with detour in place. Pedestrians - Access will not be provided.

2018 Municipal Election – Nomination Deadline

Reminder 2018 Municipal Election

Nominations are open until Friday, July 27, 2018 at 2:00pm - Terrace Bay Municipal Office.

As per Section 32 of the Municipal Elections Act, notice is hereby given for anyone proposing to be a candidate in the Municipal Election on October 22, 2018. Section 33(1) of the Act provides that a person may be nominated for an office by filing nomination papers in the Clerk’s Office in person or by an agent.  For further information on the filing of Nomination Papers for Municipal Election

Overview: Zoning By-law Amendment

The Township of Terrace Bay will be holding a public meeting on August 7, 2018, regarding an amendment to regulate the parking and storing of recreational vehicles, boats, quads, snowmobiles and utility trailers in the Low Density Residential and Multiple Residential (MR) Zones.

Terrace Bay Swim Pool Opens for the season

The Terrace Bay Swim Pool opens for the season on Monday, June 25 starting at 6:00pm to 9:00pm.  Check out the opening week schedule

Notice to Residents – Kenogami Road Blasting Dates

BLASTING - JUNE 19 TO 23. Our construction activities on Kenogami have encountered bedrock within the project limits that will need to be removed. Removal will require drilling and blasting which will commence tomorrow June 19, 2018 through June 23, 2018, during daylight hours.
If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact:
Township of Terrace Bay Municipal Office at 807-825-3315 OR
Andrew McCormick of WSP Canada (705) 941-0682

Seniors Appreciation Night

The Township of Terrace Bay Mayor & Council invite all Terrace Bay Residents 60 yrs and older to their Annual Seniors Appreciation Night on Wednesday, June 27 at the M.King Hall.  Doors open at 5:30pm.  Buffet Dinner at 6:00pm followed by CASINO AND BINGO GAMES.

Free Handi-transit available contact McCausland Hospital.  Please confirm attendance to Municipal Office 825-3315 by FRIDAY, JUNE 22

Bear Problems? Here’s what you need to know…

Now that we're in the summer season, here's what you need to know when it comes to dealing with problem black bear in town.

Ontario Renovates Program 2018

The Ontario Renovates Program aims to assist low to moderate income home owners in remote areas to repair their homes and bring them up to acceptable standards while improving the energy efficiency of residences. This program also offers a grant/contribution without an affordability period, portion designed to increase accessibility through modifications and adaptation.

The Ontario Renovates Program is once again accepting applications.  Application can be accessed on our website.   Funding is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis. In addition, for communities with a population of 2,500 or less, Infinity Property Services also operates an Ontario Renovates Program and currently has funding available. Their application form can be downloaded from their website.

Landfill Site Summer Hours of Operation

Summer Hours at the Landfill Site are now in affect from June 1 to October 15.
Open 2:00pm to 6:00pm on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
Closed on Tuesdays & Thursdays and Statutory/Civic Holidays.

Residents Notice – Hays Lake Dam Increase

Residents are advised the flow at the Hays Lake Dam will be increased today, Mon June 4, 2018, from the current 50m3/s to 64m3/s.  Please exercise caution.  Stay Clear, Stay Safe!


Please note that the Municipality is undergoing upgrades to the water system in the following areas:
(House Numbers Even 2 - 44) (House Numbers Odd 1 – 33)
Residents in these areas can expect a Water Outage between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (approximately).

We advise affected residents to please shut off main water valve and turn off hot water tanks to avoid any damage during this outage.   Once water service is restored, if residents experience discolouration of the water, please run a cold water tap until the water runs clear. Please contact the Municipal Office for further information if required. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Residents are advised that the proposed Reconstruction of Radisson and Kenogami Road in the Township of Terrace Bay Ontario will commence on May 28, 2018.

During this time these roads may be periodically closed and/or access reduced irregularily.  These interruptions in service are necessary in order to facilitate upgrades to our infrastructure.

This Project involves upgrading storm sewers, the storm outfall (58m), watermains, sanitary sewers, water and wastewater service connections, fire hydrants, curbing and sidewalks as well as road base and resurfacing along approximately 170 m of Kenogami Road south of Highway 17.  Work on Radisson Ave (approx. 350 m north of Highway 17) will only consist of storm sewer replacement, as well as road base and resurfacing.

We ask that the public respect the erected barriers and signage.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

For matters pertaining to the construction activities onsite, please address any questions you may have to Mr. Marc Pilon, P.Eng at (705) 971-1895, or .

Residents that are affected by this road closure have been notified.

Residents Notice – Hays Lake Dam Outflow Increase

RESIDENTS ARE ADVISED to exercise caution due to significant rainfall overnight, there will be a Hays Lake Dam spill flow change expected today around 08:00am
• Significant increase to around 100cms from 16cms. If spill increases to 121.8cms flooding may occur.  Stay Clear, Stay Safe!

Fire Ban Restriction Update

The Fire Burn Ban has been lifted. Residents are reminded that a fire burn permit is required in the Township of Terrace Bay, and if you haven’t purchased yours yet feel free to stop by the Municipal Office to purchase a 2018 permit.

Notice to Residents – FIRE BURN BAN is in effect!

FIRE BURN BAN IS CURRENTLY IN EFFECT - lifted as of May 29, 2018
The Township of Terrace Bay will not be issuing any fire permits until after the fire ban has been lifted. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Municipal Office at 807-825-3315.  Thanks for your cooperation. Have a great and safe Victoria Day Weekend!

Notice to Residents – Bylaw 29-2014 Spring Cleaning of Lawns

On Monday May 7, 2018 Council passed the following resolution:

Resolution CR 88-2018
Moved By:  Councillor M. Moore    Seconded By:  Councillor B. Johnson

“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, pending a report from Administration.  CARRIED”

Read More

2018 Municipal Budget


Please be advised that the Township of Terrace Bay’s 2018 Municipal Budget will be passed at the Council Meeting being held on Monday, May 7, 2018, in the Council Chambers.  All Residents are welcome to attend our Council Meetings at 6:30pm

Residential Spring Clean-Up Week & Hazardous Waste Day

Use of the landfill site will be FREE of charge from May 12 to May 19, 2018 inclusive for residents of the Township of Terrace Bay.  Public Works will do townsite pick-up from residential properties as per the schedule listed below Monday, May 14 to Wednesday, May 16, 2018 inclusive with no exceptions.

Monday, May 14, 2018
Northside - Hudson, Pine, Poplar, Birch, Laurier, Selkirk & Radisson

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Note:  Regular Municipal Garbage Collection (No Charge)
Southside - Kenogami, McDonald, Lakeview, Superior, Elizabeth, Fort Garry, Princess & Strathcona

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Terrace Heights Subdivision - Terrace Heights, Terrace Court, Timber Grove, Timber Grove Court, East Grove, East Grove Court, Cavanaugh, Parkway & Southridge

Read More

Notice: Filing of Nomination Papers for Municipal Election

As per Section 32 of the Municipal Elections Act, notice is hereby given for anyone proposing to be a candidate in the Municipal Election on October 22, 2018. Section 33(1) of the Act provides that a person may be nominated for an office by filing nomination papers in the Clerk’s Office in person or by an agent.  For further information on the filing of Nomination Papers for Municipal Election

Are You on the Voter’s List for the Municipal Election?

Are you on the voter's list? Check to see at The next Municipal Election will be held on Monday October 22, 2018.

WinterFest Pictures!

Thanks to everyone who came out and enjoyed our 1st WinterFest on Family Day weekend!   Check out our WinterFest webpage for pictures of our weekend of events! Congratulations to our WinterFest Button Raffle Draw - Adults - Ursula Strapko won $478.50, and Youth - Norman Chrusz won a gift basket.  Watch for a WinterFest survey coming your way, we will be looking at feedback and suggestions for next year's event!

Changes to Legislation – Tax Arrears (2 years)

Please be advised that Bill 68, Modernizing Ontario’s Municipal Legislation Act, 2017 (“MOMLA”) is now law.  It passed and received royal assent on May 30, 2017.

Previously, a tax arrears certificate could be registered if there were arrears owing on January 1 of the third year following that in which the taxes became owing (Municipal Act, 2001, s.373(1)).  In other words, if there were arrears owing from 2014 or earlier, a tax arrears certificate could be registered after January 1, 2017.  Read More

Terrace Bay Wins – 2017 Best of the Lake!

Congratulations, Terrace Bay! The Lake Superior Magazine just awarded the town the Best Visitor Information Centre, Best Lake View, Best Family Destination, Reader's Choice - Best Home and Best Scenic Drive in the 2017 Best of the Lake Awards for Ontario!

A big congratulations to Drifters for winning the Ontario - Best Lodging and Best Restaurant.

Check out the complete list of winners!

Prohibit the Feeding of Wildlife Bird Feeders

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, Article 3, 3.01 (c) regarding Bird Feeders, using bird feed only between the period of November 1 to April 30. We ask that you please abide by this bylaw due to prevent the attractant of black bears during the remaining month. Please note that this Bylaw will be enforced!