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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
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.
The 2020 Summer Student Employment Program is now accepting job applications until Friday, April 17, 2020. If you are interested in taking on exciting challenges and making a difference in your community, explore our summer job opportunities
Recycling in Terrace Bay is free of charge. Residential Curbside Recycling Pick-up occurs on the last Thursday of every month. Recyclable material must be placed out on the curb by no later than 7:00 am. Bags used for recycling must be transparent and can be any colour. For more information download the 2020 Recycling Calendar
Tax and Water Past Due Accounts: Letters from the Township will be mailed out in the near future with regards to Water and Tax Accounts. Water accounts in arrears in excess of 60+ days are subject to disconnection and Tax accounts in arrears in excess of 2+ years are subject to the Tax Sale Process.
The Township encourages immediate attention to accounts in arrears through payment or contacting the Town to make payment arrangements.
Thanks for your cooperation.
We would like to invite you to participate in a study that we are conducting called Supporting Aging in Place in Terrace Bay. This research is being led by Dr. Elaine Wiersma, Centre for Education and Research on Aging & Health (CERAH) at Lakehead University, and colleagues Dr. Rhonda Koster (School of Outdoor Recreation, Parks, and Tourism) and Dr. Rebecca Schiﬀ (Department of Health Sciences). Our research purpose is to explore perceptions of aging in place from the perspectives of various community members, speciﬁcally focusing on what assets and needs the community has related to aging in place. This research study is being conducted in partnership with the township of Terrace Bay to assist in local planning and decision-making for an aging population, and is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the Township of Terrace Bay. READ MORE
Supporting Aging in your Community - Terrace Bay Community Meeting
Wednesday Jan 8th, 2020 – 7:00 PM - Terrace Bay Community Centre
Activity Room (Old Library)
Lakehead University will be providing an overview to the community of the work they have done and will continue to be doing in partnership with the Township of Terrace Bay, and what the community can expect in terms of research participation. READ MORE
2019 Holiday Garbage Collection Schedule
Thursday, December 19 – curbside recycle day
Tuesday, December 24 - garbage collection day
Tuesday, December 31 - garbage collection day
Landfill site will be closed on December 25, 26 and January 1st
Tipping fees will be waived December 27, 28, & 30, 2019 during normal hours of operation for household garbage only
Note: Remember wrapping paper is not recyclable and should go into the garbage
Join us at the Terrace Bay Cemetery on Friday, December 20th, 2019 at 6:00 pm to Light Up the Night. Bring your own flowers and lights to place at the site of your loved ones. Gather at the gazebo for hot chocolate and fellowship.
Unfortunately, due to the weather and unforeseen circumstances yesterday, the community meeting with the presenters from Lakehead University was cancelled. There will be another meeting rescheduled at a later date. Updates will be provided as soon as we're able to confirm a time and date.
We sincerely apologize for any inconveniences this may have caused and appreciate your understanding during this time.
Thursday November 21st, 2019 - 6:30 PM
Terrace Bay Community Centre
Activity Room (Old Library)
Lakehead University will be providing an overview to the community of the work they will be doing in partnership with Terrace Bay, and what the community can expect in terms of research participation.
Dr. Elaine Wiersma, Director, Centre for Education and Research on Aging & Health (CERAH), Lakehead University
Emily Shandruk, Project Coordinator, Centre for Education and Research on Aging & Health (CERAH), Lakehead University
Emilie Gaudet, Research Assistant, Centre for Education and Research on Aging & Health (CERAH), Lakehead University
This is a 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 and By-Law No. 29-2014, Section 2, “No person shall throw, place, dump, deposit or permit or cause to be thrown snow, ice and slush on any municipal roadways.”
Please note that this By-law will be enforced.
The Council Meeting for Monday, November 11 has been rescheduled to Tuesday, November 12 at 6:30pm in the Council Chambers. All residents are welcome to attend!
The Terrace Bay Memorial Arena will OPEN for the season on Friday, October 18, 2019. Check out the Arena webpage for the weekly arena schedules.
For the upcoming winter season, the municipality will be offering snow removal services to eligible individuals, couples or families. Snow Removal Assistance Eligibility Requirements
APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AS FOLLOWS:
Tuesday, October 29, 2019: 10:00am to 12:00 Noon and 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Wednesday, October 30, 2019: 10:00am to 12 Noon
If you are not able to attend the Municipal Office on the above dates to complete the form, please contact the Municipal Office at 825-3315, ext. 229 during regular business hours to make alternate arrangements
Please be advised that Ontario Power Generation will be doing a log operation at Hays Lake Dam which will increase the flow out of the dam from 0 cms to approximately 47 cms. This will be occurring around 15:00 today.
Residents are advised to exercise caution in this area. Stay Clear! Stay Safe!
The Corporation of the Town of Marathon, Township of Manitouwadge, Township of Schreiber, Township of Terrace Bay and the Municipality of Wawa have agreed to form a new natural gas distribution company to distribute natural gas in their respective municipalities. The natural gas delivery system in each municipality will be supplied by liquefied natural gas that will be transported to each municipality and delivered to customers using the distribution facilities proposed in this application.
The Corporation of the Town of Marathon has applied to the Ontario Energy Board for approval to construct a total of 116.5 kilometres of natural gas pipelines in the Town of Marathon, Township of Manitouwadge, Township of Schreiber, Township of Terrace Bay and Municipality of Wawa.
Please visit the webpage for more information on the project. The documents are also accessible for public viewing at the Terrace Bay Municipal Offices (Clerk's Office) during regular business hours, Monday to Friday.
Reminder to Residents regarding the use of ATV's in Terrace Bay. Please ensure you obey the bylaw which pertains to all Municipal Roads and was written in line with the Ontario Highway Traffic Act. To view Bylaw 31-15 Please Ride Safe and Understand the Rules!
- Only single rider ATV's allowed with one licensed rider
- Speed limit is 20km/h within the municipality
- Only allowed on roads during the hours of 7am to 11pm
- No access permitted - 1. on private property without owner's consent, 2. Municipal public property except established trail systems, 3. on any municipal sidewalks or walking black paths, and 4. on Simcoe Plaza.
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.
The Township asks you keep these three things in mind the next time you see a black bear in the Township:
- If you have a complaint regarding threats to life or property coming from problem black bears in the Township, please direct all complaints to 911 or the OPP. Make the call to 911 or the OPP when a black bear poses an immediate threat to your personal safety, or:
- enters a school yard (when school is in session)
- enters or tries to enter a residence
- wanders into a public gathering
- kills livestock/pets and lingers at the site
- stalks people and lingers at the site
- If you see a bear within the Township, but it is not posing a threat to human life or property, please report those sightings to the MNRF, between April 1 to November 30. Make the call to the MNRF for black bear non-emergencies, such as:
- roaming, checking garbage cans
- knocking over barbecues
- moving through a backyard or field, but not lingering
- Bylaw complaints associated with black bear attractants (such as summer bird feeders, improper garbage storage, etc.) shall be made to the Township, as per policy C-3-29.
If it is a black bear emergency, call 9-1-1.
If it is a black bear non-emergency/sighting, call MNRF (1-866-514-2327).
The Municipality of Terrace Bay is offering the following equipment/items for sale. The equipment is being sold on an “As Is, Where Is” basis. Arrangements for viewing can be made by contacting the Terrace Bay Community Centre Office at (807) 825-3315 ext. 230. Read More
Residents Notice - Public Works will be starting the second and final STREET SWEEPING for 2019 on Wednesday, June 5th. Sand and Gravel from winter road operations will no longer be collected once the sweeper has gone by. Property Owners are responsible for clean-up of any lawn sweepings left on the road after spring sweeping operations have concluded and/or for any of the prohibited materials listed above. Street Sweeping Schedule will start in this order - Northside, Southside & Terrace Heights
Notice to Residents! Please be advised that a BEAR TRAP has been placed in the Superior/Strathcona/Lakeview area. Please stay clear of the trap to ensure all residents safety! Thanks for your cooperation.
Please be advised that the flow at the Hays Lake Dam will be increased from the current outflow of 46 m3/s to 77 m3/s today Monday May 13th, 2019. Residents are advised to exercise caution in this area. Stay Clear! Stay Safe!
Please be advised that the flow at the Hays Lake Dam will be increased from the current outflow of 0m3/s to 40m3/s today, Thursday, April 25, 2019. Residents are advised to exercise caution in this area. Stay Clear! Stay Safe!
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
a) 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
On Monday April 15, 2019 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. What does this mean? Read More
Use of the landfill site will be free of charge from May 11 to May 18, 2019 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 13 to Wednesday, May 15, 2019 inclusive with no exceptions. READ MORE
Please be advised that maintenance crews will be at the Hays Lake dam starting today to test operate the log machine prior to the spring melt. During the testing the flow at the Hays Lake Dam will be increased up to 15m3/s. The testing is expected to continue throughout the week. Residents are advised to exercise caution in this area. Stay Clear! Stay Safe!
The Ad-hoc Banking Committee would like to share the results of the 2019 Terrace Bay Community Banking Survey. Read More
Do you know an Athlete, Team or Builder that should be on our Terrace Bay Sports Wall of Fame? The 2019 nominations are now being accepted at the Terrace Bay Community Centre Office until April 30, 2019. Check out the Sports Wall of Fame page to submit a nomination.
The 2019 Summer Student Employment Program will be accepting job applications from February 11 to April 12. If you are interested in taking on exciting challenges and making a difference in your community, explore our summer job opportunities.
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.
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, concerns or opinions about allowing retail Cannabis sales in Terrace Bay?
Please contact your Mayor and Councillors to share your feedback
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 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
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.
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