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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 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
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 www.fcac-acfc.gc.ca
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.
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.
The Boat and Kayak Docks at the Terrace Bay Beach will be removed for the season on Wednesday, October 31st.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.