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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


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.

Notice to Residents – Bear Trap

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.

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”

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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

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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!

March Break Brochure

Check out the March Break 2017 for March 13 to 17!

Casque Isles Trail – Ontario’s 25 Best Hikes

The Casque Isles Trail has been named amoung the Top 10 of the Top 25 Best Hikes in Ontario by Explore Magazine!

Read the article at Explore Magazine!

Terrace Bay CivicWeb Portal Launch!

Find out what's happening in our community!