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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
Residents are reminded that water restrictions are in place effective from the first day of March each year until the thirtieth day of November of the same year. By-law 21-2006 specifies: “No person shall use, cause or permit the use of water externally or through a hose, pipe or any other watering device or mechanism, lawns, gardens or other outside plants, grass, plots, boulevards or grounds of any description or the washing of any vehicle, trailer, boat, driveway, sidewalk, except in accordance with the following:
- a) premises with even street numbers on even numbered calendar days.
- b) premises with odd street numbers on odd numbered calendar days.
- c) a maximum of two (2) hours per day per household every other day, depending on street number.”
By-law Officer will monitor usage and fines will be laid as outlined in the by-law. Fines range between $105.00 and $500.00.
Restricted Fire Zone/Ban Effective July 10th 2021
4:00PM Update July 9th 2021:
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, July 10, 2021 until further notice.
TERRACE BAY SWIMMING POOL CLOSED EARLY
Friday July 9th, 2021 5:00PM
1:30pm - Update: Swimming Pool Closed Early July 9th, 2021 at 5:00pm
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Terrace Bay Swimming Pool will be closed early again today, July 9th, 2021 at 5:00pm.
THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF TERRACE BAY
TOWNSHIP WIDE WATER OUTAGE/ BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED
Thursday July 8, 2021 5:45PM
All Residents and Businesses Restored
6:28pm - Update: Boil Water Advisory has been lifted as of 5:45pm
THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF TERRACE BAY
TERRACE BAY SWIMMING POOL CLOSED
Thursday July 8, 2021 5:00PM
1:30pm - Update: Swimming Pool Closed July 8th, 2021 at 5:00pm
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Terrace Bay Swimming Pool will be closed early today, July 8th, 2021 at 5:00pm.
THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF TERRACE BAY
TOWNSHIP WIDE WATER OUTAGE/ BOIL WATER ADVISORY
Monday July 5, 2021 6:00 AM
All Residents and Businesses Affected
8:43am - Update #1 - while water has been temporarily restored as of 8:30am there will be intermittent outages throughout the day as repairs are made.
Due to a power disruption to the water treatment plant, there is an unplanned water outage affecting the entire Township.
While water has been temporarily restored as of 8:30am, there will be intermittent outages throughout the day as repairs are made.
We advise residents and businesses to please take all necessary precautions during this outage.
Once water service is restored, a Boil Water Advisory will be in effect until further notice. Please note that all water used for human consumption must be brought to a rolling boil for one (1) minute.
The Municipality will carry out required testing of water in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health of the Thunder Bay District Health Unit.
Information regarding what to do during a "Boil Water Advisory" is available at the Municipal Office (825-3315) or the Thunder Bay District Health Unit at 807-625-5900.
Please contact the Municipal Office for further information, if required.
We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience.
THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF TERRACE BAY
The Corporation of the Township of Terrace Bay is accepting applications for a position on the Terrace Bay Public Library Board
Qualifications - Besides an abiding passion for libraries, the applicant must be:
- at least (18) eighteen years old;
- a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada within the meaning of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada);
- a resident of the Township of Terrace Bay; and
Due to ROAD RECONSTRUCTION Activities underway in the Kenogami Rd/MacDonald Ave Area, residents are asked to use caution in this area and obey all traffic signs and barriers to ensure public safety and the safety of the workers. These activities are expected to be ongoing from early June to late Fall 2021. The Municipality apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. For more information contact the Township Office.
We are pleased to announce that the Terrace Bay Swim Pool will be offering swim lessons this summer! New Format! 2 days/week for 5 weeks from July 12 to August 12, 2021. Check out the Terrace Bay Swim Pool webpage for more information!
Notice to Residents - Kenogami Rd Reconstruction Project Phase II. Affected Residents of Kenogami Road - House Numbers: Even: 22 to 50 and Odd: 13 to 35.
Please be advised that the Township of Terrace Bay will be hosting a Public Information Session regarding the upcoming construction activities on a section of Kenogami Road mainly affecting the above noted addresses. Representatives from the project Engineering firm KGS Group and the construction contractor Makkinga Contractors will be on hand to provide details of the project as well as answer any questions the public may have.
The information session is scheduled for Tuesday June 8/21 @ 6:00pm via Zoom Link
The Township encourages all affected residents and interested members of the public to attend this important session. For more information, please call the Municipal Office at 825-3315
Residential FINAL Street Sweeping Operations to resume Tuesday May 25th, 2020
Re: Bylaw 29-2014 Spring Cleaning of Lawns
On May 3, 2021 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”
Property Owners are responsible for clean-up of any lawn sweepings left on the road after the final spring sweeping operations have concluded.
Jon Hall, Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk
Exciting News! Parks Canada’s Lake Superior NMCA team will be opening a small visitor centre in the newly-constructed Terrace Bay Beach Pavilion! This new waterfront facility is located on Lake Superior at the mouth of the Aguasabon River. The pavilion will welcome visitors looking to explore the northern coast of the lake. Upon opening, the centre will offer merchandise sales, community programs, interpretive programming, and celebratory events such as Canada Day and Lake Superior Day. A 300m boardwalk extends from the pavilion along a nature trail leading to Parks Canada red chairs, located at the eastern edge of the beach. Expect to see smiling Parks Canada staff on site at the Terrace Bay beach starting in Summer 2021. For more details check out the online article.
Notice to Residents - Spring Clean-Up Week. Use of the landfill site will be FREE of charge from May 15 to May 22, 2021 inclusive for residents of the Township of Terrace Bay.
Landfill site will be OPEN from Monday, May 17 to Friday, May 21 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday May 22 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
The landfill site will be CLOSED from May 23 to May 25 inclusive and resume operation with regular hours and fees Wednesday, May 26, 2021.
Bylaw 29-2014 Re: Spring Cleaning of Lawns - On May 3, 2021 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.
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.
- No Owner or Occupier of land shall place or allow any Device or other material to be placed outdoors or on any public or private property for the purpose of attracting or feeding Wildlife.
- Every Property Owner or Occupier shall promptly remove any attractants placed on the Owner's or Occupier's property in violation of this By-law.
- Every Property Owner or Occupier shall promptly remove, any Device placed on the Owner's or Occupier's property to which Wildlife are attracted or from which Wildlife actually feed. Alternatively, a Property Owner or Occupier may modify such a Device or make other changes to the property that prevents Wildlife from having access to feeding from the Device.
Reminder to empty and/or remove your bird feeders between May 1 to October 31, as the bird feed is a known attractant to the bears
Lakeshore Natural Gas, a wholly owned local distribution company of the five Municipalities of Marathon, Terrace Bay, Schreiber, Manitouwadge and Wawa, announced today that it has signed a Letter of Intent for a long-term Gas Supply Agreement (GSA) with Certarus Ltd. The agreement contracts Certarus for the transportation, storage and supply of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) for the proposed North Shore Gas project. Read full news release
Residents Notice - Temporary Road Closure today until 9:00pm. Cartier Rd/Lakeview Drive to Superior Ave/Lakeview Drive for repairs to the water distribution system.
The Township of Terrace Bay is asking residents to create signs and place them on their lawns to advocate for the need to keep Superior North EMS/Ambulance Services in Terrace Bay and the surrounding communities along the North Shore.
On Saturday, April 17th from 2:30pm to 4:30pm, Kim Krause from the Schreiber Media Centre has offered to videotape this event by going around our community to residences advocating the need for this important service to stay in our community. The video will then be shared with Thunder Bay Council. READ MORE
Please be advised that due to the recent weather and melt of snowpack we are experiencing higher than normal inflows to Hays Lake. In order to keep the elevation under control we are initiating a log operation today to increase flow from the current 0m3/s to approximately 140m3/s. This flow will be for a period of time until after the rain and the flows return to normal, most likely through the weekend. Stay Safe, Stay Clear!
Effective Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 12:01 a.m., a stay-at-home order is being issued for 28 days – requiring everyone to remain at home, with exceptions for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services, getting outdoor exercise or for essential work. Read More
NOTICE TO RESIDENTS Please be advised that the Township of Terrace Bay’s 2021 Municipal Budget will be passed at the Council Meeting being held on Tuesday, April 6th at 6:30pm. All Residents are welcome to attend our Council Meetings via ZOOM
Please be advised that there will be an increase in flow at the Hays Lake Dam from 0 to approximately 30cms this weekend on Sunday, March 21, 2021. Crews will travel to site and open the dam on Sunday morning. This is to support an outage to perform some electrical work at the Aguasabon GS. The dam is expected to be open until mid-week when one of the two units can come back into service and then, at that time, the dam will be closed. Stay clear, stay safe!
Public ZOOM Link
Council Agenda Link
The Township of Terrace Bay is looking for 75th Anniversary Committee members. If you would like to help plan our 75th Anniversary, we would love for you to join us! Please contact Dean Main at 807-825-3315 ext.230 or firstname.lastname@example.org to submit your name for the committee by Wednesday, March 17, 202.
DATE OF THE PUBLIC MEETING: TAKE NOTICE THAT the Committee of Adjustment for the Township of Terrace Bay will hold a Public Hearing Virtually on Tuesday, March 16th, 2021 at 6:30pm to hear the above application as required by Section 45 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, C.P.13.
Owner: Alan Colebourne
Location of Property: 25 Pine Crescent, Terrace Bay, Ontario
PCL 403 SEC TBEF; LT 33 PL M121 STREY; TERRACE BAY
The Township of Terrace Bay is pleased to announce the Friends of Terrace Bay Beach - Adopt A Bench/Chair/Picnic Table Program for the Terrace Bay Waterfront Boardwalk and Pavilion. This program is developed for individuals, groups or families to adopt a bench, chair or picnic table in honour of the memory of a loved one, celebrate a special occasion or simply sponsor a bench/chair/picnic table.
The Benches/Chairs/Picnic Tables are an important boardwalk/pavilion amenity at the Terrace Bay Waterfront. They will provide resting and viewing areas for residents and visitors to sit, relax and enjoy the beauty of the Terrace Bay Beach.
The Terrace Bay Municipal Office will remain OPEN from Monday to Friday - 10:00am to 8:00pm and Saturday - 10:00am to 4:00pm for front counter service only through this next provincial order/stage. These hours have been reduced in accordance with Provincial Regulations. All current COVID-19 restrictions and protocols remain in place and will be strictly enforced. A mask must be worn at all times while inside the Community Centre. All patrons will be asked to fill out a screening form. Anyone showing signs or symptoms associated with COVID-19 are asked to not enter the building. READ MORE
The Township of Terrace Bay's 6 month recycling calendar has been updated for the months of January 2021 up to and including June 2021.
Download your electronic copy of the calendar today!
Calendar PDF: Terrace Bay Recycling Calendar January to June
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.
As a property owner, you will receive notices from the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) about your property's assessed value. If you own a property in Terrace Bay but want to receive all your notices at a different mailing address, you can easily update your information with MPAC. Visit mpac.ca to change your mailing address online
The Township of Terrace Bay is keeping most outdoor recreational amenities open during the province-wide lockdown and stay at home order. We are reminding residents to continue to obey all public health measures as per the Province’s Stay at Home Order that is now in effect. Read the Order.