We are moving into Living with COVID-19 framework. Thank you residents and visitors of Georgian Bay for assisting in keeping our community safe. As the Township works with our local public health organization Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit we ask you to go there for up to date information regarding our area.

Effective March 21, 2022 at 12:01 a.m., mask mandates have been removed in the Province of Ontario in general settings. However, masking is still required in the following settings:

  • Township of Georgian Bay indoor public spaces and facilities. (Our policy is in the process of being updated)
  • public transit, including indoor areas and vehicles. This does not include businesses or organizations that provide sightseeing or touring services
  • health care settings including:
    • hospitals
    • psychiatric facilities
    • doctors’ offices
    • immunization clinics
    • laboratories
    • specimen collection centres
  • home and community care provider locations only if you are an employee or contractor
  • long-term care and retirement homes
  • shelters and other congregate care settings that provide care and services to medically and socially vulnerable individuals

As of March 1, proof of vaccination verification was removed in the Province of Ontario, leaving it up to individual businesses to decide whether or not to require upon entry.

The Township offices are now open Monday to Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, closed from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM.

Some staff are working remotely, but please continue to contact the appropriate staff / department to have any questions answered as business is continuing as usual, we still encourage booking an appointment.

Mayor's Communications

March 27, 2020 - Declaration of Emergency / Video

March 31, 2020 - Closure of Recreation and Outdoor Amenities 

April 3, 2020 - Mayor's Update / Video

April 4, 2020 - Mayor's Update

April 20, 2020 - Letter to Province of Ontario (Emergency Orders with Regard to Stopping the Spread)

May 8, 2020 - Municipal Boat Launches / Marinas

Miscellaneous Communications

April 6, 2020 - Notice for Marinas (as a non-essential service)

April 24, 2020 - Clarification on Marina Services

July 15, 2020 - Port Severn Park: Parking Passes Required

August 14, 2020 - Opening by Appointment Only Starting August 24


As the province of Ontario moves into re-opening phases, the Township of Georgian Bay is also gradually transitioning towards “a new normal”. In terms of property taxation this means the end of waived penalties on the Interim Tax Bill as of July 31, 2020.  The 2020 final tax bills have been issued and the due date for 2020 final taxes remains as August 27, 2020. In order to assist those who are still feeling the financial hardship of COVID-19, we are offering payment plans without penalties and interest. In order to sign up for a payment plan please email the Township’s Taxation & Revenue Coordinator at taxes@gbtownship.ca. These payment plans are intended for the taxpayer to have monthly instalments withdrawn from the bank account till the end of December 2020. If you are not on a payment plan, penalties and interest will be 1.25% per month.

Township Council / Committee meetings are cancelled until April 30, 2020.  If Special Meetings are required, they will be advertised as other meetings are.
Waste Collection
The District of Muskoka has made some changes to waste collection during this time; more information can be found on their website.
Public Taps
Information can be found here on the public taps in the Township.
Business Support

COVID-19 Federal Economic Stimulus Measures for Businesses and Workers 

MP Scott Aitchison's Business Roundtable Meeting - Gravenhurst and Georgian Bay area businesses are invited to this online forum on April 23, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.


Related External Links 

World Health Organization (WHO)
The WHO website dedicated to COVID-19 and myth-buster facts.
Public Health Agency of Canada
Government of Canada COVID-19 Website
 Province of Ontario

COVID-19 Information Website, Self Assessment Tool and How to Self Isolate

This webpage is updated daily at 10:30 with the amount of cases reported.

 Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit
 Local news / updates related to COVID-19
 Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH)
 GBGH has opened an Assesssment Centre; more information can be found here
Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC)

2020 Assessment Update Page

MPAC's Partner Update Page

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