March 27, 2020 - Township of Georgian Bay has Declared an Emergency in line with, and in support of, the Federal and Provincial Decision to also declare. This decision has also been made to support our local health services as they respond to the demands of COVID-19.

It is essential that we all recognize the seriousness of this pandemic and the effect that it is having on all of us. We must have all residents practice physical distancing if we are to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our area.

The Township offices and facilities remain closed to the public due to many factors relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the Premier declaring a Province-wide State of Emergency on March 17, 2020.

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, where possible.

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

Taxes

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 These payment plans are intended for the taxpayer to have monthly instalments withdrawn from the bank account till the end of December 2020.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.

Meetings
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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