May 2022


Candidate Nomination & Third-Party Advertiser Registration

Candidate nomination packages and third-party advertiser registration packages are now available for the 2022 Municipal Election.

Registration packages can be downloaded from the elections webpage and paper copies are available at Town Hall during standard business hours.

The candidate nomination period is open from Monday, May 2, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. until Friday, August 19, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. The third-party registration period is open from Monday, May 2, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. until Friday, October 21, 2022.

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Scoop the Poop, Adventure Responsibly! 

The Town would like to remind everyone to clean up after your pet and to properly dispose of pet waste in the garbage.

When left unchecked, pet waste can leave a messy situation for everyone. It is important when heading outside for a walk with your furry friend, to be prepared, leash up, and pick up after your pet. This will not only limit the environmental impact but will also ensure the bottom of your shoes remains clean!

In addition, dogs are required to be on leash in all public areas including parks, trails and greenspaces. This will help ensure a safe trip for you, your neighbours, your dog, and the environment. 

Dogs are great companions to have during a hike or stroll in the community but understanding their impacts to the natural environment will help ensure everyone can have an enjoyable outdoor experience.


Official Plan Review Update

The Official Plan Review phase one public survey is now complete and the Town would like to thank the community for its outstanding response. In total, 595 submissions were received and the results of the survey will be used to help further guide the Official Plan Review process.

Additional opportunities for feedback will be available this summer through Public Information Sessions and Public Meetings. Town Staff will also be attending events in the community to hear directly from residents, including the Thornbury Farmer's Market on May 29, 2022.

For more information on the Official Plan Review, residents are invited to visit the project webpage.

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Municipal Golf Course Open for the Season

The Town would like to advise the public that the Municipal Golf Course is officially open for the 2022 season.

Single rounds are $18 per round. Tee times can be booked five days in advance. To book a tee time, please contact the Municipal Golf Course.

Tee times are booked every 10 minutes, with the first being at 8:00 a.m. and the last at 6:00 p.m. Please note that tee times are reserved on a first-come/first-served basis.

Membership passes can be purchased in person when arriving for a scheduled tee time.

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Emergency Preparedness Week

In recognition of Emergency Preparedness Week, happening from May 1 - 7, 2022, and this year's theme of "Be Ready for Everything," the Town's Fire Services would like to encourage residents to take concrete actions to be better prepared to protect themselves and their families during emergencies.

By taking a few simple steps, residents can become better prepared to face a range of emergencies – anytime, anywhere. It is important to:

  • Know the risks – Although the consequences of disasters can be similar, knowing the risks specific to our community and our region can help you better prepare.
  • Make a plan – It will help you and your family know what to do
  • Get an emergency kit – During an emergency, we will all need some basic supplies. We may need to get by without power or tap water. Be prepared to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours in an emergency.

For more information on Emergency Preparedness Week and safety tips, please contact the Town's Fire Services.

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Spring into May!

Mother's Day at Blue
Celebrate Mom by enjoying everything that the Village has to offer from live music to photo opportunities, shopping and spa treatments. And then treat Mom to lunch or dinner on Sunday at one of the participating Springlicious restaurants!

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Love Local 
Fall in Love with Local again this Spring! The Thornbury BIA is hosting the 2nd Love Local shopping weekend from May 12th-15. Shop at local businesses in Thornbury and be entered for a chance to win a basket filled with gift cards from local businesses worth over $250.

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Tiny Arts Collective Exhibit
Visit the Gallery at L.E. Shores to immerse yourself in the artwork of the Tiny Arts Collective. On from May 7 - June 2, 2022.

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Featured Projects

Arthur Street Parking Lot Update
The Town has awarded the construction tender for the new municipal parking lot on Arthur Street West, beside the TD Bank property.

Construction is scheduled to begin in May, and is expected to be completed by late June or early July. Work will begin with necessary tree removals and the demolition of the structure in the south corner of the property.

When complete, the new parking lot will feature 52 parking spaces and will also include future hook ups for electrical vehicle charging stations.

For more information, please subscribe for updates on the project webpage.

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Transportation Master Plan Update
There’s still time to review the online Public Information Centre for the Transportation Master Plan! The self-guided session will be available on the project webpage until Saturday, May 7, 2022.

Two in-person public information sessions will also be held at Town Hall this upcoming week on Thursday, May 5 and Saturday, May 7, 2022. Details can be found on the project webpage.

Pre-registration for the in-person sessions is not required, however participants will be asked to sign in upon arrival as part of the Environmental Assessment records process.

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Blue Meadows
The Town has received an application for a Plan of Subdivision known as the Blue Meadows Development. Located south of Highway 26 and west of Lansdowne Street South in Thornbury, the development is proposed to have 98 residential rowhouse units and two commercial buildings with ground-floor commercial space and a total of 75 residential units above. An additional 18 rowhouse units with commercial space on the ground floor and two-storey residential units above are also proposed.

Parkland, a community garden, internal streets and a stormwater management facility would also be created. More information on Blue Meadows is available on the Town’s website.

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