October 2022


Pride Crosswalks Installed in The Blue Mountains

The Town of The Blue Mountains is excited to announce that three Pride Crosswalks have been installed across the municipality as part of the Town’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive community. 

The design of the crosswalks are based on the inclusive 2SLGBTQIA+ flag, and were selected through consultation with local and regional Pride associations. The project was funded by the Town with financial support provided by both the Blue Mountains Chamber of Commerce and the Rainbow Club of South Georgian Bay.

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Annual Fire Department Open House

The Town of The Blue Mountains Fire Department invites all residents to join them on Saturday, October 15, from 11 a.m. - 2. p.m at Fire Station #1 for their Annual Open House celebrating the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week!

  • Enjoy a Free BBQ
  • Test your skills with the "Hose Target House"
  • Have Birthday Cake with Sparky
  • Decorate your own "Smoke Alarm Cookie"
  • Firefighters on site to answer all of your Fire Safety questions
  • Fire Trucks & Rope Rescue Equipment Display

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Shop Local Bingo Contest

The Town of The Blue Mountains is excited to partner with The Blue Mountains Chamber of Commerce to host a Shop Local Bingo contest in support of Small Business Week throughout October.

The contest features two weekly prizes valued at $250 and one grand prize valued at $1000 and runs from Saturday, October 1 until Friday, October 21, 2022.

To enter the contest, participants must complete any five squares on the Bingo card, which can be picked up at various businesses throughout the community, and at Town Hall. 

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2022 Municipal & School Board Elections

The Municipal and School Board Elections will be held on October 24, 2022. From October 14, 2022 to October 24, 2022, you can vote using the internet or telephone. Mail-in and paper ballots will not be used.

Are you on the Voters’ List? Want to be added to the Voters’ List? Has your mailing address
changed? Election staff are available at Town Hall and can advise if you are on the Voters’
List. If you are not and are eligible to vote in The Blue Mountains, staff can add you to the
Voters’ List (identification is required).

For more information, please contact the Town Clerk.

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Seasonal Update Regarding Town Facilities

Thornbury Harbour:
The harbour will be closed to non-slip holders on Friday, October 14th & Sunday, October 16th for haul out.

Facility & Park Amenities Closures:
The Tomahawk Golf Course will be open through the Thanksgiving long weekend and will remain open on a week-by-week basis depending on weather conditions. During this time, Town Staff will be removing all nets and windscreens at the tennis and pickleball courts and will also begin the process of closing washrooms located throughout parks and outdoor recreation areas. This work is expected to be completed by October 31.

The ice is in at the Beaver Valley Community Centre. Public Skating, Adult Skating and Parent and Tot Skating schedules can be found on the Community Events Calendar.

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Watch for Unauthorized Water Use

The Town is seeking the public's help in identifying sources of unauthorized use of the municipal drinking water system. Lost water is costly to the entire community as it results in unnecessary wear on the water treatment and distribution system. Residents are asked to keep the following items in mind:

1. Fire hydrants can only be operated by the Town’s firefighters and licensed water operators

2. Curb stop valves can only be operated by the Town’s licensed water operators

3. Every property must have an approved water meter installed in an accessible location

4. Leaking municipal infrastructure should be reported to the Town's Water Department immediately

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Featured Projects

Victoria Street Water Tower Rehabilitation

As identified through the West Side Water Storage Environmental Assessment, the Town will be completing a full rehabilitation of the Victoria Street Water Tower to maintain operation of the facility into the foreseeable future.

For details about the project and to subscribe for updates, please visit the project webpage.

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On September 27, 2022, Town Council authorized the Mayor and Clerk to execute a Master Development Agreement related to the Aquavil Development. The Aquavil development will see 340 units of housing constructed, with the Master Development Agreement providing a high-level overview of construction plans and timelines.

For more information, visit the project webpage.

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Official Plan Review

Phase 1 of the Town’s Official Plan Review was approved in principle by Town Council on September 13, 2022. This is a non-binding position from Council demonstrating Council endorsement of the intent and direction of Official Plan Amendment No. 3. The final decision on Phase 1 Recommendations and the Phase 2 process have been deferred to the next Council.

The Staff Report presented to Council on September 13, meeting recording, and proposed changes to the Official Plan are available on the project webpage.

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