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​​Area of Origin
​Description​​ of News​, Click on Description Below to Read More​Date Published
​Simcoe County​
Simcoe County News Release: Simcoe County to extend local waste facility operations at select sites (Tosorontio)
​July 27, 2020
​​Parks & Recreation

​Parks & Recreation Notice:

Please be advised that our parks remain closed. Staff is working hard to ensure that the parks are ready to reopen for public use. We appreciate your patience in this matter.

Please check back for further updates. ​
​July 17, 2020
​Simcoe County

County of Simcoe Waste Management Notice:

Further to extreme heat conditions experienced recently, this message is to advise that Waste Connections of Canada maybe commencing collection services one hour earlier on heat warning days going forward.  This move is to reduce potential health and safety impacts of strenuous work in extreme heat and will be voluntary for drivers, therefore it may not affect all locations.  Waste Connections has indicated that collections may occur as early as 6:00 a.m. but that areas serviced prior to 7 a.m. will be checked again to ensure all material is collected.

Residents should be encouraged to download the free app through Google Play or the App Store. Residents can also subscribe for waste collection alerts at  www.simcoe.ca/wastereminder

Any questions from Residents can be directed to contact the County's Customer Servi​ce Centre at 1-800-263-3199 or info@simcoe.ca for additional information if required. 

​July 15, 2020
​​Economic Development​

The Adjala-Tosorontio Rib Festival has been cancelled​ due to traffic concerns​

​July 14, 2020
​Economic Development


The inaugural Adj-Tos Farmers Market on Friday July 10th was a resounding success, beginning at 3pm with a ribbon cutting by Mayor Pinto, with support from MPP Jim Wilson and MP Terry Dowdall.

Once the gates were opened and the Market was filled to its limited capacity, MP Dowdall presented the Market Team with a letter of commendation from Parliament for their service to the community during this difficult time. Despite extreme heat and threatening weather, 285 people came out to partake of the local produce offered by 13 diverse vendors. Lightening and high winds finally cut the Market short by an hour. The next Market date is July 24th 3-7pm.

For more information and photos go to adj-tosfarmersmarket.ca.

​July 14, 2020
​Simcoe County

​Epilepsy Simcoe County 50/50 Draw
​July 13, 2020
Simcoe County​​

Press Release from Simcoe County - County support to help local businesses go digital expands
​June 18, 2020

Public Notice: Canada Day 2020 is cancelled due to COVID-19​
​​Economic Development
Farmers Market Image Banner July 2020.PNG
​June 12, 2020​
​Fire Department​

Press Release: Burn Ban has been lifted

Burn Permit Application
​June 8, 2020
​Farmers Market

COVID-19 Vendor Procedures and Policies 
​June 5, 2020​

​Press Release: OPA 15 Community of Everett
​June 3, 2020
​Fire Department
Temporary Burn Permit Application during COVID-19: ​​2020 Burn Permit Application Form ​
​June 1, 2020
​County of Simcoe

County Council Highlights

Support for Digital Main Street and Beyond Program
At the April 14, 2020 Joint Council and Committee of the Whole meeting, the County's Economic Development Committee was directed to report back to County Council on ways in which the County can assist local businesses to remain sustainable during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. One initiative staff have identified is providing funding to the Small Business Enterprise Centres in Simcoe County to expand the Digital Main Street Program. This funding will support businesses in achieving digital transformation by helping them grow and manage their busin​ess through the adoption of digital tools and technology.

This week, Council approved $60,000 in funding to cover portions of the costs for a Digital Service Squad to provide one-on-one training to small and medium-sized businesses contributing corporate taxes and based within Simcoe County. To qualify, businesses must employ between 1 and 99 employees, be registered and/or incorporated in Ontario, and be owned by a Canadian citizen or permanent resident at least 18 years of age. To sign up for Digital Service Squad assistance contact the Barrie, Simcoe County and Orillia Small Business Enterprise Centre at 705-720-2445 or smallbusiness@barrie.ca, or the South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise Centre at 705-446-3355 or digitalmainst@collingwood.ca.

​June 1, 2020
​Mayor Office

​Press Release: The Municipal greenspaces and walking trails, including the trail located at the Municipal Building are now open.
​May 29, 2020​
​Simcoe County​

Simcoe County Press Release: Announcing funding to help small and medium businesses in Simcoe County to go digital.

“The funding will cover portions of the costs for a Digital Service Squad to provide one-on-one training to local businesses and their employees. The Digital Service Squad program will be administered by the Barrie, Simcoe County and Orillia Small Business Enterprise Centre and the South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise Centre." See more details in link below.

​May 28, 2020
​Farmers Market Committee
​​Market 2020

We are excited to announce that the Adjala-Tosorontio Farmers Market is gearing up for it's first year! 

We envision the market to be a vibrant, flourishing environment where local premium quality produce and products are available to you directly from the farmer/grower/maker. 

You can't get fresher than that!

​This pilot project will run from July to September on the following Friday afternoons:

from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m:

​July 10th and 24th, 2020

August 7th and 21st, 2020

September 11th and 25th, 2020

The Market will be held at the upper parking lot of the Adjala-Tosorontio Municipal Grounds at 7855 Sideroad 30 (at Hwy 50, just south of Hwy 89). 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are closely monitoring the Ontario Ministry of Health's guidelines and will strictly adhere to all requirements necessary to connect our vendors with our customers in the safest way possible.​

As a result of new government legislation stipulating Farmers Markets are only allowed to sell food for human consumption for the time being, we have had to turn away a number of vendors from our Market. We are hoping this will change before long, but in the meantime it has left us with some more space available for food vendors.

Listed below are the current vendors that are participating in our market.

Check back often for updates and new vendor additions!

Caledon Mushrooms - a variety of locally grown mushrooms, teas and herbs,

Guilt-Free Cupcakes - gluten free and sugar free baking,

Laurenwood Farm - organically grown vegetables and fruits,

Mulmur-Tos Honey - local honey, maple syrup and more,

So Jam Good – jam, jelly and marmalade,

Taste of Home - home-made baked goods, pickles, fresh juice, etc.,

Uncle Jorge's – locally grown vegetables, vegetable starts and cinnamon buns,

And a variety of Food Trucks.

Please come out and enjoy the fresh bounty the local farmers/growers/makers have to offer.

They appreciate your support!

We look forward to seeing you there!

The 2020 Adj-Tos Farmers Market Team.

​Interested vendors can commit to a limited number of dates, or the full schedule at a reduced price.

The committee is currently taking applications for Farmers an​d Artisans who would like to participate in our Market. The application form is posted below.

Hands on volunteers always welcome!

Contact: themarket@adjtos.ca​

2020 Vendor Application
​May 28, 2020
​The South Simcoe Arts Council

​The South Simcoe Arts Council will be holding the 5th annual Creative Works Writing Contest at the end of May.  Authors from ages 8 years and up are invited to submit their short stories or poetry for the chance to win cash prizes and get written feedback from published authors. Adjudicators include award-winning Canadian author Maria Reva, as well as local authors Carolyn j Morris (judging children' entries) and Judy Penz Sheluk (judging youth entries).  

The modest entry fees make the Creative Works Writing Contest accessible to all. The SSAC is committed to bringing Arts to All.  As always, if finances are an issue, individuals are invited to contact the office at info@southsimcoeartscouncil.com or call 705-435-2378. 

Entries for the Creative Works Writing Contest are due by May 25th.  Applicants can find submission information and rules at the SSAC's website, www.SouthSimcoeArtsCouncil.com.  Online registration is available. ​

​May 21, 2020
​Economic Development Committee
​​Public Notice: Canada Day 2020 is cancelled due to COVID-19​​
​May 14, 2020
​Finance Department

TAKE NOTICE that the second installment of the 2020 Interim Tax Bill is due on Friday May 29th, 2020. Payment must be received by the due date. Penalty charges are levied at a rate of 1.25% on the first day of default and on the first day of each month thereafter. Failure to receive a tax bill do​es not excuse a taxpayer from responsibility for payment nor relieve the taxpayer from incurring penalties and interest.

For property owners who have submitted post-dated cheques or have registered for the Pre-authorized Payment plans (PAP) deposits/withdrawals will continue on the original due dates unless directed otherwise. Please contact us ASAP for any concerns.

Property owners are encouraged to use one of our various payment options listed below:
  • Telephone / internet banking - Owner to set-up as Payee through their banking institution, using their full 19-digit roll number as the account number (no spaces or dashes)

  • Drop box located at the Township office front entrance (Cheques/bank drafts/money orders only). Please do not deposit cash in Drop Box

  • Mailing a cheque payment (post-dated cheques are acceptable) allowing sufficient mailing time to reach our office on/before the due date
    *Dropbox/Mail - Please provide a copy of your tax bill along with your cheque(s). We will stamp and send a receipt back to you.

​May 14, 2020​
​​County of Simcoe

​Press Release: County of Simcoe to reopen additional landfills, transfer stations, expand hours starting May 25, 2020.

Item CCW-2020-189, regarding Solid Waste Management Facilities COVID Update.

​May 13, 2020
​Ontario Energy Board
Consumer Alert: Beware of scams during the COVID-19 emergency

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The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) is aware of increasing efforts by scam artists attempting to take advantage of consumer uncertainty during this COVID-19 emergency. The OEB has taken steps to ensure that the power to your home or low-volume small business cannot be disconnected for non-payment by your utility until July 31, 2020.  If you receive a message, text or phone call from someone posing as a utility representative and threatening to disconnect your power, do not respond to it - contact your utility directly using the telephone number displayed on your bill. 

​Consumer Tips:

  • Beware of messages with COVID-19 in the subject line and claiming to be from your utility. There have been several reports of emails, texts and websites sharing fake information about bill relief programs, refunds and alternative payment methods during the COVID-19 emergency. 

  • Protect your personal information – Do not feel compelled to share your personal information. Your utility bill is private. It contains personal information like your account number and energy usage. 

  • Remain vigilant and continue to use safe web browsing and email practices.  Make sure you are accessing a safe and trusted source such as the utility's website or call centre telephone number exactly as displayed on your bill.  

    Consumers with questions or concerns about any suspicious communications claiming to be from their utility are also encouraged to contact the OEB.

  • Call (Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.): 1-877-632-2727 (toll-free within Ontario) or 416-314-2455 (within Greater Toronto Area)

  • Text: 1-844-621-9977 (toll-free within Ontario) or 416-544-5190 (within Greater Toronto Area)

  • Email: consumerrelations@oeb.ca


​April 29, 2020
​Fire Department

​Updated ​Emergency Response Registry Form - Registry for Residents with Disability in Adjala-Tosorontio

​April 29, 2020​​
​Fire Department

Press Release: Temporary Agricultural Burn Permit​ Application Notice​April 27, 2020
​Ontario Community Support Association 
​April 27, 2020​
​Economic Development

Adjala-Tosorontio Branding - Adjala-Tosorontio Public Tag Line Vote​

Vote for Your Favourite Tag Line

In February 2020, after multiple surveys, consultations, and design revisions, the public voted for their favourite logo. The results were presented to Council on April 15, 2020. Council agreed with 60% of the survey respondents and approved the modern landscape logo.

The new logo represents the rural landscape of the community. The rolling hills and scattered bodies of water are a defining feature of the Township. The sun rising and setting on the horizon symbolize Adjala-Tosorontio's peaceful rural and agricultural community.

Council is now asking the public to vote on which tag line they like the best. Thank you to everyone who has helped during this process. We are so proud of our community!​


​April 22, 2020
​​Economic Development Committee
COVID-19 Business Impact Survey Responses thoughout the County
​April 14, 2020
​Province of Ontario​

Public Notice - Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing - Seasonal Trailer Parks and Recreation Campgrounds - Closed
​April 6, 2020
​Province of Ontario​

ontario trillium flower.PNG​In order to ensure public safety and well-being during the COVID-19 outbreak, Ontario will implement a Restricted Fire Zone for the entire fire region of the Province (Zones 1 to 36) Follow here for​ information on this notice.​April 3, 2020
​Mayor's News Release

04-01-20 10:00 a.m. - Impact of COVID-19 on Township of Adjala-Tosorontio Services​​April 1, 2020
​Simcoe County Emergency Management
Notice from 211 - Grocery & Pharmaceutical Delivery Options​

​March 27, 2020

*** The Tosorontio Landfill Site is currently closed until further notice. Any questions or concerns can be directed to the County of Simcoe who operates the Waste & Recycling Services. Follow link here for updates and information ***

​March 26, 2020​
​Treasury​ Department

due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Township has decided to defer the first instalment of the 2020 Interim Tax Bill by 30 days with a revised due date of THURSDAY APRIL 30th, 2020. This is not a tax abatement. It is a temporary tax relief for property owners affected by COVID-19, if you are able to pay on or before the deadline, we ​encourage that you do so.

For property owners who have submitted post-dated cheques or have registered for the Pre-authorized Payment plans (PAP) deposits/withdrawals will continue on the original due dates unless directed otherwise. Please contact us ASAP for any concerns.

Property owners are encouraged to use one of our various payment options listed below:

• Telephone / internet banking - Owner to set-up as Payee through their banking institution, using their full 19-digit roll number as the account number (no spaces or dashes)
• Drop box located at the Township office front entrance (Cheques/bank drafts/money orders only). Please do not deposit cash in Drop Box.
• Mailing a cheque payment (post-dated cheques are acceptable) allowing sufficient mailing time to reach our office on/before the due date

*Dropbox/Mail - Please provide a copy of your tax bill along with your cheque(s). We will stamp and send a receipt back to you.

Payments must be received by the due date. Penalty charges are levied at a rate of 1.25% on the first day of default and on the first day of each month thereafter. Failure to receive a tax bill does not excuse a taxpayer from responsibility for payment nor relieve the taxpayer from incurring penalties and interest.

As the township has declared an emergency. All parks and playgrounds are completely close to public due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Public shall not use any parks or playgrounds until further notice. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Township of Adjala-Tosorontio
7855 Sideroad 30
Alliston, Ontario, L9R 1V1
Tel: 705-434-5055
​March 25, 2020



Public Notice: Essential and Critical Town Services
​​March 20, 2020

Public Notice: Township Residents may be experiencing some connection issues when trying to reach the Munici​pal Administration Offices currently via; Cell Phone to 705-434-5055. This is due to a extreme overload on telecommunication providers and their servers due to the current COVID-19 situation. Many companies are working from home to conduct their business operations across Canada and the Globe by using Cell Phones at peak times during each day. If yo​u are experiencing diffculties through this method in contacting​ the Municipal  Administration Offices, you can send us an email at: feedback@adjtos.ca
​March 20, 2020 12:00 p.m.
​Mayors Office​

Mayors Press Release - Township of Adjala-Tosorontio declares COVID-19 Emergency
​March 19, 2020 2:15 p.m.
​Mayors Office​

Mayors Press Release Updates - Follow this link here
​March 17, 2020 12:00 p.m.
​​Mayors Office​

Press Release from the Mayor - Municipal Office Closure​

​The Township of Adjala-Tosorontio is committed ​to ensuring the safety of our staff, residents, Council, and volunteers as well as reducing the spread of COVID-19. Effective immediately, the Township is closing the Municipal Office to the public.
​March 17, 2020 12:00 p.m.
​Fire Department

Burn Permits
In order to protect the public and our firefighters by limiting unnecessary public contact during the COVID-19 Pandemic the Adjala-Tosorontio Fire Department is not issuing burn permits, suspending current permits and implementing a burn ban effective March 16, 2020.
​March 16, 2020

​March 16, 2020

​​Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Update #8
​March 13, 2020
​Public Works

2020 Water Flushing Schedule
​March 12, 2020​
​Ministry of Health​

Ministry of Health - COVID-19 Notice
​March 11, 2020

​Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit - News Release for COVID-19
​March 6, 2020​
​Mayor & Council

2019 Budget Summary Update from the Mayor & Council

​February 26, 2020
​County of Simcoe

County of Simcoe 2020 Tourism, Culture and Sport Grant

To access these resources go to www.experience.simcoe.ca/resources
​February 7, 2020
​Parks, Recreation, Facilities & Culture

​Arts in our Community!

At the Adjala-Tosorontio Municipal Centre, Arts in our Community's newest partner, art work will be installed on an 8-week rotation schedule.

Adjala-Tosorontio Municipal Centre's first featured artist is Kathy MacFarlane, a photographer who has lived in Alliston since 1985. Kathy received her first camera when she graduated from University. Photography becam​e her passion.​

Art work can be purchased through the agency of the SSAC office - located at 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston. The SSAC phone number is 705-435-2378.

For further information, follow this link to our Parks, Recreation, Facilities & Culture page.
​January 22, 2020
​Economic Developement Committee​
​The Township of Adjala-Tosorontio has partnered on with YLM (Your Local Marketplace) to collect and maintain all our local business listings within one directory.

Business Directory

​November 12, 2019
​​Township of Adjala-Tosorontio
​Important News about Diversion Days!

The Diversion Day Events held at 3022 Concession Road 4 in Loretto have been discontinued. Please take your divertible materials to the Tosorontio Waste Facility, fees may apply.

To serve you better, the Tosorontio Waste Facility is now accepting Household Hazardous Waste.

Household hazardous waste can be disposed of safely and free of charge. Ensure containers are clearly labelled, secured, and leak-proof. For a list of acceptable items, please visit: simcoe.ca/waste

A Big Thank You to the Volunteers!

Tosorontio Waste Facility 2019.PNG
​May 13, 2019
​Website Notice

​Notice to Residents

To help serve our Residents in obtaining​ information on our municipal website, we have changed one of our main tab headings on the homepage relating to all government information from Council to Government. Under the Government heading tab, you will be able to visit our NEW iCompass Meeting Portal for Agendas, Minutes & Reports, Members of Council, Committees and all related government forms. We are hoping this provides easier access to Council and ​Standing Committee meetings. Residents can subscribe to receive email notifications when new information becomes available on a given meeting and access the meetings calendar from the iCompass Meeting Portal.

We are pleased to assist you in anyway we can to help make our site easy and accessible for all. As we work out any duplication or broken links on our ​site, we asked that you be patient with us on finalizing the new setup. Please provide feedback to us at feedback@adjtos.ca​.​

Information contained herein is subject to change without notice.

​April 26, 2019
​​Alliston - Stevenson Memorial Hospital
​Mary McGill Mental Health Program Updates:

​February 4, 2019
​Planning ​Department
Colgan WW Class​ EA Notice of Completion has been extended November 22, 2018​
​Director of Infrastructure & Development
Colgan WW Class EA Notice of Completion - Final​​​November 7, 2018​
​Economic Development
EXCITING COMMUNITY PROJECT - Simcoe County Barn Quilt TrailApril 9, 2018​
​​Public Works​

Colgan Community - Notice of Public Information Centre #2 - Class Environmental Assessment Study (Phases 3 and 4)​​

April 3, ​2018​
​Simcoe County - Office of the Warden and CAO
Media Release - South ​Western Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT) Initiative
Adjala-Tosorontio Residents: Help SWIFT build "​​broadband for everyone" by completing the Internet usage survey link​ below:
January 4, 2018​
​Planning Department

Memo to Council - Colgan Class EA Study Update
This memo is intended to provide you with an upd​ate on the status of the Colgan Wastewater investigations.

The Township has requested additional works be completed and incorporated into the Tribute Communities and Exp documents.
As a result, the Environmental Study Report (ESR) will not be available until early in t​he New Year.​
December 18, 2017​

​Be advised that all reports and notices relating to Colgan Waste Water Environmental Assessments are now located in one section of the Municipal website by following this link here.
November 1, 2017​
​Georgian College

Georgian College Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic​September 29, 2017
​Emergency ManagementSimcoe County Residents can receive tornado warnings via smartphone! Residents can stay one step ahead of Mother Nature this summer by having tornado warnings sent directly to their smart phones. To sign up for the service, click here​May 17, 2016
​Fire Department

Residents Reminder Regarding Outdoor Burning

All outdoor burning requires a valid burn permit and must abide by Adjala-Tosorontio's By-law 12-12 "Fire Control By-law".

Any burn pile larger than 36 square feet or more than 4 feet in height must be inspected and approved by the Fire Department prior to ignition.

Required distances from dwellings, structures, hedges, trees, fences, vehicular, roadways and overhead wires are specified in the By-law.

Residents are responsible for any damages incurred.

Also keep in mind that large piles of wood chips can be a source of heat and have been known to spontaneously combust.

Any requests for large burn inspections, please contact Fire Administration at 705-434-5055 ext. 250.

​April 6, 2016
​Public WorksPublic Notice:  Everett Wastewater Treatment Plant and Surface Water Outfall​February 17, 2016
​Public WorksCorr​ection Notice:  Everett Secondary Plan Master Servicing Plan​February 17, 2016
​Public WorksPublic Notice:  Everett EA Addendum

Notice of Completion Everett EA Addendum Final
Notice of Completion - Everett EA Addendum
Appendix A - MSP Notice of Completion and Preferred Option
Appendix B - Clearford Brochure

​January 28, 2016
​Emergency ServicesWeather Alert Fact Sheet (Notification Resources for all Residents)​December 17, 2015
​Community​Need help finding a service or program, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week?

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​March 27 2015
​AdministrationMeetings Held at the Municipal Office

From time to time, meetings may be held in the Public Room of the Municipal Office by specific groups which do not represent the Municipality.  Residents should be aware that these meetings should not be considered to be in consultation with or endorsed by the Township. If you have any questions regarding these meetings, please contact the Municipal Office for further information.

​February 17, 2015
​Public WorksNotice of Study Commencement - Everett Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP)Surface Water Outfall, Follow this link to read notice​September 11, 2014
​Public WorksNotice of Completion - Everett Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) and Surface Water Outfall Schedule "C" Class Environmental Assessment - Environmental Study Report, Follow this link to read more about this public notice

Everett WWTP - Environment Study Report - Final Report, Follow this link to upload study report

Everett WWTP - Environment Study Appendices:

​September 11, 2014
​Public WorksEverett Master Servicing Plan

Volume 1 - Master Servicing Summary Report

Volume 2 - Background Studies

Volume 3 - Master Servicing Studies Part 1 _ 2

Volume 3 - Master Servicing Studies Part 3 _ 4

​July 2013