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 Emergency Preparedness  ongoing
 Quotations, Tenders & Request for Proposals  ongoing
 Canine Control  ongoing
 Road Construction and Closures  ongoing
Notice of Intended Land Sale - 2612 Concession Road D-E Posted 2017-08-18 4:11pm
 Notice of Special Council Meeting - August 22, 2017  Posted 2017-08-14 3:00 pm
Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant Aids in Trail Feasibility Posted 2017-08-08 4:15pm

 Short Term Rentals Ad Hoc Committee

See attached recruitment notice to investigate use and recommend ways to regulate the use of Short Term Rentals Units in Ramara Township.  Also see the Terms of Reference for more information.

 Posted 2017-08-08 1:12pm

Flooding Survey

Please click on the above link to provide feedback on issues involving flooding, sand bags and protecting property.  Please answer the survey by August 31, 2017.  Thank you for your input.

Posted 2017-07-27 11:10am

Road Re-opened- Simcoe Road

Simcoe Road has been Re-Opened from Ramara Road 47 to Laguna Parkway.

Last update posted 2017-07-26 3:57pm
Posted 2017-07-26 2:41pm

Proposed Environmental Services Budget Amendment

Considering transfer of $138,825 from the Environmental Services Capital Reserve to the Environmental Services Beaver Trail Capital.

Comments and concerns must be submitted in writing by August 28, 2017 at 4:30pm.

Posted 2017-07-26 10:18am

Road Closure - Ramara Road 47

On July 31, 2017 Ramara Road 47 will be closed for maintenance between Concession 2 and Concession 3 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

On August 1, 2017, Ramara Road 47 will be closed maintenance between Concession 2 to Concession 2 from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Posted 2017-07-25 2:12pm

Official Plan Public Open House

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm and 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Township of Ramara Council Chambers, 2297 Highway 12, Brechin, ON

Posted 2017-07-25 2:04pm

Notice of Special Council Meeting for Council Training

Monday, July 31, 2017 10:00am

Posted 2017-07-25 9:17am

Civic Holiday - Office Closures

Please note that Municipal Offices will be closed on Monday, August 7, 2017 due to the Civic Holiday.

Posted 2017-07-25 9:42am

Library Board Recruitment

Posted 2017-07-20 4:05pm

ROAR - Ride On At Ramara!

August 26, 2017 Cycling Event

Posted 2017-07-11 9:39am

Notice of Passing Amendments to Development Charges Bylaws

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Township of Ramara passed amending Development Charge By-laws No.  2017.36 and 2017.37 on the 26th day of June 2017, under Section 2 of the Development Charges Act, 1997.

AND TAKE NOTICE that any person or organization may appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board under Section 14 of the Act, in respect of the Development Charges By-laws, by filing with the Clerk on or before the 7th of August, 2017, a notice of appeal setting out the objection to the By-laws and the reasons supporting the objection.

Posted 2017-07-04 12:06pm

LCPWC Notice - Chemical Weed Spraying

Posted 2017-06-29 3:58pm

County Road 169 Repaving Project

Please be advised that the County of Simcoe will be undertaking platform rehabilitation of County Road 169 from Conc B-C to Switch Road (6.5 km), from approximately July 4th, 2017 to August 7th, 2017.  During the construction period the road will remain open, however traffic will be reduced to a single lanes at times. EXPECT DELAYS. Reduced speed limit signs may be posted and will be radar enforced. It should be noted recent changes to the Highway Traffic Act have doubled speeding fines for speeding in a construction zone. If you have any questions, please contact The County of Simcoe at 705-735-6901 or 1-800-263-3199. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this project.

Posted 2017-06-28 2:37pm

Change of 2018 Budget Meeting Dates - Nov 22 & 23, 2017

Amended 2017 Schedule of Meetings

Posted 2017-06-28 1:25pm

Official Plan Review

Current Ramara Official Plan

Review of Ramara Official Plan

Posted 2017-06-28 10:19am

Industrial Development Charges Waived

On June 26th 2017 Council passed a Bylaw waiving development charges on Industrial Development until 2019*. The County of Simcoe matched the Township of Ramara’s Bylaw, therefore development in the Industrial Park is only subject to School Board Development charges.  *Dates subject to change at the discretion of Council.
Posted 2017-06-28 9:47am

Amendments to Development Charges Bylaws

Development Charges Bylaw for BRECHIN/LAGOON CITY Sewer and Water Service Area 2014.65 (Repeals 2009.69) - AMENDED BY 2017.37

Development Charges Bylaw TOWNSHIP WIDE 2015.13 (Replaces 2010.28) - AMENDED BY 2017.36

Posted 2017-06-28 9:33am

2017 Yesteryears Celebration

Yesteryears Celebration Poster for July 29, 2017 Event

A celebration of Ramara’s past

Yesteryears logo - a celebration of Ramara's past

Admission: Purchase of a “Yesteryears” button to show your support

Event to be held on the grounds of The Church of St Columbkille, 4993 Highway 12 at Muley Point Road, Uptergrove

Last updated posted 2017-06-22 1:26pm

Posted 2017-06-05 11:29am

2017 Resident Service Satisfaction Survey

Click link to complete survey online.

We appreciate you taking your time to complete this survey and contribute to making the Township of Ramara an even more enjoyable place to live and play!
Should you require this survey in an accessible format, please contact the Township office at 705-484-5374, ext. 242.
Paper copies of this survey are available at the Administration Centre, 2297 Hwy 12, Brechin or the Ramara Centre, 5482 Hwy 12, Orillia or by calling the Township office at 705-484-5374, ext. 235.
Surveys will be accepted from June 5, 2017 to September 5, 2017.  Look for the results of this survey on our website in September.
Posted 2017-06-05 11:14am

FASD - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day on September 9, 2017

Proclamation Notice

Visit the SMDHU website for further information on Alcohol and Pregnancy

Posted 2017-06-02 2:59pm


Effective May 23, 2017, the Township's extended summer hours are 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday to Friday until the Labour Day weekend.

Posted 2017-05-18 1:24pm


½ load restrictions have now been removed from Township roads. 
Posted 2017-05-15 9:15am

Canada Infrastructure Program 150 Funding Announcement - Trails

Last Update Posted 2017-05-05 4:10pm
Posted 2017-04-26 11:57am

Strategic Plan - March 15, 2017

Posted 2017-04-20 9:56am

Community Update from Trent-Severn Waterway - Fish and Frogs Survey Underway

Posted 2017-04-03 11:48am
Sand bags and bottled water only provided when emergency declared 

Sand bags and bottled water only provided when emergency declared

Contact 705-484-5374 ext.253 for a list of local sandbag suppliers.

Posted 2017-02-24 2:08pm

Proposed 2017 Budget Notice

2017 Budget PowerPoint Presentation

Posted 2016-11-30 3:39pm

Office Update

Environmental Services Offices, located at 2115 Highway 12, Brechin, will be closed to the public. All Environmental Services business will be conducted out of the Township of Ramara Administration Centre, 2297 Highway 12, Brechin. Please direct all faxes to 705-484-0441.

Posted 2016-11-30 11:51am

Results from 2016 Resident Service Satisfaction Survey

Posted 2016-10-14 2:08pm

Physician Opportunity in Brechin

Notice from Orillia and Area Physician Recruitment and Retention

Posted 2016-08-03 10:26am

Organization and Service Delivery Review

Report by consultant John Whitesell

Reposted 2016-08-03 10:14am
Previously posted on homepage

Farm Emergency Safety Information from OMAFRA

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Posted 2016-03-22 2:48pm

CIS - Community Information System 

Click logo to sign up for alerts

Posted 2016-03-09 2:19pm

Ramara Fire & Rescue Notice

Service offered by County of Simcoe Rapid Response Unit to be expanded on a 1 year trial basis for certain emergency medical calls.  Click heading to view complete notice.

Posted 2016-02-12 1:45pm

Brechin and Lagoon City Stormwater Management Master Plan

Notice of Study Completion

Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Final Report

Posted 2016-02-03 9:12am

Accessibility Plan Updates

Township Council adopted the annual updates to its 2013-2018 Multi-Year Accessibility Plan and associated policies on November 23, 2015. 

Posted 2015-11-24 2:27pm

Financing Opportunity for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

The Southern Ontario Fund for Investment in Innovation (SOFII) is designed to support high-growth, innovative Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in rural and urban communities by offering loans of usually $150,000 to $500,000. The goal is to create jobs in our communities by providing a source of financing for viable companies to implement innovative projects.

Click Flyer for more information.


Posted 2015-08-14 2:08pm

GHG Emissions Report and Energy Management Plan for Ramara Township

Please click the following links to view documents in pdf format and in compliance with Ont Reg 397/11:

2013 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions report


Last update posted 2015-07-09 3:08pm
Posted 2014-07-14 13:37:13

211- Government & Community Information

Click 211 Question & Answer sheet to view information detailing the 211 government and community-based health and social services system available by phone and online.

Posted 2015-05-15 3:21pm

Funding Assistance for Wetland Projects

 Ducks Unlimited Canada logo

Ducks Unlimited Canada has a new program, called the Lake Simcoe Georgian Bay Wetland Collaborative, with funding available for landowners for wetland restoration projects through March 2017. Eligible projects include wetland restoration, livestock exclusion fencing and nesting boxes.  Ducks Unlimited Canada can cover up to 90% of the costs for these projects.

For more information on how to conserve your wetlands or to apply for this funding, please contact Sean Rootham at 1-888-402-4444, ext. 232 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Click to visit the Ducks Unlimited Canada website.

Click Programs to learn more about the Lake Simcoe Georgian Bay Wetland Collaborative.


 Last Update Posted 2015-01-20 10:29am
Posted 2013-12-18 12:07:41


For information about Garbage and Recycling Collection
please call the County of Simcoe at 705-735-6901
or for 426 or 689 exchanges call toll-free at 1-800-263-3199

The County Customer Service Department operators are available to take your calls:
Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Visit for more information.


Last update posted 2015-05-19 2:14pm