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Costco Signup for Membership Event

Posted 2017-06-21 12:09pm

Notice to Affected Residents - Municipal Drain Meeting Cancelled

Meeting with affected residents scheduled for Monday, June 26, 2017, regarding drainage issues on Concession 9 east of County Road 169 has been cancelled.  The matter will be brought before Council or Committee of the Whole at a later date for further consideration.

Posted 2017-06-21 10:27am

Notice of Vacancy - Property Standards Committee

Seeking applications for Appointment to Property Standards Committee

Posted 2017-06-13 11:38am

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


Monday, June 19, 2017 9:30am

Draft Development Charges Amendment Study - Brechin & Lagoon City

Draft Development Charges Amendment Study - Township wide

Posted 2017-05-18 4:01pm


All residents of Ramara are invited to attend a Special Council Meeting to Review the Ramara Official Plan on Monday, June 26, 2017 at 7:00pm.

Posted 2017-05-18 2:55pm


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


As part of an application process for a natural gas grant program, representatives from FORUM Research are conducting research on behalf of Union Gas.

Union Gas is required to collect survey data in the communities they are interested in serving.  They plan to survey residents in Ramara by phone to gather data required for the grant application and determine if there is significant enough interest to warrant a project application.

The estimated dates to conduct phone surveys are between May 12th – 28th.  Please note that there may be slight variation to these dates.

Questions and concerns may be sent This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view

Posted 2017-05-15 3:41pm


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

June as Seniors' Month

June marks the 33rd anniversary of Seniors' Month in Ontario. To recognize the important role seniors play in our communities, this year's theme is "Living Your Best Life."

Proclamation Notice

For more information on Seniors' Month and other supports for seniors, please visit the Ministry website at

Posted 2017-05-02 10:17am

Canada Infrastructure Program 150 Funding Announcement

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


The Township is in process of amending Development Charges by-law 2014.65 (Brechin/Lagoon City service area) and Development Charges by-law 2015.13 (Township-wide services). Consistent with the requirements of the Development Charges Act, the DC Amendment Studies are provided for public review as part of the process for the Township to amend the Development Charges by-laws. The Council of the Township of Ramara will hold a public meeting regarding the proposed amendment to Development Charges By-Law 2014.65 (Brechin/Lagoon City service area) and By-Law 2015.13 (Township-wide services) at a later date. Notice of this meeting will be given in accordance with requirements of the DC Act.

Draft Development Charges Amendment Study - Brechin & Lagoon City

Draft Development Charges Amendment Study - Township wide

Posted 2017-04-26 11:39am

Strategic Plan - March 15, 2017

Posted 2017-04-20 9:56am

2017 Notice of Aerial Pesticide Application for the Control of Larval Mosquitos for Nuisance Control

MSDS - Material Safety Data Sheet for Biological mosquito larvicide

Last update posted 2017-04-18 11:56am

Posted 2017-04-13 12:09pm

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

Posted 2017-04-03 11:48am

February 2017 Newsletter from Ward 2 Councillor Marg Sharpe

Please note that the 2017 Approved Budget has not yet been posted to the website.

Posted 2017-03-06 4:18pm
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

News Release - Ramara Resident Receives County Education Bursary

Posted 2016-12-22 2:29pm

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

2017 Council & Committee of the Whole Meeting Schedule

Posted 2016-11-16 10:30am

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

Simcoe County Business Services for Immigrants

Immigration Business Portal

Networking Opportunities

Posted 2015-10-06 2:38pm

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


TAKE NOTICE that on July 27, 2015, the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Ramara enacted By-law No. 2015.39 adopting Amendment No. 18 to the Official Plan of the Township of Ramara.

OPA 18 designates Strawberry Island as "Island Accommodation (Strawberry Island)" and in part as "Natural Area Protection", instead of "Rural".

Click Notice to read the complete notice from the Clerk.


Posted 2015-07-31 2:45pm

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