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 Quotations, Tenders & Request for Proposals  ongoing
 Canine Control  ongoing
 Road Construction and Closures  ongoing


CN intentions are to complete the Crossing Rehabilitation at Conc. Road 3 (CN Bala Subdivision Mi. 71.5) on April 28 approximately between the hours of  0300 to 1400.

CN will arrange to place Road Closed signs at Conc. Road 3 at the intersections of Hwy 12 and Harrigan St.

Posted 2017-04-27 1:38pm


Due to railway repairs there will be no through traffic on Concession 8 between Highway 12 and County Road 169 this evening, April 26th 2017.

Posted 2017-04-26 3:59pm


Wednesday, April 26

Highway 12 from Ramara Road 47 in Brechin to Concession Road A at Gamebridge.

Hwy 12 is expected to reopen by 5 pm.

Detour route Ramara Road 47 along the lakeshore. Detour signs are posted.
Further updates will be posted as they become available.

Last update posted 2017-04-26 2:01pm
Posted 2017-04-26 9:19am

Canada Infrastructure Program 150 Funding Announcement

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

Proclamation Notice - April 24-30, 2017 as Rail Safety Week

Visit the Operation Life Saver website for additional information.

Posted 2017-02-28 11:40am 


Township of Ramara - Road Closure - Sideroad 15 will be closed for maintenance from 9am - 3:00 pm as follows:

April 24th - Concession Road 7 to Concession Road 8

April 25th - Concession Road 8 to Concession Road 9

April 26th - Concession Road 9 to Concession Road 10

April 27th - Concession Road 10 - Ramara Road 46

April 28th - Ramara Road 46 - Concession Road 12

May 1st - Concession Road 12 - Concession Road 13

May 2nd - Concession Road 13 - Monck Road

Residents will have limited access.

Posted 2017-04-24 11:17am

Strategic Plan - March 15, 2017

Posted 2017-04-20 9:56am

2017 Easter Food Drive Thank you

Thank you for the donations that totalled 153 pounds for The Sharing Place Food Bank in Orillia.

Easter Food Drive Display  5 boxes of donations for Sharing Place, Orillia

Posted 2017-04-13 12:19pm

Posted 2017-04-13 1:18pm

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

2017 Soccer Swap

April 10 - May 26, 2017 at the Ramara Centre

Posted 2017-04-11 4:24pm

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

Posted 2017-04-03 11:48am

2017 World Autism Awareness Day

To promote autism awareness, the Autism Ontario flag was raised at the Ramara Municipal Building on April 3, 2017.

Pictured are members of Ramara Township Council and a representative from Autism Ontario.

Autism Ontario rep and members of Township Council pictured at flag raising ceremony.   Flag raised for autism awareness.

Posted 2017-04-03 11:39am

May 12 as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Fibromyalgia and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity International Awareness Day

Ramara Council has declared May 12, 2017 as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Fibromyalgia and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity International Awareness Day in the Township of Ramara.

Proclamation Notice

Visit for more information.

Posted 2017-04-03 10:19am

2017 Snowmanathon Winners

Snow Family entry for 2017 Snowmanathon snowman building competition

Prizes for the 2017 Snowmanathon Competition were awarded at the Council Meeting on March 27th, 2017.  Pictured above is the first prize entry, "Snow Family".  Pictured below is Mayor Basil Clarke presenting the trophy for first prize to a representative for the winning entry.

Mayor and first prize winner for 2017 Snowmanathon

 Posted 2017-03-27 4:26pm

25 Years of Service Awards

Township staff members Donna Harrington and Linda Westcott were each recognized for over 25 years of service to the municipality by Council at the March 20, 2017 Committee of the Whole Meeting.

Council members congratulate staff employees on 25 years of service   

Posted 2017-03-20 10:14am 

Spring Safety Message from LSRCA - Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

Posted 2017-03-09 1:33pm

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


Effective immediately all Township of Ramara roads are on half load restrictions.
Posted 2017-02-23 11:31am

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 

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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