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Council Highlights

Council Highlights from the February 21 Meeting:

Automated Speed Enforcement Program – Newmarket presented details related to its automated speed enforcement program. This program would implement a municipal speed camera that can capture images and issue tickets to vehicles traveling above the speed limit. East Gwillimbury currently has one camera in Holland Landing, which is owned and operated by York Region. Committee directed staff to investigate the program further and report back on a possible partnership with Newmarket.

Strategic Plan Annual Report – Staff presented the 2023 Strategic Plan Annual Report. The Report outlines major municipal projects and accomplishments from 2023 in relation to the Town’s Strategic Plan. To learn more about the Strategic Plan and see the Annual Report, visit www.eastgwillimbury.ca/StrategicPlan

Complete Communities Secondary Plan – East Gwillimbury is undergoing a Complete Street Secondary Plan to set the stage for future development of its whitebelt lands within the Town’s Urban Boundary. A Secondary Plan is required to establish the land use designations and specific policies to guide the future development and growth of these areas. The final plan will set out the overall vision and policies related to the area it covers. The Secondary Plan will address items such as height and density of development, what roads and trails are needed, where schools and parks will go, and more.

The first public information session about the Plan will be held on March 21 from 3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Temperance Hall, located at 18974 Leslie Street. To sign up for updates on this project and  more information visit www.eastgwillimbury.ca/completecommunities

Upcoming Youth Event – The Town’s Youth Advisory Committee will be hosting its first-ever youth event on April 19 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the East Gwillimbury Sports Complex, 1914B Mount Albert Road. Registration details will be available soon.

Public Meetings – The Town held two public meetings: 
1. A Zoning By-law Amendment application for 17743 McCowan Road. The application proposes to permit a fitness facility within an existing barn.
2. A Zoning By-law Amendment application for 18363 Leslie Street. The application proposes to permit a variety of employment uses, including warehouse, office, commercial and warehouse uses in three buildings.

Learn more about these applications at www.eastgwillimbury.ca/ActiveApplications

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The next Council meetings will be held on March 5. A few topics you may be interested in include:

Committee of the Whole Council – 10 a.m.
 The Library will be presenting their new Strategic Plan and future growth plans for the library. To learn more about these visit www.egpl.ca

Council Meeting – 2 p.m.
The Town is hosting two public meetings for Zoning By-law Amendments (ZBA) at:

  • ZBA for 19820 Holland Landing Road to develop a commercial office development comprised of two three-story and five single-storey buildings. This would include retail, restaurant with drive-through facilities, motor vehicle gas bar and car wash.
  • ZBA to add a garden suite at 30 Orchard Court.

Learn more at www.eastgwillimbury.ca/publicmeeting

Get involved!

Review the Agenda at www.eastgwillimbury.ca/Agendas
Make a deputation at www.eastgwillimbury.ca/deputations

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YRP Community Safety Public Information Session
Did you miss the Community Safety Public Information Session with York Regional Police? Watch the meeting recording on our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/@TownEastGwillimbury to learn more about the Community Safety Data Portal, neighborhood watch programs, and tips to protect your home and vehicles.

Backyard Hen Pilot Program Available
Residents who live on properties smaller than one acre can now apply to have up to four backyard hens. To apply for the pilot program, residents must submit an application form, pay the $100 processing fee, and have an inspection with the By-law department. Applications are available in Customer Service or online. Learn more at www.eastgwillimbury.ca/BackyardHens

Seasonal Road Weight Limits
Seasonal load restrictions begin on March 1. During the spring thaw period, East Gwillimbury’s road network comprised of mostly surface treated roads cannot withstand heavy vehicle use and loads. Every year, the Town monitors spring thaw progression, and load restrictions are imposed. For more information, visit www.eastgwillimbury.ca/WeightLimits

2024 Property Taxes Due
2024 interim tax bills were mailed by January 26, 2024. The due dates for the 2024 interim tax bills are February 29, 2024 and the second installment is due April 30, 2024. Payments can be made at your bank, online/phone banking, through our online portal or through a pre-authorized payment plan.

If you did not receive your bill, please contact Customer Service at 905-478-4282, and we will re-issue your bill. Residents can also register to access tax bills online via the Town’s online portal. To set-up your account, find your 5-digit access code on your water or tax bills. Learn more at www.eastgwillimbury.ca/PropertyTax.

Summer Camp Registration
Summer camp registration is open and camps are now 50% full! Visit www.eastgwillimbury.ca/SummerCamp to view the Camp Guide and register for a variety of camps including sports, karate, arts, and more.

East Gwillimbury Farmers Market
The East Gwillimbury Farmers Market is looking for vendors for the 2024 season! Vendors can enjoy early-bird pricing until February 29. Learn more and register to be a vendor at www.eastgwillimbury.ca/FarmersMarket

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EG is hiring for various positions, including:

Full Time

  • By-law and Licensing Administrator
  • Fire Chief

Part Time

  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Engagement Officer
  • Fitness Staff


  • Camp Supervisor
  • Fire and Emergency Services Student
  • Municipal Law Enforcement Student
  • Planning Student
  • Seasonal Parks Labourer
  • Student Parks Labourer
  • Yoga Instructor
  • Roads Student

Learn more or apply at www.eastgwillimbury.ca/Careers

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International Women's Day
Join us at the EG Sports Complex (1914B Mount Albert Road) on March 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for International Women's Day as we Inspire Inclusion! Hear from and network with women in various fields who are forging a way for others. Enjoy lunch and a variety of topics including:

  • Helping women to become ‘unstuck” and achieve heightened levels of performance
  • Inspire Inclusion
  • Lifestyle Tips and Strategies for Managing Stress in Daily Living
  • Breaking the Mould: Women in Environmental Work
  • The Ever-Changing Woman
  • Empowering Artistic Voices: Promoting Creative and Artistic Talent of Women and Girls

Learn more and register for this professional development opportunity at www.eastgwillimbury.ca/WomensDay

Run for Southlake
Join Team EG in support for Southlake Regional Health Centre in the annual 5 KM Nature’s Emporium Run for Southlake Foundation! Join us on April 28 at TeamEG - Run/Walk for Southlake.

March Break in EG
Get ready for some fun during March Break in EG! Campers will participate in a variety of sports such as basketball, volleyball, pickleball, and ice skating! Registration is open for:

  • Senior Multi Sport Camp, ages 8 to 12
  • Junior Multi Sport Camp, ages 4 to 7
  • Monday, March 11 Free Public Skate from noon to 2 p.m. - Sponsored by NewRoads Automotive
  • Thursday, March 15 Free Public Skate from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. - Sponsored by Tiny Seedlings

Registration for March Break Camps closes on March 7! For more details and to sign up, please visit www.eastgwillimbury.ca/SchoolBreakPrograms

Indoor Golf Lessons
Are you a beginner to golf or are you looking to freshen up your golf skills? Join East Gwillimbury’s Indoor Golf Lessons! Sign up now on Tuesday, March 19 to May 7 at 7 p.m. at the Holland Landing Community Centre! Lessons are $240 for ages 16 and up. Sign up now using code 9598 at www.eastgwillimbury.ca/ireg.

Were You Visited?
Did our Fire and Emergency Services team visit your home during the Smoke and CO Alarm program? We’d love your feedback on the visit and how we can improve. Share your thoughts by completing the short survey at www.eastgwillimbury.ca/FirePrevention

360° Kids Experience
Join 360° Kids for the 11th annual 360° Experience event! This fundraising event is in support of at-risk and homeless youth in York Region. Are you ready to join the challenge? Register for the 360° Experience today and help make an impact in the lives of those who need it most. Register at https://www.360kids.ca/

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