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Council Highlights from February 6 Committee of the Whole Meeting:

Redwood Properties – Redwood Properties provided an overview of their proposal for 18477 Yonge Street, located north of Green Lane, next to Fieldgate plaza. The property currently has an application for an Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-Law Amendment.  
A statutory Public Meeting was held on November 21, 2023, and a Public Information Centre for the Environmental Assessment was held on January 30, 2024.  
A future Public Meeting will be held in March. Further details will be shared on Town Communications. Residents can sign up for updates on these applications by emailing planning@eastgwillimbury.ca
Residents can learn more about this proposal at www.eastgwillimbury.ca/planningapplications.  

Nokiidaa Trail Parking – Staff have now received the required approvals to construct additional overflow parking for the Nokiidaa Trail. The lot will be on Yonge Street, south of the bridge, at Mount Albert Road. Construction of the parking lot will begin this spring.  

Development Applications Update – Residents can see a list of all open residential, industrial, commercial, institutional, and mixed-use applications by using the Town’s interactive mapping tool at www.eastgwillimbury.ca/planningapplications. Each application has its own project page with available planning details for more information.  

New All-Way Stop – Committee approved the recommendation to add a new all-way stop at Spruce Avenue and Samuel Lount Road. Construction is anticipated to occur this spring.  

Watch current/past meetings online Contact Council

Upcoming Council Meetings

  • Special Council Meeting on February 13 at 10 a.m.
  • Committee of the Whole Meeting on February 21 at 2 p.m.
  • Municipal Council Meeting on February 21 at 6 p.m.

Get involved!
Review the agenda at www.eastgwillimbury.ca/Agendas
Make a deputation at www.eastgwillimbury.ca/Deputations

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EG is hiring for various positions, including:

  • Aquatics Coordinator
  • Camp Integration Counsellor
  • Camp Supervisor
  • Engineering Assistant Co-op Student
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Engagement Officer (part-time)
  • Fitness Staff
  • Municipal Law Enforcement Student
  • Planning Student
  • Seasonal Parks Labourer
  • Strategic Advisor
  • Student Parks Labourer
  • Supervisor of Aquatics and Fitness
  • Supervisor, Water/Wastewater
  • Swim Staff

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

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EG is recruiting for two Council Advisory Committees:

Join EG's Accessibility Advisory Committee
We’re looking for EG Accessibility Advisory Committee volunteers to:

  • Advise on the Town’s Multi-Year Accessibility Plan 
  • Review site plans for accessibility 
  • Connect with the York Region Accessibility Advisory Committee 

Join EG’s Youth Advisory Committee  
Adult members are needed to support the committee and:

  • Make connections with the community
  • Work with other Town advisory committees and groups
  • Help develop new events or programs for teens in EG

Learn more or apply for these committees at www.eastgwillimbury.ca/Careers

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Draft Tree Protection By-law

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The Town is seeking public feedback on the Draft Tree Protection By-law. The proposed draft by-law will protect the existing tree canopy on private property to ensure the preservation of natural heritage areas throughout the Town. Residents are invited to review the draft by-law and provide feedback at the upcoming Public Open Houses:  
Wednesday, February 28, 2024  
5 to 8 p.m.
East Gwillimbury Civic Centre, 19000 Leslie St.
Learn more at www.eastgwillimbury.ca/Parks


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Public Information Session for Sharon Heritage Village
Are you interested in learning about the history of the Sharon Village area? Share your thoughts at EG's second Public Information Centre for the Sharon Heritage Conservation District (HCD) Study on Thursday, February 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the EG Civic Centre (19000 Leslie Street). Attend the meeting to:

• Learn more about the project and potential next steps
• Review options for proposed HCD boundaries

The Study will evaluate the merit of designating a Heritage Conservation District and developing a plan. The Study Area focuses on Leslie Street as a key historic core of the community. Learn more www.eastgwillimbury.ca/SharonHCD


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Review EG’s Environmental Strategy
The draft Environmental Strategy is available for review. Once approved, the Environmental Strategy will guide the municipality’s journey toward building a more diverse, resilient, and sustainable Town for years to come. Visit www.eastgwillimbury.ca/EnvironmentalStrategy to view the document and email your feedback by February 16 to environment@eastgwillimbury.ca.

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Drop-in Programs
EG has many Drop-in Programs for you to join, such as:

  • Active EG Fitness – First come first serve basis until April 19, no registration required 
  • Active Start in partnership with Pulsars Gymnastics – Fridays until March 8
  • Artist Drop-in – Mondays and Thursdays at the Holland Landing Community Centre and the Ross Family Complex
  • Pickleball programs – Monday to Friday at the Ross Family Complex and the Harvest Hills Activity Centre. Various program times are available. 
  • Volleyball/Badminton – Wednesdays at the Ross Family Complex
  • Walking/Open Gym – Thursdays at the Ross Family Complex

Find times and details at www.eastgwillimbury.ca/DropinPrograms

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 sign up to be a vendor at www.eastgwillimbury.ca/FarmersMarket

York Region - Notice of Construction on Yonge Street from Davis Drive to Green Lane
Large hydro poles will be installed by York Region on Yonge Street between Davis Drive and Green Lane. Sections of Yonge Street will be temporarily closed to traffic during installation. Short road closures and lane reductions are expected in February and March. Learn more at york.ca/YongeStreet

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Family Fun Day
Join us for Family Fun Day on February 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the East Gwillimbury Sports Complex (1914B Mount Albert Rd.). Enjoy:

  • Summer Camp registration from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Customer Service desk
  • Free Skate - Sponsored by East Gwillimbury Minor Hockey
  • Face Painting - Sponsored by Cobs Bread
  • Photobooth by EG Public Library
  • Health and Active Living Fair
  • Fire pit, seating and music
  • Free Cobs Bread Fun Buns (while quantities last)
  • Food For Thought Catering - Sponsored by Tiny Seedlings
  • Food Truck ($)

Find more details at www.eastgwillimbury.ca/FamilyFunDay


3-on-3 Hockey Tournament

Registration closes on Tuesday, February 13. For more details, visit www.eastgwillimbury.ca/HockeyTournament.


Coldest Night of the Year


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Black History Month
February is Black History Month. Join East Gwillimbury and our partners for a series of events and activities to honour, engage, learn, and celebrate the contributions of Black Canadians. Everyone is invited to participate in the following events taking place in East Gwillimbury:

  • York Cinemania: When Morning Comes Wednesday, on February 28 at 7 p.m. at SilverCity Newmarket

Learn more www.eastgwillimbury.ca/BHM

Winter Solstice Art Show and Sale
Discover the creativity and passion of local artists in our community at the Civic Centre! The show runs Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until March 29.

All pieces are for sale, providing a unique opportunity to support our local artistic community. If you see a piece you are interested in purchasing, please bring the artwork to the Customer Service desk at the EG Civic Centre.

Don't miss out on this celebration of local talent!

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