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Customer Service is available during facility closures. You can reach the team at 905-478-4282 or reach us online through either of these methods:

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Message from Mayor Hackson

On behalf of East Gwillimbury Council, I would like to recognize and acknowledge Canada Day a bit differently this year.

Canada Day is a national holiday dating back to 1867 when Canada officially became a country. It is something we typically celebrate with pride and patriotism. However, this year we are confronted with a national truth, and a tragedy affecting our entire country. Tragedies that not only affect Indigenous Peoples but also other communities such as the recent Islamophobic attack in London, Ontario. We are saddened, angered, and dismayed by these actions and at the discoveries of unmarked graves at former residential schools. There are no words to describe the pain being felt across the country right now and I offer our deepest condolences.

There has been much public debate in the weeks leading up to Canada Day related to whether or not Canada Day should be recognized this year. As a municipality – part of our responsibility is to bring people together to build our community. It’s important to do so in times of celebration, but it’s even more important that we come together in times of tragedy. Today, while we recognize the country that we all call home, we also honour those who have suffered as a result of governance and laws that enabled a system that we simply can’t comprehend. We need to celebrate and honour people for their individuality and for who they are, ensuring no one is left behind.

As a Council, we are committed to continuing our work on creating a diverse and inclusive community where everyone is accepted and welcome. We must all look to create a better and brighter future, for us and for the generations to follow. We must stand united, as together we are stronger, and we can do better to make Canada the country we want it to be.

Mayor Virginia Hackson

Special Council Highlights

A Special Meeting of Council was held on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. The meeting was called to discuss the Provincial Bill 306, the York Region Wastewater Act. The Bill, if passed, would put a hold on any decision relating to the Environmental Assessment(EA) application for the Upper York Sewage Solutions (UYSS) project. The Province also indicated that they intend to establish an Expert Advisory Panel to provide advice on options to provide additional wastewater servicing capacity needs in York Region.

The UYSS and Water Reclamation Centre has been proposed as the sewage solution to facilitate future growth in York Region since the early 1990’s and an EA, meeting the Province’s requirements, was filed for review in 2014.

Council passed a resolution requesting that Province provide a resolution to this issue by the end of 2021 to allow the Town to continue to plan for and meet the growth targets set out by the Province. These comments will be submitted as part of Province’s public review of the Bill. For more information, visit

COVID-19 Updates and Information

Second Dose Eligibility

York Region Public Health states that individuals who live, work or attend school in York Region who received their first dose on or before May 30, can book their second dose appointment on Friday, June 25, starting at 8 a.m. at

If you need assistance with booking or getting to your appointment, visit our COVID-19 Vaccine Support page

If you have a second dose booked, you can re-book an earlier appointment. Previously booked second-dose appointments will be honoured and will not be cancelled unless a new and earlier appointment is confirmed.


Individuals who received AstraZeneca for their first dose can book their second dose appointment 8 weeks after their first. Individuals can choose to receive a second dose of AstraZeneca or an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna. Visit to book a second dose appointment or contact the pharmacy, clinic or primary care provider where you received your first dose to make your appointment.

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Public Notices 

Canada Day Waste Collection Schedule Changes

Waste collection that regularly takes place on Thursdays and Fridays will be one day later due to Canada Day. For more information regarding waste collection in EG, visit our Collection Schedule page.

Canada Day Holiday Hours

Customer Service will be closed on Thursday, July 1 for Canada Day and available again by phone on Friday, July 2 at 8:30 a.m. If you have an emergency with regards to water, sewers, roads, parks or recreation facilities, please call 905-478-4282, and press option 3. For up-to-date holiday information, visit our Statutory Holiday page.

Canada Day Fireworks Safety

Please remember that fireworks can only be set off on your own private property between sunset and 11 p.m. until July 3. You must be 18 years old to set off fireworks. Make sure you have a water source nearby, read label directions carefully, and keep sparklers away from children. Please visit our Fireworks page for more firework safety tips and rules.

Book Fairy Thank You!

Thank you to all EG residents for participating in our Book Fairy drop-off throughout our community. We hope you are enjoying your great new books!

Noise and Firearm Discharge By-law Updates

Share your thoughts on the proposed updates!

The Town of East Gwillimbury is undergoing a review of its Noise and Firearm Discharge By-laws. Proposed updates to the noise by-law include noise readings, aggregate site operation times, a new noise exemption process and more. The new Firearm Discharge By-law is focused on expanded mapping to outline urban non-discharge areas within the Town. Visit our by-law page for more information and to provide feedback!

New Advantage EG Website 

The Town is pleased to share our new economic development site, This new site is aimed at emerging entrepreneurs, existing businesses and prospective investors in EG! The site features a new community profile, contact us module on every page and was designed to ensure businesses have access to the right information and resources they need to be successful in EG!

COVID-19 Rapid Screening Initiative

Free rapid tests available for businesses with under 150 employees! The East Gwillimbury Chamber of Commerce and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Ontario and Canadian governments, have launched the COVID-19 Rapid Screening Initiative. Through this initiative, the EG Chamber of Commerce will be distributing free rapid tests to small and medium-sized businesses in EG! Order your free rapid test at

Lymantria Dispar Dispar (LDD / Gypsy Moths)

Residents are encouraged to continue using burlap to wrap trees for the next few weeks. LDD’s have started to pupate, meaning that feeding has slowed/ will soon stop completely. Caterpillars will begin to form a brown cocoon on leaves or bark, using their hairs as protection. Visit our LDD: Protect Your Trees page for more information.

Open House - Water & Wastewater Master Plan

York Region is hosting its third and final online open house until July 8 to discuss the 2021 Water and Wastewater Master Plan update. To participate or learn about previous open houses, visit

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Community Events 

Powerful Tools for Caregivers - Beginning July 5 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. join this free six week workshop. It will teach skills to help you manage day-to-day challenges of caregiving. Pre-registration is required. To register and learn more about this workshop, please visit our Powerful Tools Event page.

Summer Adult Fitness - EG has many recreational fitness programs for adults starting July 5! You can register as you go and try out numerous programs like Barre Strength, Bootcamps, Core and More, EG Running Club and HITT the Playground! To see all programs available and to register, check out our recreation and leisure page.

James Anglican Church Food Pantry - Open every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to noon, located at 18804 Leslie Street. Residents can drop in to the food pantry for assistance, if you require clothing, please call 905-478-1959 to make arrangements for pick-up.

Visit our website calendar to learn about all upcoming and new events in the EG community or to submit an event of your own! Check out our Calendar now!

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