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Message from Mayor Hackson

On Wednesday June 9th, East Gwillimbury will be raising all Town flags following the observance of 215 hours at half-mast to honour the lives of the 215 Indigenous children found on the grounds of the Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia.

This does not signify an end to the importance of this issue, the continued attention it deserves, or the affect it has on our Indigenous community and our entire Country. Together we must continue to honour the lives of the 215 children and the lives of all victims of the residential school system.

East Gwillimbury Council will engage with our Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee and the community to find ways to take action and begin this important journey towards reconciliation.

Mayor Virgina Hackson

Council Highlights - June 1, 2021

2021 Council Meeting Schedule - Council approved the meeting schedule from September to December 2021. The Town will continue to monitor provincial health recommendations to determine if the meetings will continue to be virtual or transition back to in-person. To watch meetings visit

Civic Precinct Update - The Town has recently completed public realm streetscape improvements at Leslie St. and Mount Albert Rd., in partnership with York Region. The Town has also completed the entrance to the Children of Peace Park off of Leslie Street. The park features interconnected pathways, rest areas, premier gardens and public art areas.

Operations Centre - The construction of the Town’s new Operations Centre is now complete. The project was delivered under the Council approved budget and within the revised COVID-19 schedule. It is anticipated that front-line staff will start to move into the building in phases this June. A walk through video will be shared on the Town’s website and social media in the coming weeks! For more information visit

New Childcare Centre Coming to EG - Council approved a Zoning By-law Amendment and Site Plan for a new EG Children’s Centre to be located at 18335 Leslie Street. The applicant plans to open a wait list as soon as construction begins.

19658 Centre Street Development - Council will discuss the proposed settlement on a Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) appeal for the following Planning Application(s) at the June 15 Council meeting: Draft Plan of Subdivision and Zoning Amendment Application at 19658 Centre Street, Mount Albert. The proposed application is to divide the lands into 9 development blocks comprised of 14 townhouses and 15 single detached homes on a private road.

The final decision regarding this application rests with the LPAT. If the appeal is settled at the LPAT, future site plan applications are required to facilitate this development. Residents may provide comments to Council on this item at the June 15 meeting. For details on participation, visit For a larger scale of the proposed Draft Plan and other information, visit

COVID-19 Updates and Information

Ontario to Move to Step One - June 11, 2021

Ontario will move into Step One of the Roadmap to Reopen plan on June 11, 2021. As of June 6, 72 % of the population, 18 years and older, has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more about what reopens with each Step at

Second Dose Eligibility

Individuals who live, work or attend school in York Region who received their first dose on or before April 18, can now book their second dose appointment.

Residents 70+ are now eligible for their second vaccine and can book their appointment at

If you need assistance with booking or getting to your appointment, visit 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.


As of June 4, anyone who has received the AstraZeneca vaccine for their first dose can choose to receive a second dose of AstraZeneca or an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna. 

Individuals who received a first dose of AstraZeneca should receive their second dose 12 weeks after the first dose. The second-dose options provide strong protection against COVID-19 and will count as a completed series. 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.

First Dose Eligibility

Individuals under 13 years old require a parent/legal guardian to provide consent at the time of the vaccination. A consent form can also be completed and sent with the child to their appointment. The consent form can be found at the bottom of the page at

Notices of Construction

Centre Street

From June 7 to 9th, weather permitting, construction on two water mains and a sanitary sewer will occur on Centre Street between Mill Street and King Street in Mount Albert. Traffic controls will be in place, expect delays in the area.

Public Notices 

Automated Speed Enforcement Camera in EG

Slow down East Gwillimbury! York Region has installed an Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) camera on Leslie St. in front of Sharon Public School. The ASE system uses a camera and speed measurement device to help enforce speed limits in community safety zones. The ASE will rotate on a monthly schedule to community safety zones in York Region. For more information, visit

Tourism and Travel Small Business Support Grant

Applications are open until June 25. One-time payments of $10,000-$20,000 are provided to small businesses in the tourism and travel sector. Learn more and apply by visiting

Business Bounce Back Program

The Town of East Gwillimbury is pleased to partner with Town of Georgina and YSpace to launch the Business Bounce Back program. This new three-month program is designed to support businesses and individuals who are primarily but not exclusively, within the hospitality and tourism sector, and require the entrepreneurial and digital skills needed to pivot their existing business or create a new venture. Visit for more information. Applications are now being accepted for the first cohort until June 27.

Lymantria Dispar Dispar (LDD / Gypsy Moths)

LDD is an invasive caterpillar that has been found throughout York Region. The outbreak occurs on a cycle every 7 to 10 years. Although they are a nuisance and eat the leaves, they will not kill your tree and the leaves will grow back. The caterpillars do not bite or sting, however, the little hairs on the LDD caterpillar may cause an allergic reaction.

What is the Town doing?

The Town is monitoring trees in hotspot locations throughout EG and is part of York Region’s Invasive Species Technical Working Group. At this time, no municipalities are spraying, as the sprays may cause harm or kill other species that are helpful to our wider ecosystem.

What can you do?

Residents can wrap burlap or clear packing tape around trees to prevent caterpillars from travelling up the tree trunk.

Burlap Giveaway

Residents can pick up free burlap at the EG Farmers’ Market on June 10 at 2 p.m. (while supplies last). For prevention tips and more information, visit


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Community Events 

Mount Albert Community Challenge - This June, make every minute of activity count! Mount Albert residents are invited to sign-up and join the ParticipACTION challenge with MAVA at to help raise money for future Mount Albert events.

Pride Month - Pride events are happening all month long, with live video streams taking place from 7 to 9 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Visit to see all upcoming virtual events and connect with their social media accounts.

Finer Senses - The DeafBlind Ontario Foundation is hosting a virtual blind wine tasting from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on June 11 . Wine and food samples will be delivered to guests beforehand to accompany the event. Cost is $99.95, plus shipping. Visit for more information and to register.

Capturing the Impact of Pandemic Confinement Among Seniors - On June 16, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., a virtualist panelist discussion will be hosted by Prevention of Elder Abuse Committee of York Region to discuss confinement syndrome, legal expertise on seniors' rights and more. All attendees will be entered into a raffle. Register by clicking

Speaking of Bones - CHATS and Matthews House Hospice are hosting this virtual event on June 17, from 1:30 to 3 p.m., and will host a guest speaker from Osteoporosis Canada to discuss bone health, answer questions and provide resources. Registration is required to receive the Zoom call information. Email Megan Rochford or call 705-435-7218.

Business Bounce Back Program Information Session - At 2 p.m. on June 17, join this information session to learn more about the Business Bounce Back Program, YSpace, program benefits, requirement criteria, program timelines and more. Register by visiting

International Yoga Day - On Monday June 21, join in a free virtual yoga session. Open to anyone 12 years or older. There are three time slots throughout the day you can sign up for: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. (8377), 12;30 to 1:30 p.m. (8378), and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. (8379). Register at and use the time codes in brackets. 

EG Food Pantry - June 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Holland Landing Community Centre. 

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! Go to

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