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A Special Council meeting was held on May 14, 2024. A draft Heritage Strategy for EG was presented

Committee of the Whole Council and Council meetings shift forward one day due to the holiday long weekend. Meetings will take place on May 22. 

Committee of the Whole Council – 2 p.m. 

A Zoning By-law Amendment and Official Plan Amendment Application is in front of Council regarding Sharonvit Estates Inc. The report seeks Council’s approval for an Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment to permit a six-storey residential building with commercial retail space and underground parking.  

A Site Plan application has been submitted by York Catholic District School Board to EG in April 2024. The subject property is located at 235 Murray Leonard Lane, south of Queensville Sideroad and west of Leslie Street. The purpose of the application is to facilitate the development of a new Catholic elementary school.  

Other development services reports on the agenda: 

The Building Branch has prepared a year-end report on activity for the last 12 months.  

An updated and enhanced approach to the governance of Committees is being proposed by staff for consideration 

A bench donation by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) has a recommended location at the Sports Complex.  


A Special Council meeting (closed) will take place following the adjournment of the CWC meeting, to discuss an Allocation of Additional York-Durham Sewage System Servicing Capacity Update. 

Council – 6 p.m. 

A memo from Development Services is on the agenda: DS Memo - Averton Homes - PLC Extension 

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Civic Centre Holiday Closure
The Civic Centre will be closed on Monday, May 20 for the Victoria Day holiday. For more information, please visit www.eastgwillimbury.ca/holidays

Fireworks Safety
With the upcoming Victoria Day Holiday, residents are reminded that fireworks can only be set off on private property between sunset to 11 p.m. from May 18 to May 22. Fireworks should be set off by adults over the age of 18, kept away from anything that can burn such as buildings, trees, or dry grass, and have a water source nearby. For more information, please visit www.eastgwillimbury.ca/fireworks

Temporary Barrie Line Changes
Metrolinx will be completing construction as part of the Barrie GO Expansion project on May 25 to 28. During construction, there will be temporary modifications to GO Train and Bus service. Regular service resumes on May 29. For more information and to view service updates please visit GO Transit’s website.

2024 Summer Registration
Warm weather is here and that means summer registration is around the corner! Summer resident registration opens on June 13. Summer non-resident registration opens on June 14. Learn more at www.eastgwillimbury.ca/Guide

Register for Summer Camp
Enjoy sports camp, specialty camps, art camp, and a variety of summer camp fun! Register and view the Summer Camp Guide at www.eastgwillimbury.ca/summercamps

Nokiidaa Trail Improvements
EG’s section of the Nokiidaa Trail, located at 1000 Green Lane from the trail head to the Town of Newmarket border will be closed from May 27 to 31 for asphalt resurfacing to fix the damaged pathway. Trail users will still have access to the trail from the trailhead at Yonge St. and Mount Albert Rd. until the Green Lane trailhead. Learn more at www.eastgwillimbury.ca/ParksProjects

Spring Solstice Art Show
Celebrate the spring season with the Arts and Culture Advisory Committee’s Spring Solstice Art Show. View beautiful local pieces in the atrium at the Civic Centre during regular business hours. If you would like to purchase a piece, visit Customer Service for assistance. Learn more about Arts and Culture in EG at www.eastgwillimbury.ca/artsandculture

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We’re Hiring! Join Team EG:
For details and to apply, visit www.eastgwillimbury.ca/careers
Are you up to the challenge?  
Apply to become a Paid On-Call Firefighter in East Gwillimbury to protect what you love most. All candidates are welcome to attend the Information Night on June 5. Women and trans candidates have the option to instead attend the Information Night for Women and Trans Candidates Only on June 12. Both sessions run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the East Gwillimbury Operations Centre (19850 Woodbine Ave, Queensville). Sign up now to meet the team, ask questions, and understand what this career is all about. Learn more, apply, or register for an information session at www.eastgwillimbury.ca/FireRecruitment

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Touch-a-Truck Event at the East Gwillimbury Farmers Market
Celebrate National Public Works Week on May 23 at the  East Gwillimbury Farmers Market (19000 Leslie Street) from 2 to 7 p.m. Explore several EG fleet vehicles and meet with our Public Works team. Learn more about the weekly Market at www.eastgwillimbury.ca/farmersmarket

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Family Fun Day
Join York Region for Family Fun Day to celebrate National Public Works Week with interactive displays, trucks and equipment, children’s activities, and a barbeque lunch in support of local charities. Join the fun on Saturday, May 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 90 Bales Dr. E. in East Gwillimbury. Learn more at york.ca/PublicWorks

Easter Seals Run
The Easter Seals Run for National AccessAbility Week takes place on May 26! Walk or run 5km or 10 km or roll 5km at the Newmarket Riverwalk Commons at 200 Doug Duncan Drive. Register or donate now at 2024 Easter Seals Run.

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Point, Click, Connect – Digital Literacy Program
Join us at the East Gwillimbury Public Library, Holland Landing branch (19513 Yonge St) for the Point, Click, Connect Program. Facilitated by Job Skills, this two-day workshop is designed to safe internet practices and increase your confidence on the web.
Learn about:

  • Computer Basics
  • Microsoft Word and Excel Basics    
  • E-mail and Social Media Communication
  • Internet Safety

This workshop is free and open to all York Region residents.
Save the dates: Tuesday, June 11, and Wednesday, June 12, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Register in person at the East Gwillimbury Public Library or online at https://www.jobskills.org.


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Math is a Drag
Join the EG Public Library on Wednesday, June 12 at 7 p.m. for a virtual session with TikTok’s renowned math-teaching drag queen, Kyne. Kyne will share her coming out story, excelling in math at school, being a makeup star on the internet, and the lead-up to her meteoric rise to becoming a famous math-teaching drag queen. She will share some of her favourite math problems and her advice on embracing yourself and what makes you unique.
This is a free virtual presentation on Zoom for ages 18+. Please register by visiting the Library’s Events Calendar.

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