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The next Committee of the Whole Council meeting will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 7followed by Municipal Council at 2 p.m. Here are a few topics that are on the Agenda 

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Lake Simcoe Watch will delegate regarding Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution, and plans for reduction by 2030. Learn more. 

A memo from the Active Transportation and Trails Committee outlines community trail events that will be organized for 2024, providing residents with the opportunity to learn about aspects of the Town’s trail systems and promoting active transportation and trails initiatives. Learn more. 

Two reports from Development Services are on the agenda: Report DS2024-11: Zoning By-law Amendment and Official Plan Amendment Applications Sharonvit Estates Inc., and Report DS2024-12: Redwood Community Infrastructure Housing Accelerator (CIHA) Request and Minister’s Zoning Order (MZO) Framework.

Engineering and Public Works’ Memo provides an update to fill operations in 2023. The Town’s fill program regulates the placing of fill per By-Law 2013-066, which puts into place the technical and environmental requirements to fill and alterations to the grade of land within the Town. Learn more.

EG’s Fire Prevention Division staff members are being recognized by the Intercultural Dialogue Institute (IDI) for their efforts in breaking down barriers between the public and first response agencies. Congratulations to Fire Prevention Officer Shawna Davidson, Fire Inspector Kalai Walton, Fire Inspector Derek Hill, and Public Education Officer Nicole Spraggwho will be recognized by Council after being formally recognized by ICI along with other first responders from York, Peel, and Toronto. Learn more.

Congratulations will also be extended to EG’s finance team for the recognition they’ve received from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for the Town’s Annual Financial Report. 


A By-law to designate The William James Sloane House, 19081 Yonge Street Part Lot 9 Plan 98 will be brought forward to Council.

Get involved!
Review the Agenda at www.eastgwillimbury.ca/Agendas 
Make a deputation at www.eastgwillimbury.ca/deputations 
Watch the meeting at www.youtube.com/TownEastGwillimbury

Watch past meetings online Contact Council

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Property Taxes
Property taxes were due on April 30, 2024. If you haven't paid yet, payment can be made by:

  • Pre-authorized Payment Plan
  • Online/phone banking through your bank
  • In person at the office/drop box or any chartered bank
  • By mail
  • Pay online via portal

Learn more at  www.eastgwillimbury.ca/propertytax

Holland Landing Lagoons Decommissioning
For several years, York Region and the Town have been working together to decommission the Holland Landing Lagoons at 19932 2nd Concession (Cedar Street).

The Lagoons are no longer being used for daily operations and the likelihood for potential odours is greatly reduced.
Until the Lagoons are fully decommissioned in 2028, they will only be used in exceptional circumstances, such as extreme heavy rain, snow fall or operational needs that may cause the Lagoons to fill and require emptying.

While York Region does not anticipate the need to use the Lagoons often, use of Lagoons during exceptional circumstances may produce odours. In this event, residents and businesses will be notified by email. To sign up for email notifications and learn more, visit york.ca/HollandLandingLagoons

Transportation and Water and Wastewater Master Plan Updates
Did we capture your thoughts for the future of our community? Transportation and water and wastewater infrastructure are important components of planning for the future of East Gwillimbury. View the draft Master Plans to ensure we’re on track for planning until 2051. Review and provide comments online by May 10 at www.eastgwillimbury.ca/TMP and www.eastgwillimbury.ca/WWWMP

Recreation Programs
Looking to do something new this year? Want to get more active or in touch with your creativity? Check out our spring and summer programs before they’re full! View the Guide at www.eastgwillimbury.ca/guide

Be Prepared, Know Your Risks
May 5 to 11 is National Emergency Preparedness Week and we’re encouraging you to take three simple steps to become better prepared to face a range of emergencies; know the risks, make a plan, and get an emergency kit. Learn more at www.eastgwillimbury.ca/Prepared

Backyard Composters
York Region residents can order a backyard composter online until May 12 for only $35, including delivery and tax. Composting guides will be provided with your composter to help with installation and use. There is a limit of two composters per household. Learn more at Compost and Green Bin | York Region

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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Youth Week in EG
May 1 to 7 is Youth Week! Join us for various FREE drop-in programs from dodgeball, basketball, public skate, stick and puck hockey, camp games, and pickleball. Learn more at www.eastgwillimbury.ca/YouthWeek

East Gwillimbury Farmers Market Grand Opening
Join us for the annual Grand Opening of the East Gwillimbury Farmers Market at the Civic Centre on May 9 from 2 to 7 p.m. Enjoy:

  • Free shopping bags for the first 50 guests
  • Lil Farmers Club
  • Local artisan gifts
  • Music and entertainment
  • Fresh fruit, vegetables, and baked goods

Stay up to date on vendors at the Farmers Market at www.egfm.ca

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Southlake Community Engagement Session
Help chart the course for the next 100 years of leading edge care at Southlake Regional Health Centre by attending the Town Hall meeting for EG residents at the Mount Albert Lions Community Centre on May 7 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Your ideas and input will help Southlake develop a new strategy that will guide the organization into the future. Register at: www.southlake.ca/about-southlake/planning-for-our-future/

Love it. Break it. Fix it.
Are you holding on to an item that needs a quick fix? A button to be sewn, a vacuum that needs a new cord or a bicycle that needs a wheel alignment? Then a Repair Café may be the place for you, where volunteer fixers do their best to fix your item for free.  
Join the next Repair Café on Saturday, May 11, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the East Gwillimbury Public Library Holland Landing Branch. Find more details and register at york.ca/RepairCafe

York Region Tree Planting
Join us on May 11 at 5028 Queensville Sideroad to celebrate the York Regional Forest’s 100th anniversary with a community tree planting event! This family-friendly day includes free tree seedlings for each participant. Gloves and shovels will be provided. Learn more at york.ca/ForestEvents


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Tenant’s and Landlord’s Rights Presentation
Are you a tenant? This presentation by the Community Legal Clinic of York Region will help you understand your responsibilities and rights as a tenant. Learn about the Residential Tenancies Act, Landlord and Tenant Board, Rental Housing Enforcement Unit, and more.
This is a free information session for adults on Tuesday, May 7 at 6 p.m. at the East Gwillimbury Public Library Holland Landing Branch. Register for this presentation through the Library’s Events Calendar.


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