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Mayor Hackson taking a short-term medical leave
At a Special Council meeting held on Thursday, November 2, Mayor Hackson advised that she will be taking a short-term medical leave for up to three months. As per the 2022 to 2026 Rotational Acting Mayor Schedule, Councillor Crone is the current Acting Mayor and will serve as Council’s representative at Regional Council. To see the full message from Mayor Hackson, review the Town’s media release.

York Regional Transit (YRT) Presentation 
YRT presented an overview of transit in EG including community programs, ridership trends, and future plans for transit, including expanding Mobility on Request service in EG. Watch the full presentation as part of the Town’s livestream.

Draft Tree By-Law for Public Review 
Staff are proposing a new draft tree by-law to address the removal of trees on properties that are equal to or greater than 0.5 acres that do not meet the definition of a woodlot or woodland as defined in the York Region Tree By-Law. The by-law will help to ensure the tree canopy in EG is protected. The Town will be asking for public feedback on the draft by-law in early 2024. You can view a copy of the draft by-law on the Town’s website.  

Annual Safer Streets Program 
Staff provided an update regarding the Town’s traffic program and Safer Streets Initiatives including highlights of the traffic activities, events, and successes in the Town of East Gwillimbury and proposed new initiatives for 2024. Some of these projects include traffic volume and speed data collection, a radar speed camera program, and expanding the speed message board program.  You can read the full report on the Town’s website. 

Municipal Housing Targets  
On October 13, Mayor Hackson submitted a letter to the Minister of Municipal Affairs of Housing confirming the Town’s commitment to meet the provincially prescribed target of 4,300 new homes in our community by 2031. This commitment is part of Provincial Bill 23, More Homes Built Faster Act and demonstrates the Town’s commitment to working collaboratively with all partners to address Ontario’s housing crisis.  

The province determined that confirmation of the housing target comes with Strong Mayor’s Powers and enables the municipality to be eligible for funding as part of the Building Faster Fund. On October 31, the Town was awarded Strong Mayor Powers by the province.  

The province has asked municipalities to submit a Housing Pledge to showcase how the Town will achieve this target. A Housing Pledge will be brought forward at a future Council meeting for Council’s consideration.  

Watch past meetings online Contact CouncilUpcoming Council Meetings

November 13

  • Budget Committee at 9 a.m.

November 15

  • Budget Committee at 9 a.m.

November 21

  • Committee of the Whole Council at 2 p.m.
  • Council at 6 p.m.

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Redwood Properties
A public meeting is being held to discuss a Zoning By-law Amendment for the Redwood Properties at 18477 Yonge Street on November 21 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers at the Civic Centre, 19000 Leslie Street. The applicant is proposing a multi-phased mixed-use residential development with an on-site private sanitary servicing system. Learn more at www.eastgwillimbury.ca/RedwoodProperties

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Watermain Repair and Road Closure
The Town has tentatively scheduled a watermain repair on Thursday, November 16, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Holland Landing. Due to the scope of work and the conditions, the repair date may be changed. Bradford Street will be temporarily closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. between Holland Landing Road to Toll Road to complete the repairs. Residents who live in the area, marked on the map below, received notice by mail. Updates regarding this work, including any changes to the scheduled date or time will be shared via road signs, on social media, and on the Town website at www.eastgwillimbury.ca/water. If you have any questions, please contact Customer Service at 905-478-4282 or customerservice@eastgwillimbury.ca

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We’re Hiring!
EG is hiring various positions, apply for:

  • Water and Wastewater Operator (Contract – 12 Months)
  • Utility Analyst (Contract – 12 Months)
  • Supervisor, Accounting
  • Plans Examiner
  • Lifeguards
  • Swim Instructors
  • Head Instructor Guard

Apply at www.eastgwillimbury.ca/careers
Yard Waste Collection
Yard waste collection takes place every other week until November 30. Place yard waste/fall decor by the curb at 7 a.m. on your collection day. Learn more at www.eastgwillimbury.ca/yardwaste

Purchase Collection Tags
Waste collection tags can be purchased at the Civic Centre Customer Service desk at the Civic Centre, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or the Sports Complex. The Customer Service Sports Complex desk is open 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday. There is a two-item limit for any bin or bag. For more information on waste collection, visit www.eastgwillimbury.ca/Waste

Youth Virtual Courses – Babysitting, Home Alone and Personal Safety
Expand your knowledge and learn something new at our upcoming fall virtual training sessions! Participants will learn important tips on how to provide care, emergency planning, leadership, and more.

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November PA Day Camp
Join us on November 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for a variety of camp such as games, sports, arts and crafts! Please note, some activities will be held outdoors. Sign up and learn more at www.eastgwillimbury.ca/SchoolBreakPrograms

Notice of Study Commencement
The Town of East Gwillimbury has initiated a Secondary Plan Process for the Town’s Complete Communities (New Community Areas) Secondary Plan. The purpose of the Secondary Plan is to establish a detailed planning framework and urban land uses in accordance with the policies of the Town of East Gwillimbury Official Plan and York Region Official Plan (2022) to allow the Town to begin the long-range planning of the Town’s new community areas.

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Learn more information at www.eastgwillimbury.ca/CompleteCommunitiesSecondaryPlan

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Santa Claus is Coming to Town
EG's Santa Claus Parade is on November 19 at 2 p.m. followed by festive events at the Sports Complex (1914B Mount Albert Road) sponsored by Tiny Seedlings:

  • Christmas Market from 2 to 6 p.m.
  • Free Skate from 2 to 5 p.m.
  • Tree Lighting at 5 p.m.
  • Donations for the toy and food drive will be accepted after the parade at the EG Sports Complex

 Learn more at www.eastgwillimbury.ca/Santa

Environmental Advisory Committee event
Learn about Heat Pumps Information Session
Join EG’s Environmental Advisory Committee for a free information session on November 27 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Civic Centre (19000 Leslie Street) to discuss using heat pumps at home. The session will explore the environmental, energy efficient, and cost saving benefits with experts. Details are available at www.eastgwillimbury.ca/environment. To register, email environment@eastgwillimbury.ca

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