What Matters - Community Guide 2022

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What Matters 2022

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What Matters

As part of our efforts to improve communication with you, our residents, What Matters is Meaford’s new annual community guide, full of information on the Municipal services you rely on. This hard-copy document is here to supplement the more detailed information on our website at www.meaford.ca, with the added convenience of being delivered directly to your door. You can keep it around as a handy reference when you need a quick answer about the many services we offer. We strive to communicate efficiently to everyone across our community (including where the internet connection isn’t ideal), and have printed and mailed this document as cost-effectively as possible, while still showing off the sights and scenery of the place we love and call home. Missing that glossy feel from our inaugural What Matters Guide? Prices have gone up by 45 per cent for most printing and paper costs this year. It’s also important that we consider our environmental impact when printing. So, we’ve made the switch to ECOPAQUE™ paper. It uses 50 per cent less wood fiber than traditional glossy prints and the fiber that is harvested is from sustainable woodlands that are certified to credible and globally recognized sustainable forest management standards. The decision to switch to ECOPAQUE™ paper is eco-conscious, economical and still looks fantastic! Recycle Me! When you’re finally done with this guide, please recycle it.


Welcome to the Second Edition of What Matters, We have seen plenty of changes this past year, most notably, significant growth in our population as identified by the recent Statistics Canada data. Our community is so fortunate to have such a great mix of people who call Meaford home. There are those we kindly call Transplanters (who we welcome with open arms as new to the area), the Boomerangers (those who grew up here, moved away and are happy to be back again), and the Hometowners (those who called Meaford home all along). Pull up a chair, because there is room for everyone here at our community table. It is the people that make a community and together we will collaborate to get the job done. We embrace this diverse and growing place and encourage everyone to get involved. This community guide is a good starting point. It’s full of useful information on our Municipal services that are available to you, as well as, exciting events, inspiring points of interest and fun recreational programming. On behalf of myself, and all staff here at the Municipality of Meaford, I would like to say hi (welcome) and encourage you to (re)acquaint yourself with this great place, first with this guide, and second by getting out there and getting involved in the community. All the best, Rob Armstrong, CAO, Municipality of Meaford and CEO, Meaford Public Library

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Councillor Tony Bell tonybell@meaford.ca 519-378-4784

Mayor - Barb Clumpus bclumpus@meaford.ca 519-379-2551 519-538-1060 ext. 1103

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Councillor Ross Kentner rkentner@meaford.ca 519-477-4416

Councillor Paul Vickers pvickers@meaford.ca 519-477-1288

Councillor Harley Greenfield hgreenfield@meaford.ca 519-379-2783

Senior Management Team

Rob Armstrong CAO,

Valerie Manning

Matt Smith

rarmstrong@meaford.ca 519-538-1060 ext. 1121

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msmith@meaford.ca 519-538-1060 ext. 1115

Municipality of Meaford Treasurer, CEO, Meaford Director of Public Library Financial Services

Clerk, Director of Community Services


Rob Voigt

Jessica Wiley

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jwiley@meaford.ca 519-538-1060 ext. 1309

Director of Development Services

Director of Infrastructure Services

Greetings from

The Municipaltiy of Table of Contents Welcome 3 Council 2018-2022 4 Senior Management Team 4 Economic Development 6 Resident Parking Passes 8 eBilling 8 Events 9 Trails 10 Public Parks and Beaches 11 Meaford Public Library 12, 13 The History of the Library in Meaford 14, 15 Meaford Harbour, Memorial Park, 16 Pavilions Rentals 16 Community Centre/Arena, 17 Cemetery Services, Community Halls 17 Recreation Programs 18 Meaford Hall Arts and Cultural Centre 19 Map 20, 21 Meaford Museum 23 Winter Snow Removal 24 Transportation Services 25 Garbage, Recycling and Compost 26 Legislative Services 28 Protective Services 30, 31 Development Services 32, 33 Municipal Law Enforcement 34, 35 Fire Resuce 36 The Good, The Bad and the Cancelled Collection 37

Message from Mayor Barb Clumpus Welcome to the second edition of What Matters, your portal to information on important services and resources here in the Municipality of Meaford. This is also your guide to the many wonderful programs, activities and events that are returning this year. Thanks to your efforts in combating the COVID-19 virus that has allowed the easing of restrictions here in Ontario. We can now look forward to a year of reconnecting and celebrating together. It is also an important year with municipal elections coming up this October. You can learn about how to vote in this year’s election by visiting the back page of this guide. Serving on Council has been a rewarding experience and truly an honour for me. I feel we have come such a long way these past four years and there are more exciting times ahead. This truly is a wonderful community that cares and shares and is growing together. I invite you to use this guide as a handy reference and if you have questions on anything from garbage pick-ups to by-laws to name a few, reach out to the contacts provided in this guide or visit the Municipal website at www.meaford.ca. I wish you all a happy, healthy year. Be well, and enjoy the spring and summer ahead.



Cover photo from SweetWater Music Festival 2021 - Annan. This was a ticketed event adhering to COVID protocols. Photo by John White Photography.

Economic Development For more information, visit www.meaford.ca/ecdev

We Have a Lot to Offer - Support Local

I love it here! A saying so often heard from both residents and visitors and for good reason. What makes our community special is the unique landscape, agriculture, businesses, tourism opportunities and culture, which are the vital ingredients of our local economy and community well-being. Local businesses create jobs and drives our community’s vibrancy. Enjoy everything Meaford has to offer, such as, one of a kind shops, restaurants, breweries and wineries, markets, local events and experiences. See our website for how you can explore and play locally at www.meaford.ca/explore and check out our business directory at www.meaford.ca/directory.

Business Resource and Supports

There are many organizations and agencies available in Meaford to support, both our new and long-established businesses. A list of resources is available on the Municipal website at www.meaford.ca/businesssupport.

Business Grants and Loans

Grants and loans are available each year through the Community Improvement Plan. To learn more about these programs, visit grant and incentive programs on the Municipal website at www.meaford.ca/grants.

Meaford Chamber of Commerce

The Meaford Chamber of Commerce is the voice of businesses and the catalyst through which businesses, professionals, and community groups work together for the common good and economic prosperity of Meaford. The Chamber is located at 13 Nelson Street West. If you are a business owner and want to learn more or become a member of the Chamber of Commerce visit www.meafordchamber.ca or call 519-538-1640.

Meaford Business Improvement Area (BIA)

The BIA meets monthly to talk about projects and initiatives that support businesses and events within their area of influence in downtown Meaford. To learn more about what the BIA is working on, go to www.meaford.ca/bia for meeting agendas, minutes and videos.



Resident Parking Passes For more information, visit www.meaford.ca/parking

Paid Parking at Memorial Park Visitors will be required to pay for parking at Memorial Park from May 15 to September 30, 2022, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. seven days a week. Visitor passes are $10 for a day pass and $100 for a season pass.




Municipality of Meaford residents and property owners, including tenants, do not have to pay for parking at Memorial Park. A Resident Parking Pass will be issued free of charge to those who apply. Once approved, there is no limit on the number of passes available per residence as long as a driver’s licence and proof of ownership is provided.

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See the calendar of events at www.meaford.ca/events SweetWater Music Festival Meaford Harbour 2021

Add your event!

Do you organize a community event that you’d like to share? Visit www.meaford.ca/addanevent to add your event to the Community Calendar! It will appear on the Meaford website, and be sent by email to our subscribers. If your event has any changes to it, please remember to update your listing.

CANADADAY celebrations July 1, 2022

2022 celebrations are being planned. Watch for announcements and how you can participate coming soon!

Annual Volunteer e h t e Sav ate... Appreciation! D Wednesday, August 24, 2022

We are putting together plans to recognize volunteers, watch for announcements with more information.

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Bruce Trail

The famous Bruce Trail runs right across the Bighead River Valley, through the Bognor Marsh, and follows the Niagara Escarpment. It offers outdoor adventurers that include great hiking, snowshoeing, or cross country skiing. Guidebooks are recommended. Visit brucetrail.org for more information.

Georgian Trail

A 32 km hiking, biking and cross country skiing trail built on a former railway line that links Meaford with Collingwood. Start your adventure at the beautiful Meaford Harbour where there is plenty of parking.

Tom Thomson Trail

The Tom Thomson Trail is a three-season, hiking, cycling and horseback riding route between Meaford and Owen Sound. From Fred Raper Park at Meaford’s waterfront, the trail follows paved roads, woodland trails and gravel roads across the Niagara Escarpment and rolling farmland overlooking Georgian Bay. Visit www.tomthomsontrail.wordpress.com for more information.

Trout Hollow Trail

The trail traverses both sides of the Bighead River, following the present trail up to an old dam. The entire trail is about 15 km in length, 7.5 km on each side of the river. This property is operated by Grey Sauble Conservation Authority www.greysauble.on.ca.

Experience the trails and natural beauty in Meaford. There are a variety of trails to choose from depending on if you are wanting gentle sloping and level surfaces or rugged terrain. Connecting both Owen Sound and Collingwood, take your time and be amused by the sights and sounds of the countryside. See page 20 for a map of the trail locations or visit www.meaford.ca/trails.

TRAIL ETIQUETTE Tourism information for the County of Grey can be found on VisitGrey.ca. If a parking lot is full, do not park on the road. Where roadside parking is allowed please park only in designated areas and do not park on both sides.

Keep pets on a leash, on the trail, and under control at all times.

Always clean up after yourselves. Pack out what you bring in, including pet waste.

Follow the marked trail, respect private property and trail closures.

Observe signs noting permitted uses and trail rules.

Be aware of and obey all applicable federal, provincial and local emergency orders and by-laws.


Public Parks and Beaches For more information, visit www.meaford.ca/parks

Beautiful Joe Park

162 Edwin Street West Made famous by author Margaret Marshall Saunders, Beautiful Joe Park commemorates the brave dog for which it is named. Situated along the Bighead River, this delightful, wooded 8.5 acre park celebrates canine friends, helpers and heroes, with memorials to service dogs, K9 teams and family pets.

Leith Beach

359392 Grey Road 15 Located in the hamlet of Leith, northeast of Owen Sound, Leith Beach is a small beach with beautiful views. The beach is not far from the boyhood home of renowned artist, Tom Thomson. It’s easy to see how the views from this beach inspired a young Tom Thomson as he would have spent many summers on this beach.

Bognor Community Park

597392 Grey Road 29 Located across the road from Bognor Community Centre, this park has a baseball diamond, play ground equipment and picnic shelter.

Christie Beach

Christie Beach Road, Thornbury Christie Beach is one of the best family friendly sand beaches on this part of Georgian Bay. Located at the end of Christie Beach Road, off Highway 26 east of Meaford, this location has change rooms, washrooms, playground equipment and a picnic shelter. This property is operated by Grey Sauble Conservation Authority www.greysauble.on.ca.

David Johnston Park

125 Fuller Street Located east of the Meaford Harbour the park features picnic tables, and accessible parking.

210 Parker Street East Located across from Fred Raper Park and in close proximity to the Meaford Museum and Meaford’s downtown, this park offers lots of open green space, a splash pad, playground equipment, public washrooms and picnic tables. Pavilion rental is available.

Memorial Park

125 Grant Avenue A favourite for locals and visitors alike! Although the high water has limited available space, this pebbly beach offers easy swimming access and a view of the iconic Three Sisters rock formation.

Peter Cameron Park

Fred Raper Park

Steps away from Leith Beach, this is a small park with playground equipment.

207 Bayfield Street Named after one of Meaford’s founding settlers, this park is a hub of waterfront activity minutes from Meaford’s downtown. Watch the waterfront from a bench, gazebo, or one of the many picnic tables. Dip your toes into the water along the smooth pebble beach, or drop your line in to fish along the shore.

Market Lane

St. Vincent Park

269 Lakeshore Road Offeres views of Georgian Bay, open play area and small beach.

Tennis Courts

Eliza Street There are two courts that are available on a first come basis.

Irish Mountain Lookout

2655666 Sideroad 25 Offers one of the best views in the municipality. The view of Nottawasaga Bay with the Niagara Escarpment rising behind it will take your breath away.

Skateboard Park and Basketball Nets 57 Richmond Street Station Hill Park Sykes Street South

Legion Park

Legion Road Located on the southeast corner of Owen Street and Legion Road along the Bighead River, the land was dedicated to the Municipality in the 1980’s from the Conservation Authority, and has been used since as a parking area for fishermen looking for that trophy catch!

McCarrol Park


The first locomotive rolled into Meaford in 1872. Today, Station Hill commemorates the location of Meaford’s first train station, which stood nearby, and commands a scenic view of Meaford’s historic downtown. Visit Station Hill on the Big Red Chair tour.

Meaford Public Library

519-538-3500 | www.meaford.ca/library | 11 Sykes Street North, Meaford | libraryinfo@meaford.ca

The fully accessible Meaford Public Library is open seven days a week to residents and visitors of the Municipality of Meaford. We offer a wide variety of programs and services as well as a great up-to-date collection. Your library card is free of charge, wherever you live. Visit our beautiful parkette featuring pollinator-friendly gardens, café tables and a fire pit surrounded by cozy Muskoka chairs. A great place tocurl up with a book, visit friends, relax, and enjoy a little bit of nature! Stop by today to find out more from our friendly, knowledgeable staff.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday | 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Check out our fantastic collection:

• The Library of Things including: Ontario Parks and Grey Sauble Conservation Authority Day-use Parking Permits, snowshoes, puzzles, Wi-Fi hotspots, Chromebooks, laptops and more. • Best-selling books and new release movies. • 24/7 access to online resources such as eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, crafts, and lifelong learning. • Accessible items, such as large print books, audiobooks, CELA (Centre for Equitable Library Access) discs, and more.

Here are just some of our services: • • • •

Public access computers, faxing, scanning, printing, and photocopying. Free Tech Drop-in sessions Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wi-Fi internet access. Home delivery service.

A great variety of programs and events for all ages:

Most are free of charge. Here are just some of the choices: • Story Time every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. • After school activities each week for children, tweens, and teens such as Lego, chess, crafts, games, puzzles and more. • Author events for adults, teens and children. • Georgian Bay Reads – an annual battle of the books every October.

Community Engagement:

The Meaford Public Library also partners with community groups such as, the Municipality of Meaford, Meaford Hall, Parks and Recreation, Meaford Scarecrow Invasion, local schools and businesses, Rotary Club of Meaford, YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce Employment Services, Meaford Pickleball Club, and many more.

Friends of the Meaford Library www.foml.ca

The Friends of Meaford Library is an independent charitable organization of dedicated volunteers who are committed to helping the library and its staff provide our community with high quality library services and to promote the library and its interests. The Friends have been in existence since 1992 and in that time raised over $880,000 for the Library.

Become a Friend

New members and volunteers for the various activities of the Friends, including the Executive Committee, are always welcome. Information can be found at the Meaford Public Library. Membership dues are $5 per year. Contact us at: friendsofmeafordlibrary@gmail.com for more information.


The Meaford Public Library is More Than Books!

Along with the new Meaford Public Library facility comes an exciting expansion to our collection.

“The Library of Things”

This collection highlights items that are beyond the books! The Library is fortunate to partner with some amazing community groups that have added to this outstanding collection: • Snowshoes and Wi-Fi routers - the Rotary Club of Meaford • Chromebooks, Book Club kits, Wi-Fi routers - the Friends of the Meaford Library • Pickleball kits - the Meaford Pickleball Club • Puzzles - donations from our community • Fishing rods - the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters • Play Activity Kits for families - Meaford Public Library and the Meaford Parks and Recreation Department and PLAY in Bruce Grey • Day-use Parking Passes from Ontario Parks and Grey Sauble Conservation Authority • Ukuleles • Pedometers • Kobo eReader • Power usage monitors All items can be reserved and checked out on a Meaford Public Library card in good standing. Reserve today! BINGO: Every 2nd and 4th Thursday 7pm at Community Centre MEETINGS: 1st Tuesday of each month 6pm at Tilly’s Restaurant 168 Sykes St. N., Meaford


Always looking for new members!

Call Shonda at 519-538-5834 The Lions Club of Meaford


Get Your Library Card Today! A Meaford Public Library Card also allows you access to the Blue Mountains Public Library and the Grey Highlands Public Libraries regardless of your home address. Access to Owen Sound and North Grey Union Public Library are for Municipality of Meaford residents only.

Meaford Public Library An Important Location: Meaford is growing, and as our community evolves so too does our need for a community hub that accommodates the broadening diversity of people and interests here within the municipality. 11 Sykes Street North is now the location of the Meaford Public Library. In 2018, after careful consideration, the Municipality of Meaford Council agreed to renovate the former grocery store at this location to become the new home of the library that opened to serve the public on November 20, 2020. Throughout Meaford’s history, 11 Sykes Street North, has always been an important location, acting as a sort of gateway to downtown, serving as a community hub in several different ways over time. Paul’s Hotel, the Victorian lodging that resided in this location, was a lively downtown destination. Much later, it was transformed into a grocery store, a community centre in its own right. Both former uses were destinations for residents and visitors alike to socialize and achieve a sense of community.

The new library building opened November 20, 2020. Photo provided by the Meaford Public Library.

Today, the new Meaford Public Library has taken over the role of community hub and continues the rich history of 11 Sykes Street North as a place to gather, to learn, to grow and connect with fellow neighbours and visitors. The updated building and amenities have been carefully designed with accessibility, sustainability and community in mind. It is open to everyone, generously offering their services to all who visit. You can enjoy stellar year round programming, an excellent selection of books and media, and gracious staff. You can even borrow for no charge, fishing rods and snowshoes, allowing anyone interested in enjoying our outdoor activities the ability to do so. This brand new library facility is beautiful, inside and out, and brings with it a wealth of opportunities for everyone, from greater access to technology, to children’s programming, and more. It is representative of how we will evolve and change as a community in a way that is thoughtful, meets our unique needs, and honours our past. You can learn more about all of the great programs and services that the new library has to offer by visiting in person and online at www.meaford.ca/library.


The new library parkette offers picnic tables, muskoka chairs and gas fire pit. Plenty of space to sit and enjoy year round.

The new Meaford Public Library has taken over the role of community hub and continues the rich history of 11 Sykes Street North as a place to gather, to learn, to grow and connect with fellow neighbours and visitors.

A view inside the Meaford Foodliner at 11 Sykes Street North (also known as the IGA), in operation from roughly late 1960’s to early 1970’s. No shirt, no problem!

The Meaford Foodliner, in operation from roughly late 1960’s to early 1970’s, at 11 Sykes Street North. It then became the Meaford Foodland, which closed August 6, 2016.


Paul’s Hotel circa 1870, which was located at 11 Sykes Street North. Photo provided by the Meaford Museum and was donated to the Museum in 2008 by Paul Brown, a descendant of the Paul family.

Meaford Harbour

519-538-5975 | www.meaford.ca/harbour | 3 St. Vincent Street, Meaford We invite you to come and stay with us at the Meaford Harbour for a day, a week or for the entire summer. The Harbour has everything you need within walking distance to enjoy your stay in beautiful Meaford. There are over 200 boat slips with hydro and water services available.

Meaford Harbour has a beautiful parkland area and community pavilion with plenty of parking for all. Access 32 kilometers of the Georgian Trail right beside our parking area. Walk across the Trowbridge Street bridge to access stores, restaurants, and shopping in our beautiful downtown. For information on the Meaford Harbour, email harbour@meaford.ca

Memorial Park

DOCK RENTAL Seasonal slip rental Seasonal slip hydro Seasonal slip fee, dock C, 45 foot slip (includes water and hydro) Seasonal slip fee, dock C, 50 foot slip (includes water and hydro) Transient slip rental – daily Transient slip rental – weekly Seasonal Sea-doo dock Boat pump out Boat Launch Seasonal Pass Boat Launch In/Out Pass – daily RV/Trailer camping and fishing (inc. dock) RV/Trailer camping only Dump Station fee

$66.00/foot $8.00/foot $3,330.00 $3,700.00 $2.25/foot $10.50/foot $475.00/unit $25.00/pump $75.00 $10.00 $60.00/night $45.00/night $10.00

519-538-2530 | 519-538-1060 ext. 1402 | www.meaford.ca/memorialpark

Non-Prime Waterfront Lower Premium Upper with sewer Upper without sewer

$59.00/night $53.00/night $49.00/night $46.00/night

Prime Waterfront Lower Premium Upper with sewer Upper without sewer

$71.00/night $64.00/night $57.00/night $51.00/night

181 Grant Avenue, Meaford memorialpark@meaford.ca

It’s our happy place #meaford

One of Ontario’s few waterfront campgrounds

Memorial Park is a picturesque park boasting 468 metres of beautiful shore-line on Georgian Bay. It features many amenities including full service camp-ground facilities, public beach access, snack bar services, picnic shelters, playground equipment, mini-golf course, woodland walking trails Booking fee (applicable to all sites) $8.00/reservation and ample public parking. Camping season starts May 13, 2022 and runs until October 31, 2022. Currently we are operating with 87 sites, 73 of those sites are full hookup and 14 with 30 amp hydro and water. Memorial Park also offers a pet-friendly environment with a portion of the beach dedicated for dog use only. Just outside the entrance gates to Memorial Park, you will find Beautiful Joe Leash Free Park. Visit www.meaford.ca/memorialpark for the online booking service. *Prime rates apply from the last weekend in June to Labour Day weekend, as well as Victoria Day weekend, Apple Harvest Craft Show weekend and Thanksgiving weekend. Non-prime rates apply at all other times*

Pavilion Rentals For more information, visit www.meaford.ca/pavilions jbedard@meaford.ca | 519-538-1060 ext. 1400 Beautiful Joe Park • Beautiful Joe Pavilion Irish Mountain Lookout • Pavilion 519-538-1060 ext. 1400

sburgess@meaford.ca | 519-538-1060 ext. 1402 Meaford Harbour • Rotary Pavilion Memorial Park • Kin Hall Pavilion • Beach Pavilion 519-538-1060 ext. 1402


Community Centre / Arena

519-538-1060 ext. 1400 | www.meaford.ca/arena | 151 Collingwood Street West, Meaford | arena@meaford.ca

Arena Floor (non-ice) Ice rental – prime Ice rental – non-prime Auditorium – 2 hours Auditorium – 4 hours Auditorium – 8 hours Auditorium with Bar and Kitchen (Mon-Thurs) Auditorium with Bar and Kitchen (Fri-Sun) Meeting Room – 3 hours Meeting Room – 8 hours Meeting Room with Kitchen Kitchen (max 2 hours) Table Rental Chair Rental

$55/hour $142.50/hour $92.50/hour $37.50 $72.50 $150.00 $260.00/day $450.00/day $65.00 $85.00 $170.00/day $55/hour $27/5 tables $12/10 chairs

The Meaford & St. Vincent Community Centre/Arena is located in the heart of Meaford and houses a regulation size 185’ x 85’ ice rink facility, large banquet hall/auditorium, multi-purpose/meeting room, full commercial kitchen facilities, bar service area, lobby and concession to meet all your special occasion needs.

Community Halls For more information, visit www.meaford.ca/communityhalls

Bognor Community Hall

Occupancy: Upper 212 persons | Lower 160 persons To reserve: John Rankin at 519-376-4647 or johnrankin@gbtel.ca Located in the hamlet of Bognor, the hall offers a great setting to host a function, gathering or family event. The facility includes a full kitchen in the lower level, main level hall with stage, and lower level multi-use space. The facility is accessible.

597352 Grey Road 29, Bognor

Kin Hall (in Memorial Park)

181 Grant Ave, Meaford This facility is not accessible. To reserve: Dan White 226-668-8341 (September to May) The Kin Hall is a great setting to host a small function, gathering or family event. The Hall has a fully functional kitchen and separate bar serving area to accommodate licensed events. The Hall is managed by the Kinsmen Club of Meaford.

Riverside Community Centre

Occupancy: 88 persons, Accessible To reserve: Janice Hughes at 519-538-2938 or hughesclues@yahoo.ca Located just outside of urban Meaford. Elevator to access the upper level, full kitchen facilities and separate bar serving area for licensed events.

157707 7th Line, Meaford

Woodford Community Centre

Occupancy: 134 for a non-licensed event and 115 for a licensed event To reserve: arena@meaford.ca 519-538-1060 ext. 1400 Located in hamlet of Woodford just off Highway 26. This facility is accessible. The facility has a main level great hall with large stage and bar service area to accommodate licensed events.

107 Woodford Crescent, Woodford

Cemetery Services 519-538-1060 ext. 1400 | www.meaford.ca/cemeteries

The Municipality of Meaford owns, operates and manages three active cemeteries along with many historic, inactive cemeteries, located throughout the municipality. Lakeview Cemetery is located at 382 Graham Street in urban Meaford overlooking the scenic Georgian Bay and boasts peaceful, serene gardens, For appointments and/or inquiries fountains, gazebo, large natural pond, on-site chapel and columbarium. regarding cemetery services, burial plot Duxbury Cemetery is located on the 25 Sideroad, Meaford. and columbarium sales, please contact St. Matthew’s Cemetery was established in 1901 at the Municipality of Meaford. Grey Road 18 and Grey Road 29, Bognor.


Recreation Programs 519-538-0463 l recreation@meaford.ca l @meafordparksandrec l www.meaford.ca/recreation

We’ve got something for everyone! Check out our website for current programs and activities! www.meaford.ca/recreation Summer Camp MUNICIPALITY OF














For the Summer Camp schedule and more information Visit: www.meaford.ca/summercamp | summercamp@meaford.ca 519-538-0463

2022 Season: June 11 - September 2

You can find this season’s swim schedules, lesson schedule and aquatic course schedule at www.meaford.ca/pool pool@meaford.ca 519-538-3426 or 519-538-0463


Visit www.meaford.ca/rescreationfund to get your application form.

Recreation F und

All applications, funds, and eligibility questions will be answered by Golden Town Outreach 519-538-4550 goldentownoutreach@gmail.com

Purrsonally Yours Open Tuesday - Friday 10-5 Saturday 10-4 Closed Sunday and Monday


Are you a youth interested in social justice, environmental change and building a better community? Have you got something to offer? Opportunities include: having your voice heard by local politicians, running social media platforms, organizing community events all while gaining valuable work experience!

Join Georgian Bay Youth Roots today! Contact us at: georgianbayyouthroots@gmail.com

35 Sykes Street North, Meaford | 519-538-4283



Meaford Hall Arts and Cultural Centre

2006 Since

519-538-0463 | 877-538-0463 | www.meafordhall.ca | 12 Nelson Street East, Meaford

Meaford Hall Arts and Cultural Centre, located in historic downtown Meaford, is next to the shores of beautiful Georgian Bay and nearby to the Meaford Harbour, shops and restaurants. For over a century, Meaford Hall has echoed with the sounds of live music, drama, and debate, serving as the political, social and cultural heart of Meaford.

For more information about Meaford Hall Arts and Cultural Centre events, follow us on social media, visit www.meafordhall.ca call 519-538-0463, or simply stop in for a visit.

A family run business since 1984 We use only local fruits and berries in our scratch made family recipe pies. We carry many local products from all over Ontario.

Grandma Lambe’s continues to serve our customers with old fashion hospitality and customer service.

TWO LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU Meaford location – Open all year

Chatsworth location – Open seasonally

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A four-season venue, Meaford Hall Arts and Cultural Centre hosts a wide variety of live concerts, theatre, art exhibitions, films, events, meetings and social gatherings. Join us for great shows, films and events!

Vail’s Point Johnson Harbour

Mountain Lake

Department of National Defence Military Training Centre

Bayview Escarpment Provincial Nature Reserve

Ainsley Wood Beach



Bognor Marsh Nature Trails


Marshall’s Lake

Walter’s Falls



Highway 26

Cape Rich

Municipal Road Geographic Features


Points of Interest Airport

- Owen Sound Billy Bishop Airport

Baseball Beach Boating Boat Launch / Harbour


Tom Thomson Trail


Bruce Trail


Georigan Trail Trout Hollow Trail Great Lakes Waterfront Trail

Church - Leith Church

and Tom Thompson Grave

Community Centre Conservation Area

- Hibou Conservation Area Beach

Cross-Country Skiing - Massie Hills Ski Trail

Fishing Location Golf Course

- Scenic City Golf Course - Meaford Golf and Country Club - Stone Tree Golf, Fitness and Banquet

Picnic Area


Playground Scenic Lookout

- Irish Mountain Lookout - Bayview Scenic Lookout

Story Book Park Vineyard and Winery - Coffin Ridge

Christie Beach


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Meaford Museum

519-538-5974 | 519-538-1060 ext. 1403 | www.meafordmuseum.ca | 111 Bayfield Street, Meaford

Creating our History Together

With over fifteen thousand artifacts in our collection, the Museum is pleased to welcome the community back in person to continue creating our shared history. The Museum’s many exhibitions cover the whole of the history of the Municipality of Meaford, including the former townships of St. Vincent and Sydenham. Currently, our exhibits focus on weddings and fashion, local schools, the Meaford Harbour, our local apple industry history, military history, John Muir and his time in Meaford, the real story of Beautiful Joe, and so much more. We also have a large local history library which includes an extensive collection of family histories. These are accessible to the public if you are thinking of working on your family tree. For a small fee, you can either have a staff member assist you or book the library for a specific time to work on your own. The Museum is open Thursday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is by donation. You are sure to discover something new on your next visit.

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What to Expect During a Storm

Winter Snow Removal Guidelines only. Subject to change in extreme conditions.

Time to Clear Snow After Accumulation

Snowfall Begins

8 cm

10 cm

10 cm

8 cm

10 cm

8 cm

Clean Up

2-4 hrs

12 hrs

12 hrs

16 hrs

24 hrs

24 hrs

48 hrs

72 hrs

Plow and Salt Sykes Street (Hwy 26)

Plow Class 3 Roads

Plow Sidewalks and Parking Lots in Downtown Core

Plow Class 4 Roads

Clean Bus Stops

Plow Class 5 and 6 Roads

Plow Primary and Secondary Sidewalks

as needed

Snow Removal Downtown Rural Core after Intersection 1 metre Clean up height based on Drifting


Guidelines only. Subject to change in extreme conditions.

• Comprehensive eye exams • Pediatric eye exams for infants, toddlers and preschool screening • Binocular vision care • LASIK co-management • Assessment for glaucoma, diabetes, high blood pressure and cataracts • Dry eye management • Macular degeneration assessment • Treatment of eye infections and ocular allergies • Complete family eye care • Designer glasses & sunglasses • Contact lenses • Digital retinal photography • Direct insurance billing

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Transportation Services

519-538-1060 ext. 1302 | www.meaford.ca/roads | 157859 7th Line, Meaford | roads@meaford.ca

Maintenance activities to expect on Meaford roads throughout the year...


• Gravel and dust suppressant • Spring road maintenance: - pot hole repair and shoulder repair - snowplow damage repair • Gravel road and shoulder grading • Street sweeping • Storm sewer clean out


• • • •

Road reconstruction Bridge reconstruction Sidewalk repair Guiderail installation

WINTER • Snow removal • Road clearing


• Ditch clean out • Roadside tree maintenance • Gravel road and shoulder grading


Garbage, Recycling and Compost For more information, visit www.meaford.ca/waste

Garbage and Recycling Miller Waste picks up your garbage, recycling, and green bin organic waste. Find information on pickup schedules, drop off locations, and what materials belong in the green bin, blue box, or garbage can. All waste must be at the roadside/curb by 7 a.m. on your collection day or collection cannot be guaranteed.

Household Hazardous Waste

Electronic Waste Meaford Recycling offers electronic waste drop off six days a week. Remember to clear your private information from electronic devices before drop-off. Please do not drop off items outside of the designated hours.

Location: 1900 - 20th Street East, Owen Sound Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: 146024 Grey Road 12, Meaford Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Closed Sundays and statutory holidays. For more information on what is accepted and not accepted, visit www.meaford.ca/ewaste

April 23, May 14, June 18, July 16, August 20, September 10, October 1, October 15 More information at www.meaford.ca/hazardouswaste

Leaf and Yard Waste

Contact Meaford Waste at 519-538-3838

Where do I get a recyling bin? Residential bins are available at the Municipal Administration Office 21 Trowbridge Street West, Meaford

Location: 157859 7th Line, Meaford Hours of Operation: Fridays 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Opening April 22, 2022 till November. More information at www.meaford.ca/yardwaste

Blue bins are free of charge and Green bins are $20.

Polystyrene (Styrofoam) Recycling

Receive Waste Notifications

The Municipality has partnered with Transition Meaford to offer this one year pilot program. Location: 87 Stewart Street, Meaford (beside the Meaford Firehall) Hours of Operation: The second Saturday of each month 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. To learn more about the program and Transition Meaford visit www.meaford.ca/styrofoam


Download the Meaford Waste App for: - Personalized Schedules - “What Goes Where” Tool - Receive Special Alerts - Print Waste Calendars www.meaford.ca/waste and receive alerts via email or telephone


Any wipe that states it is ‘flushable’ is not, and could cause a sewer backup.

All wipes and towelettes should be disposed of safely in the garbage, not recycling, and facial tissues and paper towel can be placed in the green bin.

Did you know?

Dental floss

Plastics and food wrappers

Condoms and their wrappers


Kitty litter



Unused prescription drugs and over the counter medicines should be dropped off in confidential containers at a pharmacy.

Prescription and Over The Counter Medications


Paper towels and shop towels

Any product claiming to be flushable is NOT flushable.

Flush ONLY toilet paper. Put trash in the trash can.


Dog poop bags

Cotton swabs, and makeup pads

Tampons, maxi pads and their applicators/wrappers

Please don’t flush any of the items shown below.

The Municipality of Meaford would like to remind you how to avoid sanitary sewer backups and protect your sanitary sewer pipes.

Legislative Services 519-538-1060 ext. 1100 | clerk@meaford.ca


The Legislative Services division provides a variety of services for the public and is an important point of contact for Council. Legislative Services is responsible for preparing agendas, minutes and reports for Council and Advisory Committee meetings. Please visit meaford.civicweb.net for more information.

Commissioner of Oath Services

The Legislative Services division offers Commissioner of Oath services for government documents including affidavits and statutory declarations during regular office hours. Appointments are recommended and can be made by calling 519-538-1060 ext. 1100. There is a $20 fee for the service. To have a document commissioned, you must present an original piece of government issued photo identification (photocopies will not be accepted). You must sign your document in the presence of the Commissioner of Oath. Please note that our staff reserve the right to refuse commissioning services of any document. A Commissioner of Oath is not the same as a Notary Public. If your document requires the signature of a Notary Public, you will need to contact a lawyer or a Notary Public.

Marriage Licences and Wedding Ceremonies

Legislative Services division issues a marriage licence on behalf of the Office of the Registrar General. Couples wishing to be married in Ontario are required to complete the Marriage Licence Application and provide two original pieces of government issued identification. Appointments are recommended and can be made by calling 519-538-1060 ext. 1100. Please note that the licence is valid for 90 days. Municipal staff can perform civil marriages in the Province of Ontario. To find out more details including rates, please visit www.meaford.ca/weddings or email deputyclerk@meaford.ca.

Accessible Transit


Meaford Moves+ is an accessible door-to-door bus service. People who live in the Municipality and have a disability or mobility challenge may be eligible for this service. Meaford Moves+ can be used for medical or professional appointments, going to work, shopping, or visiting friends. Trips to Collingwood, Thornbury, or Owen Sound for medical appointments are also available. Application forms are available for download at www.meaford.ca/transit, at the Municipal Administration Office, or by calling 519-538-1060 ext. 1100 for a hardcopy.



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Protective Services

Escape Planning

Courage - Passion If a fire breaks out in your home, you may have only Honour

Plan Ahead! a few minutes to get out safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Everyone needs to know what to do and where to go if there is a fire.

Safety Tips  Make a home escape plan. Draw ayour map of your home showing Memorize fire department’s emergency phone number and write it here: all the doors and windows. Discuss the plan with everyone in your home. ________________________________________ ake aif possible. ow to m  Know at least two ways out ofHevery room,

Home Firen Plapole or mailbox) pelight  Have an outside meeting place scaa tree, E(like Make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily. a safe distance from the home where everyone should meet. ™ FIRE PREVENTION WEEK

 Practise your home fire drill at night and during the day, twice a year.

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• Draw a floor plan or a map of your home. Show all doors and windows.for more activities! • Mark two ways of each • Draw aout floor plan or a maproom. of your home. Show all doors and windows. Mark two ways out of each room. • Mark all of••the smoke alarms with SA . Smoke alarms should be in each Mark all of the smoke alarms with SA . Smoke alarms should be in each sleeping room, outside each sleeping area, and onand every level the home. sleeping room, outside each sleeping area, on ofevery level of the home. • Pick a family meeting place outside where everyone can meet. • Pick a family meeting place outside where everyone can meet. • Remember, practice your plan at least twice a year! • Remember, practise your plan at least twice a year!

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 Practise using different ways out.  Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them.  Close doors behind you as you leave.  Learn the emergency phone number for your fire department.

If the Alarm Sounds...  If the smoke alarm sounds, Get Out and Stay Out. Never go back inside for people or pets.  If you have to escape through smoke, Get Low and Go under the smoke to your way out.  Call the fire department from outside.


Grown-ups: Children don’t always wake up when the smoke alarm sounds. Know what your child will do before a fire occurs. Get more information on smoke alarms and escape planning at nfpa.org/factsheets. Sparky® is a trademark of NFPA®. ©NFPA 2019


Emergency Preparedness While Ontario is a safe place to live and work, emergencies can happen anywhere and at any time. In an emergency you and your family could be without access to stores, electricity, running water and other critical supplies. That's why it is important that you are prepared by having an emergency survival kit. Find some of the recommended items you should have in your emergency survival kit. Remember every member of the household should know where the kit is kept!

Phone Charger Batteries Hand Sanitizer Clothing Medications Multi Tool Radio Cash Water First Aid Kit Blanket Candles Matches Backpack Flashlight Pet Supplies Food Whistle


Development Services

The Development Services department primarily administers the functions of the Planning, Building, and Municipal Enforcement Divisions. This includes maintaining and implementing Meaford’s Official Plan and Zoning By-law, and processing Ontario Planning Act applications; processing and conducting inspections for Building and Septic Permits in accordance with the Ontario Building Code; as well as, conducting inspections and actions to ensure compliance with domesticated Animal Control concerns, Municipal By-laws and applicable Provincial Statues.

Planning Services

Staff are responsible for processing and maintaining all types of planning, heritage and sign-permit applications and information; as well as, coordinating with other levels of government, First Nations, and peer review agencies on land use matters. Application forms and information about development proposals can be found on the Municipal website www.meaford.ca/planning. Online, you can also find full copies of our Official Plan and Zoning By-law for download. Questions regarding applications, scheduling of pre-submission consultations or requests for zoning and property-related information can be directed to planning@meaford.ca or 519-538-1060.

Building Services

Building Permits are required for new construction, renovation, or repair to a structure. Building staff are responsible for these processes, which help ensure that work complies with the Ontario Building Code, as well as, coordinating with Planning Services on zoning and other applicable legislation relating to your property. The Building Permit page of the Municipal website www.meaford.ca/building lists: the items that require building permits; application forms; how to schedule inspections; and, contact information. Building related questions can be directed to building@meaford.ca or 519-538-1060.

Municipal Enforcement

Municipal Law Enforcement services supports public safety for all residents and visitors within the municipality, promoting the safe and undisturbed enjoyment of Municipal land and facilities and residents’ private property. If you would like to report a concern you can contact Municipal Law Enforcement Officers by phone at 519-538-2121, by email at www.meaford.ca/reportaconcern or by visiting the By-law Enforcement page of our website at www.meaford.ca/bylaws.


2022 Highlights: Official Plan Review

The Municipality will be completing the Official Plan update in 2022. The Official Plan describes Council’s policies on land use to help ensure that change and development will meet the needs of the community into the future. The Plan deals with issues such as where housing, employment, agricultural, industrial and commercial uses should be located; what services such as roads, sewers and parks will be needed; areas of environmental protection; and, the way in which the community will evolve to support sustainability, community success, and wellbeing. This Project includes extensive community consultation, including meetings with all of Council’s Advisory Committees. The primary source for all information for the Project can be found online at www.meaford.ca/opreview with updates posted as they become available.

Heritage Conservation District Plan Update

Working with the Heritage Advisory Committee, and expert heritage consultants, the Municipality is updating the Heritage Plan. The project is expected to be completed in spring/summer, and when done, the updated Plan will be a more effective tool for managing and protecting this important resource for our community. This will be particularly important for how it relates to potential infill development in the Heritage District. The Heritage Advisory Committee meetings on this project are open to the public, and citizens are welcome to provide their comments.

Community Design Standards

Recent work completed under a “modernization grant” from the Province has set the framework for the Municipality to create Community Design Standards. These standards will address many aspects of the design, function, and aesthetics of new development in the community, and will help implement policies of the Official Plan relating to livability and wellbeing. Community consultation for this project will begin in late spring 2022.

GIS based map is searchable, making it easier to find useful zoning information. Check out Meaford zoning information on the website at www.meaford.ca/zoning.

Current Development Information Information about development applications can be found on the Municipality’s Current Developments webpage www.meaford.ca/ developmentstatus. There you can find details about applications including related notices, supportive studies and documents, and when public meetings are scheduled.

E-permitting for Building Permits The Building division is launching a new online e-permitting system. This system will streamline application processes and also provide you with easy tools to monitor the progress of your applications and inspections.

Interactive Bike Patrol

Municipal Officers conduct visible patrols in the urban area to provide enhanced customer service to our community. This type of transportation allows Officers to engage the public in an approachable and personable way while patrolling key areas.

Standard Level of Service

The Municipal Enforcement division services our community to promote safety, create standards to support good neighbour interactions and prevent behaviors that undermine the quality of life for residents. The Municipality is committed to the principles of achieving compliance through the four ‘E’ model; engage, explain, education and then enforce, if necessary.


Geographic Information System (GIS) based Zoning Information. In addition to the downloadable Zoning Maps on the Municipal website you can now view the new Meaford GIS Zoning Map online. Meaford’s new

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Municipal Law Enforcement 519-538-2121 | www.meaford.ca/bylaws | bylaw@meaford.ca


It is important to know if you are considering to set of consumer family fireworks, all persons are to be over 18 and fireworks are only permitted to be set off on your private property. Be aware of your surroundings both horizontally and vertically to avoid an injury and to minimize any potential fire hazard or property damage. For more information visit www.meaford.ca/bylaws to view By-law #046-2014 and for our safety tips visit Fireworks safely www.meaford.ca/fireworkssafety.

Dog Licensing and Animal Control

It is a requirement for all dogs to be licensed annually by March 31 in the Municipality of Meaford. In registering your animal, proof of rabies vaccination wwill be required at the time of application. Dog tags are offered at a reduced fee until March 31 of each calendar year. Regular pricing takes effect April 1 of each calendar year. We continue to provide three options of payment: in-person/drop box at the Municipal Administration Office located at 21 Trowbridge Street West, Meaford, ON N4L 1A1, by mail and, online at www.meaford.ca/animalsservices. If you are mailing your renewal application to the Municipal Administration Office or paying by registering on-line, your tag(s) will be mailed within seven days of receipt of payment. All dogs are required to be leashed and owners are to be in care and control of their dog. Dogs are allowed to be off-leash on public property only within the designated off-leash locations. All owners shall abide by the rules and regulations of the off-leash locations.


Noise is defined as any unwanted sound that is clearly audible at such a volume that it would be likely to disturb any persons outside of the prescribed permitted times within the By-law. In review of the Noise By-law, there are certain types of large construction equipment and tools that are only permitted to be operated on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and prohibited on Sundays and holidays. For the prescribed times and definitions, see By-law #072-2011 on our website www.meaford.ca/bylaws.

Parking Enforcement

The designated off leash location are: 35 Grant Avenue - Beautiful Joe Leash Free Park 181 Grant Avenue - Designated Dog Beach - located at east end of Memorial Park 181 Grant Avenue - Memorial Park (only between December 1 to March 31)

The Municipality proactively enforces Parking By-law #2021-39 by issuing tickets to unlawfully parked vehicles. Parking enforcement assists in regulating traffic movement which helps to maintain and ensure public safety.

Open Air Burning

Open air burning is regulated on private property and not permitted on Municipal lands. To check any required changes please visit our website www.meaford.ca/burnpermit Be safe, responsible and burn clean.


The Parking By-law prohibits vehicles from parking on any street, Municipal public lot or facility as designated, from November 15 to April 1, between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. Parking tickets can be paid in person during business hours at the Municipal Administration Office, placed in the drop box to the left of the front door or by mail at 21 Trowbridge Street, West, Meaford, ON N4L 1A1.

Short-term Accommodation

The Municipality is receiving a number of inquiries from residents investigating the possibility of short term accommodations on their property. Within the Municipal Zoning By-law, examples of accommodation uses are defined as: Bed and Breakfasts, Cottage Rentals, Hotels/Motels, Tourist Establishments and Campgrounds.

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The Municipality does not license for short-term accommodation but the use may be regulated under our Zoning By-law 60-2009. To determine if your property is zoned to accommodate short term rentals, you can self-check the full Zoning By-law on our website at www.meaford.ca/zoning. If your property is under the jurisdiction of the Municipality, please review the definitions in Part 3 and the specific provisions associated with the definitions within the Zoning By-law.

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However, be advised some lands within the municipality are not under the jurisdiction of the Zoning By-law and are regulated under the Niagara Escarpment Commission Development Control. To determine if the use is permitted, you need to check with the Niagara Escarpment Commission or visit www.escarpment.org.

Sunday Service at 10:30am Community meals available bi-weekly. Check for updates at www.christchurchanglican.ca If you are searching for a spiritual home we hope you will find it here. All Welcome!

For the past 20 years, our stores – branded as The Bargain! Shop or Red Apple – we have been your reputable neighbourhood store, offering some of the best deals and unexpected finds on brand-name toys, home products, food and fashion – at low affordable prices! We’d love to welcome you to our store, so Stop by and visit us today!


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Ice Rescue Training The Meaford Fire Department team conducted ice rescue training this past February at the Meaford Harbour. Volunteers and staff took advantage of the unique landscape here in Meaford to get the necessary training to protect and serve this great community. This is the first year the Meaford Fire Department has had access to a rescue raft that is specially designed for ice water rescue. This raft allows for easier ice rescues and provides a safe platform for firefighters to work from during rescue operations. It was purchased through a generous donation from The Root Community Fund.

Since 1887, the firefighters of Meaford have been selflessly responding to emergencies within the community. They respond to fires, medical emergencies, motor vehicle collisions, extrication, hazardous materials incidents, and rescues from water/ice, steep terrain, and confined space. Firefighters are well trained and dedicated to serving you. For more information, please visit www.meaford.ca/fireservices. Drone photography kindly provided by Courtney Allen, Fire Chief for the Municipality of Meaford.

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The Good, The Bad and the Cancelled Collection:

Harsh weather and why garbage, recycling and compost collection can sometimes be missed. We live in a climate that, at certain times of the year, brings us things like heavy snowfall, whiteouts and freezing rain, which can make travel on our roads quite hazardous. When this happens, your garbage, recycling and compost collection can be delayed or cancelled.

Meaford and we invite you to find the method that is best for you. The Municipality works hard to communicate the most accurate and timely information on waste collection services and do so on our website, social media as well as on the nifty waste app.

During these bad weather days, Municipal staff will hear from some of our residents who are disappointed that they did not receive the level of service that they normally would and inquire about the process for waste collection.

We invite you to download the app by visiting www.meaford.ca/waste. This app supports both Apple and Android devices. Stay informed, follow us on social media or check out our website at www.meaford.ca for more updates and information.

The process. The Municipality of Meaford is in a contractual relationship with Miller Waste Systems (Miller Waste), who is charged with the collection of our garbage, recycling and compost. During these bad weather events, based on the safety of their operators, Miller Waste will make a decision if collection should be delayed or cancelled for that day. When a decision is made that results in a service disruption to residents, Miller Waste informs Municipal staff, providing details on the next collection date. Municipal staff then communicate this information to you, the resident. It’s a big job. Miller Waste uses two different types of trucks, which operate year round. Compost and recycling are picked up on the same truck and garbage is picked up on a different truck. On a regular collection week, the compost/recycling trucks make 2,850 pick-ups and garbage trucks make 1,850 pick-ups. It’s important to know that waste collection is a complex system, with lots of moving parts and plenty of human power. When bad weather hits, please have patience and understanding, most importantly, consider the safety of the operators who make many stops all over the municipality each week. There are many ways to stay informed about waste collection as a resident here in the Municipality of


Since 1983


MEAFORD at the

Meaford Community Centre and the Meaford Curling Club on Collingwood Street West

Saturday, October 1 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday, October 2 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Adm: $5, Under 12 $1

Proceeds to Community Projects



Did You Know the Municipality of Meaford has an Online Business Directory?

Meaford Scarecrow Invasion & Family Festival

Help residents and visitors alike discover your wonderfully unique business. The Municipality is offering this as a free service for you to add to your marketing toolbox and we just ask that you help keep it updated.

will be back in 2022 when Scarecrows Celebrate

With over 2,500 weekly visitors to our website, increase your reach and promote your business with us. Visit www.meaford.ca/directory and follow the steps to register your business today!


From early September till Thanksgiving weekend hundreds of scarecrow on display throughout the Municipality of Meaford • downtown Meaford • Bognor • Leith • Annan

Come celebrate with us on Friday, September 30 Parade on Sykes Street at 6:00 p.m. Family activities at the Rotary Harbour Pavilion to follow 38


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2022 Municipal and School Board Election

October 24, 2022

VOTE Want to vote by mail?

Download the form at www.meafordvotes.ca or call 519-538-1060 extension 1100. Register by Thursday September 15, 2022.

2 WAYS TO VOTE In Person

Vote by Mail

For more information please go to: www.meafordvotes.ca Call 519-538-1060 extension 1100 or email: elections@meaford.ca