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    • Difficulties with 613 632-0106

      The Corporation of the Town of Hawkesbury is going ahead and will migrate to a new 'IP' type telephone service on January 18, 2022. Until then, we are experiencing a small glitch with only one line at the time for incoming calls. You can of course contact Town Hall staff at our regular number, 613 632-0106, but the employee will write down your contact details and will contact you after your initial conversation.

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    • Notice of late billing of charges for water, sewer and garbage collection

      Notice of late billing of charges for water, sewer and garbage collection

      Due to circumstances related to COVID-19, the billing of charges for water, sewer and garbage collection for the period from October to December 2021 will be processed late. Therefore, the payment due date will be extended to February 11, 2022.

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    • Sports Complex closed

      As part of the response to the Omicron variant and following the provincial government's announcement regarding Ontario temporarily moving into Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen with modifications, the Sports Complex is now CLOSED until further notice.

      Please note that you can access Town Hall by appointment only.

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    • Online survey to help inform the goals and policies for the new Official Plan

      Opportunities for public input on the Official Plan Review will be provided during the review process.

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    • New measures effective Sunday, December 19, 2021

      In Response to the rising Omicron Cases across Ontario. the government has announced the following new measures, effective Sunday, December 19, 2021:

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  • As part of its emergency plan and eager to offer an effective tool of good quality to its citizens, the Town of Hawkesbury has acquired an alert and communication system service WITH NO USER FEE FOR ITS CITIZENS.

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Jun 2021

OUVERTURE – EXPOSITION RECYCL’ART 2021 – 6e Édition Installation des sculptures extérieures. Une dizaine d’œuvres d’artistes de la région TABLE RONDE – 15h ; Discussion sur l’Art Urbain accessible pour tous Rencontres avec les artistes
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Council will consider the closing of part of Industriel Boulevard between Spence Avenue and the railroad track (PIN 54171-0108) and has declared at the March 9, 2020 meeting that parcel of land as surplus to the need of the Town with the intention to sell it to the United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR). The by-laws for stopping and closing up that parcel of road and for transferring it to the UCPR will be considered by Council at the regular meeting to be held on May 11, 2020.


The intention of the Community Improvement Plan Amendment is to make it more accessible. To adopt the new plan as amended, the legal process requires a public consultation organized by the Town. The purpose of this consultation is to gather the various comments, opinions and proposals from the public, in order to consider same when the Plan is adopted by the Town Council. Anyone can participate in said public meeting. A notice is published allowing you to find all the information about the meeting, the project as well as how to access the public consultation since it will be a virtual meeting.

pdfFinal draft12.50 MB

To facilitate your reading of the draft, you can listen to the video presentation by clicking on this link

Please peruse the attached notice below.

pdfDRAFT_Notice_Stat_Public_meeting_-_CIP_Amendment.pdf139.53 KB

The Minor Variance Committee for the Town of Hawkesbury will hold a public hearing at Town Hall, 600 Higginson Street, Hawkesbury, at 7:00 p.m. on February 25, 2020 to discuss the application regarding the property located at 517 McGill Street.

For more information, please view the attached notice.


In 2019, the municipality began the process of a study on development charges. The purpose of Development Charges (D.C.) is to recover the capital costs associated with residential and non-residential growth within the municipality. In sum, the new development projects pay for the required infrastructure for these new projects.

As part of the public regulatory process, we share the report of said study. A presentation of the study will take place at a public meeting on February 18, 2020.

Public notices will be sent to this effect.

You can download the document here:

pdfPublic notice

pdfDevelopment Charges Background Study

pdfNotice of the Passing of a Development Charges By-law167.43 KB

pdfRèglement_DC_By_law_no._16_2020-compressed.pdf2.72 MB

In September 2019, the Town of Hawkesbury adopted it's first communication plan. It will evolve as and when changes and needs in the community. It is intended to be a set of guiding principles and communication objectives to be achieved for the Town, in order to articulate its communications with the various publics.

The Town has the duty to inform its citizens about matters of public interest. Accuracy, consistency, transparency and integrity are the values of choice in all communications. To achieve this, Town employees must provide diligent, courteous and responsive services that reflect the concerns of citizens and respect the rights of the public.

Citizens must have easy and timely access to all the information they want.