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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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The Town has a policy for the use of its coat of arms, logo and signature. Unless a special authorization is granted, their use is prohibited.

You may consult the Policy on the use of coat of arms, logo and signature in the subsection “Policies”.

To obtain an authorization, please contact the Mayor’s office at (613) 632-0106 extension 2223.

Coat of Arms


It was in 1959 that the Municipal Council passed a by-law adopting the new Coat of Arms as designed by the Canadian College of Armorial Bearings in 1957. In drawing up the new armorial bearings for Hawkesbury, the College wanted to keep everything that could be kept from the old town shield without encroaching on the heraldic laws. Furthermore, other symbols referring to the history of the Town were inserted in the armorial bearings.

One of the symbols that appeared on the old Hawkesbury shield was a wheel, representing industry and work. This symbol is retained in the new armorial bearings.

The "barrulet", which is the horizontal bar dividing the shield in two and adorned by a "saltire cross", is taken from the armorial bearings of the Jenkinson family in memory of the first Baron of Hawkesbury. The "saltire cross", in French called “croix pattée” also recalls the memory of Dr. David Pattee, who was a pioneer in the launching of Hawkesbury's fledgling economy.

The sheaf of wheat, emblem of agriculture, which used to be part of the seal of Hawkesbury is still present in the new armorial bearings.

The hawk is represented in the armorial bearings in order to identify the Town's name "Hawkesbury".

The device "Valiant and Vigilant” has two meanings; firstly, recalling that through work Hawkesbury grew, and secondly, referring to the hawk, a brave bird which was formerly used for hunting and never missing its prey: its vigilance was no less than its valour.

The citizens of Hawkesbury, are proud of their coat of arms which is very representative of their history.



The 150th anniversary celebrations of the Town of Hawkesbury, held on November 19, 2008, were an excellent opportunity to modernize its corporate image.

The coat of arms, dating from 1957, relates the history of the Town and will remain an important symbol. A modern logo reflects the present and the importance of the future for the community.

The two colours of the logo, blue and green, represent water and land.

The dynamic shape of the "H" illustrates growth and points towards the future. It also represents a road, a symbol of the Town's path through time. The green bars on each side represent the provinces of Ontario and Québec linked by the bridge.

The "H" also symbolizes a building between two green bars representing a growing town located in the middle of a rural area. These two bars also represent the support the Town wants to offer to its citizens.

The "H" which can stand on its own, represents all the different roads leading to Hawkesbury.

The chosen typography is very simple allowing it to be visually appealing and easily recognizable. The reflection represents the water of the Ottawa River and the image the town wants to reflect from now on.

The new corporate image will be a useful tool in promoting the Town beyond its frontiers.

Please consult the “Policies” section to get the rules for using the Town’s coat of arms, logo and signature.

Discover Hawkesbury

Located in Eastern Ontario, the Town of Hawkesbury, renowned for the quality and variety of its municipal services, is a great place to live. Ideally located on the south shore of the Ottawa River, between Montreal and Ottawa, Hawkesbury is considered as the regional economic and recreational hub.

Hawkesbury is the third most bilingual town in Ontario, with about 70% of its inhabitants being fluent in English and French, the two official languages of Canada. Franco-Ontarians make up 89% of the population.