Proclamation to designate July 26 to August 8, 2021 as Fierté Simcoe Pride

Posted on Monday, July 26, 2021 08:30 AM

WHEREAS this marks the tenth annual Fierté Simcoe Pride (FSP), and its purpose is to create a safe and inclusive Simcoe County that supports gender and sexual diversity through services, activities and events; and

WHEREAS the rainbow pride flag is raised to honour gender and sexual diversity in Simcoe County. The rainbow flag was designed by Gilbert Baker in San Francisco in 1978. The flag is a symbol of the pride movement and the advancement of human rights for sexual...

Notice of study

Posted on Friday, July 16, 2021 10:40 AM

Transportation Master Plan

Township of Severn has retained McIntosh Perry to undertake a study to update our Transportation Master Plan. The plan will serve as a road map for short-range, medium-range and long-range transportation infrastructure investments. It will guide how we:

  • develop our roadways
  • coordinate infrastructure improvements with land uses
  • respond to future growth and demand on our transportation network


The Transportation Master Plan study has three phases:

  1. assess the existing...

Township of Severn waives fees for 2021 fire permits

Posted on Monday, June 21, 2021 08:30 AM

Severn, Ontario: Fire permits are required for all open-air burning in Severn. Township of Severn’s Open-Air Burning By-law regulates the issuing of fire permits, the size of fires and materials you can burn within an open-air fire.

Fire permit fees vary depending on the size and type of fire. It costs $25 for an annual fire permit and $75 for an agricultural fire permit. However, the fees are waived for 2021.

"In light of COVID-19, Council supported waiving the cost of buying a fire...

Proclamation to designate June 15, 2021 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Posted on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 09:44 AM

WHEREAS seniors in Severn are valued, contributing members of society, imparting a wealth of experience and wisdom in our community. They deserve to be treated with respect and dignity. It's our collective responsibility to ensure they live safely and fully engaged within the community that cares about them; and

WHEREAS the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, in support of the United Nations International Plan of Action, proclaimed this day to recognize the significance...

Township of Severn implements waterfront parking permits for the 2021 boating season

Posted on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 04:13 PM

Township of Severn is implementing waterfront parking permits this year to combat COVID-19 health and safety related issues at Washago Centennial Park. Starting June 14, only vehicles with valid resident parking permits will be permitted to park and use the accompanying boat launch.

"While we’re looking forward to welcoming visitors to our area, we must put the health and safety of our residents first. Last year, we saw how quickly our natural amenities became overcrowded despite public...