Media Release: COVID-19 Update: Town Services in Grey-Lockdown Zone of Province's Covid-19 Framework

Posted On Tuesday March 02, 2021

(HUNTSVILLE, ON) Effective Monday, March 1 at 12:01am the Simcoe Muskoka region was moved into the Grey-Lockdown zone of the Ontario Government’s Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

As a result of this, Town services will continue to operate in the following ways:

  • Town services are available contact-free through phone or email and online at  Town Hall and the Canada Summit Centre will remain closed to the public until further notice
  • All registered Canada Summit Centre programs are cancelled
  • Town Building Department services are operating contact-free
  • Madill Yard and Fire Halls will continue to operate with no access to the public
  • Huntsville Public Library will continue to offer Library-To-Go zero contact pickup service and their virtual activities

Additional information on Town facilities, services and programs will be communicated as it becomes available. For up-to-date information on Town facilities and services impacted by COVID-19 visit

In addition, these new restrictions do have an effect on short-term rentals in our area:

Short-term rentals

  • Existing reservations as of November 22, 2020 honoured regardless of when the rental occurs
  • No new reservations after November 22, 2020 permitted, except for individuals who are in need of housing
  • This does not apply to hotels, motels, lodges, resorts and other shared rental accommodation, including student residences

Further, residents and businesses are encouraged to view the full details on the Grey- Lockdown measures at  




For More Information Contact:

Denise Corry

Chief Administrative Officer

Office 705 789-1751 x 2356

Cell 705 783 0567