COVID-19 testing and assessment centre in Huntsville open Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 10am-4pm. Details below.  
COVID-19 testing at Ontario pharmacies, by appointment. Details below.

Visit this ontario.ca web link, for the most current details on

  • restrictions to business and public spaces
  • places and activities not yet safe to open
  • gathering limits 

Facility and program updates

Masks or face coverings are required in all indoor premises of businesses, organizations and on public transit systems in Simcoe Muskoka. Read the FAQs about face coverings, on myhuntsville.ca.

As preparations are being made to re-open based on the direction, recommendations and guidelines provided to us by the Government of Ontario, please refer to this page frequently for up-to-date information:

Facilities and amenities

Town buildings

  • Town Hall - open - Customers encouraged to use cashless payments to prevent any close contact. Debit, Visa and MasterCard are accepted for most payments. Online forms and payments are available. Where possible please contact us by phone and email. Please wear a mask for entry to Town Hall.
  • Muskoka Heritage Place and museum - open - Please visit the admissions and reservations page for important booking details.
  • Canada Summit Centre - Centennial Pool - open for registered programs, by appointment only. Visit the recreation and programs page for aquatics, skating and re-opening information. Customer Service desk is operating by phone and email.
  • Active Living Centre - operating remotely by phone and email
  • Algonquin Theatre Box Office and Partners Hall  - operating remotely by phone and email 
  • Huntsville Fire Hall and Port Sydney Fire Hall -  operating remotely by phone and email ; emergency services still available 
  • Huntsville Public Library - temporarily closed due to indoor air quality issues - read the press release issued July 5, 2020
  • Madill Public Works Yard - closed until further notice

Amenities

Residents are asked to obey all posted signage in all locations, practice 2m physical distance, and use caution when accessing:

  • Beaches - open
  • Boat launches and locks - open. View locks hours of operation.
  • Cemeteries - outdoor gatherings increased to maximum of 100
  • Parks and trails - open - Equipment is not being sanitized at this time 
  • Playground structures, benches, waste receptacles and park gates -  open - Equipment is not being sanitized at this time. If the play area is busy, please seek an alternate play structure or return at a later time.
  • Public washrooms downtown - open

Contacts

You can do business with us over the phone or online. 

Contact us

 

Programs and events

The following updates currently apply:

  • Aquatic (outdoor) programs - visit huntsville.ca or call 705-789-6421 ext 3023 for updates. The Canada Summit Centre pool will remain closed until further notice.
  • Recreation and youth programs, and events - Town recreation programs and events are not available
  • Special Events - The status of special events will continue to be monitored from a health perspective and plans to postpone, cancel or apply mitigation strategies will be communicated to event organizers

Other

  • Farmers markets – permitted, while following guidelines set by health officials.
  • Garage/Yard Sales - permitted, while following guidelines set by health officials. Here are some tips from the local health unit about handling and exchanging second-hand goods
Stage 3, provincial re-opening

Stage 3 updates

Visit this ontario.ca web link, for the most current details on

  • restrictions to business and public spaces
  • places and activities not yet safe to open
  • gathering limits 

Reminders

Please continue, to:

  • Maintain physical distancing of 2 metres from anyone not in your household
  • Indoor gathering limits are be reflective of the current order (see September 19th update on the Government of Ontario newsroom article). Gathering limits with those not in your household still require 2m physical distance. Social circles continue to be kept to maximum of 10 people - learn more on social circles
  • Wash hands and high touch areas frequently
  • Face masks or coverings are required in all public indoor spaces within Simcoe-Muskoka. For more info see SMDHU website. 
  • Cough or sneeze into a tissue or sleeve
  • Monitor your health for symptoms and stay home if you feel ill

The Town will continue to evaluate impact on service and facilities during stage 3 implementation.

Provincial resource links

Community supports

Community concern or violation reporting

COVID-19 concerns

  • To report a concern or violation related to COVID-19, contact 1-888-310-1122
  • Suspected price gouging of essential goods, contact Ontario Consumer Protection Hotline 1-800-889-9768

Outdoor burning

To report outdoor burning:

  • Emergencies 9-1-1 which include out-of-control burning
  • After hours reporting, contact by-law at 705-789-6421 ext. 3039 or 3041
  • Reporting during a ban, contact the Town of Huntsville By-law department

For current rating and information, visit our outdoor burning page.

Community support

Need family support?

COVIDwithKids provides a toolkit for coping with kids at home during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Need food and support?

The District of Muskoka is maintaining an ongoing list of community food and delivery programs available to area residents. Please select the "Town of Huntsville" menu item.

Want to help within the community?

Reconnect with Arts, Culture and Tourism

Ontario has created the new virtual hub Ontario Live to promote and support the Province's tourism and cultural industries 

Financial/business support and recovery
Property tax support measures

Council extended the waiving of the penalty on the Interim and Final Tax Installments to September 30, 2020. The deferral allows residents the ability to defer interim and final tax payments prior to September 30, 2020 deadline without incurring any penalty. Arrears on previous years taxes will still continue to be charged interest as usual.

Details are provided on our property tax information page.

Public health and awareness

COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre in Huntsville

The District’s Muskoka Paramedic Services, Huntsville physicians and the Town of Huntsville have united together to offer a Huntsville COVID-19 Assessment Centre location for the public:

  • Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am to 4pm (no appointment required)
  • Location: Active Living Centre at 20 Park Drive (Follow signs towards Huntsville Active Living Centre located at 20 Park Drive; attached to Canada Summit Centre)
  • Bring: face mask, health card, and name of your doctor or nurse practitioner
  • Notes: there are no inside washroom facilities for public use. Depending on weather, the centre may be offered in a drive-through format

Entry

  • If the centre is indoors, please enter through the appropriate signed entry that is marked for those who are “COVID-19 Symptomatic” (if you have symptoms and need a medical assessment)
  • Please keep a 2m distance from others while waiting in line
  • Please do not bring other friends or family members unless they are being tested or you need assistance

Who should attend

  • You are concerned you may have COVID-19
  • You are concerned you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 at your work, school, etc.
  • You are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and need a medical assessment
  • You require a test to visit someone in long-term care or a retirement home, to attend school or an appointment, etc.

Read the media release for complete details on the Huntsville COVID-19 assessment centre.

For recommended best practices on COVID-19 visit the Simcoe-Muskoka Public Health Unit’s web page at simcoemuskokahealth.org.

COVID-19 MAHC Assessment Centre in Bracebridge

By appointment only. For contact hours, location and phone number, visit the Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare website.

COVID-19 Testing at Ontario Pharmacies

Starting Friday, September 25, 2020, testing at select Ontario pharmacies:

  • By appointment only
  • For individuals not displaying symptoms of COVID-19, but who wish to be tested
  • Visit Ontario.ca/covidtest to find the closest participating pharmacy and to arrange an appointment
Public health and awareness links

Mayoral, media and news updates

Mayoral updates

Mayor Karin Terziano issues updates during COVID-19.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Watch the Mayor's video update (as seen below)

 

Previous updates

May 9th written update: A joint message from Muskoka’s Mayors and the District Chair to all residents – year round and seasonal: “We are all in this together.” Read the full message on muskoka.on.ca

Town news

A joint message from Muskoka’s Mayors and the District Chair to all residents – year round and seasonal: “We are all in this together.” Read the full message on muskoka.on.ca

Visit huntsville.ca/news

District news

Visit muskoka.on.ca.

A joint message from Muskoka’s Mayors and the District Chair to all residents – year round and seasonal: “We are all in this together.” Read the full message on muskoka.on.ca

Health unit news
Visit http://www.simcoemuskokahealth.org/Promos/Novel-Coronavirus
Media inquiries

Denise Corry, CAO

Town of Huntsville

705-789-1751

denise.corry@huntsville.ca

Local municipality updates
Federal and Provincial Government news

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