As of January 5, 2022 at 12:01am the Province of Ontario will return to a modified Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen
For updates on modification to Town of Huntsville Services during Step Two see Media Release

Facility and program updates

The Town of Huntsville would like to thank the community for their patience as staff plan for the safe reopening of our community facilities and in-person services. Municipal staff continue to work with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit to develop the work plans for the reopening of other facilities, such as Community Halls and the Algonquin Theatre.

Facilities and amenities
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. Town of Huntsville face masks are for sale online in support of Mental Health.

Buildings

Town Hall - by appointment, phone and email

Contact-free Town services remain available:

Muskoka Heritage Place - by phone and email

Ways to contact us:

Canada Summit Centre - by phone and email 

Contact-free services available:

Active Living Centre - by phone and email

Contact-free services available:

Algonquin Theatre - by phone and email 

The Algonquin Theatre, Box Office, and Partners Hall are closed to the public:

Huntsville Fire Station 1 - closed to public

Emergency services are still available. In case of an emergency, dial 9-1-1.

Please contact us:

Huntsville Public Library - open in-person and online 

The Library maintains capacity limits and time limits for browsing. Please visit huntsvillelibrary.ca for guidelines and available services. 

Services are available online and by zero-contact method called Library-to-Go on the huntsvillelibrary.ca website.

Madill Public Works Yard - closed to public

Please contact us:

Amenities

Want to know what's open? Visit the facilities page.

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 on weekends beginning May 22, 2021. View locks hours of operation
  • Cemeteries - open
  • Community halls - closed
  • Parks and Playground structures - open
  • Trails - open
  • Public washrooms downtown - open 
Programs and events
  • Aquatic programs - visit Recreation and Programs page for details as they become available
  • Recreation and youth programs, and events - Visit the Recreation and Programs page for updates as they become available
  • Special Events - there are no events at this time. 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

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 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

Public health and awareness

If you are showing any symptoms of COVID-19, you must go to an Assessment Centre instead of a pharmacy for testing. To get the latest information about if/where you should be tested, visit www.ontario.ca/covidtest

Testing and assessment 

COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre in Huntsville

Who should be tested

To prioritize those who are at the greatest risk of COVID-19, the Ministry of Health issued updated provincial testing guidance on December 30, 2021. The new eligibility criteria preserves testing capacity for those at highest risk of contracting COVID-19. Those considered to be at highest risk include:

  • patient-facing healthcare workers;
  • staff, residents, essential care providers, and visitors in hospitals and congregate living settings, including long-term care, retirement homes, First Nation elder care lodges, group homes, shelters, hospices, temporary foreign worker settings, and correctional institutions;
  • people who are from First Nation, Inuit, and Métis communities and individuals travelling into these communities for work;
  • individuals aged 70 years or older who are not fully vaccinated and who are at the highest risk of severe disease;
  • Indigenous people aged 60 years or older at the highest risk of severe disease and/or has additional risk factors;
  • symptomatic dialysis patients;
  • surgical patients instructed to be tested prior to surgery;
  • underhoused or homeless individuals;
  • household members of workers in highest risk setting;
  • pregnant people;
  • first responders including fire, police and paramedics.

Testing for asymptomatic contacts of cases is no longer recommended, except for high-risk contacts/individuals that are part of confirmed or suspected outbreaks in high-risk settings, as recommended by public health. Individuals with symptoms of COVID-19 can be presumed to be infected with COVID-19 and should initiate timely self-isolation to prevent transmission in the community and follow these steps.  

Positive rapid antigen tests no longer require PCR confirmation.

Patients who are unwell and feel they require an assessment by a physician but are not eligible for testing as per eligibility requirements may book an appointment with a physician in the Assessment Centre, dependent on the physician’s availability.  Please note, this would be for assessment only and testing/swabbing would not be completed.

Schedule and location

The Huntsville COVID-19 assessment centre is currently accepting walk-in patients only. On-line appointment booking is coming soon.

Weekend hours

No doctor on site - testing only

  • During weekends from January 8 - 30, 2022 the centre will be open from 9:00am to 3:00pm

Location: Active Living Centre at 20 Park Drive (back of the Canada Summit Centre)

You will need to bring:  

  1. Health card and drivers licence if you have them
  2. Face mask/covering

Notes and reminders:

  • Washroom facilities are not available
  • Please do not bring other friends or family members, unless they are being tested or you need assistance
  • Maintain a 2m distance from others

Test results

  • For your test results: covid-19.ontario.ca and click on "check your lab results"
  • Your results may also be available through other laboratory online portals you already subscribe to (e.g. Life Labs, Dynacare)
  • A test result is usually available in 2-10 days online
  • If you have not received your results after 5 days, you may call 1-888-383-7009 and press "2" for Huntsville
COVID-19 MAHC Assessment Centre in Bracebridge

If you are showing any symptoms of COVID-19, you must go to an Assessment Centre instead of a pharmacy for testing. To get the latest information about if/where you should be tested, visit www.ontario.ca/covidtest

COVID-19 Testing at Ontario Pharmacies

If you are showing any symptoms of COVID-19, you must go to an Assessment Centre instead of a pharmacy for testing. To get the latest information about if/where you should be tested, visit www.ontario.ca/covidtest

Testing at select Ontario pharmacies:

  • By appointment only
  • For individuals not displaying symptoms of COVID-19 but meet the criteria outlined on Ontario.ca/covidtest
  • Visit Ontario.ca/covidtest to find the closest participating pharmacy and to arrange an appointment

Vaccines and Immunization

 COVID-19 Vaccines

To book a vaccination appointment:

  • Visit Ontario.ca/bookvaccine
  • For phone support call the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line: 1-833-943-3900; Hours of Operation - 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Monday to Sunday

You must have:

  • a green photo health card (expired cards will be accepted), 
  • an email address 
  • a modern web browser (the booking site is not compatible with Internet Explorer 11 or earlier).

Please note:

  • Once you pre-register you will be sent an email invitation with a booking code to book your appointment on the provincial booking system. You will not receive this email immediately. This may take a number of days or even weeks depending on vaccine supply and volume of registrations. 

The Huntsville vaccine clinic is located at the Canada Summit Centre and is open to those who have a previously booked appointment.

If you would like to learn more about the Covid-19 Vaccines, or have questions regarding the vaccine and immunization please visit:

 COVID-19 Third Doses and Boosters

Third doses of the COVID-19 vaccines are available to book in Huntsville for eligible individuals. Booking a third dose or booster vaccine can be done through the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit or through the Ontario Provincial Booking Website.

For eligibility details and important information on vaccination, please visit Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit to learn more.

Face masks

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

Purchase a Town of Huntsville logo branded face mask. $2 from every sale goes towards a charity in support of mental health.

Buy a mask 

Public health links

Provincial resource links

Mayoral, media and news updates

Mayoral updates

Mayor Karin Terziano issues updates during COVID-19.

2022 updates

2021 updates

2020 updates

Town news

Visit huntsville.ca/news for:

District news
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

Can't find what you're looking for? Contact us at 705-789-1751.

Currently accepting walk-in patients only. On-line appointment booking is coming soon.