Visit this page for regular updates to Town services and operations, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Important Updates

The Province of Ontario released updates in a May 14th press release to ease some restrictions starting Saturday May 16, 2020. Restrictions on Municipal services and facilities continue to remain unaffected by this announcement for Saturday, however the Town will continue to evaluate impact on service and facilities for stage 1 implementation. Town of Huntsville would like to remind residents and visitors:

Resident and visitor updates
  • Message from Muskoka Mayors: To all our residents – year-round and seasonal click here to read the notice
  • Fire Rating - High: No daytime burning. Read more about this rating on the outdoor burning page. For after-hour reporting, please contact by-law at 705-789-6421 ext. 3039 or 3041
  • Provincial Parks and Conservation Areas: The Ontario government has re-opened provincial parks and conservation reserves for limited day-use. Arrowhead and Algonquin Park are open for day-use as of May 15, 2020 but washrooms and amenities remain closed. Please obey all posted signage and check http://www.ontarioparks.com/covid19 for the status of your local provincial park.
  • Private Parks and Campgrounds: As of Saturday May 16, 2020 at 12:01am private parks and campgrounds may open to enable preparation for the season and to allow access for trailers and recreational vehicles whose owners have a full season contract.
  • Town Sport fields, Playgrounds, Beaches and Dog Parks: The Town of Huntsville is working to re-open recreation amenities based on a phased and cautious approach. Please obey all signage.
    • Outdoor Town recreational amenities that will re-open in a cautious and phased approach:
      • Tennis, pickleball, basketball, and volleyball courts (Huntsville and Port Sydney)
      • Skateboard parks (McCulley Park)
      • Frisbee golf (McCulley Park)
      • Off-leash dog areas and parks (McCulley Park)
      • Benches, picnic tables and chairs will be re-installed as outdoor spaces are reopened (Huntsville and Port Sydney)
      • Municipal beaches
      • Walking track at Conroy Park - Residents are reminded that team sport play is still restricted
    • The following areas will continue to remain closed until further notice:
      • Sports Fields (soccer and baseball diamonds) at McCulley Park are closed and still under construction
      • All Town outdoor playgrounds, play structures and equipment are still closed
      • Use of facilities for organized sporting activities
  • Town Parks and Trails: Town parks and trails are open for walk-throughs. Residents are asked to obey all posted signage, maintain a 2m distance from others and use caution around amenities for they are not being sanitized at this time. There will be limited access to public restrooms in the park system during COVID-19.
  • Public Washrooms: Public washrooms in downtown Huntsville will be open as of Saturday May 16, 2020. Please obey all posted signage.
  • Garage and Yard Sales: Garage and yard sales are not allowed until further notice. Fines may apply.
  • Boat Launches and Marinas: Municipal boat launches continue to remain open at this time. Residents are asked to obey all posted signage. Marinas, boat clubs and public boat launches may open for recreational use as of Saturday May 16, 2020 at 12:01am.
  • Brunel Locks: Will remain closed until further notice, please obey posted signage.

Reporting COVID-19 concerns or violations

If you have a specific COVID-19 related complaint:

  • Social gatherings of more than 5 persons, contact OPP 1-888-310-1122
  • Non-essential business open for other than take out or delivery, contact OPP 1-888-310-1122
  • Use of outdoor recreational facilities (excluding trails), contact OPP 1-888-310-1122
  • Suspected price gouging of essential goods, contact Ontario Consumer Protection Hotline 1-800-889-9768

Public health and awareness

Support and recovery

Re-opening plan and updates
Community concern or violation reporting

COVID-19 concerns

If you have a specific COVID-19 related complaint:

  • Social gatherings of more than 5 persons, contact OPP 1-888-310-1122
  • Non-essential business open for other than take out or delivery, contact OPP 1-888-310-1122
  • Use of outdoor recreational facilities (excluding trails), contact OPP 1-888-310-1122
  • Suspected price gouging of essential goods, contact Ontario Consumer Protection Hotline 1-800-889-9768

For full explanation and suggested cautions, visit our FAQ's onmyhuntsville.ca.

Outdoor burning

To report outdoor burning, during a fire ban and COVID-19:

  • 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?

Financial/business support and recovery
 Property tax support measures

Council extended the waiving of the penalty on the Interim Tax Installment to July 31, 2020. The deferral allows Town of Huntsville residents the ability to defer interim tax payments prior to July 31, 2020 deadline without incurring any penalty.

Details are provided on our property tax information page.

Town facilities and service updates

Facilities are closed to the public until further notice. You can still do business with us over the phone or online. Check out the list of FAQ's or ask us a question.

Mayoral updates

Update Wednesday, May 13

Update Friday, May 8, 2020

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.

Update Monday, April 20, 2020

Update Monday, April 6, 2020

Update Monday, March 30, 2020

Mayor Karin Terziano sends a community thank you and shares some additional updates from the municipality.

 

Update Sunday, March 22, 2020

Mayor Karin Terziano provides updates relating to COVID-19 and how our community can work together to stop the spread.

Update Thursday March 19, 2020

Mayor Karin Terziano provides updates, best practices and words of encouragement during COVID-19.

Essential service updates

Huntsville

Ontario

 

Facility updates
Town Hall

Located at 37 Main Street East, Huntsville, Ontario

Facility updates

CLOSED to the public until further notice.

All essential services will continue to operate.

Contact us

Active Living Centre and Canada Summit Centre 

Located at 20 Park Drive, Huntsville, Ontario

Facility updates

  • Both facilities CLOSED to the public until further notice. You can still do business with us over the phone or online. Check out the list of FAQ's or ask us a question at myhuntsville.ca.
  • The Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Clinic will remain open 8:30am - 4:30pm at the Wellness Hub, Canada Summit Centre.
    • Patients - call 705-789-5986 for access to the building and to make an appointment. Access will be by Canada Summit Centre entrance closest to Oliver’s Café. Anyone who is COVID-19 symptomatic must call their Doctor or Nurse Practitioner.
    • If you do not have a Doctor or Nurse Practitioner, visit the Algonquin Family Health Team website for details on how to access an Assessment Centre.

General inquiries

Staff are available to take phone calls or answer emails to assist you:

Weddings

You can still do business with us over the phone or online. Check out the list of FAQ's or ask us a question at myhuntsville.ca

Program updates

 

Algonquin Theatre Box Office and Partners Hall

Located at 37 Main Street East, Huntsville, Ontario

Facility updates

Both facilities CLOSED to the public until further notice

Show and event updates

Please monitor www.algonquintheatre.ca website and social media for changes.

Boat Launches
Municipal boat launches are still open at this time. Residents are asked to obey all posted signage, practice 2m distance, avoid gatherings of 5 or more and wash hands frequently.
Cemeteries

Staff are available by phone at 705-789-6421 or email and are able to provide information regarding plot purchase and scheduling for interments.

Facility updates

Residents are asked to use caution when passing through all public amenities as they are not being sanitized at this time. When in any public space residents are asked to practice physical distance of 2 metres, have no more than 5 people and wash or sanitize your hands before and after use. Please continue to stay home whenever possible so you can help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Maps and location information for Huntsville cemeteries.

Huntsville Fire Hall and Port Sydney Fire Hall

Huntsville Fire Hall Station 1 located at 1 Payne Drive, Huntsville, Ontario and Port Sydney Fire Hall Station 3 located at 387 South Mary Lake Road, Port Sydney, Ontario

Facility updates

Huntsville Fire Hall is CLOSED to the public until further notice.

Huntsville Public Library

Located at 7 Minerva Street, Huntsville, Ontario

Facility updates

CLOSED to the public until further notice.

Program updates

All Huntsville Public Library programs and events cancelled until further notice.

Please monitor www.huntsvillelibrary.ca website and social media for changes.

Madill Public Works Yard

CLOSED to public until further notice.

Muskoka Heritage Place 

Located at 88 Brunel Road, Huntsville, Ontario

Facility updates

CLOSED to public until further notice.

Outdoor parks and recreation facilities and amenities

 

Update May 21, 2020:

  • Town Sport fields, Playgrounds, Beaches and Dog Parks: The Town of Huntsville is working to re-open select outdoor recreation amenities based on a phased and cautious approach. Please obey all signage.
    • Outdoor Town recreational amenities that will re-open in a cautious and phased approach:
      • Tennis, pickleball, basketball, and volleyball courts (Huntsville and Port Sydney)
      • Skateboard parks (McCulley Robertson Recreation Park)
      • Frisbee golf (McCulley Robertson Recreation Park)
      • Off-leash dog areas and parks (McCulley Robertson Recreation Park)
      • Benches, picnic tables and chairs will be re-installed as outdoor spaces are reopened (Huntsville and Port Sydney)
      • Municipal beaches
      • Walking track at Conroy Park - Residents are reminded that team sport play is still restricted
    • The following areas will continue to remain closed until further notice:
      • Sports Fields (soccer and baseball diamonds) at McCulley Robertson Recreation Park are closed and still under construction
      • All Town outdoor playgrounds, play structures and equipment are still closed
      • Use of facilities for organized sporting activities
  • Town Parks and Trails: Town parks and trails are open for walk-throughs. Residents are asked to obey all posted signage, maintain a 2m distance from others and use caution around amenities for they are not being sanitized at this time. There will be limited access to public restrooms in the park system during COVID-19.
FAQ's about Town services

myhuntsville.ca - an engagement page has been set up to help answer your Town service questions

Media releases and news updates

The Town is working closely with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit and other community partners to monitor the global situation and respond accordingly.

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

Visit huntsville.ca/news

District news
Visit 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