Effective Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 12:01am the Government of Ontario is issuing a stay-at-home order requiring everyone to remain at home with exceptions for essential purposes. News Release issued Jan 12, 2021 available on Ontario Newsroom

Facility and program updates

As recommendations, directions and guidelines provided to us by the Government of Ontario change, please refer to this page frequently for up-to-date local information:

Facilities and amenities

Effective Saturday December 26, 2020 at 12:01am the Ontario Government will implement a Provincewide Shutdown to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The current COVID-19 Response Framework will be paused while the impacts of these time-limited measures are evaluated. As a result of this shutdown, Huntsville’s Town Hall and Canada Summit Centre will be closed to the public until further notice starting Thursday December 24, 2020 at 12:00pm (noon). All registered programming will be postponed.

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 in support of Mental Health. Contact us at 705-789-1751 to order one.

Buildings

Town hall - online services available, email and by phone

As a result of the provincewide shutdown, Town Hall doors will be closed to the public until further notice starting Thursday, December 24, 2020.

Please contact us using one of these methods:

Muskoka Heritage Place - by phone and email

As a result of the provincewide shutdown, Muskoka Heritage Place doors will be closed to the public until further notice starting Thursday, December 24, 2020.

Canada Summit Centre - by phone and email

As a result of the provincewide shutdown, Canada Summit Centre doors will be closed to the public until further notice starting Thursday, December 24, 2020.

Please contact us using one of these methods:

Canada Summit Centre and Active Living Centre - by phone and email

Please contact us:

Algonquin Theatre - closed

The Theatre, Box Office, and Partners Hall are currently closed.

  • due to COVID-19 we are unable to provide a re-open date at this time. Options will be considered in 2021
  • emails and phones will continue to be monitored: visit the website contact us page for contacts

Huntsville Fire Hall and Port Sydney Fire Hall - by phone and email

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

Please contact us:

Huntsville Public Library - online

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

Madill Public Works Yard - by phone and email

Please contact us:

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 - closed for season - view locks hours of operation
  • Cemeteries - open
  • Parks and trails - open - equipment is not being sanitized
  • Playground structures, benches, waste receptacles and park gates -  open - equipment is not being sanitized. If the play area is busy, please seek an alternate play structure or return at a later time.
  • Public washrooms downtown - open 
Programs and events

All programs temporarily on hold during Provincewide Shutdown as of December 26, 2020.

  • 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 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

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

Based on the Ontario Government’s current COVID-19 testing guidelines, individuals are assessed for COVID-19 testing based on certain criteria. 

Anyone who would like a COVID-19 test at the Huntsville location must pre-screen themselves or loved ones prior to attending to ensure they are eligible for a test:

Note: as per Ontario Health guidelines, tests are no longer being provided for travellers.

Appointments and hours

Huntsville COVID-19 assessment centre accepts walk-in appointments as well as pre-booked appointments and is open for testing and assessment on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00am until 1:00pm.

Pre-bookings

Pre-booking an appointment

  1. Anyone who would like a COVID-19 test must first pre-screen themselves or loved ones to ensure they are eligible for a test
  2. Meet the criteria at https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/ or https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/
  3. Call 1-888-383-7009, Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm:
    1. Select “Huntsville“ option
    2. Select "book an appointment" option
    3. If you require a test and a medical assessment by a doctor for your COVID symptoms, this can be requested when you book your appointment

For your appointment

Please arrive at the Huntsville assessment centre at your appointment time.

Location:

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

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
  • Keep a 2m distance from others

Test results

  • The assessment centre does not give out 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
  • If you have not received your results after 5 days, you may call 705-787-5477
Walk-in bookings

Walk-in appointments

  1. Anyone who would like a COVID-19 test must first pre-screen themselves or loved ones to ensure they are eligible for a test. Meet the criteria at https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/ or https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/
  2. Arrive in-person at the Active Living Centre, 20 Park Drive
  3. Hours - Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9am to 1pm
  4. Follow directional signage

Please note that pre-booked appointments will be prioritized over walk-ins (if there is a wait). However, we aim to have your appointment completed within 20-30 minutes of your arrival.

For your appointment

Please arrive at the Huntsville assessment centre at your appointment time.

Location:

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

Bring:

  1. Health card and drivers licence if you have them
  2. Face mask/covering
  3. Name of your doctor or nurse practitioner

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
  • Keep a 2m distance from others

Test results

  • The assessment centre does not give out 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
  • If you have not received your results after 5 days, you may call 705-787-5477

 

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

Public health links

Provincial resource links

Mayoral, media and news updates

Mayoral updates

Mayor Karin Terziano issues updates during COVID-19:

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

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