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Parks, Recreation and Facilities
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T. 705-534-7248 x232
Toll Free 1-800-281-8869
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Service Simcoe
1110 Highway 26
Midhurst, ON L9X 1N6
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T. 1-800-263-3199
T. 705-735-6901
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Newmarket-Tay Power Distribution Ltd.
16984 Hwy 12, PO Box 820
Midland, Ontario, L4R 4P4
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T. 705-534-7281
F. 705-534-4470
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COVID-19 Impacts on Municipal Services

This page will be updated with information about any COVID-19 impacts on Tay Township municipal services.

On this page:

  • Tay Township Municipal is CLOSED to the Public
  • Closure of Playgrounds
  • Closure of Recreation Facilities from March 13 - April 5, 2020
  • Suspension of Recreation Active Living Program Registrations & Classes

  • Closure of Tay Township Public Library
  • County of Simcoe
  • Newmarket-Tay Power Distribution Ltd.

  • Information Resources

Tay Township Municipal Office is CLOSED to the Public

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation and in response to Public Health Authority requests for everyone to help slow the spread of COVID-19, all Tay Township municipal facilities, including the Municipal Office at 450 Park St, are currently closed to the public.

  • Staff are available by telephone and email to help you with your immediate needs.
    • Please call us at: 705-534-7248
    • Visit our contact page at:
  • Payments can be made in the drop box outside of the Municipal Office.
  • Payments for tax and water bills can also be made through your bank either online or at a bank branch.
  • Late fees and interest will not be charged until after May 1, 2020 for any bills due after March 16, 2020.  Council intends to consider extending the May 1 date at their April 22 Council meeting.  Visit our website at for updates to this policy.
  • Fire Permits can be purchased online at
  • Summer Day Camp and Soccer registrations can be done online anytime at or by calling 705-534-7248 x232.
  • Dog Tags will not be sold at this time.  Please call the Canine Enforcement Officer at 705-534-7248 x248 to register your dog and intent to purchase a Dog Tag once the COVID-19 situation has passed.  The two dog per household limit remains in effect.
  • All Council Advisory Committees and Committee of Adjustment meetings for March and April have been cancelled.
  • Building Permit applications are not being accepted at this time.  Visit for more info or call the building division at 705-534-7248 x220 for advice on your particular situation.
  • Building Permit inspections have currently been suspended.  Please contact the building division at 705-534-7248 x220 BEFORE PROCEEDING with work to learn about your options.

Tay Township has taken further measures to separate staff in all departments into at least two groups to ensure that we are in a position to deliver critical services at all times.  We have also made arrangements with neighbouring municipalities to share resources if necessary.

Please rest assured that we will continue to provide essential services such as fire and emergency services, water, wastewater and road maintenance services.  The health and well-being of our community, both residents and staff is our number one priority.  While we pride ourselves on normally providing all of our services reliably every day, we have taken the above measures to limit many of our non-essential or non-time sensitive services in order to ensure that we stay in a position to provide the critical services you rely on.  Council and staff thank you for your understanding during this difficult time for all Ontarians.

For the latest information about COVID-19 impacts to municipal services, please visit our website at or follow us on Twitter @TayTownship.

To talk to one of our staff during regular business hours please call us at 705-534-7248.  Due to high call volumes you may need to leave a message.  We will call you back.

Closure of Playgrounds - March 25, 2020

Effective March 25, 2020, all Tay Township playgrounds have been closed as a COVID-19 precaution.  This precaution is inline with a March 30, 2020 order made by the Province of Ontario under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to close all outdoor recreational amenities, such as sports fields and playgrounds, effective immediately

Closure of Recreation Facilities from March 13 - April 5, 2020

All Tay Township Recreation Facilities have been closed as a precaution to protect the vulnerable members of our community.  The facilities will remain closed for the duration of the public school closure.

All recreation programs and facility rentals have been cancelled as a result.  Full refunds will be issued to affected users.  We expect to process all refunds by April 15, 2020.  If you registered online you will receive a refund to the original payment card.  If you registered in-person you will receive a refund by cheque, mailed to the address you have supplied.

March 13, 2020 - Media Release / News Item

Suspension of Recreation Active Living Program Registrations & Classes

Registration for spring session active living programs has been suspended.  Options for participants who have already registered for a spring session active living program will be published here when known.

Registration remains open for Summer Day Camp and Soccer programs.

Closure of Tay Township Public Library

The Tay Township Public Library has closed effective 5:00 p.m. on March 13, 2020 and will remain closed for the duration of the public school closure.  Visit the Library website for online services and status updates at

County of Simcoe

For information about COVID-19 impacts on County of Simcoe services and facilities, please visit

Newmarket-Tay Power Distribution Ltd.

With the increasing news and concern regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Newmarket-Tay Power recognizes the importance of continuing to serve you reliably, safely and efficiently and is taking extra precautions to keep customers, employees and communities at large safe.

In an effort to minimize the spread of an outbreak, Newmarket-Tay Power will be closing its facilities to the public effective March 16, 2020. Although public access will be restricted, business will continue.

Newmarket-Tay Power Distribution Ltd. Office Closure Advisory

Newmarket-Tay Power Distribution Ltd. –

Information Resources

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit –

Public Health Ontario –

Public Health Canada –

Telehealth Ontario – 1-866-797-0000 

Last Updated: March 27, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.