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COVID-19

Contacts

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
E-mail Service Simcoe


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
E-mail Newmarket-Tay Power Distribution Ltd.


 

This page will be updated with information about COVID-19 impacts on Tay Township

The municipal office is OPEN to the public 

Municipal Service

Impact

Additional Information

Applications

(including building permit, sewage system and planning applications)

Applications are being accepted at this time.

Email planning@tay.ca to submit a planning application.

Email building@tay.ca to submit a building application.

For zoning certificate application forms see: https://www.tay.ca/en/resident-services/additions-and-renovations.asp

For building permit application forms see: https://www.tay.ca/en/resident-services/do-i-need-a-permit.asp

By-law Enforcement

Complaints will be investigated.

Direct Information on the Province’s Roadmap to Reopen

Tay Township by-law specific information available at tay.ca/bylaws

Community Centres & Rentals

Community centres are available for rent.

For more information on this topic please call Parks, Recreation and Facility Services at 705-534-7248 ext. 232.

Council Meetings

(including Committee and Regular meetings of Council)

Council and Committee meetings are proceeding by video and telephone conference.  Times and dates may change.

See the Council calendar at tay.ca/calendar for the up-to-date meeting schedule.

See tay.ca/Meetings for information on how to view Council meetings online or listen in by telephone.

Inspections

(including building inspections and sewage system inspections)
Building Permit inspections are still being conducted.  Please contact the building division at 705-534-7248 x220 BEFORE PROCEEDING with work to learn about your options Contact the building division at 705-534-7248 x220 or building@tay.ca to book an inspection.

Library

The Tay Library is OPEN to the public!

Visit the library website at tay.ca/Library for info about hours and services.

Municipal Administration Office

OPEN to the Public.  Many of our services continue to be available over the phone or online.  Give us a call, we're here to help. 705-534-7248.

Visit our contact page at tay.ca/contact for a list of staff phone numbers or to send us an email.

Baseball Diamonds

Baseball diamonds are available for rent. Please call 705-534-7248 ext. 255.

For more information 705-524-7248 ext. 255

Boat Launch

The boat launch at 91 Albert Street in Victoria Harbour is open.

Visit Tay.ca/OnTheWater for more information.

Playgrounds, Parks, Greenspaces and Trails

Playgrounds are currently open.

Parks, greenspaces and trails remain open.

All Park Washrooms are now open for the season. For more information visit tay.ca/parks

Planning Public Meetings

Land Use Planning Public Meetings are proceeding by video and telephone conference.  Times and dates may change.

See the Council calendar at tay.ca/calendar for the up-to-date meeting schedule.

See tay.ca/Meetings for information on how to view Council meetings online or listen in by telephone.

Recreation Programs

Fall Active Living Programs are taking place. Registration is open at tay.ca/register.

Visit tay.ca/register to sign up and for up-to-date information.

Rink Rentals

The Tay Community Rink Summer Floor Rentals are available.

Visit tay.ca/rinks for up-to-date information.


Accessing Municipal Services

The municipal office is OPEN to the public. However the following alternative options are in place for select municipal services:

Service

Options

Additional Details

Boat Launch Parking Permits

Obtain your Boat Launch Parking Permit instantly online at MyTay.ca

You can pick up a permit in person at the Municipal Office, during regular business hours Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please note that you will need to provide proof of property ownership or residency, and provide a license plate number of the vehicle the permit will be attached too.

Building and Planning

Building Permit applications are being accepted. Please call the building division at 705-534-7248 x220 for advice on your particular situation.

Applications are being accepted online.

Email planning@tay.ca to submit a planning application.

Email building@tay.ca to submit a building application.

For zoning certificate application forms see: https://www.tay.ca/en/resident-services/additions-and-renovations.asp

For building permit application forms see: https://www.tay.ca/en/resident-services/do-i-need-a-permit.asp

Dog Tags

 

Dog Tags are available.  You can fill out the application form here Dog Tag Licence Application Form or visit the Municipal Office at 450 Park Street during regular business hours.

 

The two dog per household limit remains in effect.

Please call the Canine Enforcement Officer at 705-534-7248 x248 for further inquires into Dog Tags or Canine Control.

Fire Permits

2022 Fire Permits are available to purchase online at tay.ca/FirePermits

For assistance call 705-534-7248 x262.

Marriage Licences

To ensure there is someone available to assist you, we ask that you call ahead and book an appointment for a Marriage Licence.  Please call 705-534-7248 X 229

More information available here https://www.tay.ca/en/resident-services/marriage-licences.asp

Payments

Payments can be made in the drop box outside of the Municipal Office or by mail.

Payments for tax and water bills can also be made through your bank either online or at a bank branch.

Payments for tax and water bills can also be made through your bank either online or at a bank branch.

Georgian Bay General Hospital COVID-19 Updates and Information

COVID-19 Assessment Centre

Effective Wednesday, November 17, 2021: The Midland COVID-19 Assessment Centre has relocated from the Georgian Bay General Hospital site to the North Simcoe Family Health Team at 619 Prospect Boulevard in Midland.

Those in need of a COVID test will still be able to book via the GBGH website: https://gbgh.on.ca/covid-19-booking/

Address: North Simcoe Family Health Team – 619 Prospect Boulevard, Midland

The Assessment Centre is a drive-thru format. Please follow the signage and remain in your vehicle rather than enter the building.

By appointment only:

  • To book an appointment online, please click here.
  • Call the Assessment Centre booking desk at 705-526-7804 ext. 253
  • Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Have you been tested for COVID-19? Test results can be found through the Ontario Ministry of Health portal – https://covid-19.ontario.ca/  

If you do not have internet access for booking an appointment at the Assessment Centre or receiving test results, please call 705-529-1025. Appointments cannot be booked and test results cannot be given in-person by visiting North Simcoe Family Health Team offices.

*** IMPORTANT: The Midland COVID-19 Assessment Centre does not perform testing for outbound travel purposes. To obtain a COVID-19 test for outbound travel purposes, please visit the following for more information:


COVID-19 Vaccine and Immunization

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, is leading the efforts to immunize residents in Simcoe Muskoka.   Appointments can be booked through the Provincial Booking System online at Ontario.ca/COVID19 or by calling 1-888-999-6488. For information on local vaccination clinics visit www.simcoemuskokahealth.org.

Transportation to Vaccine Clinic via Community Reach

Community Reach offers RIDES to people who do not have access to transportation or need accessible transportation.  If you have a vaccine appointment (already booked) at either the Midland or Penetanguishene site and need a ride please call Community Reach at 705-528-6999.

Call for Rates $5.00, $7.50, $10.00 depending on where you live.

For information on other services visit communityreach.ca


Ontario Ministry of Health Self-Assessment Tool

If you think you have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, use this self-assessment to help determine how to seek further care.

MOH: Self-Assessment Tool


Township News Items

Visit tay.ca/news for the latest news releases from Tay Township and to subscribe to email news updates.  You can also follow us on Twitter @TayTownship or Facebook @TayTownshipON


Internet Services

Trying to learn or work at home and aren't sure where to turn for rural Internet services?  The Township has assembled a list of providers that may be able to get you Internet service in rural Tay.  See our Internet Services page for information.


County of Simcoe

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


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.

NT Power's facilities remain closed to the public until further notice. Customer can contact them by:

Phone: 705-534-7281

Email: nmhydro@nmhydro.ca

Website: Newmarket-Tay Power Distribution Website Ltd.


Information Resources

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit

Public Health Ontario

Public Health Canada

Telehealth Ontario – 1-866-797-0000 

Province of Ontario Newsroom


Mental Health Supports

  • For Ontarians currently receiving mental health and addictions services and supports, please contact your current service provider to learn about potential virtual care options.
  • For Ontarians interested in public addictions services and mental health services for those over 18, they can contact ConnexOntario, Ontario's mental health, addictions and problem gambling help line at 1-866-531-2600.
  • Children and youth under 18 can locate mental health services through the Ontario.ca and Kids Help Phone websites, or contact Kids Help Phone (1-800-668-6868) for 24/7 support, if they need someone to talk to.
  • Good2Talk is a free, confidential mental health support service providing professional counselling and information and referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being to postsecondary students in Ontario, 24/7/365. Learn more at www.good2talk.ca.
  • To access BounceBack and their guided self-help program using workbooks with phone coaching support, visit bouncebackontario.ca or ask your primary care provider for a referral.

Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC)

The MHCC leads the development and dissemination of innovative programs and tools to support the mental health and wellness of Canadians. The MHCC has launched a webpage to help you manage your mental health, work from home, and deal with social isolation during COVID-19.

MHCC: Resource Hub for Mental Health and Wellness

With guidance from Dr. Keith Dobson, clinical psychologist and professor at the University of Calgary, the MHCC has compiled a list of tips to help Canadians protect their mental health as they strive to safeguard their physical well-being and that of their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.

MHCC: Choosing sources of information carefully is critical to COVID-19 mental well-being


Financial Support

Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

Canada Emergency Response Benefit


Businesses

County of Simcoe Economic Development Office: COVID-19 Business Resources

The County of Simcoe Economic Development Office is working with partners to consistently update COVID-19 business resources. Find a full list of business resources on their website.

Simcoe EDO: COVID-19 Business Resources

Economic Development Corporation of North Simcoe (EDCNS)

EDCNS is committed to supporting North Simcoe businesses during this difficult and uncertain time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many businesses in North Simcoe are experiencing unique changes to their everyday operations, employee retention and requirement needs, and restrictions to cash flow availability.

We are pleased to provide a comprehensive list of articles and resources that can assist businesses in navigating these difficult times and build a recovery plan as the economy moves towards returning to normalcy.

EDCNS: Business Support and Recovery

Southern Georgian Bay Chamber of Commerce (SGBCC)

Visit the Southern Georgian Bay Chamber of Commerce's business directory for a list of local businesses.

Tourism Simcoe County

Tourism Simcoe County has created a resource webpage for COVID-19. It includes an up-to-date list of the tourism businesses that have pivoted to offer delivery, curbside pick-up or other safe ways to purchase their goods and services, as well as industry resources. Is there something missing from Tourism Simcoe County's webpage? If so, get in touch with Brittany Black at brittany.black@simcoe.ca.

Tourism Simcoe County: Support for Businesses During COVID-19


How You Can Help

Food Banks in Midland, Penetanguishene & Area - Donations

Find a list of local food banks at the link below. The needs at each food bank may vary. Please contact the food bank directly to find out how you can help.

Food Banks in Midland, Penetanguishene & Area

Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH) - Donations

Help GBGH tackle COVID-19 with support for their most urgent critical needs. You will give the hospital the ability to address the changing circumstances and priorities during these challenging times. Visit their website for a list of ways you can help.

Donations to GBGH


Community Engagement

County of Simcoe's Letters to Seniors: Pen Pal Program

The County of Simcoe's Long-Term Care and Seniors Services is launching Letters to Seniors, a Pen Pal Program to encourage school-aged children to write to and connect with residents.

Letters to Seniors: Pen Pal Program


Last Updated: August 31, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.