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Tillsonburg Update - March 31

Posted on Thursday March 31, 2022

Directional Flushing

The Town of Tillsonburg will be doing directional flushing in the following area:

  • March 28 to April 15 - Areas West of Quarter Town Line and North of North St.

Flushing will begin each morning at 8:00 a.m.  and conclude by 3:00 p.m. Discolouring may occur in the watermains as a result. Running cold water will help clear your household lines. If discolouring continues beyond a three-day period, please contact Customer Service at 519.688.3009.


Request for Proposal

  • Engineering Consulting Services for the Kinsmen Pedestrian Bridge Design - RFP 2022-004
  • Grasscutting and Trimming Services - RFP 2022-008

See tillsonburg.bidsandtenders.ca for details.


Transfer Station Hours

The Transfer Station (50 Newell Road) is open! Note that spring hours begin in April.

 Large Item Depot

  • Open Saturdays
  • 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

 Yard Waste Depot

  • Monday to Saturday
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (October to March)
  • 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM (April to September)

Visit www.tillsonburg.ca/transferstation to learn more about acceptable items.


New T:GO In-Town Route & Stops Coming April 19

Have you heard? T:GO In-Town transit is adding new stops to enhance service along Tillson Ave. and North St., beginning April 19. Plus the schedule has been revised to ensure that Glendale High School students can use T:GO and arrive on time for morning classes.

Learn more about the upcoming changes, including schedules and maps at www.tillsonburg.ca/tgo.


Job Opportunities 

The Town of Tillsonburg is currently hiring for the following positions:

  • Youth Leader
  • Fire Communicator/Dispatcher (P/T)
  • Director of Recreation, Culture & Parks
  • Lifeguard/Instructor

Visit careers.tillsonburg.ca for full details.


Spring Building Projects

Planning a spring home improvement or backyard project? Save time and money by checking out the online “Doing it Right” guides before you begin. “Doing It Right” guides are available for:

  • Decks
  • Fences
  • Garages (Detached)
  • Pools
  • Sheds
  • Basement Bedroom Windows              

Building department staff are also available by phone at 519-688-3009 ext 4600 or by contacting building@tillsonburg.ca.


Recreational Fire Rules

Open-air burning is regulated in the Town of Tillsonburg by By-Law 3072. In general, you are allowed to have a recreational fire or a outdoor cooking fire if certain requirements are met. Some of these requirements include:

  • Containing your fire in a non-combustible container or pit specifically designed for open-air burning
  • Ensuring your fire is located away from combustible structures or objects
  • Ensuring your fire and the resulting smoke is not a nuisance to your neighbours.

If there are complaints from neighbours, your fire may be required to be extinguished, even if all other conditions are met.

If your fire does not meet all the requirements of the by-law, the owner of the property can be charged $509.89 the first hour, and $254.95 each additional half hour.

Learn more about recreational fire requirements at www.tillsonburg.ca/burn


New Spring/Summer Recreation Guide

A new season means new opportunities to get active! The next Recreation Guide will be posted online April 4.  Registration opens April 6. Register early to avoid disappointment.



Tillsonburg 1872: The Story of Incorporation

The Pratt Gallery at Annandale National Historic site has a brand new exhibit celebrating Tillsonburg’s journey from hamlet on the Otter to incorporated town.

Tillsonburg 1872: The Story of Incorporation opened on the 150th anniversary of the Town’s first ever Council meeting (March 22, 1872). Learn more about how Tillsonburg became a town by registering for an upcoming Lunch and Learn session.


Coffee with the Clerks*

Our 150th programming continues! Join past Town Clerk Dave Morris (30+ years) and current Town Clerk Michelle Smibert to learn more about the role of municipal staff in the Town of Tillsonburg.

When:             Wednesday, May 4, 2002
                       2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Cost:               By Donation


Easter Chocolate Workshop*

Come and learn how to make Easter chocolates! Special guest Habitual Chocolate will come and demonstrate the chocolate making process. All supplies and instruction included.

When:             Wednesday, April 13
                      1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Cost:               $20 plus taxes

*Register for any of the above programs with Connect2Rec or by calling 519.842.2294