Tillsonburg Update - March 21

Notice of Public Engagement: New Parks By-Law

The Town currently does not have a By-law to regulate activities in our Parks and Recreational Areas within the Town of Tillsonburg. The Town of Tillsonburg Council deems it desirable to pass a By-law to provide for the use, protection, and regulation of public Parks in the Town of Tillsonburg.

The new Parks By-law will encompass restrictions for all areas, buildings under the control of the Town for the purpose of offering recreation to the public. Some areas that will be included are as follows:

  • Tennis Courts
  • Arena
  • Outdoor Ice Rink
  • Ice Surface
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wading Pool/Spray Pad
  • Play Area
  • Community Centre
  • Skateboard Facility
  • Sports Fields
  • Dog Park
  • Squash Court
  • Lake Lisgar Waterpark
  • Senior Centre
  • Health Club
  • Lake Lisgar
  • Community Gardens
  • Scott McLean Recreation Pad

Some of the highlights of the new Parks By-law are charges for obstructing officers, parking restrictions in recreational areas, graffiti, unauthorized gatherings, park hours, operating watercraft/ pleasure craft, loitering in washrooms, use of barbeques, public urination, starting fires, igniting fireworks, loitering, littering, smoking and consuming alcohol/ drugs.

In addition, special prohibitions were created to address Environmental Protected Areas, Multi-use Pathways, Outdoor Ice Rinks, Lake Lisgar, and Dog Parks.

The purpose of the Parks By-law is to address issues of concern occurring on Town property, increase safety and enjoyment to the community; as well provide additional enforcement tools.

A copy of the Parks By-law along with supporting material is available for review between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, at the Town of Tillsonburg Customer Service Centre (10 Lisgar Ave.) and online.

If you have any questions or comments, please call 519-688-3009 ext. 4202 or submit written inquiries/comments by email to mpuhr@tillsonburg.ca by April 5, 2024.


Request for Tender

2024 Rolling Meadows Sidewalk and Parking Stall
Electronic bid submissions only shall be received by the Town of Tillsonburg’s
Bidding System, no later than 2:00 p.m. local time, Wednesday, March 27th, 2024. Visit tillsonburg.bidsandtenders.ca for full bid details.


Request for Tender

RFT 2024-005
Retaining Wall Construction at Beech Blvd and Quarter Town Line
Electronic bid submissions only shall be received by the Town of Tillsonburg’s
Bidding System, no later than 2:00 p.m. local time, Friday, April 12, 2024. Visit tillsonburg.bidsandtenders.ca for full bid details.


Water System Maintenance

The Town of Tillsonburg will be conducting dead end flushing in the following areas:

  • March 18-29
    Areas south of Concession Street

Residents may notice temporary cloudy or discoloured water when flushing occurs. You can help clear your line by simply turning on the cold water. For more details on our water maintenance program, visit www.tillsonburg.ca/water


Transfer Station - NEW Yard Waste Area Hours

Doing some spring cleanup of your yard? The hours for the Yard Waste Area at the Tillsonburg Transfer Station (50 Newell Road) have changed.

8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (October to March)
9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (April to September)



Free Solar Eclipse Glasses

On Monday, April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cross North America. What makes this eclipse truly unique is that its path closely mirrors the major migration route of the endangered Monarch Butterfly.

The Town of Tillsonburg has purchased a quantity of solar eclipse viewing glasses in support of the Monarch Butterfly Eclipse Project. The glasses are ISO Certified 12312-2:2015(E) and will be available to interested residents free of charge beginning April 2.

Glasses can be picked up at the following locations, while supplies last:

  • Customer Service Centre - 10 Lisgar Ave.
  • Annandale NHS - 30 Tillson Ave.
  • Community Centre - 45 Hardy Ave.

Learn more about monarch butterflies and the eclipse at www.monarchbutterflyeclipse.com


ANHS Curator Patricia Phelps is retiring!

After 33 years of dedicated, tireless service at Annandale National Historic Site, curator Patricia Phelps is retiring.

Members of the public are invited to join Town staff and museum volunteers in celebrating Patty’s outstanding career at an Open House celebration on Thursday, March 28 (1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.) at Annandale NHS (30 Tillson Ave.).

Patricia’s last official last day will be April 5.


Spring/Summer Recreation Guide

Swimming lessons, summer camps, roller skating, adult fitness, drop-in programs, and more will soon be here!

Don’t miss the lineup of great programs available at the Tillsonburg Community Centre this spring and summer. Check out the Spring/Summer Recreation Guide online beginning March 25.

Registration begins March 27. Learn more at www.tillsonburg.ca/guide


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