Town of Tillsonburg will close corporate offices at 200 Broadway on September 22
The Town of Tillsonburg will close its corporate offices at 200 Broadway, effective Friday, September 22, 2023 at 4:30 p.m. Once the office is closed, all public-facing services will be delivered from the existing Town of Tillsonburg Customer Service Centre located at 10 Lisgar Ave.
“The moving out process has begun,” says CAO Kyle Pratt. “Crews arrived on site yesterday to begin transferring large items and older records to off-site storage facilities.”
“Relocating staff workspaces to temporary facilities at 51 and 55 Brock Street E., is projected to allow the Town to save on leasing costs and reinvest around $450,000 toward moving forward with plans for a more accessible, streamlined Town Hall,” says Mayor Deb Gilvesy.
“Council considered numerous options for a new consolidated Town Hall over the last several years before determining that the current Customer Service building at 10 Lisgar Avenue is the most efficient and economical path forward,” she says.
“The next few weeks will have challenges, I’m sure,” says Pratt. “But in recent years, nearly all our customer-facing services have been delivered from 10 Lisgar Avenue so we do not expect any real impact to the general public beyond needing to update their address books.”
“As a result of the pandemic, I think both Council and staff have learned how to be more flexible and those skills are going to come in handy over the next three years as we begin our journey to consolidated corporate offices at the Customer Service Centre,” says Gilvesy.
The next regular meeting of Council will occur on September 25 at 6:00 p.m., and will be held in the Long Point Regional Conservation Authority boardroom (4 Elm Street). Longtime Tillsonburg residents may recall this building previously housed the Ontario Flue-Cured Tobacco Growers’ Marketing Board.
The Town’s original purpose-built Town Hall was demolished in the late 1970s as part of a major downtown redevelopment project. The municipality moved to 200 Broadway, on the second floor of the Tillsonburg Town Centre mall, in 1980.