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Township of Severn

Township of Severn

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It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to our website.  As Mayor in my third term, I am honoured to be representing the citizens of Severn Township. As you browse you will get a glimpse of our beautiful municipality.  I know that you will be impressed as to what Severn has to offer you.  Situated adjacent to the City of Orillia and bounded by Lake Couchiching to the east, the Severn River to the north, Georgian Bay to the west and Bass Lake to the south, this recreational setting allows for numerous year round activities with a wide range of services. Our rural and urban settlements such as Coldwater, Washago, Port Severn, Severn Falls and Marchmont provide an atmosphere of comfort and relaxation all year round. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are here to serve you.  I invite you to come and Discover Severn. 

Mayor Mike Burkett    


Important Notices​​​​​

2021 Tree Seedling Distribution Program​

Port Severn Dock Replacement Notice under Canadian Navigable Waters Act

Septic Inspection Program

Ward 5 Councillor Vacancy​

County of Simcoe battery collection runs November 2 to 6

Fire Prevention Week (October 4 to 10): Serve up fire safety in the kitchen

Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site​​​ Construction Updates​

Proclamation to designate ​​August 28 to 30, 2020 as Canada United Weekend

Weight Restrictions - Reinbird Street Bridge_2020-08-12

Trail Closure: Uhthoff Trail from Thorburn Road to Foxmead Road (August 17 to December 23)

Severn Sound Environmental Association and Sustainable Severn Sound join forces

Proclamation to designate ​​July 27 to August 9, 2020 as Fierté Simcoe Pride

County of Simcoe to extend local waste facility operations at select sites

Media Release: Township of Severn initiates project to update its brand identity

Notice of Construction - Bridge Rehabilitation

Release - Emergency Preparedness Week in Simcoe County

Half Load Restrictions To Be Lifted May 1, 2020

T10_2020-002 Wainman Line Culvert Replacement Study Commencement Notice_2020-04-17

2020-04-16 Community Update Port Severn

Notice of Meeting Cancellations

Fire Safety at Home

Proclamation: It Starts Month

Half Load Restrictions to begin March 2, 2020

Swift Rapids Road - Seasonal Closure 2020 - Information

T10_2019-001-Class EA Reinbird Street Bridge_2019-09-11

Hearing Notice - 1959 Peninsula Point Road

Reinbird Street EA - Notice of Study Completion

Development Charges By-law No. 2019-62

Highway – Overpass work

​Quick Links

Outreach Employment Services

Orillia area CDC Professional Development Workshops

Sustainable Severn Sound (SSS) and the Sustainability Committee Announce New Project to Develop a Local Climate Change Action Plan


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