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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​​​​​​

Notice of Proposed Road Closing and Sale By-Law

Media release: COVID-19 Response Fund to assist small to medium tourism businesses in their fight to stop the spread of COVID

Couchiching Fixed Bridge - Lock 42 - Community Update

Media release: Township of Severn appoints Jim McIntyre as Ward 5 Councillor​

Media release: Township of Severn approves 2021 Budget

2021 Tree Seedling Distribution Program​

Port Severn Dock Replacement Notice under Canadian Navigable Waters Act

Septic Inspection Program

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

Weight Restrictions - Reinbird Street Bridge_2020-08-12

Trail Closure: Uhthoff Trail from Thorburn Road to Foxmead Road (August 17 to January 21)

Severn Sound Environmental Association and Sustainable Severn Sound join forces

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

Notice of Construction - Bridge Rehabilitation

Release - Emergency Preparedness Week in Simcoe County

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

Fire Safety at Home

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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