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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

Water Safety Bulletin Midhurst March_31

Notice of Special Council Meeting (March 24)

Fire Safety at Home

Proclamation: It Starts Month

Half Load Restrictions to begin March 2, 2020

Swift Rapids Road - Seasonal Closure 2020 - Information

The outdoor rink at the Washago Community Centre is closed for the season.

Appointment to ​Washago Community Centre Ad-​Hoc Committee​​

2020 Newsletter

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Hearing Notice - 1959 Peninsula Point Road

Reinbird Street EA - Notice of Study Completion

The Uhthoff Trail is now open!

Development Charges By-law No. 2019-62

2019 Final Newsletter

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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Personal information collected for the Council/Committee Agendas is collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information & Privacy Act. The Township requires this information to enable it to make informed decisions on relevant issues. If you are submitting correspondence to the Township, you should be aware that your name, street location and the fact that you communicated with the Township may become part of the public record and appear on the Township’s website, unless you expressly request the Township to remove it. The Township will also make your communication available to the public. If you require additional information, please contact the Clerk’s Department at (705) 325-2315 – Ext. 232 or 




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