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Township of Essa

Welcome to Essa Township

  • Welcome to Base Borden Welcome to Base Borden
    Welcome to Base Borden
  • Pine River Trail Pine River Trail
    The popular "Pine River Trail" in Essa
  • Train Tracks, Essa Train Tracks, Essa
    Train tracks in Essa Township
  • Willoughby Road, Essa Willoughby Road, Essa
    Willoughby Road, Essa
  • Trail in Essa Trail in Essa
    Trail in Essa
  • Nottawasaga River View in Essa Nottawasaga River View in Essa
    View of Nottawasaga River in Essa
  • Nottawasaga River Nottawasaga River
    Nottawasaga River, Essa
  • Farm Fields Farm Fields
    Farm field in Essa
  • Agriculture in Essa Agriculture in Essa
    Tractor plowing field
  • 5th Line Bridge 5th Line Bridge
    Picture of 5th Line Bridge in Essa Township

Office Hours

Please be advised that the Administration Centre will be closed on Monday September 7, 2015 to reopen on Tuesday September 8, 2015 for regular business hours.

Regular Business Hours:
Monday through Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Accessible Documents

If you require a document from this website in an accessible format, please contact the Clerk.

 Quick Links

Township of Essa Administration Centre
5786 County Road 21
Utopia,  ON  L0M 1T0

Phone: 705-424-9770    Fax: 705-424-2687

Tornado Information

  • NEW!!  15-08-19 Media Release Regarding Disbursement of Disaster Relief Funds
  • NEW!!  15-08-19 Letter from Disaster Relief Committee
  • Tornado Disaster Relief Committee - Terms of Reference
  • MMAH Response to Essa's ODRAP Application

Council Agendas and Minutes

​Council Meetings

The next regularly scheduled Council and Committee of the Whole meetings will be held on September 16, 2015 commencing at 6:00 p.m.

2014 Municipal Election

  • Official Election Results

Emergency Messages / Fire Department Tips

  • Smoke Alarm Recalls
  • Don’t Leave Your Stove Unattended when Cooking
  • Everything You Need To Know About Mandatory CO Alarms
  • Spring Safety Statement-Exercise Caution around Water Bodies!
  • Floods - What You Need to Know
  • Information on Home Fire Sprinklers


Part Time Arena Attendant - Thornton Arena

Latest News / Media Releases

  • NOTICE - Watering Ban for Thornton issued July 29, 2015
  • NOTICE - Bridge Construction & Road Closure - County Road 21 between Line 5 and 6
  • County of Simcoe Bulky Waste Removal Program
  • Essa Releases Sidewalk Assessment
  • Aggressive Sales People in Essa Township offering "Free Water Filter Installation"
  • 2015 Dog Tags Now on Sale
  • 2015 Fishing Access Passes Now Available

​Public Notice

  • NOTICE - BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION - Baxter Bridge Construction to Close Access at least Five Months
  • Notice of Road Closure-County Road 21 between Line 5 and Line 6
  • NOTICE - ROAD CONSTRUCTION - 11th Line (North of 20th Sideroad and South of 25th Sideroad)
  • Baxter Bridge Rehabilitation Project-Construction Newsletter No. 1
  • Notice of Passing of By-law to remove Public Right of Passage

Public Fire and Safety Messages

  • Carbon Monoxide Kills – Got Detectors?