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Welcome to Essa Township

Township of Essa Administration Centre

5786 County Road 21 | Utopia, ON L0M 1T0

Phone: 705-424-9917 Fax: 705-424-2367

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Township of Essa

Effective January 4, 2022, the Administration Centre ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​is closed to walk-ins as a result of moving back into Stage 2 of the Roadmap to Reopening.  All aministrative services are still available to our residents, however they can be accessed through online or curbside service.  At this time, we encourage residents to utilize our website and online services as much as possible.  Residents can contact Staff directly by email or by calling 705-424-9917. ​​

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    Reminder that Winter Parking Restrictions are in effect as of November 1st. For more information, please visit the Parking Restrictions webpage by clicking on the picture.
    Now Accepting 2022 Grant Applications.
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    Public Skating is Suspended at this time
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  • Our Community Safety and Well-Being (CSWB) Plan is our commitment to work together towards improved social outcomes for our residents.  Beyond the legislative requirements for the Plan under Bill 175, Safer Ontario Act (2018), this plan looks at tackling tough social issues from a different angle. Our Plan identifies and lays the foundation for local social development priorities over four years (2021- 2025). 

    For more infomation, please click the link above.​

  • Please be advised that the next regularly scheduled meeting of Council will be held virtually on January 19, 2022 starting at 6:00 pm.  

    For members of the public wishing to watch the meeting live, please click the YouTube link at the top right-hand corner of the website to access the live-stream. 

    Based on advice received from the local health unit in respect to COVID, meetings will be held virtually until further notice.  
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