A Message to All Graduates

Congratulations on this momentous occasion. No doubt, this is not the graduation you pictured, however I urge you to take time to reflect on all that you have accomplished. Your hard work has paid off and you are moving on to the next step. Whether you are entering the workforce, taking up a trade or pursuing higher education, the Township of Springwater is proud of you.

As you move on to the next chapter, remember your roots and where you came from. Your community will always be here to support you.

On behalf of the Township of Springwater, I congratulate you on your success and all that is in store for you. The future looks bright and you will contribute to that.

Canada Day

Canada Day will look different this year since gatherings of more than 10 people are still prohibited under the Provincial Emergency Order. However, you are encouraged to celebrate our beautiful country by decorating your home in red and white and displaying your Canadian flags proudly. 

In an effort to spread some Canadian spirit throughout our municipality, the Springwater Fire Department will be touring through the neighbourhoods to spread goodwill and cheer. The trucks will travel through Midhurst, Minesing, Elmvale, Anten Mills, Phelpston and Hillsdale beginning at 1 pm. Route information can be found on the Township website at www.springwater.ca/virtualrecreation

Please remember if you light Canada Day fireworks to do so safely and always use caution. Keep gatherings to less than 10 people and practice physical distancing. 

However you choose to celebrate this year, I wish you and your family a wonderful, safe and memorable Canada Day. Watch Rogers TV during the week of June 25 for a special Canada Day program and message from the mayors of Simcoe County.

Watering Restrictions

Each year, warm weather brings a higher demand on municipal water systems leading to decreased potable water reserves and low water pressure. In extreme cases, it puts the water system at risk and makes it difficult to fight a fire.

Between June 1 and September 15 each year, the following watering restrictions apply to residents on municipal water:

  • Residents with odd number civic addresses may use outdoor water on odd number calendar days.
  • Residents with even number civic addresses may use outdoor water on even number calendar days.
  • Residents may only water lawns and gardens between the hours of 12 a.m.(midnight) to 8 a.m. OR 7 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. on their scheduled days.
  • Residents cannot use more than one tap for the purpose of watering a lawn or garden, or for washing their vehicle.

If you would like an exemption for a newly seeded, sodded or sprayed lawn, please contact the Public Works Department at 705-728-4784 Ext. 2075.

Farmers’ Market

The Springwater-Elmvale Farmers’ Market has officially reopened for the season. There are a number of health and safety measures in place to protect both vendors and patrons of the market. There are a number of great vendors to provide the best in local produce, baked goods and unique arts and crafts. The Market operates every Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the municipal parking lot at 33 Queen Street W. 

Businesses Re-opening

A number of businesses are reopening in Springwater. The Province has laid out strict guidelines for the safe re-opening of these businesses, including limitations on the number of patrons and physical distancing guidelines. 

The Township has worked with a number of businesses to assist them with their reopening plans. If you are reopening a business, contact the Township Economic Development Department at edo@springwater.ca to receive complimentary physical distancing floor stickers.

Outdoor patios are now open at both Steelers and the Palace in downtown Elmvale. The Elmvale Jungle Zoo has also reopened. Due to limitations on the number of visitors they are able to have at any one time, you must pre-book your visit on their website www.elmvalejunglezoo.com or by calling 705-322-1112.

Covid19 cases in Simcoe Muskoka area increased in the last week. Please adhere to numbers of people in your group gatherings and practice physical distancing and other safety precautions to keep safe and reduce numbers of cases. Happy summer and Canada Day.