Welcome to the Township of Ryerson, located in the District of Parry Sound, where life and history and nature are bridged. The Township is made up of six well known communities; Midlothian, Doe Lake, Starratt, Wiseman's Corner, Cecebe and Bordeau.
The navigatable waters of the Magnetawan River and Lake Cecebe played a great Part in the settlement of the area and today still play an important role encouraging tourism and cottage development. Historic points of interest include the Wiseman Corner's School House, S.S. #4, Younger's Landing (a steamer stop on the Magnetawan River), the Swing Bridge on the Midlothian Road and Echo Rock where a Steamer sank.
The Township of Ryerson is situated in the east portion of the District of Parry Sound in the Province of Ontario. It is a beautiful area containing several lakes and the Magnetawan River winding its way through the township from East to West. The River at one time was the main means of travel as the steam boats navigated the waters.
Each season of the year has its own attractions. In Spring even before the buds burst open, the tantalizing aroma of syrup making fills the air. In summer the lakes are surrounded by people on holidays, boating, water skiing and swimming. The fantastic beauty of the woods in the fall is almost impossible to describe, with all the glorious colours of red maple, gold birch, yellow popular and evergreens, mixed in just the proper proportions. Then it is winter and the snow is like a soft downy blanket over everything, the air is crisp and cold and oh so fresh! Just right for cross country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing or an old fashioned horse drawn sleigh ride.
|REDUCED SPEED LIMITS
Speed Limits within the Township of Ryerson have been reduced to 60 kms./hour on all municipal roads, unless signed otherwise
|UPCOMING EVENTS & NOTICES|
COUNCIL MEETINGS: The next regular meeting of council will be held May 21, 2013. To view the meeting agenda click here. Future meetings will be held on June 4th and June 18th, 2013.
TENDERS FOR GRANITE - GRAVEL: The Township is receiving sealed tenders for crushed gravel, granular A, and granular material. These tenders will be received by the Municipality on the provided forms until 4:00 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2013. To view the
Tender Notice click here
- 13-1 TENDER FOR CRUSHED GRANITE
To view 13-1 documents click here
- 13-2 TENDER FOR GRANULAR “A” GRAVEL
To view 13-2 documents click here
- 13-3 TENDER FOR GRANULAR B MATERIAL AND 7/8” GRANULAR A GRAVEL
To view 13-3 documents click here
SUMMER STUDENT OPORTUNITY CLINIC: The Burks Falls and District Historical Society is seeking two summer students to work in the Museum. Applications will be received until 4:00 p.m. Friday May 24, 2013. For more information click here
2013 RABIES CLINIC: The Townships of Ryerson, Armour and the Village of Burks Falls will be holding a Rabies Clinic Wednesday. June 5, 2013 between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. For more information or to print the flyer click here
PROCEDURAL BY-LAW UPDATE: The Township has updated the Procedural by-law, # 20-13, anyone wishing to address Council must notify the Clerk, in writing by 12:00 noon on the Thursday preceding a Council meeting. For a copy of the complete bylaw clicking here
2013 SPRING NEWSLETTER: The Township Spring Newsletter is available online. To read the newsletter click here
ROAD TRAFFIC COUNTS: A report of traffic counts and road speeds for Midlothian Road, Nipissing Road, and Peggs Mountain Road are available by clicking here.
2013 DOG TAGS FOR SALE: The 2013 Dog Tags are for sale. Rates: $6.00 for the first dog, $10.00 for each additional dog. Contact the Animal Control Officer: James Mahoney 705 382-0503 or the Ryerson Township Office: 705 382-3232
COMPREHENSIVE ZONING BY-LAW: Please have your comments/corrections to the Comprehensive Zoning By-law in to the Township Office by October 9, 2012. Council is proposing to adopt the Zoning By-law at the regular Council meeting October 16, 2012. The documents for the Zoning By-Law have been updated, and can be viewed by scrolling to the bottom of this page.
THOMPSON REZONING APPLICATION:
April 5, 2013: A special meeting of Council has been called for Monday April 8, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. to be held at the arena in Burks Falls. Council will be reviewing the Thompson rezoning application for a pit/quarry. Documents that relate to this meeting are:
April 5, 2013: The Final Planning Report from Planscape for Thompson Re-Zoning Application can be viewed by clicking here.
April 4th, 2013: A letter from Skelton Brumwell and Associates, dated March 28, 2013, regarding the Thompson Re-Zoning Application can be viewed by clicking here.
A special meeting of Council has been called for Monday April 8, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. to be held at the arena in Burks Falls. Council will be reviewing the Thompson rezoning application for a pit/quarry. To view the agenda for this meeting click here
September 18, 2012: The Traffic Study Peer Review can be viewed by clicking here.
July 25, 2012: Minutes from the July 25, 2012 public meeting can be viewed or printed by clicking here
Copies of the information documents, on CD, can be obtained from the Township Office. The last day to make written submissions to Ryerson Township Council regarding the Thompson Re-Zoning application is September 7, 2012.
ALMAGUIN HIGHLANDS HEALTH CENTRE (AHHC): The AHHC is asking area residents to support their Business Plan which was submitted to the NE LHIN mid April of 2012. Letters of Support from individuals, businesses, groups and municipalities would be helpful in getting the plan approved. For more information please read the information from the AHHC by clicking here
TOWNSHIP FINANCIAL REPORTS 2011: Financial information reports have been recieved from the Auditors, Grant Thornton. To view the reports click on the report of interest:
Consolidated Financial Statements
Performance Measurement Information
Ryerson Township Trust Funds
Burk's Falls District Fire Department
GIS MAP ONLINE: The Township of Ryerson GIS application, CommunityPal, is now available online for the general public use. Key features will allow the public, real estate, lawyers, developers, tourists, local companies for deliveries, to view layers of the municipality for Economic Development and Tourism purposes. You may also search by civic address and view parcel configurations. It does not require a special viewer, and is easy to navigate. To use this application click here
|Final 2012 Official Plan|
Official Plan approved by Ontario Municipal Board June 4, 2012.
To view this document click here
Official Plan All Schedules Approved April 23, 2012.
To view this document click here.
*All documents are large PDF documents and could take 5 minutes to view on slower dialup connections.*
|COMPREHENSIVE ZONING BYLAW|
The Zoning By-law is a legal document that applies to all types of properties and regulates how land can be used and the required standards such as lot sizes, building types, setbacks from property lines and other features, provisions for accessory uses and buildings including docks and boathouses, and parking requirements, amongst other matters.
To view the public notice regarding the plan click here.
To view the proposed bylaw click here.
To view the proposed zoning schedules map version 2 click here.
*The map is a large PDF document and could take 5 minutes to view on slower dialup connections.*