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In recognition of the disruption caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, the Town of Halton Hills will be offering temporary relief for taxpayers by removing all penalties and fees for those who need to defer paying their property taxes. This grace period will begin April 1 and end June 30, 2020. For additional information, visit our Property Tax Information page.
Notice to Public Regarding Provincial Offences Act
All Provincial Offences Act matters (traffic tickets & offences under provincial legislation) scheduled from March 16, 2020 to May 29, 2020 will be adjourned and rescheduled at a later date. If you have a matter scheduled during this time period, you do not need to attend court. View the full public notice.
For information on how to access any of these services, please see additional information on this website or contact Service Halton Hills
For urgent matters, call Service Halton Hills at 905-873-2600 or 1-877-712-2205 to make an appointment.
The Province of Ontario has issued an emergency order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to close all outdoor recreational amenities, effective immediately. These closures in Halton Hills include all outdoor communal or shared, public or private recreational amenities. View the Town issued media release regarding these closures.
Residents are reminded that parks and trails are still open however outdoor surfaces are NOT sanitized. We encourage the public to use parks and trails responsibly while maintaining adequate social distancing.
All municipal facilities are closed. This includes:
Robert C. Austin Operations Centre
Sports Courts (basketball & tennis)
Limehouse Park & Conservation Area
Georgetown and Acton Libraries
All recreational facilities are closed and programs cancelled until further notice. This includes:
Acton Lion's Indoor Pool
Acton Arena and Community Centre
Gellert Community Centre
Georgetown Indoor Pool
Cultural Centre and John Elliott Theatre
Hillsview Active Living Centres (Georgetown and Acton)
Halton Hills Youth Centres (Georgetown and Acton)
Updates will be available every Friday as long as necessary.
People with questions about registered programs or cancellations may call 905-873-2600 extension 2275.
The Town is committed to keeping residents and staff safe during this difficult time. In order to continue offering safe and convenient service, the Town has waived select ActiVan service fees and increased safety and sanitation measures. Please note: this fee waiver does not apply to Taxi Scrip or Youth Taxi Scrip. Read the full media release here.
Tickets for ActiVan and taxi scrip programs are still available for purchase at the following facilities:
Robert C Austin Operations Centre (SPLIT Pass Purchase available at this location) by appointment only – 11620 Trafalgar Road, Georgetown – Call 905-702-6435.
Staff continue to monitor the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation in collaboration with provincial and national health agencies. Following the advice from our partners at Halton Region, cleaning and sterilization of vehicles and facilities has been increased and riders are encouraged to carry their own personal disinfectant when traveling (hand sanitizer or wipes and hand-washing). The Town will take further precautions as necessary to help keep our buses and facilities clean and our staff and riders safe.
Please know that clients calling to book rides will be asked a number of pre-screening questions related to the COVID virus. This practice is consistent with other jurisdictions and will aid in keeping our drivers and other passengers safe.
What is the rationale for the closures and cancellations?
The Town has taken this approach as an additional measure to reduce the spread of the virus as it is very challenging to minimize social distancing in program setting and continue to offer safe and enjoyable programs. Facilities such as Hillsview Active Living Centres involve vulnerable age groups; some cases of infection in children have now identified been identified in Ontario
The approach is consistent with local, municipal partners and aligns with the Ministry direction to cancel school programs from March 16-April 6.
Reminder to the Public
The best way to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including COVID-19 is to:
Stay home when ill;
Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or sleeve;
Wash hands with soap and water or with alcohol-based hand rub;
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We're committed to engaging with and supporting the business community through these extraordinary circumstances. For resource and support updates, visit our COVID-19 Business Support page on InvestHaltonHills.ca
We're aware of the challenges you're facing as a business and will continue to take proactive, decisive and coordinated actions to support you.