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ADVISORY - Flags lowered in memory of former PM

Posted on Friday, March 01, 2024 11:46 AM

Flags at the municipal office are at half-mast in memory of former prime minister Brian Mulroney.

Mr. Mulroney died yesterday.

He was 84.

The town extends its condolences to Mr. Mulroney's family.

Monthly Update - February 2024

Posted on Thursday, February 29, 2024 02:01 PM

Our latest edition of The Monthly Update e-newsletter is now available. 

Read the e-newsletter.

Battle for the Barge contest kicks off

Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 03:00 PM

Music on the Barge is a treasured summertime tradition and this year the Town of Gravenhurst is adding five additional bands to the concert series lineup. Best of all, the town is asking people to choose the five bands that will perform. 

“All people have to do is visit our Battle for the Barge page on Engage Gravenhurst, where they can listen to the bands vying for a spot, and then they can vote for the five bands they would like to see,” said Shawna Patterson, director of recreation and culture...

Half-load restrictions start March 4

Posted on Friday, February 23, 2024 09:51 AM

The Town of Gravenhurst is implementing half-load restrictions starting March 4. 

During the annual spring thaw period, typically early March to mid to late May, municipalities in the District of Muskoka place ‘half-load’ or ‘reduced/seasonal load’ restrictions on most roadways. 

The town reminds truck operators that the purpose of seasonal load restrictions is to protect the road and road base from damage caused by heavy vehicle wheel loads, with the goal of increasing the lifecycle of municipal...

And the new snowplow names are…

Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 09:48 AM

Drum roll, please!

The results are in. The Town of Gravenhurst’s ‘Name the Plow’ contest determined the following names for two new snowplows: Clearopathra and Betty Whiteout.

“These names are playful and fun – two qualities that are reflective of our great community,” Mayor Heidi Lorenz said. “We look forward to seeing Clearopathra and Betty Whiteout on Gravenhurst roads.”

Andrew Stacey, director of infrastructure services for the Town of Gravenhurst, thanked contest participants.

“People clearly...

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