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Gravenhurst council approves new strategic plan

Posted on Tuesday, November 28, 2023 01:08 PM

The Town of Gravenhurst has a new strategic plan to guide the next five years and beyond. 

Council members approved the strategic plan during a special meeting at the Centennial Centre on Tuesday, Nov. 28.   

“This new plan will help us build on Gravenhurst’s strengths and serve as a guiding document as we make decisions about how best to move our community forward,” Mayor Heidi Lorenz said. “I thank council members, staff, and our community for helping create the plan.” 

Scott Lucas, chief...

Temporary road closure notice

Posted on Friday, November 24, 2023 12:18 PM

Town of Gravenhurst

Date(s) Closure: Saturday, November 25, 2023

Reason for Closure:  Special Event –Gravenhurst Santa Claus Parade

Temporary Road Closure:  

  • Temporary intermittent closure at intersection of Muskoka Road 169 (Bethune Drive, Town of Gravenhurst) and Pinedale Road.
  • Temporary Road Closure of Muskoka Road 18 (Muskoka Road North, Town of Gravenhurst) from Peter Street to Veterans Way on Saturday, November 25, 2023 from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm for the Gravenhurst Santa Claus Parade.

Gravenhurst Council Highlights - Nov. 21, 2023

Posted on Thursday, November 23, 2023 12:18 PM

Gravenhurst-based Provincial Open Water Swimming Championships reports successful event

Al Shaw, representing the Provincial Open Water Swimming Championships, appeared before council.

Shaw thanked the town for its support of the championships, which took place July 15 and 16 at Gull Lake Rotary Park.

Specifically, he recognized staff for their help navigating the special event permit process.

He said the event this past summer marked the best year ever.

Shaw said they had close to 500 participants.  

ADVISORY - Stairs removed at Lookout Park for safety reasons

Posted on Friday, November 17, 2023 03:30 PM

ADVISORY - The stairs at Lookout Park have been removed for safety reasons. The Town of Gravenhurst believes the stairs were vandalized. 

The town is reviewing the feasibility of replacing the stairs. Currently, there is not a Town of Gravenhurst maintained trail off where the stairs were located. 

Please watch the town's social media channels and website for updates.  

Holiday Lights Road Map returns

Posted on Friday, November 17, 2023 11:58 AM

The Town of Gravenhurst’s Holiday Lights Road Map is back and with it is a chance to win some cool prizes. 

Residents and business owners with festive lighting and seasonal decorations on their properties can add their location to the road map by visiting Engage Gravenhurst

“The map is a fun way for people to show off their holiday decorating talents,” Mayor Heidi Lorenz said. “And the map is a great tool for people to use if they are planning a walk or drive to see festive decorations and lights...

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