Municipal Office Closed for Long Weekend

Please be advised that the municipal office will be closed from 4:30 p.m. on April 13, 2017 and will re-open the morning of April 18, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.

During this time, in person tax payments will not be available so please plan accordingly. Visit our Tax Information Page to find other ways to make payments.

Please direct any inquiries regarding roads to the Warsaw Public Roads Depot at 705-652-8402 while the municipal office is closed.

Please direct any inquiries regarding recreational rentals to the Douro Community Centre at 705-742-0008 while the municipal office is closed.

The Township of Douro-Dummer wishes everyone a happy and safe Easter Weekend.

Spring Maintenance for the Trent-Severn Waterway Bridges

In the coming weeks, Parks Canada will be conducting spring maintenance at some of our swing bridges and sites along the Trent-Severn Waterway, in preparation for the 2017 navigation season. This included preventative maintenance tasks like washing and greasing swing bridges and conducting visual inspections to ensure their safe operability.

Parks Canada advises residents and visitors of the following temporary bridge closures for regular spring maintenance, weather permitting:

  • May 2, 2017 – Warsaw Road Swing Bridge (Peterborough) – 9:00 a.m. – 2: 30 p.m.
  • May 3, 2017 – Maria Street Bridge (Peterborough) – 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • May 4, 2017 McFarlane Stree Bridge (Peterborough) – 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Seasonal maintenance on certain bridges that cross the Trent-Severn Waterway will not result in closure, but vehicles may experience short delays of about ten minutes:

April 10 to mid-May (2017)

  • Brighton Road Swing Bridge
  • Carrying Place Swing Bridge
  • Glen Ross Swing Bridge
  • Ranney Falls Swing Bridge (Campbellford)
  • Hastings Swing Bridge
  • Bobcaygeon Swing Bridge
  • Bolsover Swing Bridge
  • Boundary Road Swing Bridge
  • Lakeshore Road Swing Bridge
  • Couchiching Bridge
  • Hamlet Swing Bridge (on Canning Road near Washago)
  • Port Severn Swing Bridge.

Motorists are invited to plan their routes accordingly in order to avoid delays. To accommodate school bus traffic, efforts will be made to keep delays between 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Parks Canada wishes to thank bridge users for their patience during the maintenance period.

For more information about the Trent-Severn Waterway, visit Parks Canada or follow them on Facebook and Twitter @TrentSevernNHS

Karen Feeley
Public Relations and Communications Officer
Ontario Waterways
Parks Canada

PDF Copy of Trent-Severn Waterway Bridges Maintenance (pdf – 151 KB).

Burn Permits Available at the Douro-Dummer Public Library

Did you know you can get a regular Burn Permit for 2017 at the Douro-Dummer Public Library? The Library is open the following hours:

  • Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Closed Monday
  • Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Friday 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Spring Leaf and Yard Collection

Free spring collection of leaf and yard material will occur in Bridgenorth, Donwood, Havelock, Keene, Lakefield, Lang, Millbrook, North Monaghan, Norwood and Woodland Acres & Terraview Heights.

Accepted items include: leaves, brush, branches, hedge, tree trimmings and house and garden plants. Brush and branches may be bundled with strings no larger than 1m x 30cm (3′ x 1′). There is no limits and tags are not required.

Materials may be placed in paper bags or reusable containers for collection. Material in plastic bags of any kind will not be collected. Stickers to help identify reusable containers are available from your Township office or the County Waste Management Office at 310 Armour Road, Peterborough.

For more information please call Peterborough County at 705-775-2737 or by  email.

To see a map and calendar for boundaries and exact dates see the PDF Copy of Leaf and Yard Spring Collection Poster (pdf – 1.69 MB).

Public Notice – Easter Weekend Garbage and Recycling Collection

Public Notice – Easter Weekend 2017 – April 14 to April 17

Please note the following;

Recycling Collection:

  • Good Friday (April 14) recycling collection is cancelled.
  • Easter Monday (April 17) collected as usual.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact BFI at 705-742-4268.

Garbage Collection

  • Good Friday (April 14) garbage collection is moved to Thursday, April 13.
  • Easter Monday (April 17) collected as usual.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact M&M Disposals at 705-652-3505.

The Township of Douro-Dummer wishes everyone a safe and Happy Easter.

PDF Copy of Public Notice (pdf – 148 KB)

Now Available: Pay Your Tax Bill by Credit Card

The Township of Douro-Dummer is now accepting tax payment to be made by credit card. Using the Third Party services of Paymentus, ratepayers can now pay their taxes on-line using their credit cards. To access the portal for payments please visit this link: . Please note there is a 1.75% processing fee. For any questions or inquiries, please call the Municipal Office at 705-652-8392 or email General Inquires.

Paymentus Credit Card Payment Link

Paymentus Credit Card Payment Link

Peterborough Renovates Program and the Homeownership Assistance Loan Program

The Peterborough Renovates Program and the Homeownership Assistance Loan Program are available as of April 3, 2017, in the City and County of Peterborough. The Housing Division is excited to be offering these two programs again, funded by the federal and provincial governments through the Investment in Affordable Housing Program. These programs are offered on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible applicants. They will close on December 1, 2017, or sooner if funds are committed.

The Peterborough Renovates Program assists low to moderate income homeowners to afford necessary repairs, efficiency upgrades and accessibility modifications to their homes. The program offers a forgivable loan up to $25,000, up to $5,000 of which could be an accessibility grant. To apply, please contact Habitat for Humanity, the delivery agent for Peterborough Renovates.
Phone: 1-855-750-1456

The Homeownership Assistance Loan Program assists moderate income renters afford to purchase a home. The program offers a $15,000 loan for eligible renters for down payment assistance. Applications will be available online at and in-person at City Hall beginning April 3rd. To apply please contact the City’s Housing Division.
Phone: 705-742-7777 extension 4663 (HOME)
Address: 500 George Street N Peterborough, K9H 3R9

Please visit for more information on both programs.

Peterborough Renovates Program Brochure (pdf – 302kB)
Peterborough Renovates Media Release (pdf – 68kB)
Homeownership Assistance Loan Program Media Release (pdf – 63kB)

Media Release – Road Closure

Beginning Monday, April 3, 2017, the Douro Ninth Line from Nassau Road to County Road 4 will be closed and only open for local traffic and emergency vehicles until further notice.

The Douro Ninth Line will remain open for local traffic and emergency vehicles only. The road closure is due to construction work that is being done on Pioneer Road and further construction work that is to be done on the Douro Ninth Line.

As construction proceeds local traffic will be notified on the best way to enter and exit their properties. Residents north of the Douro Ninth Line can use Nassau Road to the Douro Eighth Line to access County Road 4.

PDF Copy of Media Release ( pdf – 138 KB)

For more information, please contact:
Harold Nelson
Manager of Public Works
Township of Douro-Dummer
Harold Nelson
Township of Douro-Dummer Website

Media Release – Parks and Recreation Master Plan

Douro-Dummer, ON – The Council of the Township of Douro-Dummer and the Parks and Recreation Master Plan Advisory Committee will be hosting a Public Meeting to present and discuss the Parks and Recreation Master Plan Draft Report.

The meeting will take place in the Municipal Council Chambers at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4th, 2017.

The meeting will commence with presentation of the Draft Report by Staff and to be followed by questions from the public and Council.

PDF Copy of Media Release (pdf – 107 KB)

For more information contact:
Martina Chait-Hartwig
Deputy Clerk
Township of Douro-Dummer
705-652-8932 ext. 210
Email: Martina Chait-Hartwig
Township of Douro-Dummer Website

Connor Plante
Parks and Recreation Master Plan Coordinator
Township of Douro-Dummer
Email: Conner Plante
Township of Douro-Dummer Website