Township issues COVID-19 update (April 2)

With the warm weather fast approaching, the Township would like to remind residents that all playground structures and park amenities, including sports fields, skate parks, walking trails (Beaverton Lions Walking Loop and Sunderland Lions Walking Trail), parking lots, basketball courts, tennis courts, picnic shelters, splash pads, beaches (including the Beaverton Harbour and pier), boat launch, and boat docks will be closed until further notice.

Green spaces in parks and throughout the Township, that aren’t otherwise closed would remain open for walkthrough access, but individuals must maintain the safe physical distance of at least two metres apart from others.

Parking Lots
The following parking lots are closed to the public:
– Beaverton Harbour parking lower;
– Beaverton Harbour parking upper (with the exception of those with a COVID-19 Parking Permit);
– Foster Hewitt Memorial Community Centre parking (west and east side);
– Farm Forum (Concession 9 Thorah and Regional Road 47);
– Rick MacLeish Memorial Community Centre parking;
– Bunkland Skatepark parking lot; and,
– Sunderland Memorial Arena parking lot west side.
The municipal parking located at the Municipal Administration Building remains open to allow municipal operations to continue.

Township Beaches and Beaverton Harbour and Pier
All Township beaches and the Beaverton Harbour and Pier are closed until further notice. We understand that residents are eager to get out fishing but due to the closure of these amenities, fishing is not permitted at these locations until further notice.

Thorah Island Residents
Permanent residents of Thorah Island will be provided with parking permits to allow them to park their vehicle in the upper Beaverton Harbour parking lot only. In addition, they will be permitted to temporarily use the permanent dock at the Beaverton Harbour to dock their boat while they come into town to get essentials. Residents of Thorah Island are asked to email to arrange for a parking permit.

Important Notice to All Tourists & Seasonal Residents
Please note as the recommended from the Public Health Officer of Ontario and the Premier of Ontario, the Township of Brock is requesting that everyone please stay at their primary residence due to the current COVID-19 pandemic for the health and safety of everyone. We look forward to welcoming our seasonal residents and tourists back when the pandemic is over.
In the meantime, if you feel like you need to visit us, we encourage you to visit us online, from the safety of your primary home – and watch for our new website, coming in mid-April.

For updates on how the Township is responding to COVID-19, please visit

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