Brock Township issues service update following new COVID-19 rules

The Province of Ontario will be entering a Modified Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen effective January 5, 2022.

In an effort to reduce the spread of the highly transmittable Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus, as mandated by the provincial government, and for the health and safety of residents and staff, municipal facilities will be temporarily closed. The Municipal Offices at 1, Cameron Street East Cannington will be available by appointment only. Facilities will remain closed until January 26, 2022, at which time the Premier of Ontario may mandate extended closures for an additional 7 days at a time.

Staff are available to assist you via email or phone during regular office hours, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

We recognize the impact that this decision will likely have on residents and our facility users, but this precaution is necessary to help keep people safe. The situation with COVID-19 is rapidly changing, and we will continue to adjust our operations according to the recommendations of health authorities. Additional information will be communicated through the Townships website and social media channels.

Animal Services
The Township of Brock Animal Shelter will be closed to the public and animal adoptions suspended. Staff will continue to look after the animals in their care. Staff will be responding only to emergencies related to sick, injured or stray animals.
If the public need to come to pick up impounded animals, an appointment will be required in which proper safety protocols will be strictly enforced. Please contact 705-432-2884 or 705-432-2355.

Building Department
The Township of Brock Building Department will continue to accept permit applications via regular mail, e-mail and through the Municipal Administration drop box. We would request that you contact the Township by e-mail or telephone to discuss specific requirements for permit applications and fee payment options.
The Building Department will also be conducting building inspections for all non-occupied buildings. We would request that anyone requiring an inspection call the Building Department at 705-432-2355 ext. 230 to set up inspections and/or discuss options.

By-law Services
Staff will only be responding to by-law complaints where it is deemed to be an immediate public health or safety concern. Residents are encouraged to still submit complaints via our online submission form or by email. All complaints will be addressed as soon as it is safe and feasible to do so.

Parking ticket payments
Individuals can drop off their payment to the Municipal Administration drop box  or
tickets can be paid online at

Fire Services
The Fire Department will continue to respond to all emergency situations. All non-essential inspections, public education events, and station visits have been cancelled until further notice.

Legislative Services
All Council, Committee of the Whole and Council appointed boards and advisory committee meetings will continue to be held virtually.
For clerk’s services such as licencing, Freedom of Information Requests, etc.  please contact via email at to book an appointment

Planning Services
For any questions regarding planning processes, or to make arrangements to submit an application, please contact us by phone 705-432-2355- ext. 235 or by email.

Public Works Department
Staff will continue to manage all relevant road conditions. Residents are asked to continue to report any problems online or by email or phone.

The Foster Hewitt Memorial Community Centre (Beaverton) and Sunderland Memorial Arena will be closed. Any bookings for the time of the closure will be refunded.
The Wilfrid Hall, Manilla Hall, Sunderland Town Hall and Beaverton Town Hall will remain closed to public rentals with the exception of any community services, and vaccination clinics.
No new bookings for our facilities will be taken until further notice. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Recreational Services
All recreational programs, including fitness classes and programs, are cancelled until further notice. Please contact us by phone or email if you have any questions.

Treasury Department
Any payments for Property Taxes or Township related services can be made by mail or by using our Municipal Administration drop box (no cash please). At this time, we will not be accepting water samples or water payments, nor will we be selling garbage tags or Durham Region Transit tickets. Should you require those please contact the Region of Durham.
Should you have any questions please feel free to contact the Treasury Department by email or phone.
Please visit for the latest up to date information regarding COVID-19 in the Township of Brock.

Brock Libraries
The Brock Township Libraries are also currently closed to the public, but offer curbside pickup and we encourage you to visit their website for more information.


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