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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

​The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury is working to protect the health and safety of our community during the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic​.

​This page has been reorganized. Select a topic below for information.

What is the status of operations at the Town of BWG?

The Town of BWG has declared an ​emergency.​

​​By-law Enforcement

  • Municipal By-law Enforcement may be contacted for issues related to COVID-19 by calling 905-775-5366 ext. 1701.
  • Click here for more information on enforcement and how to make complaints​​.

​​Adminis​tration Offices

  • All administration offices are closed until further notice.
  • Virtual services​ (phone or online) are being provided wherever possible.
  • Staff are working from home, so you may be required to leave a message and receive a call back.

Recreation Programs and Facilities

Council and Committee Meetings

  • ​Regular Council meetings will be held via videoconference until further notice.
  • Click to find out where to watch online or listen by phone, and how to participate in Open Forum, Deputations or Public Meetings.
  • A virtual Public Town Hall will be held soon where you will be able to watch/listen and ask questions to be answered live.
  • Advisory Committee Meetings have been cancelled until further notice.

Fire Hall

  • ​The Fire Hall is closed to the public.
  • A burn ban is now in place - current burn permits are cancelled and no new permits will be issued.
​BWG Transit
  • ​BWG Transit bus service is available on demand only. Click to find out more.
  • BWG Transit and Taxi-to-GO are free for this period.

How can I get updates from the Town, Health Unit, Province and Federal Government?

What financial relief is the Town offering to residents?

Property Tax and Water/Wastewater Utility Bills

A complete explanation of the financial relief can be found in the Highlights of the March 26 Special Meeting, or you can watch video of the meeting on YouTube.

  • Property tax due dates have been extended by 60 days for each remaining payment in 2020. This applies to both pre-authorized payment methods and manual payments.
    • An additional 30 da​​ys grace is available if needed for the second instalment -- no penalties or interest if paid by July 27.
  • There is a 90-day grace period on payments of water/wastewater utility bills. No withdrawals of pre-authorized payments and no penalties or interest until July 16.

If you DO NOT want your pre-authorized payments of property tax and/or utility bills to be deferred, please contact us by email​ or by phone to 905-775-5303 ext.6030.

How is the Town of BWG supporting local business?

  • ​​We are coordinating the efforts of local business support agencies. Visit this page for information on how we may be able to help your business​.​​
  • We have developed a directory of local businesses​ that are still open to provide essential services.​