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​​​​Regional Government Review

Where we are now

Earlier this year, the provincial government initiated a review of regional governments and Simcoe County. The review is intended to improve governance, decision-making and service delivery in Simcoe County and its lower-tier municipalities. The province is inviting members of the public to share their thoughts and opinions on the review until May 21.

  • At their regular meeting on April 2, the Committee of the Whole (which is made up of Council members for the purpose of giving pre-consideration to recommendations) approved a staff report that recommends that a detailed analysis be undertaken to determine the benefits of separating from Simcoe County. 

  • Mayor Keffer and Deputy Mayor Leduc then hosted a Public Town Hall Meeting on April 15 to provide more information to residents about the potential savings to taxpayers, and to answer questions. Data presented is available under Documents at right.

  • Council carried the recommendation at their April 16 Council meeting, so the province will be notified that the Town wishes to work with the County and the Regional Review advisors to investigate the option further. To read the recommendation, report and background study, check the Documents at right.

Give feedback to the province​​

You have until May 21 to give feedback to the province by any of these three methods
(learn more at​):

    Click here to respond to the 17-question survey

    Send a message of 500 words or less to or by mail to:
    Local Government Policy Branch
    Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
    777 Bay Street, 13th floor
    Toronto, Ontario M5G 2E5

    (registration period is now over; presentations to take place at Simcoe County Council on May 13 from 9am-4pm)