April 12, 2024 | Issue 4

Pre-authorized Payment Plans for Property Taxes

Attention Taxpayers: enroll in our pre-authorized payment plans and never miss a tax payment again.

The Township of Brock has three types of pre-authorized payment plans:

  • Installment plan (pay 4 installments throughout the year on the due dates)
  • Monthly plan (pay 11 installments on the first day of each month from January to November)
  • Arrears plan (pay monthly amounts that work for your budget that will also pay down your tax balance. Withdrawals take place the 20th of each month.)

Complete the Pre-authorized Payment Plan application at and submit it along with a void cheque or download the application and bring it with a void cheque to the Municipal Office located at 1 Cameron St. E. P.O. Box 10, Cannington, ON L0E 1E0

Reminder - the 2nd property tax installment is due on April 22, 2024.

25th Annual Township of Brock Charity Golf Tournament

The Township of Brock is proud to present our 25th  Annual Charity Golf Tournament. The tournament will be held on Thursday June 20th, 2024 at Cedarhurst Golf Club located at 825 Thorah, Concession Rd 4 in Beaverton.

All the money raised from this tournament will go toward local non-profits. Over the first 24 years of this tournament over $250,000 has been raised for this great cause.

The tournament is also accepting sponsorships and prize donations. Completing a registration or submitting a sponsorship can be done through our online system. To register or become a sponsor for the tournament go to:


Upcoming Launch of the Next Edition

of the Building Code

Ontario is planning to release the 2024 edition of the Building Code soon to reduce regulatory burdens for the construction industry and make it easier to build housing.

The 2024 Building Code will come into effect on January 1, 2025. There will be an additional transition period allowing permit applicants to continue to use the 2012 Building Code for applications submitted before March 31, 2025, if applicants can demonstrate that their working plans were substantially completed under the 2012 Building Code prior to December 31, 2024. More details about the transition period and training opportunities will be shared by the province in the coming weeks.

The new Building Code will be released in digital and hardcopy versions to support the industry's transition and ensure applicants have sufficient time to become familiar with the new edition of the Building Code before it comes into effect on January 1, 2025. The province will continue working with partners to maintain high standards in Ontario's Building Code and make it easier for the sector to build new homes, while protecting public health and safety. 

Low Income Seniors Property Tax Rebate

A $355.00 Property Tax Rebate is being offered to home owners whose principal residence is the property being applied for, who are 65 years of age or older, and who are currently in receipt of the Guaranteed Income Supplement.

Applications and details of the program can be obtained at the Municipal Office or on-line.

Deadline for application is September 30th of each year.

Celebrate Accessibility in Brock

Brock residents, organizations and businesses strive to create an environment that is welcoming and engaging. We would like to recognize the efforts of everyone that has made Brock an inclusive place to live.

Has a business you frequent eliminated any barriers or enhanced access for people with disabilities?

Has a community organization made accommodations that would have otherwise prevented individuals from being able to join?

Has an individual created a positive and engaging experience?

Please help us by nominating a Brock resident, business or organization that has embraced the goal to make our Township accessible to everyone. Please give a detailed example of how this Brock resident, organization and business made a difference. The deadline for applications is May 31, 2024.

2024 Spring Half Load Restrictions

2024 Spring Half Load Restrictions/Reduced load restrictions remain in effect. Staff continue to monitor the weather and advise the public to continue to check the website for updates to these restrictions. For additional information please contact the Public Works Department.

Board and Committee Appointment Opportunities

The Township of Brock is seeking community-minded resident volunteers to submit their names for consideration for the following committees:

• Brock Accessibility Advisory Committee(BAAC)

• Non-Profit Sector Advisory Committee

If you are interested in volunteering to join a committee, please fill out the Committee/Board Appointments application form.

Apply today! www.townshipofbrock.ca/committees/

No Mow May

No Mow May is back! Residents are welcome to pick up a sign at the Municipal Office in Cannington and show their commitment to not mowing their lawn until June 1st. 

Come pick up your sign today!!

Other Ways to Participate/What you can do after May?

Whether you can participate in No Mow May or not, you can help pollinators throughout the spring and summer by:

  1. Planting a pollinator garden. Choose a variety of native flowering plants, such as Asters, Bee Balm, Milkweed and Coneflowers, with varying bloom times that last from spring until fall in order to provide food sources all season long.
  2. Choose a section of your lawn that can remain uncut all summer long.
  3. Decrease mowing frequency throughout the mowing season. Let your lawn grow a little longer than normal, ideally mowing only once or twice per month.
  4. Mow at the highest setting. This allows low lying flowers to continue to grow and decreases re-flower time for those that are mown.

Upcoming Meetings:

Committee of The Whole - April 29, 2024 3:00 p.m.

Council Meeting - April 29, 2024 6:00 p.m.

Workshop - May 6, 2024 10:00 a.m.

To view agendas or watch the livestream please visit the Council Calendar.

Brock Dench Animal Shelter

Pets available for adoptions in April

Nala is a shepherd husky x that is approximately 3 years old. She is looking for an active home that can provide her with plenty of exercise! Nala seems to do well around the other dogs that she has met through the fence. Nala has been spayed, vaccinated and microchipped.

Sage has spend most of her young life on the streets and has the scratches to prove it, but you would never know it as she is super sweet and affectionate. Sage is looking for a loving and safe home to spend the rest of her life in. She has been spayed, vaccinated and microchipped.

Please call the Brock Shelter 705-432-2884 for more information on these pets.

Adopt! Don't Shop!

Fire Department News

Current Burn Hazard Conditions

Medium: Use caution when burning 

Up-to-Date Fire Hazard Conditions can be found on our homepage at www.townshipofbrock.ca

Recreation News

Brock Recreation and Community Guide

The 2024 Brock Recreation & Community Spring & Summer Guide is now available

This guide focuses on summer camps, local sports organizations, programs, events, fairs, concerts and everything else happening in our community this spring and summer. 

Limited print copies will be available at the Municipal Office, Brock Arenas, Brock Libraries and Brock CHC

Summer Day Camp

Are you looking for a fun way to stay active during your school break? The Township of Brock offers a variety of age appropriate day camp programs. These programs are available for children between the ages of 4-12. Our camps include new specialty programs, weekly themes, crafts, and a variety of activities for your child to enjoy!

Visit our website for more details on camp offerings and registration.


Spring Fitness Classes

The Township of Brock hosts a variety of fitness classes including Zumba, Pilates, Gentle Fit and more! There’s something for everyone! Single class registration is now available for the Spring Session, which means there’s no commitment to a full session of classes. Select the class on the dates that work for your schedule. Only $10.00 per person, per class.

Classes include: Cardio Beat, Core Power, Zumba, Tabata, Yoga, Restorative Yoga, HIIT Fusion and Gentle Fit. Visit our website for class descriptions and schedules.


Brock Libraries News

Community Events

Check out the Community Event Calendar!

Looking for something fun to do this month? Look no further than the Township of Brock Community Event Calendar. April has many exciting events such like Sunderland Lions Music Festival, live concert, craft sales, garden club events and kids spring parties.

Organizations are encouraged to submit your event request for all upcoming events by visiting the Community Event Calendar

Durham Region News

Upcoming Event from Durham Region Waste

Free Compost Event in Brock

Grab your shovel and bring your containers to Cannington for free compost. This is a self-serve event; quantities are first-come, first served, and limited to four blue boxes of compost per vehicle. Green bins, blue boxes & backyard composters will also be available for purchase, & broken bins can be exchanged for free. No Cash. Residents are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to a local food bank.

Saturday, May 11, 8:00 a.m.-noon

Rick MacLeish Memorial Community Centre (Cannington Arena)

Upcoming Battery Collection Dates

April 22 to 26, 2024

Rules and how to print a label can be at Durham Region Waste

Yard Waste Collection now available April - December

Regional Council approves 2024 Property Tax Supported Business Plans and Budget

Durham Regional Council has approved the 2024 Property Tax Supported Business Plans and Budget. The 2024 Budget totals $2.2 billion in gross expenditures, requiring a tax levy of approximately $899.5 million. This represents a proposed net property tax increase of 7.5 per cent, or approximately $231 for residential properties with an average assessment value, within Durham Region.” The Region is investing in critical front-line core service areas and advancing the implementation of the

Strategic Plan.


Learn more about the 2024 Property Tax Supported Business Plans and Budget

Rainbow Registered Information Session

Are you interested in sharing your business’ commitment to providing an inclusive, safe space for 2SLGBTQI+ customers and staff? Join Durham Tourism and Invest Durham online on May 21 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. for an information session on Rainbow Registered, presented and administered by Canada's 2SLGBTQI+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC). Rainbow Registered is an accreditation program for businesses that are committed to providing a safe, inclusive space for 2SLGBTQI+ people to visit, work, and feast.

Durham Region businesses who attend have an opportunity to have their accreditation fee and first year program fees covered by Durham Tourism. Details will be provided at the end of the session. Register for this free information session today!

Durham Accessibility Conference

Abilities Centre, in partnership with the Region of Durham, invites the business community, regional employers, and those interested in exploring how to commit to inclusion in the workplace to attend the Durham Accessibility Conference, “Committing to Inclusion in the Workplace: Getting your toolkit ready.” This free conference features keynote speaker, Ingrid Muschta; a panel presentation; and exhibitors. This conference will focus on embedding inclusion into the workplace, as an employer, using an intersectional lens. Learn more and register for the Durham Accessibility Conference.

Other News and Information

For information and referral to government, health, community and social services,

contact 211.

Community organizations provide a wide variety of programs to help kids succeed.

Call 2-1-1 to explore what programs there might be in your community or visit http://211ontario.ca

Here are some examples of programs across Ontario:

- Youth wellness hubs

- Homework clubs

- After school programs

- Leadership clubs

- Pre-employment programs

- Youth mentorship

- TVO Mathify

- English as a second language classes

- Volunteer tutors and more.

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