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Welcome to the Township of The North Shore

A picturesque area located in Northern Ontario. Our residents are both friendly and welcoming.
The North Shore is a great place to live and to visit, with fresh air, pristine lakes and open spaces.

Our mandate as Council is to treat all with dignity and respect.

The Township of The North Shore Municipal Office Hours are as follows:

Monday to Friday 9:00am - 4:30pm

Closed Holidays

If you have any questions about the hours of operation please call 705-849-2213

The Township has NEW Facebook and Instagram accounts:

Please click the following link to be directed to the 2022 Council Meeting Minutes:

Documents - Council Minutes, Agendas - 2022 - Township of The North Shore

The Agendas with Backup for each meeting will remain on the website for 4 weeks after the scheduled meeting ends.

If you would like to see the information that was included in the meeting, along with previous minutes,
please contact the office at 705-849-2213 or email the Clerk at: 

















For Election Information and Updates please see Elections tab under Governing


2021 Financial Statements Now Available


Per Subsection 295 (1) a) ii) of the Municipal Act, 2001, copies of the 2021 audited consolidated financial statements for the Corporation of the Township of the North Shore are now available at no cost to any taxpayer or resident of the municipality. For further information, please contact the Treasurer at 705-849-2213 Ext. 23 or by email at




January 12 2022 Council Meeting Update from the Mayor:




  • Realignment and addition of one staff member; Clerk, Treasurer/Bookkeeper, Receptionist/Office Assistant and Public Works Manager
  • 19 grant applications have been submitted of which 14 have been approved- the remaining five are still pending
  • Staff continue to upgrade- WETT inspections; refrigerant removal, administrative and financial courses, election procedures.
  • The township has become more independent and less reliant on outside contractors; a sweeper, a thumb, a bulldozer and a replacement riding lawnmower have been purchased. This is also the first year that the Township has not been required to contract snowplowing out
  • Increased total lot coverage for R4 zones and are working on similar increases for zones R1 and R2
  • The Shoreline has been replaced by an improved website, Instagram and Facebook as well as a bi-yearly newsletter which will accompany tax notices
  • Regular council agendas, being posted to our website, will be accompanied by background information so that ratepayers will have a better idea as to the pros and cons of various decisions
  • The township continues to request a speed limit reduction in Algoma Mills - a work in progress .
  • A reduction in propane costs was achieved
  • Tax arrears issues continue to be dealt with in an efficient fashion
  • The township is sitting in a good financial position. There exists approximately $95,400.00 for operating reserves and approximately $554,600.00 in capital reserves. The township's total expenses were below what was budgeted and the revenues were higher than budgeted resulting in an operating surplus for the 2021 year
  • Water treatment plants continue to be improved as funds are being received
  • The township has a new integrity commissioner who will be utilized when and if the need arises
  • Improvement of connectivity continues to be a priority - Starlink and H&M COFFI
  • Staff took the initiative to ensure health and safety protocols were in place during the pandemic; this included signage, deep cleaning, and the purchase of masks, wipes and hand sanitizers
  • More volunteer firefighters have been recruited including 2 junior firefighters. The fire department continues to be better equipped having purchased Bunker Gear for 4 firefighters and a 6 inch diameter Kochek Hose and an improved low level strainer. These purchases add to safety and efficiency.
  • Surplus land has been sold which will increase the municipality's tax base
  • I am sure that you have noticed that staff and council work well together and have a vested interest in moving the municipality forward and we will continue to do so into 2022


Two additional area codes will be introduced in Ontario in 2022.  The new 753 area code will be introduced starting March 26, 2022 in the regions currently served by area codes 343 and 613The new 683 area code will be introduced starting June 18, 2022 in the regions currently served by area codes 249 and 705. The introduction of these new area codes are the result of decisions by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and are  intended to meet the continuously growing demand for new telephone numbers.

The introduction of a new area code creates millions of additional telephone numbers without affecting the existing numbers.

Once the new area codes 753 and 683 are  introduced in March and June 2022., residents  and businesses requesting a new phone number may receive one with the new area code. Numbers with the new area code will only be assigned  once there is no longer a sufficient supply of numbers with the existing area codes.

The introduction of a new area code in a region does not affect the geographic boundaries for local calling areas or the way long distance calls are dialed. Special numbers such as 211, 311, 411, 611 and 911 will not be affected and will still be dialed using only three digits.

The Telecommunications Alliance

Canada’s major communications service providers have joined forces to develop a communications campaign informing the public about the introduction of new area codes in certain calling areas.  For more information about new area codes in Canada, please visit




To quickly catch up on current events in our community, please view our monthly Shoreline publication.

The Shoreline, monthly current events newsletter
click to view the newsletter

A printed copy of The Shoreline can also be picked up by the mailboxes at:
1) Municipal Office, 2) Old Hydro Road, Spragge, 3) Handi Spot Road, Serpent River:

Vision Statement

“The Township of The North Shore will preserve its natural scenic beauty, have a business-friendly attitude, and build a strong sense of community to create an enviable quality of life for all residents and visitors. The people, businesses and government of the Township of The North Shore will work together to create opportunities for jobs, recreation, social interaction, education, and beautification.  We will be an attractive, healthy, progressive and cohesive community of which all residents will be proud.”