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Temporary traffic signal in place at Wellington and Queen St. intersection

Posted on Wednesday, December 20, 2023 01:34 PM

Please be advised that a temporary traffic light is currently in place on the south side of the intersection of Wellington St. S and Queen St. E.

The permanent signal light and pedestrian signal post were damaged during an accident in November 2023. Replacement posts have been ordered and are expected to be installed in May 2024. 

Pedestrians crossing at this intersection should use extra caution. The traffic light on the east side of the intersection will still show pedestrians when it is safe to...

OTF Grant will help seniors stay cool at the St. Marys Friendship Centre

Posted on Tuesday, December 19, 2023 01:46 PM

$144,000 grant will fund the installation of a new HVAC system

On Tuesday, MPP Matthew Rae met with the team at the St. Mary Friendship Centre to officially congratulate the Town on receiving a $144,000 Capital grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) this fall. The grant will be used to replace the building’s aging heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, and will be completed in 2024. 

“The St. Marys Friendship Centre is a staple of the St. Marys community,” said Matthew...

Town of St. Marys opening doors with attainable housing action plan

Posted on Wednesday, November 22, 2023 09:00 AM

The Town of St. Marys is addressing the housing crisis head on with a new action plan. Called “Opening Doors,” the plan was developed by a housing expert, following consultations with developers, builders, and community members.

The plan aims to tackle St. Marys’ shortage of affordable housing options. Like many Canadian communities, the Stonetown has very few rental options available. When vacancies do arise, rents are often higher than what the average earner can afford.

“We have people working...

Town Hall to be closed until May for renovations

Posted on Friday, November 03, 2023 02:30 PM

Closure expected to last until May 2024

St. Marys Town Hall is getting a makeover. The iconic limestone building will be closed to the public as of November 13, 2023, to accommodate renovations to its first floor.

The work will include a full remodel of the space. Council Chambers will be expanded and the technology in the room will be upgraded. New washroom facilities will be added, including one that is barrier free.

Services usually offered at Town Hall will be provided online, by phone or at...

Town launches Stonetown Supports Report

Posted on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 03:17 PM

New feature aims to reduce stigma through education

The Town of St. Marys is launching a new feature to inform residents about its progress on addressing social issues.

The Stonetown Supports Report is a bi-monthly community update designed to build awareness about the many social services available in St. Marys. Through education, the Town hopes to reduce stigma and shine a light on the ways we can help our neighbours. 

The first edition is available below and in this week's St. Marys Independent...