April 4, 2024

The Township of Assiginack invites residents and community members to provide their input regarding its proposed DRAFT Zoning By-law.

Please submit your feedback in writing, including your name and address by April 30th, 2024 to the Clerk at or you may drop off your submission to the Municipal Office located at 156 Arthur Street in Manitowaning.

A copy of the proposed DRAFT Zoning By-law and Schedules may be accessed through our website at this link.


April 8, 2024 Solar Eclipse Safety Sheet


March 6, 2024 Notice of a Public Open House

Concerning a Township-Initiated Zoning By-law Update

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Assiginack will be holding an in-person public Open House to consider a Township-initiated Zoning By-law Amendment and is notifying the public in accordance with Section 34 of the Planning Act.

Purpose and Effect of the Zoning By-law Amendment:

The purpose of the Zoning By-law Amendment is to update the Township’s Zoning By-law. The Township Zoning By-law currently in effect is By-law No. 80-20 and By-law No. 80-21, first approved by Council in 1980. Since 1980, the Township Zoning By-law has been amended from time to time through approval of privately initiated zoning by-law amendment applications and through general amendments/reviews initiated by the Township. In October 2018, a new District of Manitoulin Official Plan was approved to be consistent with Provincial policies. The Planning Act requires municipalities to update their Zoning By-law after an update to their Official Plan. Pursuant to the Planning Act, this update will bring the Township Zoning By-law into conformity with the District of Manitoulin Official Plan, and by extension into conformity with the other Provincial planning policies in effect.

Public Open House:

A public Open House is scheduled for March 27, 2024, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm to provide information regarding the Township-initiated Zoning By-law Amendment. The public Open House will be held at the Municipal Office located at 156 Arthur Street in Manitowaning. The format of the public Open House will be a drop-in where you will have the opportunity to review the draft proposed new Zoning By-law, ask questions related to the proposed draft, and provide input in advance of the Township hosting a Statutory Public Meeting.

Location of the Subject Lands:

The proposed Zoning By-law Amendment applies to the entire Township and therefore a key map has not been provided.

Additional Information:

For more information about this matter, including information about appeal rights, information will be available on the Township’s website at on March 8th, 2024, or for inspection by appointment between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday at the Municipal Office located at 156 Arthur Street, Manitowaning, ON. Please contact the Clerk at or call (705) 859-3196 to arrange for an appointment.

Dated at the Township of Assiginack this 6th day of March 2024.

Heidi Ferguson, Clerk
Township of Assiginack


NOTICE – MAY 19, 2023


Please note that the Township allocated $2,000 for the 2023 Budget year for the Coyote Predation Compensation Program on a first come first serve basis. As of today’s date, the 2023 allocation has now been depleted.  There will be no more claim forms accepted for 2023.

This program will be reviewed prior to the 2024 Budget year.


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