Public Notices

October 17, 2017 | Public Notices
Highest and Best Use Feasibility Study 400 Stone Street North, Gananoque
former "Kinsmen Building"
Monday, October 30, 2017 from 5:00-7:00 pm
Lou Jeffries Arena, 600 King Street, Gananoque
ZanderPlan Inc. and Shore-Tanner and Associates are currently completing a Highest and Best Use Feasibility Study for the Town of Gananoque, on the former Kinsmen Building at 400 Stone Street North. They will be hosting a public Open House to receive comments regarding the subject property on Monday, October 30th from 5-7 pm. This is an opportunity to discuss the site and the potential future land uses with the consulting team; there is no formal presentation planned for the event. Comment sheets as well as a brief survey will be available at the Open House, with all comments due by the end of the day on Tuesday, October 31st. The survey will also be available through the Town's social media sources (Facebook, Twitter, website).
Any questions should be directed to Tracy Zander at ZanderPlan Inc. at 613-264-9600 or by email to
Project Information Notice - Concrete Sidewalk Replacement and Curb Repair
September 19, 2017 | Public Notices
Construction is taking place September 25 at King and Charles St. 
The Public Works Department would like to inform you of concrete sidewalk replacement and curb repair, taking place on your street. 
To improve pedestrian access through the downtown, the Town is replacing concrete sidewalk and repairing concrete curbing on the north side of the King Street East from the King Street Bridge to Stone Street. Work will include the removal and replacement of old sections of concrete sidewalk, as well as the repair or replacement of sections of concrete curb.
Driveway access will be interrupted due to the sidewalk and curb removal and replacement; however, this inconvenience will be kept to a minimum.  Residents or customers unable to access driveway entrances due to construction must park on adjacent side streets or municipal lots.  Repairs to driveways due to construction will be made following the sidewalk installation.  Please note only the driveway area impacted by the construction will be repaired.  The work will commence during the week of September 18th, 2017 with an anticipated completion date of early October 2017. Please note that this timeline is dependent on weather conditions and may be adjusted.
All parking regulations must be complied with when parking on adjacent streets.  Any vehicles parked within the signed construction zones impeding construction will be towed at the owner’s expense (if towed, call Unique Towing and Recovery at 613-546-0090).
The Town and its contractor would like to thank you in advance for your co-operation through the duration of this project.  We trust the above is clear; however, should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the undersigned.
Paul McMunn
Manager of Public Works 
613-382-2149 ext. 1615
Notice of Intention to Designate Under the Ontario Heritage Act
August 24, 2017 | Public Notices


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town of Gananoque intends to designate the Ferncliff Property, under Section 29(1), Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter 0.8.

Description of the Property:
The Ferncliff Property, 401 King Street West is proposed for designation under the Ontario Heritage Act for historical, structural and contextual criteria.

Statement of Cultural Heritage Value or Interest:
The property is valued for mid-19th century recreational building design in the Thousand Island region, and is a unique example of a vernacular interpretation of chalet designs found in alpine Europe and is a rare surviving example of an early 19th century rural property.

The property is valued for its direct associations with Agnes Maule Machar, a Person of National Historic Significance and with important contemporary persons of her circle. As a place that inspired Machar’s poetry and other writings, the property provides an understanding of her work as well as of the cultural life of Canada during that time. The property may also have the potential to yield an understanding of pre-contact indigenous culture.

The property has contextual value as a local landmark and has contributed to the character of Gananoque since the 1850s. Although located within the town limits, its primary visual links are to the Thousand Islands.

The heritage attributes are derived from these identified values. Heritage attributes of Ferncliff are:

  • the extant built heritage resource (cottage) on its original hilltop site;
    • original board and batten exterior cladding
    • original fenestration pattern of French windows with shutters
    • original wooden windows
    • original rubble stone foundation
    • surviving original interior components (ground floor wooden wall panelling, shallow-arched ceiling divider, masonry fireplace and surround, wooden flooring, room and hallway configuration; second floor stairway, room and hallway configuration, wooden wall panelling)
  • the modifications to the landscape made as part of site development (entrance drive, clearing around the cottage to reveal views of the river and surrounding forest, dry stone walls, stairs cut into the cliff face);
  • surviving mature forest ecosystem and topographic/geological features; and areas of archaeological potential.

Further information respecting the proposed designation is available for viewing at the Town Hall, 30 King Street East during regular business hours. Any person may by September 25, 2017 at 12:00pm, (within 30 days after the date of the publication of this notice) serve written notice of objection to the proposed designation submitted to the Clerks Department, together with a statement for the objection and all relevant facts.

Dated at the Town of Gananoque this 24 day of August 2017
Kelly Shipclark, Town Clerk, 30 King Street East, Gananoque, ON K7G 2T6

Public Information Center for the Proposed Reconstruction of Bay Road – Update
June 23, 2017 | Public Notices

The Town of Gananoque hosted a Public Information Center (PIC) on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Public Library. The PIC was with respect to the proposed reconstruction of Bay Road. Town Public Works staff as well as a representative from G.D. Jewel Engineering Inc. were there to answer questions from the public during the “drop in” style event. There were three (3) conceptual options presented in hard copy format and displayed for viewing. The same three (3) conceptual options in hard copy format are at Town Hall if anyone missed the PIC event on Wednesday evening and wishes to see them. There are also comment sheets available at the front desk at Town Hall if anyone still wishes to provide comment. We will continue to receive comments up until noon on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, either by hard copy delivered to the front desk at Town Hall or the Public Works office located at 665 Charles Street North (both during regular business hours) or by email addressed to

The three (3) conceptual options are attached in digital format (PDF) as well to be reviewed on your device or computer. Also attached are the various reports that have been completed to date with respect to the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Archaeological Assessment, Habitat Assessment Report, Butternut Tree Evaluation, Terrestrial Ecosystem Existing Conditions and Impact Assessment, Draft Geotechnical Investigation.

Once feedback from the PIC if reviewed and summarized, Town Council will be updated via a staff report at a future Committee of the Whole meeting. Check the Town website regularly under Town Hall – Town Council – Council Meetings for posted agendas. If anyone has any questions regarding this notice please contact Paul McMunn – Manager of Public Works at 613-382-2149 ext. 1615 or by email at The Town invites and encourages people with disabilities to attend and voice their comments in relation to disabilities.


September 28, 2017 | General Notices


The estimated time of the service disruption will be from the week of September 18th, 2017 to Mid-October, 2017. 

The disruption includes:  Replacement of concrete sidewalk (North side of King Street East from the Bridge to Stone Street) and repair or replacement to the concrete curb (King & Stone Street and King & Charles Street Intersections)  

The following alternative services are available: Parking on adjacent side streets or municipal lots

On behalf of the Town of Gananoque, we would like to thank you for your patience in this matter

Please contact P. McMunn, Manager of Public Works with any questions: (613) 382-2149 extension 1615







The Council of Gananoque is seeking dedicated volunteers for the following Advisory Panel vacancies
September 28, 2017 | Public Notices
The Council of Gananoque is seeking dedicated volunteers for the following Advisory Panel vacancies:
  • 1 Members of the Public for the Heritage Advisory Panel
Municipal Council appoints members of Advisory Panels for the term of four years, concurrent with the term of Council. The reminder of the term goes to November 30, 2018.
This is your opportunity to contribute a vital service to your community. Candidates must be at least 18 years old, Canadian citizens and residents/property owner in the Town of Gananoque.
Please submit your application to:
Kelly Shipclark, Clerk, Town of Gananoque
30 King St. E., P.O. Box 100
Gananoque, ON K7G 2T6
In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, personal information is collected, and will be only used for the purpose of the candidate selection. The Town will provide accommodation for individuals with accessibility needs.