Public Notices

NOTICE - Disruption in Service
November 16, 2017 | Public Notices
There is currently an un-planned service disruption.
The disruption includes: The walking path between Machar Street Bridge and the Kinsmen Hall. Crews will be changing the street lighting along the path.
The estimated time of the service disruption will be: From: Nov.16, 2017 To: Dec. 1, 2017
The following alternative services are available: The sidewalks on Stone St. and North St will be open during this outage.
On behalf of the Town of Gananoque, we would like to thank you for your patience in this matter.
To review the notice, please click here.
Multi-Year Accessibility Plan - Feedback
November 16, 2017 | Public Notices
The Town of Gananoque recognizes that receiving feedback provides a valuable opportunity to learn and improve. Please submit all feedback forms to the Accessibility Coordinator by email to
Every person has the right to make a complaint, offer a suggestion or compliment us on the way we provide goods or services to people with disabilities.
Thank you for sharing your experience.
Waterfront Construction Updates
October 23, 2017 | Public Notices
Please note that road closures will continue to take place into late November/early December, weather permitting as RMP Construction and Development Inc continues to build Islands Harbour Club.  Water St will be completely closed for the Hydro crossings next week. Access to Kate St will be by St Lawrence St until the closure is completed. This will include access to the South parking area. Efforts are currently on schedule.
During this time, we appreciate your cooperation and understanding. 
UPDATE: Disruption in Service - Town Hall Parking Lot
October 23, 2017 | Public Notices

There is currently a planned service disruption. Please see attached Notice of Disruption which extends the timeline to Friday, November 24th,  dependant of course on weather and progress with the exploratory digs. The disruption includes: Town Hall Parking Lots.

For the UPDATED notice please click here.

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