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New to The Blue Mountains?

Welcome! Whether you have made the move permanently, or are enjoying the Town seasonally, we imagine you have a number of questions. We hope that the following information will be helpful as you settle in to your new home.

The Town Municipal Building is located at 32 Mill Street in Thornbury.

Our mailing address is 32 Mill Street, PO Box 310, Thornbury ON, N0H 2P0.

The office is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and can be reached at 519-599-3131.

Have a general question? Send us an email.

The Town of The Blue Mountains is a lower-tier municipality located in the County of Grey. We have one mayor and six councillors that make up our Council. Our Town is not separated by wards.

To learn more about Town Council and how to contact them, please visit our Council page.

For more information about the services provided by the various levels of government, please visit our Government and Social Services page.

Who is my Member of Provincial Parliament?

Jim Wilson, M.P.P. Simcoe–Grey.
50 Hume Street
Collingwood, Ontario L9Y 1V2
Phone: 705-446-1090

Legislative Assembly of Ontario 

Who is my Member of Federal Parliament?

Terry Dowdall, M.P. Simcoe-Grey.
503 Hume Street, Suite 4
Collingwood, Ontario L9Y 4H8

House of Commons Website

Waste Resource App

Download our Waste Resource App for all the information that you need, including collection day reminders.

New Resident Blue/Green Bin Pickup

If you are a new resident of The Blue Mountains, you can purchase your Blue Bin and Green Bin at the Town Hall (32 Mill Street in Thornbury) or from the landfill site (788090 Grey Road 13, Clarksburg). 

Curbside Collection

You can find out more about your curbside collection, including your collection day, by visiting our Solid Waste Services page or using the Waste Resource App.

The Town offers curbside waste, recycling, and green bin collection. Each household is allowed one free bag/can of garbage each week. Additional bag tags are available for sale at $2.00 per tag. Only one additional tagged bag is allowed each to a maximum of two bags each week.

Bag tags are available for purchase at the following locations:

  • Town Hall (32 Mill Street, Thornbury, ON)
  • Thornbury Foodland (105 Arthur Street West, Thornbury, ON)
  • Hindle’s Hardware (189 Marsh Street, Clarksburg, ON)
  • Macs Thornbury (59 Arthur Street West, Thornbury, ON)
  • Circle K Craigleith (209554 Highway 26, Craigleith, ON)
  • Ravenna Country Market (495972 Grey County Road 2, Ravenna, ON)
  • Esso Craigleith (209814 Highway 26, Craigleith, ON)
  • Waste Disposal Site (788090 Grey County Road 13, Clarksburg, ON)

Green bins and recycling bins (blue and grey) are available for sale at Town Hall and the Landfill Site.

For more details on holiday collection, Yard Waste, and Christmas Tree Collection, please read through our Waste Resource Guide.

Not sure what the difference is between a grey box, blue box, and organics bin? Read through our Waste Resource Guide to see where your waste belongs.

TAB Program & Stationary Curbside Garbage Boxes

If you have a stationary curbside garbage box you need to use the Waste TAB indicator. These TABs are installed on your stationary curbside garbage box and are available for pick up at Town Hall (32 Mill Street Thornbury) or the Landfill Site.

TAB indicators are available for a cost of $2.00 each. 

Stationary curbside garbage boxes can be purchased at many hardware stores. Ensure that prior to placing a stationary curbside garbage box within the Town Road Allowance that the location of the box will not interfere with Town maintenance activities.  Follow the Garbage Bin Placement Process for box placement.

For general waste related inquiries, or to report missed collection, contact the Operations Department.

Landfill Site

The Landfill Site is located at 788090 Grey Road 13, Clarksburg and is open during the following times:

Tuesday - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Phone: 519-599-3131 ext. 490


A list of Solid Waste Fees can be found in the Solid Waste Management Fees By-law.

The Blue Mountains Public Library
173 Bruce Street South
Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0

Phone: 519-599-3681

The Blue Mountains Public Library operates out of the L.E. Shore Memorial Library building.

Craigleith Heritage Depot
113 Lakeshore Road East
Craigleith, ON L9Y 0N1

Phone: 519-599-3681 ext. 3

The Craigleith Heritage Depot is a smaller Branch of the Blue Mountains Public Library and also includes a museum.

Public Schools

The Blue Mountains is located within the Bluewater District School Board.

Catholic Schools

The Blue Mountains is located within the Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board.

French-Language Catholic Education

The École Catholique Saint Dominique-Savio offers french instruction from Junior Kindergarten-Grade 12 and is located at 800-23rd Street East, Owen Sound. Transportation is offered to residents in The Blue Mountains area. 

Contact information:

Child Care

OneList Grey County is an online application for parents applying for licensed child care. 

OneList Grey County is a safe, secure, fast and convenient way to allow parents to:

  • Choose from a variety of childcare options available for example, home-based, centre-based, school age care and or nursery/preschool care.
  • Locate programs close to either home or work.
  • Apply for care to a number of sites with one application.

 Parents can find and apply for either licensed Home Child Care or a Child Care Centre by completing an online application

St. George’s Anglican Church
166 Russell Street East, PO Box 9
Clarksburg, Ontario, N0H 1J0
Phone: 519-599-3047

Blue Mountains Community Church
219 Bruce Street
Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0
Phone: 519-599-5570

St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church
20 Russell Street East, PO Box 1056
Thornbury, Ontario N0H 2P0
Phone: 519-599-6645

Grace United Church
140 Bruce Street
Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0
Phone: 519-599-2438

First Baptist Church
72 Bruce Street South, PO Box 218
Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0
Phone: 519-599-6247

St. Vincent’s Catholic Church
70 Collingwood Street West
Meaford, ON N4L 1H1
Phone: 519-376-0778


Collingwood General and Marine Hospital
459 Hume Street
Collingwood, ON
Phone: 705-445-2550

Markdale Hospital
55 Isla Street
Markdale, ON
Phone: 519-986-3040

Meaford General Hospital
229 Nelson Street West
Meaford, ON
Phone: 519-538-1311

Owen Sound Hospital
1800 8th Street East
Owen Sound, ON
Phone: 519-376-2121

Health Centres

The Town of The Blue Mountains has two Health Centres. Please note that these are NOT walk-in clinics.

The Blue Mountains Community Health Centre
78 King Street East (Highway 26)
Thornbury, ON
Phone: 226-662-1105

Clarksburg Medical Group
186 Marsh Street, PO Box 179
Clarksburg, ON
Phone: 519-599-5775

Same Day and Walk-in Clinics

Collingwood After Hours Clinic
Collingwood Health Centre
186 Erie Street
Collingwood, ON L9Y 4T3
Phone: 705-445-9711

Monday to Friday: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Weekends and holidays: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Patients are able to walk in for "first come, first serve" appointments. 

Same Day Health Care Clinic
Collingwood Health Centre
186 Erie Street
Collingwood, ON L9Y 4T3
Phone: 705-445-0333

Monday to Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Weekends and holidays: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
By appointment only.

It would be appropriate to use the Same Day Health Care Clinic if you are in need of urgent (NON emergency) care and if your family doctor (or other clinician) is unavailable.

For a list of Community Groups and Public Services in The Blue Mountains, visit our Community Groups and Public Services directory.

Depending on where you are located within the Town, the options for these services will vary.

Rogers and Bell both provide internet, phone, and cable service in areas throughout the Town, but will need to be contacted to ensure that your specific address is serviced.

Shaw Direct also offers satellite services in more rural areas where cable is not available.

Internet options are more limited in rural areas throughout the municipality. The following offer rural internet options:

Bruce Street Technologies Limited

Grey Bruce Telecom

Choose "1" at the prompt for English; then "9" to connect to an Agent.


Hydro services are offered through Epcor or Hydro One, depending on where you live.

Hydro service for Thornbury is provided by Epcor.

Hydro service for all other areas of The Blue Mountains is provided by Hydro One.

View our boundary map to see where the boundaries are.

Natural Gas

The local provider for natural gas is Enbridge formerly Union Gas.

For comparison of electricity and natural gas options in the area, please visit: https://energyrates.ca/ontario/

Water and Wastewater

Municipal Water and Wastewater services are provided by the Town, and are billed every two months. For more information on Water and Wastewater Billing, including rates and how to pay your bill, please visit our Water and Wastewater Billing page.

Need to arrange a water and/or wastewater locate? Please contact Ontario One Call on-line or by phone at 1-800-400-2255.

Septic Records

Septic records older than January 1, 2010 are available through the Grey Bruce Health Unit at 519-376-9420.

Septic records post January 1, 2010 are retained at the Town and are available by contacting Building Services at 519-599-3131 ext 290 or by email. We will require your municipal address and the legal description of the property you are seeking records for.

Well Records

Well records are available from the Government of Ontario, with data from 1899 to the present. Records are available online through a well record map catalogue.

If you require a Post Office Box, General Mail Delivery, or a Rural Delivery (and already have a mail box at the end of your driveway), you must register with Canada Post. Please contact the Thornbury Canada Post Office at 519-599-2212, and they can provide you with information and instructions about how you can begin to receive mail.

Canada Post Clarksburg
207 Marsh Street
Clarksburg, ON N0H 1J0
Phone: 519-599-2260

Canada Post Thornbury
4 Arthur Street West
Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0
Phone: 519-599-2212

Canada Post Rural Mailbox Guidelines and Specifications

If you live in a rural location and do not have a mailbox at the end of your driveway, please ensure that prior to placing a mailbox within the Town Road Allowance that the location of the mailbox will not interfere with Town maintenance activities.  Follow the Mailbox Location Process for mailbox placement.

Tax Bills

Property Tax Bills are mailed twice a year (March and August), with four billing due dates throughout the year.

For more information on Property Taxes, including tax rates, due dates and options on how to pay your taxes, please visit our Property Taxes page.


Questions about your assessment? Your assessment is provided by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC), which is overseen by the Province of Ontario.

MPAC can be contacted by calling 1-866-296-6722. Many of their forms, including a Request for Reconsideration, can be found on the MPAC website.

The Blue Mountains is policed by the Ontario Provincial Police.

Blue Mountains O.P.P. Administration Building
364 Clark Street
Clarksburg, ON N0H 1J0

Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
519-599-6644 ext.2

If you have an emergency, call 9-1-1.

The Blue Mountains is serviced by The Blue Mountains Fire Department.

The majority of our Fire Fighters are volunteers within the community who operate out of two fire stations (Craigleith and Clarksburg).

For more information, please visit our Fire Services page.

Service Ontario Collingwood
191 Hurontario Street, Unit 6
Collingwood, ON L9Y 2M1

Service Ontario Meaford
24 Trowbridge Street West, Unit 5
Meaford, ON N4L 1Y1

211 helps people find services in their community. In Canada, 211 offers live answer service 24/7. The number is free to call and interpreters are available in more than 170 languages.

TTY service is available at 1-888-340-1001.

There is also an online service portal available for the Grey and Bruce communities.

Need Help? Can't find a service? Call 2-1-1, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


General Enquiries
519-599-3131 x276