The Township of Adelaide Metcalfe takes health of residents and visitors very seriously and is carefully monitoring the situation regarding COVID-19 virus.  We will contiue to act with the best interests of our residents and it is crucial that we mitigate the risk to the community.

Please be advised that the Township Municipal Office is CLOSED to the public.  We encourage residents to phone the Municipal Office prior to arrival in order to better serve you at 519-247-3687.

This page will be updated on a regular basis as more information becomes available.


Following the lead of the Province of Ontario and the County of Middlesex, the Township of Adelaide Metcalfe has made the decision to Declare an Emergency effective March 17th, 2020 at 2:14 pm in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.  The rationale to this undertaking is as follows:

  1. Under a Declared Emergency, registered volunteers are covered under WSIB, this includes our local CERV, Salvation Army & Victim Services of Middlesex-London.
  2. Under a Declared Emergency, staff and elected officials are protected from personal liability from decisions made during or as a result of the emergency.
  3. A Declared Emergency status may position the Township in a more favourable light if any funds become available from the Province & Federal governments post-emergency.

Set Fines for Offences under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act

Inquiries & Reporting

Issues and inquiries concerning COVID-19 related matters may be directed to  The Township will attempt to provide answers, education and enforcement specific to COVID-19 concerns. Our primary goal is to inform and educate the public during this time.  **IMPORTANT** If you are reporting a matter for potential investigation under the Emergency Orders - the 911 Address MUST be included in your email of where or with whom this occurred in order to expedite a response.  Thank you for your co-operation in this regard 

You can also contact Middlesex-London Health Unit to report concerns about:

  • Non-essential businesses that are not CLOSED
  • Activities taking place at Closed outdoor structures including playgrounds, multi-use courts and skate parks
  • Residents that are gathering in large groups
  • Individuals who are not following Federal quarantine orders 

If you have concerns about Covid-19 order violations in Middlesex County, please call the OPP non-emergency line at 1-888-310-1122.  If in Strathroy, you can also call the Strathroy Police at 519-245-1250.

Cancellations & Closures

  • The Municipal Office is closed until further notice. Staff are still available to assist.  If you require assistance, please phone 519-247-3687.
  • Parks & Recreation amenities are open, however playground equipment is still CLOSED from public use.  Please practice social distance measures in all our our public areas. Please review the latest announcement.
  • Service Ontario is closed. We encourage residents to use Service Ontario online services if possible.
  • ALL County of Middlesex Library branches are closed as of 8:30 pm on Monday March 16th, 2020. 
  • Interest and Penalties will be waived to outstanding 2020 property tax accounts for the months of April and May .  At this time we encourage residents to fill out the pre-authorized payment plans. Pre-Authorized payment form is found  here
  • Property Tax Registration process is suspended until June 30, 2020
  • Drainage Invoice Payments are deferred without interest until June 30, 2020
  • School Road Landfill & Kellam Road Landfill - Kellam Road Landfill is permanently CLOSED effective December 31, 2019. 

    The School Road Landfill is open on the second and last Saturday of each month beginning June 2020.  For the months December, January and February, the landfill will be open the second Saturday only.  Hours of operation will be 8AM to 4PM.

Due to Covid-19 there are rules that everyone must follow:

- A maximum of three (3) vehicles will be permitted to unload at any given time.

- Residents are asked to stay inside their vehicles until it is their turn to unload.

- Please respect physical distancing with Landfill staff and others accessing the Landfill site

- Payment by cheque is preferred

- Residents may experience delays in entering the Landfill site due to the current Covid-19 restrictions

- Gatherings of 5 or more persons is prohibited and enforceable under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act legislation.


  • Wheelie Bin Program - The new waste collection program scheduled to begin June 2, 2020 for the south half of the Township and June 9, 2020 for the north half of the Township.  A flyer was being mailed to each residence to notify of the delay, however, if you do not receive admail (junk mail), you will not receive the flyer.  Go to for more information
  • Waste & Garbage Collection (provided by Bluewater Recycling Association) is proceeding as usual.  Garbage Bag Tag Program is SUSPENDED until the Wheelie Bin Program starts June 2020.  BRA has provided some guidelines for waste disposal during the COVID-19 pandemic:
    • Place used tissues and napkins in the garbage.  Wash your hands afterwards.
    • Bag all waste. Do not place waste lossly in garbage containers.
    • If you're sick: place ANY item that has come into contact with your mouth, nose or eyes into the garbage - even items that you normally place into your recycling bin (eg. water/beverage bottles, pop cans, etc.)

Bluewater Recycling Association would like to remind residents to not take advantage of the "No Bag Tag" and follow the limitations as outlined on their website.  Click here for further information.

Ausuable Bayfield Conservation Authority & St. Clair Region Conservation Authority - Conservation Areas and Trails (CLOSED)

Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) and St. Clair Conservation Authority (SCRCA) Conservation Areas and trails closed to all public

Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) Notice of Closure (March 31, 2020)

St. Clair Conservation Authority

The closure complies with the March 30, 2020 provincial declaration to protect the health and safety of all Ontarians by closing all communal or shared, public or private, outdoor recreational amenities.

Barriers and signs are at property entrances. Even if a barrier is not in place, the property is closed. Information is also on the ABCA website at and SCRCA

The closures affects all conservation areas.

To find out more visit or

Council Meetings

  • Adelaide Metcalfe Council will be meeting remotely via video conference for the April 6th, 2020 Meeting of Council.  The council meeting will be streamed live to our Adelaide Metcalfe Youtube Channel.  Future Council meeting dates are as follows:  Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - Budget, Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - CLOSED SESSION, and Monday, April 20, 2020 - Regular Council Meeting.  Please note NO PLANNING APPLICATIONS are being considered at this time.  For a full list of regular scheduled Council meetings, please click here.

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