The Township of McMurrich/Monteith is a small Township Municipality in the Almaguin Highlands region of the Parry Sound District, Ontario, Canada. The municipality was formed in 1998 through an amalgamation of the former Township of McMurrich and the eastern two-thirds of the unincorporated Township of Monteith. The remaining portion of Monteith became part of Seguin. The township includes the communities of Axe Lake, Banbury, Bear Lake, Bourdeau, Haldane Hill, McMurrich, Sprucedale and Whitehall. According to the 2011 Census, McMurrich/Monteith has a population of 779 people over a territory of 278.13 km˛.

PUBLIC MEETING May 12, 2014:   The Council is having a Public Meeting Monday May 12, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. to consider the proposed zoning by-law for the Leroux property. For more information click here

MINISTRY NATURAL RESOURCES BULLETIN:   The Ministry of Natural Resources - Parry Sound District is advising area residents that a Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook is in effect for the District. For more information click here

An update was issued April 14, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.   click here   to view the update.

APRIL IS DAFFODIL MONTH:   Join the fight! To some the daffodil is just a flower. For us, it is a symbol of strength and courage. It says we will not give up. It says we will fight against cancer and we will win. Buy a daffodil pin and show your support for people living with cancer. Throughout April, compassionate volunteers across Canada work together to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society. For more information visit the Canadian Cancer web site by clicking here

ALMAGUIN HEALTH SERVICES:   For a common list of available Health Services available in the Almaguin Highlands area, including phone numbers, and contact information click here.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE VAN:  The East Parry Sound Community Support Services Program has announced that as of February 3, 2014 there will be a wheelchair accessible van located in the Burks Falls area. For more information on this topic and other information view the flyer by clicking here.

NOMINATION NOTICE:   The Clerk of the Township of McMurrich/Monteith has posted a notice regarding nominations for council for a possible election October 27, 2014. To view the Nomination Notice click here. For more information visit the 2014 Election Page from the main menu.

TOWNSHIP OFFICIAL PLAN REVIEW:  . The Township has retained Planscape, Inc. to conduct the current review of the Official Plan. Over the next few months, the Plan will be revised and the public afforded opportunities to comment on the revisions. In the meantime, if you have any comments on issues related to the official plan, or potential revisions that you would like to see, please forward your comments to

OMBUDSMAN REPLY MAY 7, 2013 MEETING COMPLAINT:   The Council has received a reply to the complaint filed after the May 7th, 2013 meeting of Council. To read the Ombudsman's reply click here

2013 FALL/WINTER NEWSLETTER:  The Township Fall/Winter Newsletter is available online. To read the newsletter click here

TOWNSHIP FINANCIAL REPORTS:   Financial information reports have been recieved from the Auditors. To view the reports click on the report of interest:

TOWNSHIP OFFICIAL PLAN:   Township of McMurrich/Monteith Official Plan Documents, adopted August 5, 2003. Approved with modifications by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing on January 15, 2007 and in effect February 6, 2007:

Township of

31 William Street,
P.O. Box 70,
Sprucedale, ON P0A 1Y0

Tel: 705-685-7901
Fax: 705-685-7393

Monday-Friday - 9am - 4:30pm

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Almaguin Weather Station

2011 Township Census



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