Message from Mayor Lowry

These are extraordinary times. Changes are coming quickly and in a way no one has ever experienced. This creates uncertainty for everyone. I want you to know that we are here to walk this road with you. We will use this page to share up to date information, resources and support programs including those from Lanark County, and both the Provincial and Federal Governments.

Mississippi Mills Municipal buildings and facilities remain closed at this time. However many Municipal employees are still working. You can communicate with the Municipality directly via telephone (613-256-2064) or e-mail to be connected to the department you are looking for.

The Mississippi Mills Public Library Computer Labs are re-opening by appointment. Curbside pick up for library material has also been introduced. Please visit their website to learn more.

Municipal recreational facilities will open to the public in keeping with provincial directives. Currently all parks are open. The splash pad at Gemmill Park will re-open on Friday, June 12th. Residents are reminded to practice social distancing and take all necessary precautions.

The following washrooms will be open to the public 7-days a week from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm:

Gemmill Park Splash Pad,  Metcalfe Park, Pakenham Boat Launch, Pakenham Beach, Clayton Taylor Park (Boat Launch), Appleton Bay Park (Boat Launch) 

Almonte Old Town Hall washrooms are open seven days a week from 9:30 am until 4:30 pm. The washrooms at the Almonte Library will also be open Tuesday - Friday from 10 am until 2 pm.

Although the days ahead are unclear, the time will come when this is all behind us and life as we cherish it will return. Let's start planning for those sunny days. We're in this together.

Be safe and be well.
Mayor Lowry


Please click on the links below for more information:

 Updates from The Office of the Mayor related to the Covid-19 Pandemic
Friday July 31, 2020
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Friday, April 17, 2020
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Sunday, March 29, 2020
Friday, March 13, 2020
 Municipal Updates related to Covid-19 Pandemic
Operating a Special Event During Stage 3
Mississippi Mills Public Library Re-opening Plan Update
Preparations for re-opening Personal Service Settings
Mississippi Mills Public Library Computer Labs Re-opening
Re-opening Food Premises
COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for Businesses
Ontario Helping Parents Return to Work
 Social Services Relief Fund - Via Lanark County

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Province of Ontario has provided relief funding to Social Services to help support those most in need. As part of Lanark County's allocation, an emergency rent/ mortgage bank has been set up to assist County residents who are behind in their rent/ mortgage and are at-risk of being evicted or losing their home. If your household income last month is below the maximum Household Income Limits (see chart below) and your current assets (chequing and savings accounts) are less than a total of 2 months' rent/mortgage, you may be eligible for assistance under this program. 

For more information on the program and how to apply please download the application.

 Federal Government Economic Response Plan

The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to support Canadians facing hardship as a result of the global COVID-19 outbreak. 

Information on their programs including the Canadian Emergency Response Benefits for individuals earning less than $1000 a month due to Covid-19 Pandemic visit their website here.

 COVID-19 Information and Resources

As the situation evolves, we will continue to provide updates on this page and our Municipal Facebook page please check in regularly as updates are posted daily. Residents looking for COVID-19 information are encouraged to visit the following sites:

 Information and Support for Mississippi Mills Businesses

The Municipality is thinking about our local business owners and employees during this unprecedented time. Information has been coming quickly and changing daily. We've compiled some updated information and resources we feel may be helpful for you. we are publishing weekly or biweekly newsletter specifically for the business community. These newsletter contain up to date information on government supports as well as partners webinars and programs. Click here to subscribe.

You can view past issues here:

 Tuesday May 19, 2020
 Friday May 1, 2020
 Friday April 24, 2020
 Friday April 17, 2020
 Friday April 3, 2020

We want to stay in touch with our Mississippi Mills Business Community during this challenging time. If you have information to share or questions to ask please reach out. Let's start a conversation about how we'll work together to recover when this is all over and it's safe to return to normal life. 

Tiffany MacLaren 
Community Economic & Cultural Coordinator