The Province of Ontario announced a Provincewide Shutdown to commence 12:01AM on December 26th for a period of 4 weeks. For a detailed breakdown of the provincial orders please refer to their December 21st document: Provincewide Shutdown.

The Municipality of Mississippi Mills encourages the public to take their information and direction on the provincial orders from the Leeds, Grenville and Public Health Unit. This remains a public health emergency and our Health Unit can be depended on for the most up to date and locally specific information.

In accordance with the Provincial Orders the following impacts on Municipal Services will be in place for the period of the Provincial Shutdown (December 26th to January 23rd).

Childcare services for Infant/Toddler and Preschool children remain open at both 208 State Street and 110 Paterson location.

Almonte Daycare services will be offering TARGETED EMERGENCY CHILDCARE for school age children effective Tuesday Jan. 12/2021 at Holy Name of Mary Catholic School. 

If you have any questions, or would like to have an application sent to you, please email 

The Library will return to contactless pick-up, returns and outreach service. Online programming will continue along with take home craft kits for all ages. Staff will continue to offer online tech help, but the computer lab will be closed. Please call 613-256-1037 or go to for more information.

Library washrooms are closed to the public.


Mississippi Mills Community Centres
Both the Almonte Community Centre and the Stewart Community Centre will be closed for all activities from 12:01AM Dec 26 until January 23rd or until the Province provides direction that allows them to reopen.  Ice will remain in place and ready for reopening.

The Almonte Curling facility remains closed for 2020/2021 season as per earlier decision. 

Almonte Old Town Hall
There are currently no bookings scheduled for the auditorium during the 4-week closure period.

January Yoga classes have been cancelled. Bookings past January 23rd will be considered if/when the provincial lockdown is lifted.

The Information Centre and Public Washrooms located at Almonte Old Town Hall will be closed to the public from December 24th. For tourism information visit or call 613-256-1077.

For the remainder of the Provincial Lockdown (January 4th to January 23rd) services will remain available to the public for payment and material drop off (including larger documents). Commissioning of Oaths, tax/water bill requests etc. will be taken by appointment.

Residents are encouraged to do as much of their business as possible by email or telephone. Payments and documents can be dropped off in our secure drop safe.

Building & Planning Department services will remain available by appointment only. 

Effective December 24th to January 23rd public washrooms at Almonte Old Town Hall and our Library branches will be closed to the public. Washrooms remain closed in Municipal parks.

Services including snow and ice control, garbage collection, water and sewer and fire protection remain fully staffed and operational. 


We do not anticipate any changes to our Council or Advisory Committee meetings with the qualifier that we will continue to limit the number of people (including delegations) and follow Covid-19 protocols.  If a delegation is not time sensitive or necessary, it may be delayed. 

There are no changes to the garbage and recycling collection schedules.

Related Resources:

Ontario Provincewide Shutdown Summary of Information Document

Leeds Grenville and Lanark Health Unit Website

Mississippi Mills Covid-19 Information Sharing Page