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Welcome to the Township of Rideau Lakes

Township of Rideau Lakes - a World Heritage DestinationOn behalf of my Council Colleagues, it is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Township of Rideau Lakes Website. I am sure that you will find our Website informative, accessible and easy to use, providing you with instant information about the Township and the services it offers to its residents. I encourage you to visit our website regularly as changes take place within our Community.

The Township of Rideau Lakes is a progressive, growing community that offers a variety of year-round recreational activities and business opportunities. Our many lakes, parks and attractions provide enjoyment, as well as economic benefits to our residents, visitors and businesses. As we grow, we are committed to maintaining a strong infrastructure and superior customer service while protecting our environment, keeping in mind the interests of our residents and visitors.

If you have yet to visit the Township of Rideau Lakes, I extend to you my personal invitation to do so soon. If you live here, I encourage you to take an active interest in our thriving Community and to share in our vision for the future.

All the best to you and yours in 2015.

Ronald Holman

For all Township Notices - please see the NOTICES PAGE

Crosby Intersection

The first of two Public Information Centres for the Crosby Intersection was held June 24 at the Portland Community Hall.  Submit your Comments by July 27, 2015.  Comment Form pdf

Hwy 15 & County Rd 42 Intersection (pdf 1256 KB)



Daffodil Capital of Ontario

The Township of Rideau Lakes has been proclaimed the "Daffodil Capital of Ontario". In recognition of the vision and hard work of residents and Beautification Committee volunteers in achieving this 5-year goal, a Proclamation Ceremony was held on Monday, May 11, 2015. 

The Daffodil Project

Blue Green Algae – Upper Rideau Lake – Health Unit Notice

July 30, 2015 - Scott Lane - Upper Rideau Lake

Health Unit Notice

August 12, 2014 – Please be advised that the Township has received notice from the Health Unit regarding a letter that has been sent to some residents of Upper Rideau Lake in the McNally’s Bay area regarding blue-green algae. As noted, questions should be directed to the Health Unit at 613 283 2740 or the Ministry of the Environment at 1 800 565 4923. The notice can be read here: letter from the Health Unit (PDF)

All the updates to this issue can be found on the

Blue Green Algae Notices Page

The most recent update is shown below:

UPDATE # 13 – December 11th 14:00 – Following the Township’s receipt of the Minister’s November 20th letter (see update #12) the Mayor has issued the following letter: Mayor's Letter to Minister, December 11, 2014 (PDF).

UPDATE # 14 – January 27th 08:30 – Following the Mayor’s letter of December the 11th, 2014 (see update #13) the Township has received the following response from the Minister: Minister's Response, January 19, 2015 (PDF).


On Monday June 2, 2014, the Township was provided a recently published academic journal article which sampled groundwater in the Village of Portland. On receipt, the Township forwarded the article to the Medical Officer of Health at the Lanark Leeds and Grenville Health Unit. The Health Unit are the local experts in supporting safe drinking water. The article and updates from the Health Unit and the Township can be found on the:

Portland Groundwater Information Page

The most recent update is shown below:

UPDATE # 15 – March 31st 13:00 – Following the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change’s summary of the November 26th meeting in Portland (see update #14), the Mayor has issued the following response: Portland Groundwater March 30th (PDF)

UPDATE # 16 – June 2nd 14:00 – Following the Mayor’s letter of March 30th (see update #15) the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change has issued the following response: Ministry June 1st Response(PDF)

United Counties of Leeds and Grenville
Counties Official Plan Being Developed

In accordance with recent amendments to Regulation 352/02 under the Planning Act, the Counties are required by the Province to adopt an Official Plan. The Official Plan is targeted for completion by March 2015. You can keep up to date on the Plan’s development and get involved via the Counties Official Plan website here:

The site contains all the materials, notices and supporting documents associated to the project. It will be updated as the project progresses. Questions about the Counties Official Plan, the public consultation process, how you or your stakeholder group can get involved, landowner concerns etc. should be directed to Mr. Sandy Hay at the United Counties at 1-800-770-2170 or by email:


You can now find listings of businesses in the Township of Rideau Lakes by using our new Business Directory. Business owners can also register their own business.

See the Business Directory Page

Council Thanks Our Volunteers

Council would like to Thank the numerous people who commit their time and effort in Volunteering for the many Committees and Projects within Rideau Lakes Township. You, as a Volunteer show everyday through your actions, that you truly care about the area in which you live. Volunteering can be very time consuming or may be just a few minutes here and there, but every time someone takes the time to lend a hand, it is reducing the work load for everyone involved. Council would like to say Thank You for your time, energy, knowledge, generous support and for enriching the Community in which you live and the Township of Rideau Lakes as a whole.

After Hours Reporting Service

After hours number: 1-877-798-5725. Not for general inquiries or emergencies (call 9 1 1 for emergencies). Click the number for details about how to use it

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Township of Rideau Lakes, 1439 County Road 8, Delta, ON, K0E 1G0
For general inquiries, administration, planning, public works, parks & rec, and fire department:
Tel: 613-928-2251 or 1-800-928-2250 - Fax: 613-928-3097
For the tax office:
Tel: 613-928-2896 or 1-866-677-4577

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