The Township of Rideau Lakes offers several types of facilities to its residents and members of the visiting public. These include community halls, recreation facilities, a library system and an aerodrome.
The Township offers many recreation facilities including numerous trails, softball diamonds, tennis courts, forested areas and waterfront beaches. Information about these as well our six township parks can be found on the Recreation Page.
The Rideau Lakes Public Library system consists of five branches located in Elgin, Delta, Newboro, Portland and South Elmsley. Information about the library system can be found on the Library Page.
Details to rent these halls are available by contacting the specific hall rep or by calling the Department of Community & Leisure Services at the Municipal Offices
Chaffey's Locks Community Hall (1661 Chaffey's Lock Road)
In the center of town sits an historic building that is home to the Heritage Society of Chaffey's Locks, the Chaffey's Locks Seniors, fast paced games of euchre, lots of social functions and events. The chair of the Hall Board is Sue MacLatchie at 613-359-5602. For information on what's happening in this busy community hall or to rent it contact Catherine Carbino at 613-777-8080.
Elgin Municipal Complex (47 Main Street)
This busy community hall is home to the South Crosby Friendship Adult Social Club, adult SMART exercise classes and foot care clinics, community dinners and special events. The hall kitchen recently received a wonderful upgrade thanks to a Trillium Grant. Canada Post, the Elgin Library and the Elgin Fire Station are also located in this complex. Harry Seeley at 613-359 5664 chairs the Hall Board. For information to rent the hall, contact Nicole Halladay at 613-340-7029(cell).
Morton Community Hall (13 Judd Street)
Another busy and active community, this hall is used for social events, meetings, and special occasions. To find out what is happening contact the Chair Ken Davies at 613-387-3871 or to rent the hall, contact Carol Bush at 613-387-2523.
Newboro Community Hall (15 Drummond Street)
Right in the center of town you will find the Newboro Community Hall. Many groups and organizations book meetings and events throughout the year. Louise Pritchard is the hall board chair at 613-272-0112. Information to rent the hall can be obtained by calling Wenda Lyons at 613-217-0003.
North Crosby Community Centre (875 - 8th Concession Rd)
Located on County Road 10 and the 8th Concession in Shillington Park, neighbour to the Township's Municipal Airport, the community hall is available to various community groups, for private functions and other activities.
There is a fully equipped kitchen thanks to a Trillium Grant and large meeting room. The kitchen doubles as a canteen for outdoor events. Regular events include euchre groups, Adult Friendship Club, art classes and more. The chair of the Hall Board is Pat Grundy and she can be reached at 613-273-3031. Please call Jim Mulville at 613-273-3008 to book the hall.
Portland Community Hall (24 Water Street)
The largest community hall in the Township sits along the shores of the Big Rideau Lake in Portland. Regular activities include Taoist Tai Chi, Portland Adult Social Club, adult SMART exercise classes and many fundraising activities. The chair of the Portland Hall Board is Rick Long 613-272-2188. To rent the hall call Don Burchill at 613-272-2761.
South Elmsley Municipal Complex (441 Highway 15)
Located on highway 15 near Lombardy, you will recognize this hall as the home of the O.P.P. South Elmsley Club 55 meets here regularly. Many social functions are held here and the hall offers space for meetings, art classes and other functions. A recent addition has made the kitchen top class and attractive for larger community events. Support was received through the Ontario Trillium Foundation for new kitchen appliances and cupboards. To find out more call Rob Stoddard at 613-283-0632.
The Township owns an aerodrome with a 3,000 foot runway, located near Westport on Upper Rideau Lake. The aerodrome is managed by the
Rideau Lakes Flying club. For more information see the Aerodrome Page.
Adult Social Clubs
There are several Adult Social Clubs that operate in the township. For more information see the full listing of Adult Social Clubs.
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