Community

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We serve the community of Bradford West Gwillimbury (BWG), population 35,000. The town is located in Simcoe County, north of Newmarket, and south of Innisfil and Barrie in the heart of the Holland Marsh. BWG is a growing community and we welcome new residents of all backgrounds!

 

For more information about the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury:

Information for Newcomers to Canada

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Canadian Immigrant Integration Program (CIIP) – CIIP provides free pre-departure orientation to Federal Skilled Workers, Provincial Nominees, their spouses and adult dependents, while they are still overseas during the final stages of the immigration process. CIIP helps immigrants prepare for economic success by providing information, planning and online support through partners in Canada. This site is funded by the Canadian government and managed by the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC).

Guide to the Federal Election

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Are you looking for information on the upcoming federal election?  The attached guide has registration and voting information, as well as details about accessbility issues.  Click here to download the 'Guide to the federal election'. 

 

For more indepth information, please visit the Elections Canada website by clicking here.

Cultural places pass

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Learn more about local history, culture and art through the Cultural Places Pass program! Passes are organized through Sumac, Simcoe County's cultural network. Your library card entitles you to become a "Friend For The Day" at various Sumac locations.  Passes for each institution vary.  The program runs from May 18 to October 14, 2019.  Participating institutions are as follows:

 

  • Collingwood Museum (Collingwood): Free Friend for the Day Membership. Family of four gets into the museum for free. Donation for admission is waived. 20% off for purchases from the gift shop.
  • Huronia Museum (Midland): Free family admission (two adults and two children) to the museum and village for the day.
  • Leacock Museum and National Historic Site (Orillia): Free Family Membership for the Day. Free admission for up to a carload of guests during regular open hours. 
  • MacLaren Art Centre (Barrie): Free Friend for the Day Membership. Free admission to MacLaren Family Sunday workshops, Sundays 1:30 to 3:00 pm. Register in person at 1:00 at the MacLaren front desk for that day's Family Workshop. 10% discount for any art classes/camps at the Gallery. 10% discount on purchases from the gift shop.
  • Museum on the Boyne (Alliston): Free Family Membership for a day. Family of four gets into the museum for free and can sign up for museum programs at the member discount price.
  • Nancy Island Historic Site (Wasaga Beach): Pass can be redeemed for a free Nancy Island guide booklet and decal plus 10% off in the gift shop.
  • Orillia Museum of Art and History (Orillia): Free Family Membership for the day. 
  • Simcoe County Museum (Minesing): Free Family Membership for the Day. Free admission for up to a carload of guests during regular open hours including special event days. 

 

Who May Reserve Passes?

Adults and teens who have valid Library card, or visitors who obtain temporary cards may reserve passes. Passes will only be distributed to the person who made the reservation. You cannot pick up a pass for a friend or family member.

You may book only one pass for use on any one day.

 

How do I Reserve a Pass?

Passes should be booked in advance. Passes may be booked online or in person up to 60 days in advance. You will need to enter your library card number to reserve a pass using the online form.

 

How Often May I Reserve a Pass?

You may reserve one pass per cultural institution during a 30-day period.

 

Where do I Pick Up My Pass?

Passes must be picked up at the Library. Staff will provide you with the pass you have reserved and stamp it to validate it.

If you have any questions regarding the Cultural Passes program, please contact the Library at 905-775-3328 ext. 6109.

Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC)

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Municipal Property Assessment Corporation

The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) has designed an online application entitled AboutMyPropertyTM for customers who want to compare their property assessment with others in their neighbourhood or municipality. It allows property owners to gain a better understanding of their property assessment through a secure, online self-service application. Through this service, a property owner can access property assessment information, site information, and recent sales information on their property and other properties in the neighbourhood, free of charge.

To access this service, please visit www.aboutmyproperty.ca. Questions or comments should be directed to MPAC (www.mpac.on.ca/).