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Ma-te-Way Activity Centre Expansion Future Tenants Announced

Four businesses to relocate to Ma-te-Way Park

Renfrew, Ontario, April 27, 2022

The Ma-te-Way Activity Centre Expansion includes three components that make it a truly successful community project. The Expansion will include four spaces leased by local businesses, an Off Reserve Indigenous Cultural Centre, and finally, financial support over the next ten years from more than a dozen groups and organizations.

The Expansion will be the new location for four local businesses including myFM, Renfrew Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Centre, Child’s Paradise Day Care Centre and Ultimate Fitness.  

Bonnechere Algonquin First Nation Cultural Centre will be located on the north east side of the facility with its unique characteristics and components throughout including a medicine wheel, museum, and office space.

The 76, 500 ft2 expansion, projected to open in early 2023 also includes an NHL sized ice surface, an elevated walking track, fitness centre, regulation sized gymnasium, dance/yoga studio, multipurpose rooms, youth drop in centre and administrative offices. The expansion will improve access to cultural and recreational opportunities and better meet community needs.



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Naming Rights Sponsors Announced for Ma-te-Way Activity Centre Expansion

Naming Rights Sponsors have been announced for the Ma-te-Way Activity Centre Expansion

Renfrew, Ontario, April 27, 2022






The Ma-te-Way Activity Centre Expansion will include spaces within the facility named after groups and organizations who have made a ten year financial commitment to the project. These include:

Ontario Power Generation: Multipurpose Room:

Kelly Homes Inc.: Lobby

McGrimmon Holdings: Fitness Centre

Renfrew Professional Fire Fighters Association: Ice Resurfacer

Renfrew Recreation Parks Fundraising Committee: Community Hall

Home Hardware: Gymnasium

Bonnechere Excavating Inc.: Expansion Rink

Deslaurier Custom Cabinets Inc.: Current Rink

myFM: Complex

The 76, 500 ft2 expansion is projected to open in early 2023 and also includes an elevated walking track, dance/yoga studio, youth drop in centre, administrative offices, an Off Reserve Indigenous Cultural Centre (Bonnechere Algonquin First Nation Community Cultural Centre) and four spaces leased by local businesses (myFM, Renfrew Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Centre, Child’s Paradise Day Care Centre and Ultimate Fitness).   

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Bluegrass Tickets Are Now On Sale!

Follow This Link to Purchase Tickets Online!!

We are SO excited to finally be able to begin selling tickets to

Renfrew's Bluegrass Festival!!

Tickets are available at the following link, and will also be available to be purchased at Town Hall in the near future:

Click Here to Purchase Tickets Online!


For further details, or for any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at,

or by phone at 613-432-4848. 

We can't wait to see everyone out enjoying the music, vendors, and incredible atmosphere!

It feels so good to be back!



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Proof of Vaccination Requirements Are Lifted

As of March 1, 2022, Proof of Vaccination is No Longer Required at Town Facilities.

In line with the Ontario Government's Roadmap for lifting COVID restrictions, the Town of Renfrew no longer requires Proof of Vaccination in order to enter our facilities, attend sporting events, or take part in training or classes hosted at a Town owned facility. 

With this being said, we still respectfully ask that masks continue to be worn when visiting our facilities, and that respect be shown at all times. 


Some important notes to be aware of in this new phase of the Roadmap:


You are no longer required to be fully vaccinated to enter non-essential businesses, as of March 1.

The Ontario government says it will lift the proof of vaccination requirements for all settings.



Yes, businesses can still allow only fully vaccinated people into an establishment - this is the personal choice of the privately owned business or service provider.

The Ontario government says businesses and other settings may choose to continue to require proof of vaccination if they choose.

Let's continue to respect and support each other as we navigate the ever changing restrictions and recommendations. 

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2022 Burn Permits Are Now Required

Please Reach Out to Our Renfrew Fire Department to Obtain New 2022 Permits

Our Renfrew Fire Department would like to remind everyone that Outdoor Burn Permits are required annually, and that 2021 permits are now expired. 

Please reach out today to learn now to obtain a new permit, and ensure you're burning in the safest way possible!

Our Renfrew Fire Department can be reached at 613-432-2811.

More information about our Fire Department, contact details, and by-law information can be found on our Town website at:



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Town of Renfrew


TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Town of Renfrew passed municipal-wide development charges By-law No. 84-2021 on the 14th day of December, 2021 under section 2 (1) of the Development Charges Act, 1997, S.O., 1997 c. 27, as amended;

AND TAKE NOTICE that any person or organization may appeal to the Ontario Land Tribunal under section 14 of the Act, in respect of the development charges by-law, by filing with the Clerk of the Town of Renfrew on or before the 23rd day of January, 2022 a notice of appeal setting out the objection to the by-law and the reasons supporting the objection.

The schedule of development charges imposed by the by-law, comes into effect on January 1, 2022, is as shown in the attached file. 

No key map has been provided as the by-law applies to all lands located within the Town of Renfrew.

A copy of the complete by-law is available for examination at the Town of Renfrew, 127 Raglan Street South, Renfrew Ontario K7V 1P8 during regular business hours (weekdays from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM) excluding statutory holidays.

DATED at the Town of Renfrew offices, Renfrew, Ontario, this 15th day of December 2021.

Kim Bulmer

Municipal Clerk

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Town of Renfrew's Digital Signs

We Would Love to Show Off Our Businesses on These Signs!

We Want to See Your Business's Name Up in Lights!

The Town of Renfrew has installed 4 new state of the art Digital Signs throughout town, with each one located in a high traffic entrance to town.

These signs provide an amazing opportunity for local businesses to gain exposure, and attract more customers, as the purchase of one of our advertising packages enables your ads to be displayed on all 4 signs simultaneously!

The Town of Renfrew has created 4 advertising packages, which means that there is a package to suit every advertising need!

Please reach out today to discuss which option would work for you - we can’t wait to get our local businesses up on these signs!


Contact Details:

Jenna McEwan

Communication Officer

613-432-4848 x 114

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No Wipes in the Pipes!!

Important Notice

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