Township of Zorra
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Zorra Township is a rural municipality located at the north-west corner of Oxford County.  The Township is comprised of several rural clusters and two serviced villages.  The population of Zorra Township is 8,058, with a total land area of 529 square kilometres.

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landfill proposal updates

Walker Environmental Group’s Southwestern Ontario Landfill Proposal

Township of Zorra

Recreation Department - Seeking Public Input

In 2014 the Recreation Department, along with the Zorra Recreation Advisory Committee, discussed licensing Township facilities for the sale of alcohol at weddings, buck and does, and various other events.  Township Council have asked for the public to review the documents and provide comment.  Please email any comments to Lisa Teeple by March 10, 2015.  View Recreation Manager Comments here.  View Draft Alcohol Licensing Policy here.  Send an email to Lisa Teeple.

New Public Skating Times at Embro Arena

Embro arena now offers skating for parents & tots on Wednesdays & Fridays from 10-11am, followed by an adult skate from 11am-12pm.   There is also weekend prime-time ice available for rent at Embro arena.  Public skating every Sunday from 2-3pm.  Public skating will also be offered on Family Day from 2-3pm and March Break Sunday through Friday 2-3pm.  Call 519-475-6061 for details.

Public skating is also available at Thamesford arena through the week of March 23rd.  Sundays from 2-3pm.  Parent/tot skate Tuesdays from 9:30-10:30am, adult skate Tuesdays from 10:30-11:30am.

News Release - Interim Control By-law Passed

Zorra Township Council approves moratorium on new or expanded gravel pits and quarries. One-year study period will allow Council to seek answers on cumulative impacts of aggregate industry on residents. Visit the Interim Control page of our website for more information.

New steps towards a smoke-free Ontario

Starting January 1, 2015, it will be illegal to:
• smoke on bar and restaurant patios
• sell tobacco on college and university campuses
• smoke near children’s playgrounds and public sports fields and surfaces. 

Click here for a Smoke-Free Ontario poster.  Violations can be reported to the Board of Health - click here for the witness form.  Thank you for helping to make our communities smoke-free.

Zorra Now - WInter Edition

Check out the new issue of Zorra Now - lots of great information about upcoming holidays events and Rural Oxford Economic Development!  Visit our Zorra Now page for more info.

Winter Parking Restrictions

Winter parking restrictions are now in effect.  No parking on any street from 1am to 8am.  Set fine is $50.00.

2014 Oxford Stewardship Award

Congratulations to 2014 Oxford Steward Dawn Dennison for her voluntary efforts to help protect the quality of Oxford’s soil, water and air. Zorra residents Ryan and Jayne Green were candidates on the short-list for this award as well.  View full details at Oxford County website.

2014 Municipal Election

The Election Results are in!  Our new Council will be sworn into office on December 1, 2014.  Thank you to everyone who voted in this Election!  Click here for photos of the new CouncilVisit our Election Page for more details.

History of Zorra

Zorra Township has been lucky enough to have many dedicated residents working to compile books that capture the rich history of Zorra.  Click here for details on the history books available for purchase.

Regular office hours for the Township of Zorra are:

Monday to Friday

8:30am to 4:30pm

Office closed on weekends and Statutory Holidays.

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