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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The most informative issue yet!  Your key to staying on top of what's happening in Zorra Township.  Watch your mailbox or read the latest issue online!

Volunteer Breakfast

In appreciation of our dedicated volunteers, the Township of Zorra is hosting a Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast on October 2, 2015.  Drop in between 8:00am-10:00am. at the Embro-Zorra Community Centre.  The Township would like to recognize, celebrate and thank Zorra’s many volunteers that we are so lucky to have in our Community. One generous act can have a large impact on an entire community. Zorra Volunteers strengthen our Community and improve quality of life.  If you’re a volunteer in Zorra Township we invite you to our Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast.  Please RSVP by September 14, 2105 to Karen Martin by email or call 519-485-2490 ext. 228.

Now Hiring - Part-time Recreation Staff

The Township of Zorra is seeking part-time staff members for general duties at Thamesford and Embro arenas including net pegging, maintenance, and working in the Canteen.  Visit our employment page for more details.

41st Line – Gas Pipeline Environmental Assessment 

Union Gas has advised the Township they will be commencing an Environmental Assessment (EA) to study twinning an existing 8” natural gas pipeline running from Road 88 to the Perth Oxford Road.  Phase 1 of this project will see installation of 10.6 km of a 12” steel pipeline within the 41st Line road allowance from Road 88 to the Perth Oxford Road.  To view a map of the subject area click here.  

The EA will be carried out by AECOM and will determine an available pipeline alignment and any potential environmental concerns with respect to the preferred alternative.  It can be anticipated that 41st Line will be disrupted and potentially closed to non-local traffic during construction in summer 2016.    Further details will be made available later this summer.  If you have any questions, please contact Don MacLeod, CAO, Township of Zorra at 519-485-2490 ext. 226.

Thamesford Fire Hall

Work continues at the site of the new Thamesford Fire Hall.  The first column went up July 22nd!  Like us on Facebook for more updates on the progress of our new fire hall.

North Oxford History Book

Congratulations to the hard working members of the North Oxford History Book Committee who worked diligently for 12 years to complete the history of this former Township in Zorra.  Copies available for $75.00 each.  Contact the Township office for details.


The Township of Zorra is looking for volunteers from Thamesford & Area to assist with the Wall of Recognition Event at the Beaty Room.  If you are interested, please contact Karen Martin by email call or 519-485-2490 ext. 228.

Aggregate Policy Review

The Township of Zorra and the County of Oxford have initiated a review of policies and provisions related to Aggregate Extraction (Sand and Gravel Pits and Quarries).  As part of this review, a Public Open House was held on April 14, 2015. View all information here.  In addition, two surveys were made available for residents and operators of Oxford County to comment on the Aggregate Policy Review. The survey period ended on June 21, 2015.  For more information, please contact Jennifer Huff at 519-539-9800 ext 3219 or by email.

Water Conservation Program

Water conservation program in effect from May 1st to September 30th. This applies to all water systems owned by Oxford County and regulates the external use of water.  View full details here.

Notice of Passing of an Interim Control By-law

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Zorra has adopted an Interim Control By-law 2015-05, under Zoning By-law 35-99, as amended, on the 13th day of January, 2015, in accordance with the provisions of Section 38 of the Planning Act, 1990., c. P. 13, as amended. Appeal deadline was March 16, 2015. Click here for more information.

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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