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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Township of Zorra

RFQ 2015-16

Quotations will be received until noon on Monday, October 19, 2015, for the supply of all equipment to load, haul, blend and place approximately 1,000 tonnes of sand to two Township of Zorra Sand Sheds. Visit our Tender Page for full details.

Fire Truck Ride to AJ Baker School

Fire Prevention Week was kicked off with Zorra residents Nick and Nathan Campbell being picked up and driven to school in a Fire Truck!  This ride was auctioned off at AJ Baker's Fun Fair and the Campbell family were the lucky winners.

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Volunteer Breakfast 2015

Thanks to all of our local volunteers who came out to Embro this morning to celebrate volunteerism in Zorra Township.  A delicious breakfast catered by Eat Your Heart Out Catering was enjoyed by many local volunteers.  Beautiful mums were purchased at TSC Embro and apples from Turner's Farm Market were provided to our volunteers.  Gorgeous signage provided by 31st Line Strategic Communications.  #ShopLocal.  Thanks to Mayor Lupton and Councillors Keasey, Ryan, and Matheson for serving the food.  What a great morning in @ZorraTwp!

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Strategic Plan

The Township of Zorra is working on a proposed Strategic Plan and we would like your input!  Plan to attend one of three Public Information Centres to discuss the proposed plan.  Review the proposed plan here.

Tuesday October 20th 7:00pm-8:30pm at the Beaty Room, Thamesford Library
Thursday October 22nd 7:00pm-8:30pm at the Small Hall, Embro-Zorra Community Centre
Tuesday October 27th 7:00pm-8:30pm at the Harrington Hall

New Issue of Zorra Now

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!

CORRECTION: Zorra Now Upcoming Council Meetings should read OCTOBER 20 @ 9:30a.m. NOT OCTOBER 2!

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.


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.

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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