Welcome to the Township of Emo

Special Emo Municipal Council Meeting:

Wed., April 8, 2020 at 7:00pm

Amendment to Procedural By-law to include electronic participation during a declared emergency.

This will be a virtual meeting.



Next Regular Emo Municipal Council Meeting:

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 6:00pm



Next Emo-LaVallee Community Centre Board Meeting:



Next Emo Rec. Committee Meeting:




Emo Municipal Office Hours:

Monday - Friday

8:00 am - 4:00 pm



Latest Newsletter:

December 2019 Newsletter

September, 2019 Newsletter

April 2019 Newsletter

February, 2019 Newsletter

November, 2018 Newsletter

2018 Municipal Election Newsletter



Document Request Form (PDF)

Water Complaint Form (PDF)

Customer Complaint Form (PDF)





News & Updates


RESTRICTED FIRE ZONE - TOTAL FIRE BAN - Effective Immediately (April 1, 2020) (12:30 p.m. - CST): The Chief Fire Official has declared a Restricted Fire Zone - Total Fire Ban for the Townships of Alberton, Chapple, Emo and La Vallee. This ban applies to all open-air fires including agricultural burns, brush piles, burn barrels, campfires, chimeneas, cooking fires, consumer fireworks, incinerators and other types of outdoor burning, but does not including cooking appliances with a mechanical shutoff, i.e. propane or natural gas cooking equipment.


Due to concerns surrounding the spread of COVID-19, the need for social distancing and to assist the health, safety and well-being of our firefighters, this open-air burn ban is being implemented as a precautionary measure to avoid any additional strain or exposure risk on our fire services at this time.

We are committed to providing and maintaining emergency response within our communities and we appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we cope with this uncertain and unprecedented situation.

If you have any questions please contact the Emo Municipal Office.




A message from the Township of Emo in partnership with our wastewater operator, the Ontario Clean Water Agency:





Employment Opportunities

Application in the form of a resume, accompanied with a cover letter

will be received by the undersigned

until 3:00 p.m. local time, Wednesday, March 18, 2020 for:

Deputy Public Works Superintendent

Commencing as soon as possible

Starting Salary $60,632.00

Parks/Arena Manager

Parks/Arena Labourer

Please submit you cover letter and resume to the attention of

Bridget Foster, Chief Administrative Officer

in one of the following ways:

By email to township@emo.ca in the form of one (1) PDF file (preferred).

If you are unable to submit by email, you may submit via the following:

  • At the reception desk of the Emo Municipal Office at 39 Roy Street, Emo, ON;
  • By mail to Township of Emo, P.O. Box 520, Emo, ON, POW 1E0; or
  • By fax at (807)482-2741

 To learn more about this opportunity, please contact the Township of Emo Municipal Office at (807)482-2378

We thank all the applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.





  FEBRUARY 28, 2020


The Highway 602 crossing is expected to remain closed until next Friday, March 6. 

The Township of Emo’s Emergency Control Group will meet in the evening on Wednesday, March 4 and provide another update.




February 24 2020, 7:00PM UPDATE:


February 22 2020, 4:30PM UPDATE:

February 21 2020, 6:45PM UPDATE:


February 21 2020, 1:00PM UPDATE:

Phone outages need to be reported to 611.

For Immediate Release: February 21 2020, 11:20AM


For Immediate Release: February 20, 2020, 9:25PM




February 20, 2020

For Immediate Release:

A message from the Township of Emo


UPDATE February 19, 7:00pm: Emo’s Emergency Control Group was briefed at 6:00pm regarding the derailment on provincial Highway 602.

Dangerous Goods Officers, Environmental Contractors, and the Senior Manager of Dangerous Goods are on the scene to monitor wrecking operations that will begin tonight and continue through tomorrow morning.

The Emergency Control Group will meet with Environmental Officers tomorrow morning (February 20) at 9:00am for another briefing.

More information will be released as it becomes available.

UPDATE February 19, 2:00pm: Residents in the evacuation radius are able to go back to their homes.
We ask that the public remain away from the crossing and the site at this time.

As a result of the derailment on Highway 602, the Emo Landfill site will be closed this Thursday and Saturday. Curbside garbage pickup, scheduled for Friday February 21 will also be cancelled. 

The Township of Emo will post more information as it becomes available.





The Township of Emo is looking for volunteers on the following committees:

Planning Advisory Committee

Emo Toy Library Advisory Committee 

For more information about these Committee,

or if you are interested in becoming a member,

please contact the Emo Municipal Office.




Winter Landfill Site Hours effective October 1, 2019:

Tuesdays: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Thursdays:  10:00am - 3:00pm

Saturdays:  10:00am - 5:00pm





Key Features:
-Ability to register and pay online at your convenience (System is active 24/7/365)
-Quick access to current risk level
-Instant notification of a fire ban
-Printable PDF permits
-All Permits are valid for the entire calendar year with the exception of Agricultural Burn Plan permits which are valid for three years from the start of the applicable calendar year!
-Only thing ongoing for the resident to do is to call in to the automated number to notify of an active burn! -This allows our volunteer firefighters to quickly assess location, respond appropriately and cancel on false alarms as applicable, keeping our equipment in service for true emergencies.
-Pay by credit card, visa debit, or paypal.
-Simple renewal process on your account if nothing has changed for the following year.

Note: You can still register and/or pay at the municipal office in cash.

Fire Permits are required year round as per By-law No. 2019-13  


2018 Municipal Election Results








Ontario Trillium Foundation 

The Township of Emo would like to thank the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their generous funding assistance toward an elevator lift at the Emo LaVallee Community Centre. www.otf.ca




Ontario Electricity Support Program

 The Ontario Energy Board has launched and begun accepting applications for the Ontario Electricity Support Program.

A program designed to help reduce electricity bills for low income households. Please visit https://ontarioelectricitysupport.ca/ for more info.

OESP Informational Brochure (PDF)




How are we doing?  Please feel free to contact us at Township@Emo.ca

and provide your input on accessibility matters in our community.

The Township of Emo is committed to providing accommodation for disabilities

during the recruitment and selection process upon request.

If an applicant requests accommodation, we will consult with them to make

arrangements to accommodate their needs.

We advise new hires of our policies for accommodating employees with disabilities.