Voters List

Are you on the Voters List?

If you'd like to check to see if you are on the Voters List for the 2018 Municipal and School Board Elections, please contact the elections team at 519-538-1060, extension 1100. Any member of our team will be able to check to see if you are on the list.

If you are not on the Voters List, it's easy to register. You can be added to the Voters List anytime between now and October 22 (Election Day) by completing pdf Form MEL14 (480 KB) and providing ID showing your name and qualifying address. You can submit the form in any of these ways:

  1. Visit the Municipal Administration Office (21 Trowbridge St. W, Meaford) during regular office hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday). Bring the completed pdf MEL14 form (480 KB) , and appropriate ID.
  2. Mail the form, and a photocopy of your ID, to "Matt Smith, Returning Officer, Municipality of Meaford, 21 Trowbridge St. W., Meaford, ON, N4L 1A1".
  3. E-mail a scanned copy of the completed form, along with a scanned copy of your ID, to

The Province of Ontario has specified what items are acceptable forms of ID. You can see the full list at If you are submitting ID by mail or e-mail, please ensure that you include copies of both sides of your ID.


Parks Use By-Law

The Municipality has developed a draft Parks Use By-law to provide basic rules around hours of operations, both daily and seasonally, and the code of conduct expected for our parks and open spaces.

It also establishes regulations on fireworks, damage and personal injury, garbage dumping, campfires, camping, ATV’s and animals. Enforcement and penalties are also included. The by-law is for parks and open spaces, but doesn't include Memorial Park or the Meaford Harbour. Separate by-laws will be produced later for these facilities after comprehensive business plans are complete.

Download the full Draft Park Use By-Law, or review the excerpts below.

Municipal Parks



16.1   Every person who contravenes any provisions of the By-law is guilty of an offence under the provisions of the Provincial Offences Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P-33 as amended, and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $5,000, exclusive of costs, subject to the provisions of the Provincial Offences Act.

16.2   Persons committing an offence as defined in this by-law may be prosecuted under the Trespass to Property Act.


Please send your comments to, or contact your Members of Council. Feedback will be accepted until the beginning of September, 2018.

Every Child Ready to Read

A Project of the American Library Association
adopted by the Meaford Public Library

Before children can learn to read, they must develop a range of early literacy skills.  Learning begins the moment they are born, through language and play.  By weaving five simple practices into your daily routine, you will not only prepare your child for reading later on, but you'll enjoy hours of fun together too.

The Meaford Public Library is proud to partner with our communities' parents and caregivers to help raise young readers by providing free access to hundreds of books and audio recordings.  As well, all of our programs for young children focus on developing pre-literacy skills, and use the five simple principles outlined below:

red-bullet Talking  spacer

Talking with children helps them learn oral language, one of the most critical early literacy skills.  When your baby babbles to you be sure to talk back. 

green-bullet Singing  

Singing and rhyming increases children's awareness of the sounds in words.  Sing fun songs to your baby, they love to hear your voice. 

blue-bullet Reading    

Reading together is the most effective way to help children become proficient readers.  Make shared reading a daily event, even if it is the same book every night. 

purple-bullet Writing    

Writing helps children learn that letters and words have individual sounds and meaning.  Encourage scribbling.  It is a great way for young kids to express themselves. 

yellow-bullet Playing    

Playing is essential for young children to learn about the world so the stories they hear have meaning.  Play is best for kids when parents join in too. 


  • Recreation Events

    Recreation Events

    These are community events assists with planning and bringing to the community. 

    Family Day of PLAY

    Annually on Family Day weekend in February, the Municipality of Meaford partners with a variety of partners: Meaford Museum, Meaford Public Library and various community groups and organizations to bring free family fun to the community.

    If you are interested in volunteering or partnering with a program, please contact or call 519-538-1060 ext 1413.

    Earth Week

    During the week surrounding Earth Day, the Municipality of Meaford and volunteers on the Earth Week Planning Team, work on providing a variety of events and activities that help promote how important taking care of our planet is, and ways we can all work toward the Zero Waste goal. 

    Eco-Fair Vendors

    Eco Fair Vendor Application 2016

    Saturday April 23rd, 2016          

    9:00 am -3:00 pm

    Meaford & St. Vincent Community Centre

    151 Collingwood Street

    Do you Produce or Create:

    Products from Upcycled or Recycled Materials?

    Environmentally Conscious Products?

    Process your products Locally with NO Harmful or Toxic Chemicals?


    Sign up to SELL and SHOWCASE your product(s) at the second annual ECO-FAIR during Earth Week 2016!!

    Reserve your spot today!

    Contact:     Jenean Lush, ECO Fair co-ordinator:

    RE-Use Fair

    RE-Use Fair Wishlist Application Form

    RE-Use Fairs are a practical and fun way to support the goal of zero waste in our community. The Municipality of Meaford puts serious effort into ensuring the success of Earth Week (EW) and its major community event the RE-Use Fair; Saturday, April 18th from 9 am to 1 pm at the Meaford and St Vincent (MSV) Community Centre.

    Are you downsizing or spring cleaning? Do you think that it might be fun and practical to participate in the RE-Use Fair?

    Here’s how Meaford’s Reuse Fair will work:

    • Community groups are invited to submit a wish list of specific items that their group needs to the EW organizing team, for example, Meaford Community Gardens may wish for a garden gate.
    • Wish list order forms are available at On the home page, click on Special Events. Scroll down to the Wishlist form and print. If you experience any problems accessing the form, visit Amber Knott at the MSV Community Centre or call Lindy (519-538-0167) or Jane (519-538-2995).
    • The master wish list will be publicized well in advance of fair day, starting March 25th, 2015 at under Special Events on the homepage or in traditional and social media outlets.
    • On the day of the Reuse Fair, from 9 am until 1 pm. donors bring wished for items to the MSV Community Centre.
    • At the end of the day, the ‘too good to be through’ items are pick-up by community group representatives.

    For more information, email Lindy Iverson,

    June is Recreation & Parks Month

    Canada Day Celebrations