Community Website
Updated February 21, 2019
Township Office
3 Pumpkin Point Road
RR #4,
Echo Bay, Ontario, Canada
P0S 1C0
Phone: (705) 248-2395
Fax: (705) 248-1138

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Township Energy Consumption 2016

The following spreadsheet has been provided for your information.

Energy Consumption 2016

Emergency Management Ontario

Be prepared. Be Informed . . . . .

Emergency Management Ontario Website

Ombudsman Report

(Investigation into a complaint about a meeting held by the Laird Fairgrounds Management Board of the Township of Laird on August 10, 2016)
Please use the link below to access the Ombudsman Report

Ombudsman Report

Laird Township Emergency Plan

Please use the link below to access the Laird Township Emergency Plan

Laird Township Emergency Plan

911 Calls Cost Us Money!
Take a moment to read
this interesting note from the
2014 O.P.P.'s report to council...

Conservation and Demand Management Plan Energy Consumption
Please see Laird's plan
Located Here

Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence
The program recognizes (with rewards) innovators who contribute to the success of Ontario's agri-food sector:
Check it out here!

Accessibility Compliance
Universal Disability Sign


The Township of Laird municipal office would like to inform you that we are in compliance with the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

Click Here To Read It

Providing Goods, Services or Facilities to People with Disabilities

The Township of Laird municipal office would like to inform you that we are in compliance with Providing Goods, Services or Facilities to People with Disabilities

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Bar River Rink Hours
Posted January 31, 2019

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday Evenings 7pm–10pm
Saturday and Sunday Afternoons 1pm-4pm

Monday, Wednesday and Friday Evenings 7pm-10pm(Shinny)

Recreation Committee 2018 Year End Report
Posted January 31, 2019
The Laird Township Recreation Committee 2018 Year End Report
has been sent out, and is available to view here:
Click Here To View

December 2018 Newsletter
Posted November 10, 2018
The December 2018 Newsletter
has been sent out, and is available to view here:
Click Here To View

Recreation Committee Christmas Newsletter
Posted November 28, 2018
The annual Recreation Committee Christmas Newsletter
has been sent out, and is available to view here:
Click Here To View

More Notices
Please use the link below to view more Laird Township Notices
Laird Township Notices Page

Next Council Meeting

The next Council Meeting is scheduled for
February 20, 2019

Please use the link below to view the agenda for the
February 20, 2019
Council Meeting



Home of the Laird Fair and the famous Laird International Raceway

Approximately twenty-nine miles east of Sault Ste. Marie exists the Township of Laird. Covering 85.18 square kilometers, this township borders the Township of Macdonald, Meredith and Aberdeen Additional, the Township of Tarbutt and Tarbutt Additional, the Township of Johnson, and Lake George. Due to its close proximity to the Village of Echo Bay and the City of Sault Ste. Marie, this Township provides its residents and tourists with direct access to all the conveniences of the larger community while at the same time maintaining a relaxing atmosphere. Accessibility to water bodies as well as open fields and wooded areas allow for endless seasonal activities for the young and old alike. Collectively these factors make the Township of Laird an enjoyable place to live.

Aside from its natural beauty, this municipality has the advantage of its location along the Highway 17 corridor. Highway 17 traffic has the potential to create commercial and tourist activity for the area. Highway 17 also provides immediate access to larger centres. It is along this highway where one can see the Township's commercial growth.

View of "Laird Hill" on Highway #17 East

Historically, the community grew due to the logging and agricultural industries. With time, agriculture superseded logging and lumbering to become an important factor in the developing economic base of the township. The importance placed on agriculture still exists in the township since agricultural is a major asset in terms of the economic base and rural character. This may be witnessed when driving through the township one can see many farms and open fields. Furthermore, this township is host to several agricultural events for the Central Algoma region. Nevertheless, this community also is committed to its business and industrial sector. Beginning in the late 1800s, this township fostered a variety of businesses. Now, in the new millenium, one can observe the community's commitment to broaden its economic base as more residents are participating in the township's business and industrial sector.

The retail, service, and industrial businesses found within the Township of Laird provide employment to a proportion of the area's population. Other sources of employment are found within surrounding communities. This area however, has the capability to support further development which in turn would provide area residents with more opportunities to find local employment.

The Township of Laird allows residents to retain "the simple pleasures of yesterday" while at the same time providing them with the opportunities of today.
( Laird Chronicles (Echo Bay: Words Unlimited, 1991), p.10.)


February 21,2019, Updates

- Posted the Minutes from the February 6, 2019, Council Meeting on the "Council Minutes" page.

- Posted (Feb. 19)the Agenda for the February 20, 2019, Council Meeting (see middle column).

Click Here For Previous Updates List


Community Events Calendar

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Please use the the following links
to view the
Laird Township Asset Management Plan

Laird Asset Management Plan Cover Page

Laird Asset Management Plan


Disposal Site
(Year Round)

Wednesdays - 3 pm to 7 pm

Saturdays - 9 am to 5 pm


Civil Marriage Solemnization Services

The Township of Laird is pleased to advise that a Civil Marriage Solemnization Service is now available for any couple who prefer a non-religious marriage service.

Click Here For More Information

O.P.P. 911 Reporting

The O.P.P. have launched 2 NEW intiatives:

Citizen Self Reporting
An easy to use internet reporting tool that provides members of the public with the option of reporting minor incidents to police by completing an online report on their computer or mobile device. It can be accessed here:
Citizen Self Report

Text 911 Service
This is a text 911 service available for anyone who is deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired. More information can be found here:
O.P.P. Information Card

Speed Limit Change


The speed limits on
Pumpkin Point Road East
as well as on
Bar River Road East,
from the Village of Bar River to Cemetery Road,
have been reduced to
60 km/hr



Please slow down when travelling on municipal roads. Your safety, and that of others on the road, is compromised by speeding vehicles. At present, the maximum speed allowed on municipal roads is 80 km/hr unless posted. When hills and corners are encountered a reduction in speed should be made.


Official Plan Draft

The offiial plan draft is now available online at:
Official Draft Plan


Waterfront Development Plan Sketch

Click Here To Download The Sketch PDF


WSP Environmental Planners has submitted its report, prepared for the Ministry of Transportation, on proposed changes to access to Highway 17 from the Bar River Road Area to Highway 638. The complete report is available for viewing at Laird Township municipal office during regular work hours - Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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