Mayor's Welcome

East Hawkesbury’s friendly bilingual atmosphere welcomes you!

The Township of East Hawkesbury was incorporated on January 1st 1850. It is a gateway to Ontario, as it is bordered by the Province of Québec to the East and the Ottawa River to the North. The Township has three villages: Chute-à-Blondeau, Ste-Anne-de-Prescott and St-Eugène.

Agriculture is the main commercial activity and everywhere in the township, you can admire beautiful centennial farms. Our dairy farms are among the most advanced in Eastern Ontario. The agricultural sector is well diversified and includes large scale farming of corn and cereals, several organic farms, non-traditional farms such as goat farms, goat cheese, kefir and yogurt production as well as other food processing.

At the Ontario/Quebec border, just West of Pointe-Fortune, stands the Macdonell-Williamson House, a beautiful designated heritage site, overlooking the Carillon Hydro Dam. The old marker designated to divide Upper Canada and Lower Canada is still visible at this site. Guided tours and events are organized throughout the summer.

At Voyageur Provincial Park, located on the shores of the Ottawa River, natural attractions blend with history. The park has over 400 camp sites and offers sandy beaches, hiking trails and interpretive programs.

St-Eugène is where the Prescott-Russell Recreational Trail starts. A pavilion with parking offers easy access to the trail. St-Eugène is a small but active community. Come celebrate Canada Day with us in St-Eugène at our yearly party!

A visit to the heritage Catholic Church in Ste-Anne-de-Prescott with its Casavant organ is a must. The parish is very proud of its beautiful church where several concerts are presented throughout the year.

The Antique Day is an annual event held in June that gathers amateur collectors of antique agricultural machinery. The annual folklore Gala is held in September.

Again, this year, many events are organized by volunteers throughout the year. Check out the “Coming Events” section of the website. A huge Thanks to our volunteers! Let’s get together to encourage them; participation is their only reward!

Our goal is to provide adequate municipal services at the lowest cost possible. Council is committed to being responsive to the needs of our community while taking into account today’s economic situation which has proven to be challenging for many of our citizens.

East Hawkesbury continues to enjoy one of the lowest municipal tax rates within the United Counties of Prescott-Russell.

If you have any concerns and/or questions, please contact the municipal office at 613-674-2170 or myself at 613-632-4841.

Administration

The Chief Administrative Officer / Clerk-Treasurer is the link between Council, the heads of departments and the public. The administration department coordinates municipal activities and operations so that they proceed in an integrated fashion. It provides policy advice and recommendations to Council and ensures that decisions made by Council are carried out in a timely and effective manner. The department is also responsible for all affairs related to municipal finances including the collection of taxes, elaboration and control of the budget and management of the debt.

The Clerk-Treasurer is appointed under many provincial legislations as the person responsible for such matters as amendments to the Zoning By-Law, maintenance of municipal drains and tile drainage loans.

Mr. Lalonde is also the Municipal Lottery Licensing Officer and Returning Officer for municipal elections.

Administration Staff:

Township of East Hawkesbury

5151 County Road 14, P.O. Box 340,
St-Eugene ON K0B 1PO
Telephone: 613.674.2170
Fax: 613.674.2989

Business Hours

Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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