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Canyon Country

Explore & Experience Dorion

Only 70 kilometres east of Thunder Bay, Dorion gives you the best of both worlds -- rural serenity at a close distance to Northwestern Ontario's urban centre. Dorion is 212 square kilometres of the vast northern boreal forest spotted with many inland lakes, rivers and streams swimming with pickerel and trout. If you're seeking northern adventure and relaxation, Dorion is the place to be. The regional tourism opportunities are endless, the experience is unforgettable and the people are warm and friendly.

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Dorion FLU CLINIC - Monday, November 9th, 2020

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.



Companies can apply to NORP for assistance with projects that help them adjust to the impacts of COVID-19, such as, but not limited to:

  • Building renovations and new constructions
  • Customer and employee safety installations
  • Equipment purchases, including personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Marketing for new business initiatives
  • Restructuring of business operations

All businesses in Northern Ontario are eligible to apply, there is no sector specific focus. Additional information on eligibility, eligible expenses and Q&A’s can be found in the links below.

Press Release https://nohfc.ca/en/news/2020/ontario-launches-recovery-program-for-northern-businesses-impacted-by-covid-19

General Q&A’s https://nohfc.ca/en/pages/faqs/northern-ontario-recovery-program-q-as

Cost categories and eligible/ineligible expenses https://nohfc.ca/en/pages/programs/northern-ontario-recovery-program


Township of Dorion

Municipal Office "Soft Opening" with COVID-19 Restrictions

Effective: Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

(Tuesday's ONLY - 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)

CLICK HERE for further details

If you wish to visit the office, you MUST CALL AHEAD to arrange an appointment

NO EXCEPTIONS - Call (807)857-2289



Mandatory Face Mask and Face Coverings

CLICK HERE for Mandatory Masks FAQs for Public I Thunder Bay District Health Unit



Museum Committee Vacancies

(2 Vacancies Available)

The Township of Dorion is inviting applications from residents who are interested in becoming a member of the Museum Committee.

For more information: CLICK HERE

For Application Form: CLICK HERE


PUBLIC NOTICE - New Reeve Appointed


Council of the Corporation of the Township of Dorion appointed Robert Beatty as the new Reeve for the Township of Dorion, following the resignation of former Reeve Ed Chambers, who held the position for the past 6 years. Reeve Beatty states “He has big shoes to fill, as Ed Chambers, did an excellent job as Reeve “.


PUBLIC NOTICE - Notice to Senior Residents

As the result of Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. David William’s recommendation that people 70 years and older self-isolate for at least 14 days as of March 30 2020, a group of volunteers want to help you to remain home to protect yourselves and family. Please click here for additional information.


PUBLIC NOTICE - Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Township of Dorion Declares an Emergency - March 26, 2020 - 1:30 p.m.

The Township of Dorion has issued a Declaration of Emergency in accordance with the Emergency Management Act and Civil Protection Act, pertaining to COVID-19. This is a precaution to ensure we can access additional resources and funding available to protect the health and well-being of our residents during the COVID-19 Public Health pandemic, when and if required.

At this time, the Declaration of Emergency does not impact the overall essential services of the Township of Dorion.

This declaration also supports the current Public Health recommendations that NEED TO BE FOLLOWED:


  • you have reason to believe you have been exposed to a person with COVID-19 OR if you are in close contact with older adults or medically vulnerable people OR if you have been advised to self-monitor for any other reason by your Public Health Authority.


  • you have travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days OR if your Public Health Authority has identified you as a close contact of someone diagnosed with COVID-19.


  • you have diagnosed with COVID-19 OR if you are waiting to hear the results of a laboratory test for COVID-19 OR if you have been advised to isolate at home for any other reason by your Public Health Authority.

For Immediate Release - Declaration of Emergency PDF

UPDATED - March 24, 2020

The Township of Dorion is taking precautionary measures to maintain safety and well-being in our community due to the on-going COVID-19 circumstances.

ALL Township of Dorion facilities will be closed until further notice.

The Dorion Municipal Office will be closed to the public until further notice. If you have any enquiries, please call 807-857-2289 - Press 0.

  • For information regarding tax billing payments please click here for the Notice to the Public

The Township of Dorion will continue to provide essential services, such as fire and emergency services and road maintenance services.

The Dorion Landfill Site will remain operating during its regular hours, however, the landfill site attendant's building will be closed to the public.

Fire Permits for 2020 can be purchased from the Canyon Country Co-Op Store or by calling the Municipal Office.

For questions or additional information please contact:

Municipal Office - (807)-857-2289; office@doriontownship.ca

Public Works Garage - (807)-857-2295; (807)-887-7090; publicworks1@bellnet.ca

We strongly encourage the public to be extra diligent in protecting themselves and others against illness-causing germs by:

  • Washing your hands often with soap and water, or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer;
  • Covering your cough and sneeze with a tissue or into your arm, not your hand;
  • Staying home if you are sick, if possible
  • Avoiding visiting people in hospital or long-term care homes if you are sick; and
  • Getting your flu shot if you haven’t already done so as the flu virus is still circulating in the community.

For additional information, we recommend the following websites:

Thunder Bay District Health Unit

Government of Canada

Ontario Ministry of Health

World Health Organization

Other Resources:



How to protect yourself




Status of Cases in Ontario

Township of Dorion Public Notice Download: COVID-19


Quick Facts
About Dorion

Home to Canada's Longest Suspension Bridge

Home to Eastern Canada's Deepest Canyon

Home to Over 150 Species of Birds Including Falcons

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