Community Website
Updated April 7, 2016
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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2015 Interim Tax Bills Mailed
Interim tax bills have been mailed and are due March 15, 2015. If you didn't get a tax bill, please call the municipal office at 705-248-2395.

Dr. Harold S. Trefry
Memorial Centre Services

Please take a moment to print
and send in this survey:
How can we help you, a senior friend or
a family member to remain in the home?

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

Please visit our
Accessibility Web Page
For information on our policy, feedback form, and an offsite feedback website.


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.)

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April 7, 2016 Updates

- Added the March 16, 2016 council minutes to the "Council Minutes" page.

Click Here For Previous Updates List


May 16, 2016, UPDATE

Load Restrictions
have been


on Laird Township roads.


Winter Hours

November 1, 2015 to May 31, 2016

Wednesdays 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturdays 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


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.


The next council meeting is scheduled for

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.


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.


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

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