Notice of Passing: Comprehensive Zoning By-Law Update

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of Haldimand County passed By-law No. 1243-HC/21 to complete updates and general amendments to Haldimand County Comprehensive Zoning By-law HC 1-2020, on the 21st day of September, 2021, pursuant to Section 34 of the Planning Act.

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Demolition: Former Cayuga Administration Building & Museum (July – November 2021)

Haldimand County Facilities Capital & Asset Management staff wish to advise local residents that demolition of the former Haldimand County Administration and Museum & Archives buildings is currently scheduled to begin at 45 Munsee Street in Cayuga on or around July 19, 2021. This work is expected to be completed by the end of November 2021.

Background: In February 2016, Haldimand County Council approved recommendations to proceed with the development of a centralized, consolidated municipal service delivery model, involving the construction of a new administration building and development of community hubs (based out of libraries) as municipal service access points. The centralized service model was selected after thorough evaluation and community consultation, which determined it as the best option for a growing, thriving Haldimand. Background information on the Haldimand County Administrative Accommodation Review process provides the decision-making rationale as it relates to the former Cayuga Administration Building.  The Haldimand County Museum & Archives was co-located with the new Cayuga Library in 2019 becoming the Cayuga Library + Heritage Centre.  Both the former administration and museum buildings are redundant to County operations and are no longer required. The intent is to repurpose the land as parkland. Additional details, including the public consultation process that has been undertaken to-date, can be found in report CDP-01-2021 Cayuga Parks Consultation Final Report.

During the demolition, parking areas around the buildings will be closed to the public. Traffic and signage controls will be in place for everyone’s safety. The walking trails through the property will remain open to the community, except when the closing of the trails is required to facilitate the demolition work.

While this demolition may cause temporary inconvenience to residents and business owners, we thank you for your patience. The goal of all projects is to enhance neighbourhoods and communities. Haldimand County is committed to minimizing disruption by communicating construction information in a timely manner and responding to resident needs and concerns. If you have questions or concerns regarding this project, please contact Ashley Schaeffer, Project Manager at or call 905-318-5932 ext. 6505.

Information for residents affected by the October 31, 2019 storm

On November 4, Haldimand County Council passed a resolution requesting that the Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing activate the Disaster Recovery Assistance Program (DRAO) to assist permanent homeowners with the costs of cleaning, repairing and replacing essential property.

On Thursday, November 7, the Provincial Disaster Assessment Team visited Haldimand County to tour affected areas and collect information related to property damage caused by the October 31 storm. This information has been submitted to the Province for consideration. Ultimately, the decision to activate the DRAO program rests with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing.

Homeowners whose primary residence was affected by the storm are encouraged to read the DRAO funding guidelines/eligibility criteria to see if they qualify, however, applications CANNOT be submitted until the program is activated.

Information and updates about the DRAO will be posted here as they become available.

Disaster Recovery Assistance Program (DRAO) information:

Guidelines to apply for Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarions