Welcome to Bancroft, Ontario
Bancroft is located in the heart of Ontario, tucked away from the bustle of the big city but close enough to visit. Central to several mid-sized cities and halfway between Toronto and Ottawa, Bancroft offers the tranquility of the Canadian Shield with all the amenities of a modern community. Built alongside the York River in the mid-1800s, Bancroft sits at the northern tip of Hastings County and the southern end of Algonquin Park.
Historically fueled by the mining and lumber industries, the Bancroft region offers residents and visitors access to lakes, forests, parks, golf courses, theatres and museums, cultural and sporting events, recreation trails, well-established municipal services, K-12 and post-secondary education, modern health care facilities, and a thriving downtown core that offers ample opportunity for further economic development. With a regional population of more than 40 000, Bancroft is anything but a typical small town.
Bancroft welcomes visitors (150 000 annually) from all over Canada and the world and is a favourite destination for four-season vacations. It’s not hard to believe that many visitors choose to stay, and Bancroft has become the community of choice for many people who would like to leave the busy city-life behind. The Bancroft region provides the perfect blend of urban and rural economies and landscapes and makes a wonderful place to visit, live, work, and thrive!
Notice of Passing of a Zoning By-Law
TAKE NOTICE THAT the Council of the Corporation of the Town of Bancroft passed By-Law No. 60-2016, 59-2016, 58-2016, and 57-2016 on the 9th day of August, 2016 under section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O 1990, as amended.
Listed individually below is the full PDF version of each By-Law.
For Immediate Release - August 12, 2016
Fire Ban - Cancelled as of August 17, 2016 at 6 pm for North Hastings
Tender for Supply and Installation of a New Propane Boiler for the Municipal Office
Tender No. ADM-2016-001
SEALED TENDERS on the forms supplied, will be received by the undersigned until
12:00 Noon, Local Time on August 19th, 2006
for the supply and installation of new propane boiler(s) including modifications necessary for the new boiler to be attached to the existing heating system and also including the removal and disposal of the old boiler.
Plans and specifications and tender forms may be obtained from Dale Shannick, CBO, Town of Bancroft, at 24 Flint Avenue, Bancroft, Ontario, K0L 1C0, for a fee of forty ($40.00) dollars, NON-REFUNDABLE, payable to the Town of Bancroft.
The lowest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted.
For more information or a copy of the full Tender as a PDF please click on Tender No. ADM-2016-001
Earth Science Centre - Final Report
To view a copy of the Earth Science Centre Master Plan - Click the "Final Report"
Town of Bancroft Proudly Provides Continuous Safe Potable Water Supply
The system is carefully controlled and monitored on a continuous basis to prevent any infiltration into the water supply. The annual drinking water report is available on the Town of Bancroft website for public viewing.
Works recently completed on the main water trunk and the upcoming line replacement is being carried out to ensure continued and uninterrupted operations by replacing the infrastructure based on industry standard life expectancy.
Please contact the Town of Bancroft should you have any questions..
For a link to the Annual Reports please click here
Commissioner of Oath-Signatures Fee
As of January 12, 2016, the rates for commissioning documents in our office have risen. The fees for Commissioner of Oath signatures are as follows:
Town of Bancroft Resident $10.00 + HST
Non-Resident $25.00 + HST
The "Commissioners For Taking Affidavits Act" empowers Municipal Clerks and other Officials to take various types of declarations and to administer oaths. Please note we do not have a Notary Public on staff.
All parties required to sign the document must be present and must provide valid photo identification in order to have a document commissioned.
Town staff will first review the document to determine if the document meets their specification. We reserve the right to refuse commissioning services of any document.
If possible, we ask that anyone requiring the services of a Commissioner of Oaths call the office in advance to ensure:
Please share this information within your organization and with clients who intend to visit our office for this service.
Please be advised that at a Regular Council meeting held on Sept 8/15 Council has approved the following Resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Corporation of the Town of Bancroft increase the sewer rates by 2% effective September 8, 2015 and a further 2% effective January 1, 2016.