Minto closing town office to public for two weeks

Officials say 'the COVID-19 situation will be reassessed and an update provided' on Nov. 2

MINTO – The Town of Minto is closing its municipal office to the public for at least two weeks.

“As more information regarding the situation surrounding COVID-19 comes to light, the Town of Minto is taking every precaution to protect all staff and the public,” states an Oct. 16 press release from the town.

The municipal office, located outside Harriston, will close to the public at 5pm on Oct. 16.

On Nov. 2, “the COVID-19 situation will be reassessed and an update provided,” officials say.

The town is encouraging residents to make tax and utility payments through online banking, by mail or by using the drop box at the municipal office.

For more information or assistance, email Tawnya Robertson at

Officials say mandatory building inspections will continue, while all other building department activities will be by appointment only (call building inspector Amanda Nowell at 519-338-2511 ext. 249).

“Staff are ensuring continuity of essential services such as fire, water, wastewater and road maintenance,” states the release.