Town of Minto reopening offices July 22

MINTO – The Town of Minto will reopen its municipal office and the LaunchIt Minto building on July 22 and return to in-person council meetings next month.

“The Town of Minto continues to keep public safety as top priority during the unique circumstances surrounding COVID-19,” states a July 20 press release from the town.

The announcement of the reopening of “all administrative buildings” in Minto comes three days after the municipality reopened playgrounds and returned to accepting booking requests for recreational facilities.

Officials say the reopenings are part of the town’s response to the province’s July 13 announcement that the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph region is entering stage three of the province’s reopening plan on July 17.

Stage three includes increased limits on public gatherings and the reopening most businesses and amenities, including restaurants and bars (indoor dining), gyms, playgrounds, recreational facilities and movie theatres.

Minto staff has “installed Plexiglas guards at the front desk, hand sanitizer dispensers in multiple locations, and implemented various other health and safety measures to ensure the health of our staff and residents,” states the town release.

Officials are reminding residents that the following restrictions and guidelines remain in place:

  • wear a face covering;
  • stay home if you feel unwell;
  • practice physical distancing; and
  • wash hands frequently.

Minto will returning to live public council meetings next month, rotating them between the town’s three community complexes to ensure distancing requirements can be met.

Meetings will be held in Clifford in August, Harriston in September and Palmerston in October.

For the latest Minto information visit the town’s social media accounts, visit or call 519-338-2511.