Resident Information

Welcome to The Blue Mountains – whether you're a resident or are interested in moving to the community, you likely have several questions regarding the Town and the services provided. This page provides links and answers to frequently asked questions and commonly requested information.

Getting to Know Your New Town

The Town of The Blue Mountains is here to help with any questions or concerns that you may have. To stay informed, please make sure to sign up for Town news, information and updates by visiting the subscribe for updates page. 

If you can’t find the answer to what you’re looking for, please connect with Town Staff.


Resident Welcome Guide

If you're new to the community, the Resident Welcome Guide can help answer common questions and provide an overview of the various services offered by the Town. 

Hard copies are available at Town Hall.

View the Guide


Additional Information

When is my garbage day?

Recycling Bin

Your garbage and recycling day may vary based on your home’s location. It is important to have your garbage, recycling, and organics curbside and ready for pickup by 7:00 a.m. on the day of your collection.

What should I know about property taxes?

Person working on calculator

Property Tax Bills are mailed twice each year, with four billing due dates through the year. Property taxes help provide crucial resident services in the community including water treatment services, infrastructure repairs, construction projects and more.

Does the Town offer resident parking passes?

White car on road

Residents of the Town of The Blue Mountains are permitted to park for free at dedicated parking locations in the municipality. Printed resident passes are mailed to all taxpayers in the Spring of each year.

Does the Town offer public transportation services?

Inside of public transit bus

Grey County provides public transit services from the Town to Owen Sound, as well as routes throughout Grey County. The Town has also partnered with the Town of Collingwood to provide services to the Craigleith area.

What recreational programs and opportunities are available?

Tomahawk Golf Course

The Beaver Valley Area & Community Centre, Tomahawk Recreational Complex and the Thornbury Harbour are all owned and operated by the Town and provide recreation options for all ages and abilities.

Where can I learn more about beaches, parks and trails?

Georgian Bay in the summer with the Escarpment in the background

Located along the ridged landscape of the Niagara Escarpment and on the sparkling shores of Georgian Bay, the Town is home to 285km of trails, 17 acres of park space, 165 acres of open public space, and 48 acres of waterfront.

Where can I find the public library?

The Blue Mountains Public Library Branch

The Blue Mountains Public Library operates out of the L.E. Shore Memorial Library building, with the Craigleith Heritage Depot serving as a smaller branch of the public library and includes a museum.

How can I engage with the Town?

Woman looking at the subscribe for updates website page on smart phone

There are many ways to connect with Town Council and Staff. From formal Council and Committee procedures, to public surveys and meetings, keep up to date with Town news and projects.

Other Frequently Asked Questions

There may be plenty of questions as you navigate your new neighbourhood. See below for even more frequently asked questions.