Municipality of Lambton Shores
COVID-19 Update, April 2, 2020

To help keep you informed of what is happening in Lambton Shores during the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be sending out frequent updates on our website, Facebook and Twitter accounts, along with a weekly e-newsletter.
Message from the Mayor

Hello everyone,

Yesterday afternoon, Lambton Shores Council held its first Electronic Participation Meeting. Electronic meetings have been enabled by the Province so that municipal business can continue during the current state of emergency. All Lambton Shores Councillors were able to “attend” the meeting while maintaining the physical distancing recommendations of our health officials. The meeting was brief to deal with only a few important issues. Highlights from this meeting are now available on our website .

I would like to remind you that this past Monday our municipal playgrounds and sports areas were closed as a result of the Provincial Emergency Declaration . This includes our beach. This is further to the earlier closure of community centres and recreation facilities. There are signs in these areas to remind you but the biggest effort must come from you and your families. Please respect these closures, and together we will work to keep our community safe and healthy.

Whether you have been in the community since the beginning of the pandemic, or if you are a recently returned Lambton Shores resident, I implore you to follow the advice of our local health unit. We have to do everything possible right now to control the spread of COVID-19! We all must continue to do our part to self-isolate, practice physical distancing (a hockey stick apart), and avoid social gatherings of more than 5 people. I know that as Canadians the pleasant weather is often a signal to gather, now is simply NOT the time to host visitors, nor to be a visitor yourself. If you can, please stay home. To all those following the recommendations - thank you! Your efforts are not going unnoticed.

In a final note, I wish to extend my deepest thanks to all of our essential workers, municipal employees, and healthcare providers. The work you are doing benefits us all.

Stay healthy, positive and safe.

Updates for Lambton Shores Residents
Please visit our COVID-19 Information Hub for up-to-date information on municipal services. You will find links to information for community and business supports. You will also find reliable COVID-19 information sources.
Closure of all Outdoor Recreation Amenities
On Monday March 30, 2020 Ontario issued a new emergency order to close all outdoor recreational amenities, including beaches, sports fields and playgrounds, effective immediately. These actions are based on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health. For more information, visit  Ontario Extends Emergency Declaration .

At this time, Lambton Shores’ marinas in Port Franks and Grand Bend remain tentatively scheduled to open on May 16 th , 2020. Due to high water levels and the current COVID-19 pandemic, this date will be reassessed in the coming weeks. We will update our Marinas page as new information becomes available.

Household Hazard Waste
Lambton County's Hazardous Household Waste Drop-off is scheduled for April 25, 2020. For more details visit our Landfills and Waste page.
Municipal Services - Summary
Although the municipal office is closed to the public, staff are still working to provide the services you rely on.

  • Arenas, Recreation Centres & Community Centres: Closed.
  • Beaches, Playgrounds & Sport Fields: Closed.
  • Building Permits: Reviews and inspections available.
  • By-Law: Enforcement services continue. Complaints to be filed by phone or email.
  • Utilities: No interruption to services.
  • Water Turn On Services: Service delivery is modified but still available.
  • Waste & Recycling: Collection scheduled as normal.
Staying in Touch
While offices may be closed to the public, municipal staff are still available by telephone or email. To reach us, visit our Staff Directory.
Lambton Public Health
The best place to access reliable health information
For reliable up-to-date information on COVID-19 visit the Lambton Public Health Page.
The Municipality of Lambton Shores
7883 Amtelecom Parkway,
Forest, ON, N0N 1J0
519-243-1400 | 866-943-1400