Municipality of Lambton Shores
COVID-19 Update, July 15, 2020
Please continue to watch for updates our  website, Facebook and Twitter accounts to keep you informed of what is happening in Lambton Shores during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The best place to access reliable, up -to-date health information on COVID-19 in Lambton County is the  Lambton Public Health Page.
Message from the Mayor

Hello everyone,

On Monday, the Province of Ontario announced that many areas would be moving into Stage 3 of the provincial reopening this Friday, July 17. Lambton County was excluded from this list and will remain in Stage 2 for now.

Although it can be frustrating to see our neighbouring counties with loosened restrictions ahead of us, I will choose to see the positive aspects of remaining in Stage 2. We are anticipating that we will be able to move into Stage 3 the following week. Let’s take this week to prepare ourselves and to ensure we are ready for when we are able to move into Stage 3. 

While many of us are very anxious and excited to move on to the next stage, we need to remember that COVID-19 is still here. We need to remain vigilant in our physical distancing, hygiene practices and limiting group sizes. If you are sick, or showing any symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home. Lambton County has not endorsed a mandatory mask policy like some nearby counties. This does not mean that we can be complacent. Wear a mask if you choose to do so. In spaces where physical distancing isn’t possible, a mask is recommended. 

I say this each week, but this message is important. The COVID-19 pandemic has taken so much out of our control. We can control how we treat others and how we react to situations. I continue to encourage you to choose to be kind. 

Stay healthy, safe and positive.

Mayor Bill
Reopening Ontario
The Government of Ontario announced that the some regions of the province would proceed to Stage 3 of the reopening process effective at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 17, 2020. The County of Lambton, including the Municipality of Lambton Shores, was not included in the first group of Stage 3 reopenings, but it is anticipated that we will be in the upcoming weeks.

For more information on the provinces staged reopening plan, visit the   Reopening Ontario   website.
Main Street South Reconstruction Update
The road construction project on Main Street in Forest continues to progress.

Please note the following:
  • Asphalting between Royal Street and Church Avenue will take place on Friday, July 17th.
  • The intersection of Main Street and King Street will be closed starting July 20th and ending July 24th. Click here to view a map of the closures and detours at this time.

A reminder to respect site safety and social distancing by calling in concerns to Municipal office at 519-243-1400, option 2 and giving onsite workers space. Your patience is appreciated throughout this project.
Things To Do
Although physical distancing and gathering restrictions remain in place, there are still ways to participate in community activities! Visit the links below or visit the Lambton Shores events calendar as additional virtual (and non-virtual) activities are added.
Grand Bend Beach is Open
Grand Bend Beach is now open. Before your visit, we encourage you to check out the  Grand Bend Beach Cam on our website to determine your level of comfort with the current conditions. Click on the graphics below to help you plan your trip to the beach this summer.
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Parking in Lambton Shores
Parking restrictions vary throughout Lambton Shores communities
Parking is not permitted on any roadway between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., except where allowed by permit issued by the Municipality.
For more information on overnight permits, please visit the Parking page of our website.

Paid parking is in effect in Grand Bend. For more information, please visit the Parking page of our website.

Ipperwash and Port Franks have limited to no municipal parking spots available and on-street parking is prohibited in most areas. If you have guests with additional vehicles wishing to use the beach during their visit, please consider bicycling, walking or dropping people off to enjoy their beach time.

Don’t take a chance, parking is strictly enforced and you will get a ticket.
Lambton Shores Top 10 By-Law Infractions
...and how much they could cost
We want you to enjoy our public spaces but there are rules. Obey the rules or risk getting caught and paying the price.

Parks and Facilities By-Law and Parking By-Law Fines
  • Park in restricted area near beach $ 60
  • Parking where prohibited or no permit $ 35
  • Trespass on municipal property $ 100
  • Glass on beach $ 100
  • Abusive language $ 150
  • Possess alcohol  $ 100
  • Use of BBQ on beach $ 100
  • Smoking, vaping $ 150
  • Tent on beach $ 100
  • Disorderly conduct $ 150
Supporting Local Businesses
Many other local businesses are adapting operations to continue to serve the Lambton Shores community. The     Grand Bend and Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism    has compiled a list of Chamber member business information. Other business listings can be found online through the     Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership    and the     Forest BIA   Please connect directly with businesses to confirm availability and services offered.

For local restaurants visit   Shoreline ToGo  .

To find out more about local business services and hours visit     Shop Lambton Map  .
Council Highlights
We're Hiring!
Lambton Shores Council met virtually at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Click the button below to review the highlights from the meeting.

The Municipality of
Lambton Shores is currently accepting resumes for a
Transit Coordinator.
For more information on current opportunities visit our website.
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.
The Municipality of Lambton Shores
7883 Amtelecom Parkway,
Forest, ON, N0N 1J0
519-243-1400 | 866-943-1400