Residents’ Guide
A guide to help new or existing East Gwillimbury residents learn more about living in East Gwillimbury.

Newly Built Home Guide
A guide to help new or existing East Gwillimbury residents as they move into their newly built homes.

Health & Active Living Guide
A health and active living guide for you and your family to actively get involved in a recreational activity. East Gwillimbury has new and interesting programs for all ages.

You can view a copy with the links provided or pick up a copy at the East Gwillimbury Civic Centre, 19000 Leslie Street, East Gwillimbury (Sharon).


York Region Police Non-Emergency
1 (866) 876-5423

Ontario Poison Centre
(416) 813-5900

Southlake Regional Health Centre
(905) 895-4521
596 Davis Drive, Newmarket (Yonge Street & Davis Drive)

Telehealth Ontario – Free Access to a Registered Nurse
1 (866) 797-0000
Note: Does not replace 911

Crime Stoppers
1 (800) 222-TIPS (8477)

York Region District School Board
(905) 895-7216

York Catholic District School Board
(905) 713-2711

1 (877) 672-1624

Bell Canada
310-BELL (2355) / 611

Hydro One
1 (888) 664-9376

Water (Town of East Gwillimbury)
(905) 478-4282

Rogers Cable
1 (855) 381-7834

Canada Post
1 (866) 607-6301

Town of East Gwillimbury
(905) 478-4282 /

By-law, Licensing & Parking Control
(905) 478-4283 x1247

Recreation & Culture
(905) 478-2241

Holland Landing Branch
(905) 836-6492
19513 Yonge Street, Holland Landing

Mount Albert Branch
(905) 473-2472
19300 Centre Street, Mount Albert

Mount Albert Friendship Club for Seniors
(905) 473-3305
19300 Centre Street, Mount Albert

York Region Transit/VIVA Information Line
1 (866) MOVE-YRT (668-3978)
(905) 762-2100

See Section 11 and also available at
York Region Transit maps
Town of East Gwillimbury’s Trail & Bike Route maps
Open Space Areas & Trails

GO Transit
1 (888) GET-ON-GO (438-6646) / (416) 869-3200

TTC Customer Information
(416) 393-4636

Mount Albert Community Centre
(905) 473-3134
53 Main Street, Mount Albert

Mount Albert Lions Club Community Centre
(905) 473-3667
5057 Mount Albert Road, Mount Albert

North Union Community Centre
(905) 478-1417
2624 Boag Road, R.R #1, Queensville

Queensville Community Centre
(905) 478-2591
1590 Queensville Side Road, Queensville

Ross Family Complex
(905) 473-2653
19300 Centre Street, Mount Albert

River Drive Park Community Centre
(905) 478-4282
20 Oak Street, River Drive Park


Green Bin Tips

Continue to backyard compost!

Green Bin collection simply expands your composting options by including items that can’t be placed in your backyard composters such as diapers, meat and pet waste.

Line your bins with Certified Compostable plastic bags.

Please do not set your small indoor container at the curb for collection.

If raccoons are getting into your Green Bin, use a 12 inch bungee cord to secure your Green Bin closed.

Please don’t place yard waste in your Green Bin.

Use your Green Bin to reduce the amount of waste that you produce during the holidays.

As part of the Thinking Green Development Standards and Sustainable Development Incentive Program, every ACORN home will receive three recycling containers, one Blue box, one Green Bin and one Kitchen collector which will be provided to homeowners on or before closing of their home.

Learn more about Thinking Green!

Community Environmental Centres

1124 Elgin Mills Road, East, Town of Richmond Hill
130 McCleary Court, City of Vaughan

Monday: 9:30am to 4:30pm
Tuesday and Wednesday: Closed
Thursday to Sunday: 9:30am to 4:30pm
(Open until 7 p.m. on Thursdays from April 1 to October 31)
Closed civic and statutory holidays

Household Hazardous Waste and Recycling Depot

225 Garfield Wright Blvd., Town of East Gwillimbury

Monday: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Tuesday and Wednesday: Closed
Thursday to Sunday: 8:30am to 4:30pm
(Open until 7 p.m. on Thursdays from April 1 to October 31)
Closed civic and statutory holidays

Yard Waste Drop-Off

Miller Compost Bloomington Facility
1351 Bloomington Rd., Town of Richmond Hill

April 1 – November 30
Monday to Saturday: 7:30am to 5pm
Sunday: Closed
Closed civic and statutory holidays
December 1 – March 31
Monday to Friday: 8am to 4pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Closed civic and statutory holidays



Reduce localized flooding.

Control erosion by limiting the amount of stormwater that goes to nearby creeks and rivers.

Improve water quality by allowing dirt and other solids in stormwater runoff to settle to the bottom of the pond.

The stormwater management ponds (SWMP) are your community are designed to control the flow of water by collecting runoff from rain and melted snow. It is routed through the East Gwillimbury drainage system to help manage the excess water caused by increased impervious and hard surfaces such as roads, driveways, sidewalks, walkways, patios and roofs. Upon assumption of your subdivision, it is the Town’s responsibility to maintain the stormwater management ponds.

Helping Your Stormwater Management Ponds Function

Dispose of trash properly to avoid accumulation of trash in and around the pond.

Dispose of grass clippings or leaves properly to avoid accumulation in and around the pond.

Minimize the use of fertilizer.

Avoid disturbing vegetated areas around the pond to minimize sediment laden runoff from entering the pond.

Avoid introducing swimming pool discharges or allowing toxic substances (oil, anti freeze) to runoff into the pond or storm sewers that lead to the pond.

Report evidence of beaver activity (damming) or other animal activity to the Town so that proper maintenance activities can be carried out.

Do not plant any trees within the park area that contains the SWMP without prior approval from the Town.

Obey all signs posted around the ponds and use the amenity areas surrounding the pond appropriately.

Do not swim, wade, skate or boat within the storm water pond.

Exercise safety around stormwater ponds as conditions in the ponds can change rapidly which can include fluctuating water levels and thin ice.


What goes in a blue bin?


Books, paperback and hardcover (with hardcover removed)
Boxboard (e.g. cereal boxes)
Bristol board
Brown paper bags
Cardboard boxes (flattened)
Cartons (e.g. milk, juice cartons)
Egg cartons
File folders
Flyers (including glossy)
Frozen food boxes
Frozen juice containers
Greeting cards (paper only)
Juice boxes (no straws)
Kraft paper
Office paper
Paper coffee cups (without lid)
Paper towel rolls
Pizza boxes
Shoe boxes
Telephone books
Wrapping paper (non-metallic)


Aerosol cans (empty)
Aluminium foil,
Metal cans (e.g. soup cans)
Cookie tins
Paint cans (empty, lids off)
Pop cans


Jugs and jars


Baby wipe containers
Bakery trays and clamshells
Bottles (e.g. water bottles, juice bottles)
Household cleaning bottles (e.g. laundry detergent)
Microwaveable plastic food trays
Pails (up to one gallon)
Plant pots (no larger than nine inch diameter)
Plant trays (no larger than 12”x12”)
Plastic take-out food containers (empty and clean)
Shampoo bottles
Tubs and lids (e.g. margarine or yogurt)
Windshield washer bottles (empty)


What goes in a green bin?


Dairy products
Coffee grounds
Eggs and egg shells
Fish and shellfish
Meat products (bones, fat, skin)

Food Spoiled Paper Products

Cardboard (e.g. soiled pizza box)
Coffee filters and tea bags
Facial tissue
Kraft paper
Microwave popcorn bag
Muffin wrappers
Paper plates (soiled)
Paper towels
Shredded paper


Animal waste, kitty litter, bedding
Bird seed
Flowers (dried and fresh cut)
Hair / fur
Nail clippings
Pet food
Sanitary products