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Zorra Township is a rural municipality located at the north-west corner of Oxford County.  The Township is comprised of several rural clusters and two serviced villages.  The population of Zorra Township is 8,138, with a total land area of 529 square kilometres.

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Walker Environmental Group’s Southwestern Ontario Landfill Proposal

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Township of Zorra

We're Hiring!

The Township of Zorra requires one full-time Public Works Crewperson.  Visit our employment page for details.

Zorra Now

The Fall issue of Zorra Now has been sent out to all properties in Zorra Township. Like always, this issue contains lots of great information about events and stories from around the Township.  Visit our Zorra Now page to view online.

Open Houses - Recreation Arts & Culture Master Plan

The Township of Zorra is preparing a Recreation, Arts and Culture Master Plan to guide the development of facilities, programs, and services over the next 10 years.

Public Open Houses - Drop-in anytime to one of these sessions to make sure your voice is heard!  There will be no presentation.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 from 6pm to 8pm at Thamesford Library, Beaty Room

Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 6pm to 8pm at Embro Community Centre, Small Hall

Visit our webpage for more info about this initiative.

Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment Open Houses

Zorra Fire and Emergency Services is looking for volunteer firefighters for our Embro and Thamesford Fire Stations.   Open houses will be held in Embro on September 20th and Thamesford on September 21st.  View notice for more information.

Volunteer & Senior Appreciation Breakfast

Please join us for our Volunteer & Senior Appreciation Breakfast on Friday October 20th 8am-10am at the Embro Zorra Community Centre.  Dine in or Take out!  Wear your red & white to celebrate our Canada 150 themed event.  Please RSVP by email or call 519-485-2490.

ISE Ontario

Do you have a high school student with a passion for travel?  Consider an exchange program through ISE Ontario. Bursaries available for 8 students in Oxford County! Visit ISE website for details.

2017-2018 Waste Management Calendar

Watch your mail box for the new Waste Management Calendar!  If you haven't received one, you can download online at the County of Oxford website.

Thistle Theatre Donations

Consider a charitable donation towards renovations at the Embro Town Hall!  Tax receipt available for a minimum $20 donation. View the donor letter for details.

Water Conservation Program

The annual Water Conservation Program is in effect from May 1st to September 30th. View flyer for more information.

Canada 150 Events in Zorra

Check your mailbox for Zorra's Canada 150 brochure which outlines all of the activities happening in and around our Township to celebrate Canada's 150th!  Click here to view the brochure online.

Open Air Burn Permit Process

The Township has introduced a Permanent Fire Permit process for open air burning.  This process involves a one-time application which will reduce the effort required to set up permission for an open air burn.  All applications will be reviewed by the Fire Chief and upon approval, the applicant will be able to proceed with open air burns by calling into dispatch directly to report the burn details.  Review application form and conditions for the new permit, then complete your application!  Please note - the process for small recreation burns within a ring or fire pit in backyard has not changed - these types of fires do not require a permit.

Art/Vendors on Display at Township Office

The Township of Zorra is pleased to support local vendors and artists. We are currently displaying Kintore Coffee (available for purchase) and Kintore Custom Hardwoods! Drop by anytime! Contact us if you would like to display your items at our office. 

Public Notice - Oxford County Transportation Master Plan

Oxford County has initiated an update to the 2009 Transportation Master Plan (TMP) to help guide the County’s transportation programs and investments for the next 20 years and beyond. Comments welcome. Click here for more information.

Update on Walker Landfill Proposal

JMCC (Joint Municipal Coordinating Committee) Responds to Province's decision on Walker Southwestern Landfill Proposal.  Visit the JMCC website for full details.

Regular office hours for the Township of Zorra are:

Monday to Friday

8:30am to 4:30pm

Office closed on weekends and Statutory Holidays.

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