The Township of The Archipelago is primarily a water-based Township with the waterways functioning as public roadways. The Archipelago wishes to preserve its water-based character, protect is natural environment and limit the expansion of its services with respect to the Township’s roads.
There are many properties however that are accessed via road, whether by Township road (year-round or seasonally maintained) or by private road. The Township’s road network consists of approximately 83 kilometres of roads. 22 kilometres are gravel and 61 kilometres are hard topped.
Of the 83 kilometres of roads, the following roads are only seasonally maintained. The Township would like to remind all persons that these seasonal roads are only maintained by the Township during the summer months and will not be maintained between the dates of October 15th and May 15th inclusive. Per the Township's Roads By-law 15-43, unauthorized work/repairs to these roads is prohibited, including ploughing and the clearing of snow accumulation. In the event of snow or inclement weather affecting one of the following roads, it is the responsibility of the seasonal resident or any other user of the road to extricate their vehicle if they get stuck or drive off the road.
· Aga Ming Road
· Crane-Walker Road
· Joyce Lane
· Kapikog Dam Road
· Kapikog North Road
· Kapikog South Road
· Munro Drive
· North Fork Road
· Ramsey-Johnston Road
· South Fork Road
Schedule 'E' of the Township's Official Plan illustrates both the North and South sections of the Township's road network. The Official Plan can be downloaded from the Planning Documents folder.
The Public Works After Hours Emergency Line is 1-800-460-5736.
Please call the above number to report the following concerns after hours. Your concerns will be forwarded to Township staff for response.
trees or any other obstruction blocking Township roadways
missing stop signs
large potholes on roadways
icy roads or intersections
The Township would like to remind all persons that the following seasonal roads are only maintained by the Township during the summer months and will not be maintained between the dates of October 15th and May 15th inclusive.
Aga Ming Road
Kapikog Dam Road
Kapikog North Road
Kapikog South Road
North Fork Road
South Fork Road
Per the Township's Roads By-law 15-43, unauthorized work/repairs to these roads is prohibited, including ploughing and the clearing of snow accumulation. In the event of snow or inclement weather affecting one of the above roads, it is the responsibility of the seasonal resident or any other user of the road to extricate their vehicle if they get stuck or drive off the road.
An entrance permit is required if you want to construct a new entrance to your property that fronts on a Township road, or to make any changes to an existing entrance that fronts on a Township road.
All driveway intersections with Township roads and culverts shall be in compliance with Ontario Provincial standard specifications as set out in By-law 15-45.
Please note that if the new entrance is providing road-access to a property where a structure is located, a new civic address may be required. Please contact the Township office for further information.
Generally, reduced load periods are in effect on all roads under the jurisdiction of the Township of The Archipelago during the period from March 1st to May 31st inclusive, in each and every year, or for such period as may be determined by the Township’s Manager of Operational Services, subject to the provisions of the Highway Traffic Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended.
To ensure that the Township’s roads are maintained to Provincial standards, the Township has established a Level of Service Policy with respect to winter maintenance (plowing, sanding, salting), road surface conditions (potholes, shoulders etc.), streetlights, signage, bridges and sidewalks.
The Township’s roads are regulated with respect to such matters as speed limits, unauthorized parking, unauthorized work and repairs and the obstruction of roadways. Parking of motor vehicles or trailers is prohibited on any Township road, except for "emergency parking only" or where parking is authorized and posted by the Township. For further information and to review these provisions, please review Roads By-law 15-43.
The Township of The Archipelago has authorized the use of all-terrain vehicles, multi-purpose off-highway utility vehicles and recreational off-highway vehicles on roadways under the jurisdiction of the Township, subject to Regulation 316/03 of the Highway Traffic Act with respect to the operation of off-road vehicles
ATV’s and off-highway vehicles are not permitted to be operated over or upon the following Township owned properties:
the Pointe au Baril Community Centre
Georgian Cliffs Memorial Park Cemetery
any waste landfill site or transfer station
any aggregate pit
any other Township property, without the expressed written consent of the Township
For additional information regarding speed limits and the use of ATV’s and off-highway vehicles in the Township of The Archipelago, please review By-law 15-24, as amended.