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 its 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.
Private Road Maintenance
Please note: if you are using your property during the winter months it is your responsibility to maintain your private road to allow access for emergency services. The Archipelago will not maintain a private road in an emergency. It will be the property owner's responsibility to hire a private contractor to clear a road should there be an emergency.
The Township will be installing "Private Road” signage at the entrance to all private roads to make EMS and visitors aware that the road is not municipally maintained.
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- trees or any other obstruction blocking Township roadways
- missing stop signs
- road washouts
- flooded roads
- large potholes on roadways
- icy roads or intersections
- 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
Please note: If your property is accessed by a private road and if you are using your property during the winter months, it is your responsibility to maintain your private road to allow access for emergency services.
The Archipelago will not maintain a private road in an emergency. It will be the property owner's responsibility to hire a private contractor to clear a road should there be an emergency.
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.
See the Township's Roads By-law 15-43.
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 Pointe au Baril Community Centre
- Georgian Cliffs Memorial Park Cemetery
- any waste landfill site or transfer station
- any aggregate pit
- any sidewalk
- any other Township property, without the expressed written consent of the Township