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Township of Tiny: Protecting Our Pollinators

Municipality

The Township of Tiny is located south-central Ontario in the Southern Georgian Bay region and is part of the Severn Sound watershed. The Township has a population of 11,232 (2011) with a high percentage of residents considered seasonal.

The Township has a total area of 344 square kilometers and has a coastline on Georgian Bay measuring 70 kilometers. The southern boundary, about 16 kilometers long, abuts the Springwater Township and the northern tip of the Town of Wasaga Beach. The eastern boundary, 17 kilometers long, marks the western boundary of Tay Township. The Township skirts the municipalities of Midland and Penetanguishene and embraces the coastline in a sweep around the peninsula.

The Township of Tiny includes the following communities/hamlets:

  • Lafontaine
  • Perkinsfield
  • Wyevale
  • Wyebridge
  • Toanche

In addition to the mainland and Giant’s Tomb Island, the Township also has three First Nations Islands; Christian, Hope, and Beckwith. Christian Island is home to the Chippewa people of the Beausoleil First Nation and is a self-governing body. The Beausoleil First Nation also owns an 8 hectare shoreline property on the mainland, specifically in the Cedar Point area, which accommodates private dwellings for individuals who wish to live on the main land. It is also used for the ferry service to and from Christian Island.

Project Name and Description

Pollinators, such as bees and butterflies, are vital to a healthy ecosystems and they play a critical role in Ontario's environment. The Township of Tiny’s ‘Protecting our Pollinators’ project consists of four post secondary students and a project coordinator. The team is working to help support the pollinators by enhancing local gardens and raising pollinator awareness by participating in community outreach events throughout the summer months. This program is made possible through the Ontario150 Partnership Program grant through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.


The team will be completing outreach across North Simcoe over the summer, and completing land stewardship by:

  • Creating 2000m2 of new pollinator gardens in the Township of Tiny
  • Enhancing 500m2 of existing flowerbeds for pollinators in the Township of Tiny.
  • Installing butterfly houses and bee houses for hibernation and nesting habitat.
  • Installing interpretive signage around the Township of Tiny to share information with residents and teach people about pollinator habitat once the gardens are completed.

Project Contact

To learn more, visit the Protecting Our Pollinators Team at:

Media Release

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130 Balm Beach Road West
Tiny, ON, L0L 2J0