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Penetanguishene considering allowing ATVs, ORVs on all town roads

Public invited to open house May 1 to learn more about potential pilot program
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The Town of Penetanguishene is considering a pilot program that would permit all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) or off-road vehicles (ORV) on municipal roads.

Council invites the public to attend an open house to learn more about the potential pilot program and share your comments prior to a final decision by council in the Summer of 2024.

Open house

Date and time:

  • Wednesday, May 1, 2024, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 1, 2024, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.


Council chambers, town hall, 10 Robert St. W.

Online survey, open until May 29, 2024:

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Description of pilot program

Currently, in the Town of Penetanguishene, ATVs/ORVs are not permitted on any local roads, or on trails. Council is considering a one-year pilot program whereby ATVs/ORVs would be permitted on all municipal roads. Further, the operation of the ATV/ORV would be required to comply with the Highway Traffic Act and the Off-Road Vehicles Act with respect to safe operation of the vehicle, safety equipment, speed, etc.

For more information about this matter please contact the planning and community development department at [email protected] or 705-549-7453, ext. 215.

If you wish to be notified of the decision of the council of the Corporation of the Town of Penetanguishene on the proposed ATV/ORV pilot program you must make a written request to planning and community development department, 10 Robert St. W., P.O. Box 5009, Penetanguishene, Ontario, L4R 2G2.