Welcome to Our Municipality!

On Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada

The Municipality of Gordon / Barrie Island was established in 2009 with the amalgamation of the municipalities of Gordon and Barrie Island, but the roots of both places go back to the late 1800's. Spanning over 250 kilometers with a year-round population of around 500, our municipality is best known for its rich agricultural history that's still thriving today. They make their home and cottages here. Come visit us sometime and see for yourself why many people value and appreciate Gordon/Barrie Island for hunting, sport fishing, farming, starting businesses, raising families, and enjoying retirement. With a wide range of natural beauty including limestone cobble shores, rolling pastures, bur oak prairies and inland lakes, there's no place quite like Gordon/Barrie Island. 




Events & Dates


* Please be reminded that dog tags are required for the 2024 season. Please drop by the office to renew your dog tags for the new year before April 1.


* Fire permits are not required during the winter months, but they are required beginning April 1. Please be mindful of getting your fire permit before you want to have a campfire or burn stuff in a burn barrel. Fire permits are free.


* The next council meeting will be at 7:30pm on June 4, 2024 at the Gordon/Barrie Island office on 29 Noble Sideroad.


* On Sunday, June 2 from 1 to 4pm there is a kite festival taking place at the Western Manitoulin Community Garden. This is located on the northwest corner of Highway 540 and Highway 540B across from the OPP station. There will be a Lion's BBQ, rock painting, scarecrow making and firetruck tours. It is a family event. Rain date is the following Sunday on June 9 from 1 to 4pm.  


* We will be planting trees again at the Gordon/Barrie Island office during May, June and July. Drop by to check out progress any time during business hours. The entire northern boundary will be planted with red and white pine trees compliments of the Earth Day Tree Relay campaign. You can check out their website at: Tree Planting Relay » Programs » April 22 » Earth Day Canada – April 22 & Every Day ! It is part of the nation-wide tree-planting Relay of 2024. 


* Property tax bills will be mailed out near the end of May. And the due date for payment is August 31, 2024.


The Gordon/Barrie Island Newsletter

Gordon Barrie Island Spring Newsletter
Lots happening in this newsletter with spring here and warm weather making an early appearance. Read what's going on in our municipality!
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To read more newsletters, check out our archive on the Newsletters page here on our website.


Please drop by the Gordon/Barrie Island office at 29 Noble Sideroad to pick up this year's dog tags for your doggie(s)!

The Coin Club meets on the second Wednesday every month at 7pm at 29 Noble Sideroad. All are welcome. 


Volunteer Opportunities

The Municipality of Gordon/Barrie Island is currently looking for volunteers for our various committees, boards and special events. Inquires can be made at our administration office on Noble Sideroad.


Taxes will be due August 31st, 2024 . (Tax bills will be sent out in May 17th, 2024)


Payments can be made directly at the Municipal Office,

or can be e-Transferred using the clerk@gordonbarrieisland.ca email address.

Be Prepared for An Emergency!

Emergencies can happen without notice, but being informed, building a kit, and making a plan will help keep you and your family safe. Emergency Management Ontario states that all individuals should have an emergency personal kit capable of keeping you safe for a minimum of three days. Check it out here:  http://ontario.ca/beprepared #EPWeek2019 #BeEmergencyReady #ONReady 


For more information about emergency management, please check out the page

on this website at Emergency Preparation - Municipality of Gordon/Barrie Island (gordonbarrieisland.ca)

Municipality of Gordon / Barrie Island Office Hours:


Monday- Friday 8:30am-4:30pm


Our Office is located:

29 Noble Sideroad

PO Box 680

Gore Bay, ON P0P 1H0

Tel: 705-282-2702