NOTICE - Weed Control in Collingwood

May 31, 2019
Bylaw Enforcement


The main purpose of the Weed Control Act R.S.O. 1990, is to reduce the impact of noxious weeds on the industries or agriculture and horticulture. Primarily this act applies to agricultural and horticultural lands that generate income or other benefits to agriculture; this excludes lawns, gardens and private areas for personal enjoyment and leisure.

Under the Weed Control Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter W.5 sections 3, 13, 16 and 23, you are requested to destroy all noxious weeds on your property.

See the full list of Ontario's Noxious Weeds

In Urban Areas

Section 3, 13, 16 and 18 do not apply to noxious weeds or weed seeds that are far enough away from any land used for agricultural or horticultural purposes, as they do not interfere with that use.

All properties within the municipality of Collingwood are hereby requested to be in compliance with the Weed Control Act.


Pursuant to the provisions of the Town of Collingwood By-laws 03-18, 03-19 and 03-38, all owners, tenants or persons in pos session of property shall:

  1. Cut and maintain properties free of long grass and weeds;
  2. Keep and maintain properties free and clear of garbage, refuse and debris; and
  3. Keep and maintain properties free from standing and/or stagnant water.

Failure to comply with the provisions of By-laws 03-18, 03-19 and 03-38 may result in the prosecution of those persons through the Provincial Offences Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P33 as amended.

The cooperation of all owners, tenants or persons in possession of property is solicited.