Transit Holiday Schedule


Last run of the day on December 24th& 31st

3:00PM route ends at BBT

December 24th– NO ROUTE AFTER 3:00pm
December 25th– CLOSED   
December 26TH– CLOSED
December 31st– NO ROUTE AFTER 3:00pm
January 1st– CLOSED


Last run of the day on December 24th& 31st

Napanee Departure Deseronto Departure Belleville Arrival
*4:45am* 5:00am 5:30am
6:30am 6:45am 7:20am
12:35pm 1:00pm 1:30pm
Belleville Departure Deseronto Arrival Napanee Arrival
8:00am 8:30am 8:45am
2:15pm 3:00pm 3:15pm-ROUTE ENDS

December 24th – NO ROUTE AFTER 3:00pm
December 25th – CLOSED   
December 26TH – CLOSED
December 31st– NO ROUTE AFTER 3:00pm
January 1st– CLOSED

Please be Respectful and Safe

Winter Snow Removal Reminder

As a vehicle owner, it is your responsibility to ensure that your parked vehicle is off the roadway to allow for snow clearing and winter road maintenance. Our priority is ensuring the safe and efficient treatment of roads and removal of snow. 

Our bylaw states that cars must be off the road between 1 a.m. and 8 a.m. between December 1 and March 31. We thank you for your co-operation in keeping the roads free from parked vehicles during the prohibited times.

Fire Safety Reminder

Vehicles are prohibited to be parked within 3 metres on the point on the street where the hydrant is located. A fire or rescue vehicle must have unimpeded access directly in front of the hydrant regardless of how far back the hydrant is located from the curb.

Register for the Santa Clause Parade

Santa Clause is Coming to Deseronto November 24 at 3:30pm and now is the time to register your float!

Please ensure the contact person can be reached using the phone number provided Mon-Fri between 8:30 - 4:30pm in case parade organizers require additional details on your float/entry.

Entry Fee: Participants are asked to bring one non-perishable food item to help support the local food bank.

If due to time constraints; you have a preference as to where you would like to be in the parade line-up, please indicate below. Organizers will try to accommodate all location requests.

Parade participants should arrive by 3:00pm. All entries will line up on Water St. facing west. Please enter/ access Water St. via Fourth St., then turn west on Water St. Parade route maps are available here.

Contact Person *
Contact Person
Address *
Will there be music on the float *
Entry Type *

For any questions please contact Gail Maracle at:
P: 613.396.2440 Ext: 201

Angel Tree Registration & Christmas Sharing Interviews

Angel Tree Registration

For Children 12 & Under

Required Information for Registration:

  • Parents/Child’s Names

  • Contact Number

  • Photo ID

  • Proof of Address

  • Proof of Income

Deseronto/Tyendinaga Township Christmas Sharing Interviews

Please bring the following documentation:

  • Identification

  • Proof of Address

  • Proof of Income

Both events are being held at the Deseronto Legion at the following times:

  • Thursday, November 8 - 10am - Noon

  • Wednesday, November 21 - 10am - Noon & 7-8pm


Ontario Medal of Good Citizenship Nominations

Established in 1973, the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship honours Ontarians who, through exceptional, long-term efforts, have made outstanding contributions to community life across the province.

Recipients will be invested by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario at a ceremony to be held at Queen’s Park, in winter 2019. 

To submit a nomination for this award:

  1. Visit

  2. Select the Community category.     

  3. Click on Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship.

  4. Download the PDF form.

  5. Review the eligibility criteria and instructions carefully.

  6. Fill out the form and then submit it no later than November 15, 2018. Instructions for submitting your nomination package can be found on the website.

If you have any questions, please call the Ontario Honours and Awards Secretariat at 416-314-7526, toll free 1-877-832-8622, TTY 416-327-2391, or email

Need a family doctor or nurse practitioner?


Three doctors have committed to starting a local practice to service Deseronto Residents and our neighbouring communities as well.  The doctors will start taking patients as early as November.  In order to be offered a spot in these new practices you MUST be registered with Health Care Connect.

Health Care Connect makes it easy.

Register at 1-800-445-1822 or at

Harmful Algal Bloom: Deseronto, Bay of Quinte

Staff from the Belleville Area Office of the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks, discovered a potential Harmful Algal Bloom on Friday, September 7th, 2018 in the Bay of Quinte in between Yacht Club Lane and Main Street in Deseronto. Samples were taken by Ministry staff from the dock at the Yacht Club in Deseronto and will be forwarded to the lab for analysis.

For general information on blue-green algae, refer to the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change’s website at and the fact sheets attached.

For general questions please refer to the fact sheets with the updated link above.  For  heath related questions please speak to your physician or the local health unit.

ATV Safety Notice

To ensure public safety, The Town of Deseronto is embarking on a Public Awareness Campaign to help curb the inappropriate use of ATV's and Off-Road vehicles in our community and we need your help! 

We are currently working with the OPP and our By-law Enforcement Agency to increase patrols and the enforcement of our by-law and the Highway Traffic Act. We ask that you please participate by informing the OPP directly when you see activity that is not pursuant with the Town's By­law and the Off-Road Vehicles Act of Ontario. 

Thank you for your participation and we will keep you updated on the progress! 

Ontario Off-Road Vehicle Act 

Town ATV use By-Law

OPP Non-emergencies (incident reporting) - 1-888-310-1122

Municipal Election 2018

This fall, Municipality of Deseronto voters will elect a 2018-2022 Municipal Council and School Board Trustees. 

Candidates Information 


Nominations may be filed in person with the Municipal Clerk or designate starting on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 until Thursday, July 26, 2018 during regular business hours (Monday to Friday, excluding Wednesdays, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) and on Friday July 27, 2018 (Nomination Day) from between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. using the prescribed forms. 

Nomination papers will not be accepted after the deadline.

 In accordance with the Municipal Elections Act, nominations must be filed using the prescribed forms, accompanied by the prescribed nomination filing fee. The filing fee is $200.00 for the office of Mayor and $100.00 for all other offices. The filing fee is payable by cash, debit, certified cheque or money order. 

A nomination must be signed by the candidate and may be filed in person or by an agent at the Office of the Municipal Clerk for the Municipality of Deseronto. If a nomination for a candidate is filed by an agent, a letter must be submitted at the time of filing which authorizes the agent to file on behalf of the candidate. The letter must be signed by the candidate and commissioned or notarized by a person authorized under the Commissioners for Taking Affidavits Act or Notaries Act. In addition to this letter, an agent must also provide a copy of the candidate’s ID to be retained on file. 

At the time of filing, a Consent to Release Personal Information form and a Declaration of Candidates Qualifications form must be completed and signed by candidate and submitted. 

Nominations will be accepted for the following offices: 

Office                                                                                      Numbers to be Elected

Mayor                                                                                                  One

Deputy Mayor                                                                                     One

Councillor                                                                                            Three

Candidate Qualifications

A person is qualified to be elected or hold office, who, as of the day they file their nomination is:

  • Residing in the local municipality, or is the owner or tenant of land in the local municipality, or the spouse of such a person
  • A Canadian Citizen
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Is not prohibited from voting as noted or otherwise, by law

Withdrawal of Nomination 

If a candidate wishes to withdraw completely, the candidate must file a written withdrawal of their candidacy, by no later than 2:00 p.m. on July 27, 2018 (Nomination Day) in the Clerk’s office.

Any withdrawals sent by mail, email or fax are not permitted, as it must be filed in the Clerk’s Office. 

Campaign Period 

The campaign period begins once a candidate has filed their nominations and ends on December 31, 2018. 

No person who proposes to be a candidate may solicit or accept contributions for election purposes or incur campaign expenses until a nomination paper has been filed with the Municipal Clerk. 

Upon filing, the candidate will receive the Estimated Maximum Campaign Expenses established by the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 and calculated by the Municipal Clerk. 

School Board 

Candidates for school board offices are encouraged to contact the Director of Education of the respective school board or the Clerk responsible for the election of those positions.  

Voting Dates and Locations 

Advance Poll– October 13, 2018 – 10:00 am. to 4:00 pm.

Regular Voting Day– October 22, 2018 – 10:00 am. to 8:00 pm. 

Location: Deseronto Community Centre


Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH)

  • Municipal Election page on their website at
  • The Candidate’s Guide prepared by MMAH provides general information on the nomination and election process.

Municipal Elections Act

Election forms and candidates guide are available at Town Hall.