Welcome to the Township of Joly

The Township of Joly was incorporated in 1890 and is located within the picturesque Almaguin Highlands in the District of Parry Sound.  Joly is just east of the Village of Sundridge and abuts the Township of Strong.  The world famous Algonquin Park lies a few kilometers from the township’s eastern border.  Joly has an abundance of natural beauty found in its many lakes, rivers and trails that can be enjoyed throughout the year.  A variety of wildlife can be spotted roaming freely in the area if you are fortunate enough to come upon them.  Joly has a public beach at Lynch Lake and a public boat launch on Forest Lake. 

Residents enjoy a wide variety of services and amenities in the neighboring municipalities including the Sundridge-Strong-Joly (SSJ) Arena, Sundridge Public Library, Sundridge Medical Centre and fire response services of the Sundridge-Strong Fire Department as well as South River-Machar Fire Department. Landfill services are available as a shared service with Strong Township.

Many people come to Joly to live, play or work in the surrounding area.  Recreation vehicles are often seen travelling our roads and trails, and snowmobiling is a favorite amongst residents and visitors alike.  Additionally, fishing, hunting, bicycling and water sports are popular activities in the area.

Election Information


Mayor: Brian McCabe



Councillor: Bill Black
(705) 384-0394

Deputy Mayor: Budd Brown
(705) 384-2271

Councillor: Tom Bryson
(705) 384-7285

Councillor: Chris Nicholson
(705) 477-5449


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Moderate Fire Rating

No daytime open-air burning of brush, grass or incinerators from April 1st to October 31st