For the business community


On Thursday November 23, 2017, the Province of Ontario issued the Transient Accommodation Regulation 435/17, which came into force December 1, 2017 and provides the necessary provisions for municipalities across Ontario to implement a Municipal Accommodation Tax (MAT)

On March 16, 2021 South Bruce Peninsula Council passed By-Law 30-2021, approving the implementation of a four percent (4%) mandatory MAT applicable on all short-term accommodations under 30 days.

The MAT will come into effect on January 1, 2022 and applies to all accommodation sold for a continuous period of less than 30 days including:

  • a room or suite of rooms containing one or more beds or cots, whether in a hotel, motel, boarding, lodging, or rooming house, bed and breakfast or other establishment providing lodging
  • in a tent, trailer, vehicle, recreational vehicle or other structure on a campsite or in a campground, regardless of whether the tent/trailer/vehicle/recreational vehicle/structure is brought to the campsite/campground by the patron or if it is existing on the campsite or in the campground 

For more details visit the Town of South Bruce Peninsula website.

Wiarton Gold Rush

Posted On: Wednesday, August 12, 2020


Bi-weekly draws to win $200 in Wiarton BIA  Gift Certificates

Grand prize draw to win $1000 in Wiarton BIA Gift Certificates

Gold Nugget draws of $10 in Wiarton BIA Gift Certificates

How to Enter:

  • Pick up a ballot from any participating downtown Wiarton business.
  • Shop at any 3 participating businesses and have them mark your ballot.
  • Drop your completed ballot into a Golden Box. There are 2 Golden Boxes one is located by the 'Chalkboards' (next to TD Bank) and the other is located by Town Hall.

For a no purcahse ballot email


Participating Businesses:

Home By Design

Great Canadian Dollar Store

Lloyds Smoke Shop & Pool Hall

Universal Pawn Shop

Berford Street Bookstore & Bazaar

Symon Says

The Source

Complete Wellness

Greyfair Furniture


Great Cuts

McKenzie's IDA Pharmacy

One Life Health & Wellness

Kimberly's Hair and Nail Studio

KC Upholstery

Wiarton Service Center


Teenie Tiny Tots Children's Clothing Shop

Sweetwater Hair & Bodyworks

RAM Sportswear & Trophy

Huron Bay Co-operative Inc.

Northern Confections

Karen's Creations Scrapbooking

New Orleans Pizza

Sullivan's Butcher Shop

Becker Shoes


Mother's Fabric

Pinkerton's Auto Supply

Kgum Bo Restaurant

Margot's Optical

Dockside Willie's Restaurant

Wiarton Inn

Shear Style

Designs By Brenda

DRAW DATES for $200 Gift Certificates:
September 24, 2020 - Winner Sam Brown
October 8, 2020 - Winner Tony Keesig
October 22, 2020.- Winner Carol Thornburg
November 5, 2020.- Winner Bonnie Woudstra
November 19, 2020- Winner Carol Masse
December 3, 2020
December 5, 2020
GRAND PRIZE DRAW for $1000 Gift Certificates:
December 17

Scroll to bottom for full contest rules.

Sponsored by:

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Contest Rules & Regulations

TO ENTER: The contest is open between the start date and time specified on the main contest page. Entries will be accepted until the end date and time specified on the main contest page. Entrants must use at least one of the methods described on the main contest page to enter.
No purchase necessary.  

  1. Contest entrants must be legal Ontario residents and at least 18 years of age at date of entry. Participation in any contest offered by the Wiarton BIA and Wiarton & District Chamber of Commerce constitutes the entrant’s compliance of these rules and regulations. We reserve the right to disqualify users, without notice, and for any reason. All entries become the property of the Wiarton & District Chamber of Commerce and will not be returned. Employees of the Wiarton BIA and Wiarton & District Chamber of Commerce, as well as Board members from both the Wiarton BIA and Wiarton & District Chamber of Commerce, are not eligible to participate in contests.
  • PRIZE(s): Prizes must be accepted as awarded and is not redeemable for cash. Taxes, fees and other charges, if applicable, are the responsibility of the winner.
  • ODDS OF WINNING: The Contest depends on the total number of eligible entries received for the duration of the Contest.


2. Entries submitted that include the following will not be considered:

  • Obscene, provocative or otherwise questionable content
  • Discriminatory, hateful or defamatory text
  • Invasions of privacy of any person either directly or indirectly included in the contest entry

Content that qualifies as any of the criteria outlined above will be determined at the sole discretion of the Wiarton & District Chamber of Commerce.

3. Contests that are not specific to social media will include a space for the entrant to fill in their phone number and email. First attempts to contact winners will be made by phone, and a follow-up by email may be attempted if determined necessary by the Wiarton & District Chamber of Commerce. Winners will be selected at random from the total number of entrants. Winners will be notified within 48 hours of being selected, and will have up to 21 days to claim their prize, beginning from the time they were first contacted. If a winner fails to claim their prize within 21 days of being selected, their entry will be forfeited and another winner will be selected, as determined at the sole discretion of the Wiarton & District Chamber of Commerce.

4. No prize may be exchanged, refunded, sold or transferred.

5. The Wiarton BIA and the Wiarton & District Chamber of Commerce is not responsible for any damage, loss or liability to the person or property involved in any contest entry, nor is the Wiarton BIA and/or the Wiarton & District Chamber of Commerce responsible for any technical failures that may limit ability to participate in the contest or cause an entry not to be considered or included.

6. By entering the Contest, each entrant, automatically consents to the use and publication of the entrant’s name, city of residence, photograph, voice and/or image for any publicity and programming purposes, commercial or otherwise, in any and all media used by the Wiarton BIA and/or Wiarton Chamber of Commerce and their respective advertising and promotional agencies with respect to the Contest, without payment or compensation.




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