Welcome to Thorne, Quebec

Municipality of Thorne CrestThe municipality of Thorne, Quebec is located a short hour car ride from Canada's capital Ottawa. Nestled in the Gatineau Hills, you will find nature at its best. With its many lakes, vast forests, and acres of green space, our municipality is a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of city life. While Thorne offers quietness and space, it also provides many local businesses and services which either the permanent resident or the weekend visitor will find useful.


Please take this opportunity to browse through our website to learn more about the municipality of Thorne. Whether you are looking for a place to live or retire to or for a destination to vacation, Thorne is a fine choice.


Important Notices


Job Alert!

Statistics Canada is hiring over 32,000 employees across Canada for the #2021Census. For more info, visit https://census.gc.ca/jobs-emplois-eng.htm



Guaranteed Income Supplement Renewal Period - Help us reach seniors!



Due to covid-19 precautions, we will be closed to the public as of December 17th, 2020 until further notice. Our staff will remain available to serve the public by telephone at 819-647-3206 or by email at thorne@mrcpontiac.qc.ca.


Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.


Navigation on the Rivière des Outaouais (Ottawa River)
temporarily interrupted (Press Release)








Due to the recent circumstances, the Municipality of Thorne has decided that no interest will be charged for a period of 60 days until May 31, 2020.


Please note that if the payment has not been made before the new deadline, interest will be calculated from April 1, 2020.


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources

MRC: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources


Information on the coronavirus (COVID-19) :

1-877-644-4545 (toll free) or visit www.québec.ca


Due to covid-19 precautions, we will be closed to the public until further notice. Our staff will remain available to serve the public by telephone at 819-647-3206 or by email at thorne@mrcpontiac.qc.ca

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.



COVID-19 Update



Needle Disposal

This letter is to inform all municipalities/residents about proper needle disposals. We have come across several needles at our facility that was disposed in a regular garbage bag. We would like for all municipalities to remind residents that we do not accept any kind of needles. more ...

The MRC Pontiac has a program that gives a grant to low-income households for renovations. Should you like information on eligibility, please contact Louis Carron at 819-648-5689 (227)



Become a Red Cross volunteer 

Join our emergency response team in the Pontiac region!

Red Cross volunteers assist victims of disasters such as fires and floods. They are ready to respond at any time, to provide emergency support, comfort and emotional warmth to those who have been affected.


As a Red Cross volunteer:

  • you will be part of a specialized, dynamic and motivated team;
  • you will receive accredited training in first aid and emergency response.

For more information : www.partenairescroixrouge.ca or


News / Events


Public Notice is hereby given by the undersigned Director General of the Municipality of Thorne that the municipal office will closed Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 for Remembrance Day.
Due to the current covid regulations no public ceremony will be taking place.




Flu Vaccination: 2019-2020


Registration starts on October 16th
Clicsante.ca - 819-966-6277

for more information


2020 Regular Council Meetings

January 7, 2020
February 4, 2020
March 3, 2020
April 7, 2020
May 5, 2020
June 2, 2020
July 7, 2020
August 4, 2020
September 1, 2020
October 6, 2020
November 3, 2020
December 1, 2020


Employment Opportunity


Sorry, there are no positions available at this time



Thorne TCRA Library

No membership fee

Hours: Monday - Friday 8am-3pm


Shawville-Clarendon Library

Did you know that the Shawville-Clarendon Library located at 356, Main Street in Shawville is open to Thorne residents?


The library is open 5 days a week:

Tuesday 9:30 - 4

Wednesday 9:30 - 4

Thursday 3 - 8

Friday 10 - 6

Saturday 9:30 - 2       



The cost is $ 10.00 an individual or $ 20.00 for a family and that gives the patrons access to everything the library has to offer such as books, movies, magazines, computers with high speed internet, wireless internet access, story time for children. Also available to Library members are museum passes to the Museum of Civilization, the Museum of Nature, the Museum of Science and Technology, the Museum of Agriculture, the aviation Museum, the War Museum, the National Art Gallery and the City of Ottawa Museum (Bytown Museum, Pinhey’s Point, the Deifenbunker and many others).



Thorne Noticeboard




Telmatik Alerts

In order to offer quality and effective communication to its citizens, the Municipality of Thorne has implemented an alert and notification service for the population.

The objective of this system is to quickly and effectively notify citizens located on our territory.

To register, please click on the link below or contact the municipal office to register at 819-647-3206.