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


Just sending a reminder to please share our new Facebook citizen group on your respective pages and, if you have not done so already, to please join as a member through your personal profiles and your municipal pages. We are hoping to create a virtual space where municipalities and citizens alike can exchange ideas and create a sense of community across the MRC. Thank you in advance! If you have any questions about this just shoot me a message.

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The Guaranteed Income Supplement renewal period is here!



Is your business affected by a closure order?



Public Notice is hereby given by the Municipality of Thorne that due to Covid-19 regulations the special meeting to adopt the budget will be held by video conference. If you wish to attend, please send your email address to thorne@mrcpontiac.qc.ca to register and a copy of the budget will be forwarded to you for viewing.


Employment Opportunity



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The MRC Pontiac is soliciting you, as an entrepreneur or business representative, to answer a survey of approximately ten minutes.

The objective of the survey is to better understand the businesses on the territory, as well as your context, your experience, your short- and medium-term projects, as well as your needs and constraints related to these projects and human resources. It also allows us to understand your perception of the current efforts related to the attractiveness of the region.

Thank you for your participation.


The survey can be accessed through the following links:



Stephens Road will be closed from Route 303 to Krutz road for approximately 3 days.
A detour will be in place to divert traffic.


Litchfield, le 30 septembre 2021 – The MRC Pontiac highlights the importance of commemorating the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day in the Pontiac and across Canada


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)

News / Events

Canada-Quebec High-Speed Operation

I’m delighted to share with you some good news for our communities. Yesterday, the Government of Quebec launched its interactive map which allows you to know in real time the progress of the work Canada-Quebec High-Speed Operation.


The map allows you to view the progress of high-speed Internet service deployment projects in specific sectors and regions in Quebec. To search through the map, you have to enter the civic address, city, municipality or administrative region.


In addition, for households that will not have access to fibre optics by September 30, 2022, the Government of Quebec announced a high-speed Internet connection via satellite services.


This was all made possible thanks to Canada-Quebec High-Speed Operation. Phases 1 and 2 of this initiative aims to connect 166,200 additional Quebec households to high-speed Internet by September 30, 2022. This operation is made possible thanks to co-funding of a total of $920.3 million by the governments of Canada and Quebec.


With  these investments, we’ve already helped to connect over 96% of Quebecers to date and our government is on track to connect every single Quebecer by next year.


I would like to reiterate my commitment to you: Count on us to ensure that every region of Quebec has access to reliable high-speed Internet.



Federal Programs to support economic development of our region

In this edition, you will find news for:

  1. Farmers
  2. SMEs
  3. Municipalities
  4. Tourism businesses

Launch of the new territorial brand 'The Pontiac, 14,000 reasons

This unifying and distinctive territorial brand positions the Pontiac as a region of 14,000 km2 supported by 14,000 citizens. So many reasons to visit, to love, to choose, to live, to undertake and to believe: “The Pontiac. 14,000 reasons”.


The new visual identity is now unveiled on social networks and the website is online at destinationpontiac.ca.





From February 7 to March 20


From all of us at the Thorne Municipality !

2022 Regular Council Meetings

January 11, 2022
February 1, 2022
March 1, 2022
April 5, 2022
May 3, 2022
June 7, 2022
July 5, 2022
August 2, 2022
September 6, 2022
October 5, 2022
November 1, 2022
December 6, 2022


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).


Reseau Biblio

This will help your citizens know and have access to the various services, such as the online catalogue, the numerous digital resources (books, magazines, escape games, genealogy, ALEC, etc.) and the various programs offered in the library (Books for baby, Biblio-Santé, BIBLIO binoculars, etc.). All your citizens can access these free services with their library subscription.



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.


Flu Vaccination: 2019-2020


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

for more information


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