High energy costs mean Grenville’s Maison du Patrimoine will close for most of the winter.

At the village council meeting on December 5, Councillor Roger Lalonde said the facility is busy with rentals until the end of December. The old stone building is a popular venue for private and public events. However, due to the high cost of heating, it will be closed from January through March. Lalonde said there is usually lower demand for use of the facility in the winter months anyway.

“It’s a more quiet time,” he commented.

The Grenville Maison du Patrimoine, with its stone walls, mansard roof, and dormer windows on the second floor, is located on rue Canal nord.

Zoning regulation approved

On December 5, Grenville village council gave final approval to a regulation which changes the permitted uses on land fronting Route 344 and the Ottawa River, east of the Long Sault Bridge. The land is zoned for mixed uses (Mix-207). The permitted uses on the land are now limited to residential dwellings with a maximum of four levels, and a prohibition of certain accessory uses.

Budget meeting

The 2023 municipal budget for the village of Grenville was approved on December 19 at a special council meeting. The Review will provide further details of the budget in a future edition.

Holiday closure

The Grenville village office will be closed for holidays from December 26 to January 6.