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.


Employment Opportunity

POSITION: By-law Officer / Part time



Important Notices







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).

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

Thorne municipal office will be CLOSED
From December 25rd, 20167 to January 3rd, 2018 inclusively.

The dump will be OPEN
December 23th and 24th, 2017 also
December 30th and 31st, 2017
from 8 am to 4 pm.



You are interested in municipal politics?
You would like to run in the upcoming elections?
You want to be better informed?

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For information on the 2017 elections, please visit :



Thorne Municipality Bursary


2018 Regular Council Meetings

January 9, 2018
February 6, 2018
March 6, 2018
April 3, 2018
May 8, 2018
June 5, 2018
July 3, 2018
August 7, 2018
September 4, 2018
October 2, 2018
November 6, 2018
December 4, 2018


Dump information & hours :

Saturday, Sunday & Monday from 8 am to 4 pm


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