Membership is open to ALL residents, taxpayers and business owners in the Township of Muskoka Lakes. We pride ourselves on timely communications with our members. We strive to keep them informed on what is going on in the Township that effects them directly or indirectly.
The Township of Muskoka Lakes Council has started the 2021 budget preparation. Current progress can be found here.
The schedule for the budget meetings can be found here - Budget Meeting Schedule
A copy of draft 1 (Jan 15) may be accessed here - 2021 - Capital Budget - Draft 1As future updates are posted, you can find them here.
Today, the District of Muskoka launched an exciting new Web Mapping site - Muskoka GeoHub.
We just watched a demonstration of the functionality of the site, and it allows you to visualize many aspects of Muskoka.
Muskoka GeoHub is an online portal that allows you to access important geographical information in Muskoka such as:
The site can be accessed at Muskoka Geohub . Take a look, there's a lot there.
The Township has recently produced a 2-page summary regarding their by-laws and the enforcement procedures. This covers noise, tree cutting, ATV usage as well as many more areas. A copy of that summary can be found here - TML By-Law. Enforcement
Consider posting a copy in your cottage.
“A working group” to be established for the Torrance Barrens. Safe Quiet Lakes work hard on reducing wakes and speed, as well as a “Decibel Coalition”. Active Transportation route requested on Muskoka Road 169 from Torrance to Gravenhurst. Municipal operating update during COVID19. Condominium agreement reached between the Township and Legacy Cottages. Three lake plans submitted for consideration in the Official Plan. Servicing in Minett Official Plan update. - Read more about Township Watch - December 2020
Councillors receive mid-term training from the Township Integrity Commissioner. Muskoka Lakes Chamber of Commerce Annual Report to the Township. Township forecasting a small financial surplus in 2020. Minett Firefighters Association receive a donation. Remembrance Day. Township receives a clean audit in 2019. New Chief Building Official promoted. New Parks Use By-law approved by Council. No Parking Zone on Milford Bay Road. Proposal cell tower on the Joseph River. Will your property rights change with changes to grandfathering provisions? New Manager of Planning. Speed reduction for two kilometres on Peninsula Road. Committee follows District staff recommendation to not circulate Official Plan Amendment 49 for Minett. - Read more about Township Watch - November 2020
Is habitable space permitted in the first storey of boathouses? Staff recognized for their hard work. New regulations on park usage coming to the Township of Muskoka Lakes. New budget guiding principles policy put in place. 2021 Township budget guidelines set. Legacy Cottages condominium agreement negotiations continue. Five Township Community Centres to re-open. The Township continues to work on their Official Plan. Does the Township enforce their by-laws or is it perceived that they do not ~ staff undertake a functional review. Minett Official Plan Amendment continues to be in the hands of the District. - Read more about Township Watch - October 2020
Concerns regarding illegal activities, accumulation of garbage and failing infrastructure of the Torrance Barrens and Hardy Lake Parks prompt the Muskoka Ratepayers to write Minister Yurek. Upon receipt, a reply from Minister Yurek, it will be added - Read more about Letter to Ministry of the Environment - Torrance Barrens
Township to review reserve targets for future budgets and establish protocols for multi-year budgets. Winter initiative being put forth for those in Muskoka Lakes. Which community centres will re-open following COVID-19 closures and how. StratCorp provides Council with refined values, goals and key performance indicators. Some feel public safety is still a concern at the power plant in Bala. Township appoints an Acting Chief Building Official. Camel Lake subdivision agreement passed unanimously. Legacy Cottages condominium agreement moved forward to Council with no discussion as period for court appeal still open. Two proposed new cell towers in Muskoka. Julie Stevens appointed Chief Administrative Officer of the District of Muskoka. Manager of Planning at the Township resigns. - Read more about Township Watch - September 2020
Letter to Township Council re Official Plan - Read more about Letter to Council re Official Plan
Restoration of Portage Landing Park delayed to spring 2021. Speed sign requested for Bala. The KEE withdraws outdoor events request. Township of Muskoka Lakes re-opens cautiously. The Barrens are being mis-used. Township Commercial Resort Policy to be reviewed concurrently with the District, not jointly. Are boathouses being used for more than marine storage? Township new Strategic Plan meetings reviewed. Port Sandfield bridge being closed nightly and for a two week complete closure. - Read more about Township Watch - August 2020
A letter of thanks to our essential workers - Read more about Thank You to our Service Providers
Muskoka Weather - click on image for more details.
Ratepayers - Board Meeting
Jan 23, 2021 10:00am to 1:00pm
TML - Special Council - Public Budget
Feb 2, 2021 4:00pm to 7:00pm
TML - Committe of Adjustment
Feb 8, 2021 9:00am to 12:00pm
TML - General / Finance Committee
Feb 10, 2021 9:00am to 12:00pm
TML - Council
Feb 10, 2021 1:00pm to 5:00pm