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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.

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Special Notice to Members

Due to problems with our email system, we have been unable to send out the November and December Township Watch newsletters to our Members. Our web hosting provider continues working diligently on the problem, and has promised to have it fixed shortly. In the interim, we have posted a draft version to our web site at Township Watch - November 2016. and Township Watch - December 2016

Please note that some of the links to backup documents are not yet active. We apologize for the inconvenience, and hope to have all systems restored shortly.

Also, on behalf of the Board of Directors of the MRA, we wish you all the best for the holiday season.

AGM 2017

Join us on July 15th, 2017 for our AGM at the Port Carling Community Centre

Doors open for coffee & displays at 9:30AM

Meeting begins at 10:00 SHARP


Guest speakers

Quinn Michel l ~ District of Muskoka ~ Muskoka Recycles

Howard Smith ~ Aspen Valley Animal Sanctuary ~ Nuisance Animals

Kurt Muntz ~ Bubbler Buddy ~ Responsible Bubbling

Final TML Budget Available

The Township has now approved the 2017 budget after an extensive set of meeings. It is available here - Budget - Final Budget - Final

 If you are a Member of the Ratepayers' you should have received our commentary on the budget. Why not consider joining?

Bubbler News

The MRA has been researching the use of "bubblers" for since 2015, and have posted a number of articles (News --> Environment).  Recently, Jim Boyd, an MRA Director, has been interviewed by CTV News and CBC's Ontario Morning.  The CTV interview may be found at CTV News - Bubbler Concerns.  We are hoping to publish the CBC interview shortly.

Jim will also be making a presentation to the Muskoka Mayors in March, and we will post that as well.


Information for joining the MRA or renewing your existing membership can be found under the Membership menu item above. A blank membership form is available here -Membership Form Membership Form


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Did You Know - About the Health Hub ?

What you need to know about the Muskoka Health Hubs  -  Read more about Did You Know - About the Health Hub ?

Economic Snapshops - Spring 2017

Current building trends in the Township of Muskoka Lakes, and the MRA's analysis of what it means  -  Read more about Economic Snapshops - Spring 2017

Township Watch - May 2017

Water Quality report, proposed condo development, Council composition, OPP costs, and more  -  Read more about Township Watch - May 2017

Township Watch - April 2017

Short Term Rentals, Scales Nature Park, OPP Update, Public Works tenders  -  Read more about Township Watch - April 2017

Bala Falls - Small Hydro Electric Project - 2017

During the past year, Council has heard more delegations around the Bala Falls Hydro Project, a Working Group was formed, approvals were sought, and a lease was signed. If all proceeds as planned, work on the hydro plant will start following reconstruction of the bridges on Muskoka Road 169 currently underway. For more details, please read the full article The Muskoka Ratepayers’ Association has not in the past, nor do we now, take a position for or against the proposed small hydro plant at Bala Falls. Since the proposal first surfaced in 2005, it has been the subject of countless environmental and technical studies, public meetings, delegations to Councils, and consultant reports. Its progress through the labyrinth of approvals has been well considered and reviewed by both provincial and municipal political and administrative levels over a lengthy period of time. Its cost to the taxpayer has been significant. -  -  Read more about Bala Falls - Small Hydro Electric Project - 2017

Municipal Conflict of Interest Act

Mayor Furniss launches civil proceeding against Councillor Nishikawa over Conflict of Interest  -  Read more about Municipal Conflict of Interest Act

Muskoka Etiquette

A set of suggestions to live by.  -  Read more about Muskoka Etiquette
New Feature - access Muskoka weather - click here

Upcoming Events - Monthly Calendar

TML - Committee of Adjustment
Jul 12, 2017 9:00am to 12:00pm
TML - Committee of the Whole
Jul 13, 2017 9:00am to 12:00pm
TML - Council
Jul 14, 2017 9:00am to 12:00pm
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