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 District of Moskoka has posted information about potential; flooding on their web site which can re reached at 2021 Freshet
Additional information is available at Flood Plain Mapping
They are also providing a new mapping through their GeoHub portal that is updated daily, and can be accessed at GeoHub - Flood Plain Mapping
The latest MNRF statement on flooding in Muskoka is available here - MNRF Flood Watch - March 31, 2021
The Township of Muskoka Lakes Council has approved the 2021 Operating and Capital Budget.
A copy of the approved Operating and Capital Budget (Feb 24) may be accessed here - Approved 2021 Budget
The Ratepayers commentd on the Capital Budget are available here - MRA Comments - Capital Budget
The Ratepayers commentd on the Operating Budget are available here - MRA Comments - Operating Budget
The District of Muskoka Tax Supported Operating and Capital Budget has also been approved (March 15) and a copy is available here - 2021 District Budget
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.
What was being referred to as the “Bala Creek Bridge” is to be renamed the “Mill Stream Bridge”. Update on the Torrance Barrens Special Committee. Committee recommends that the Township proceeds with heritage building plaques. Does Muskoka Lakes want licensed cannabis retail locations? Council further discusses the use of shipping containers as retail space. New Building Inspector and By-Law Officers hired. Committee defers decision on race boat museum. - Read more about Township Watch - May 2021
Plaques to be offered to historic structures in the Township. Changes being made to on-street parking on Currie Street in Bala. Repairs scheduled to Bala Creek (Mill Stream) bridge. Township requests the District conduct an operational review on Mortimer’s Point Road and Township limits use of heavy trucks on Eveleigh Road. 2022 Municipal Election Voting. Site plan approval for use of “sea cans” as retail space on the Indian River deferred a month. Staff to return to Council with options for the repair of Bala Falls Bridge. Public dock parking restrictions renewed. New Chief Building Official. Planning and building department staff will ONLY reply to formal applications due to overwhelming workload. Proposed cell tower at Crystal Beach on Lake Muskoka. Jayne McCaw talks about short term rentals. Do you know what the role of a municipal planner is? Brandy Lake presents their lake plan. Planning Committee and Official Plan Review Committee meet to discuss Draft 1 of the Official Plan. Curbside garbage pick to begin at 7 AM or earlier during heat waves. - Read more about Township Watch - April 2021
Township passes the 2021 budget. Planning Committee votes to circulate the Official Plan Amendment for Minett to receive public input. MPAC assessments remain at market value as of January 1st, 2016. Township has $77 million in primary and secondary infrastructure. Winter-spring 2021 water levels. Ontario Fire College in Gravenhurst to close. Learn more about the national decibel coalition. Steering committee to be established for recreation, parks, trails and facilities master plan/strategy. Ever wonder what the Mayor and Councillors earn? “A New Leaf” Muskoka’s climate change strategy. District of Muskoka passes their 2021 tax supported budget. New Treasurer hired for the District. - Read more about Township Watch - March 2021
Special Planning meeting to be called to review the Draft Official Plan Amendment for the Resort Village of Minett. District monitors water quality on our behalf. Cell tower proposed for Glen Orchard. Bell Mobility proposes a cell tower 200 feet above Skeleton Lake according to Skeleton Lake Cottagers Organization. Year end statics for Development Services and Environmental Sustainability including building, planning and by-law enforcement. Township budget currently at $14.36 per $500,000.00 assessed property values. No Parking Zone to be installed in vicinity of Hardy Lake Park. - Read more about Township Watch - February 2021
The Ratepayers comment of the Township's 2021 Operating Budget - Read more about Ratepayers Comments on 2021 Township Operating Budget
The Ratepayers comment of the Township's Capital Budget - Read more about Ratepayers Comments on 2021 Township Capital Budget
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
Letter to Township Council re Official Plan - Read more about Letter to Council re Official Plan
Muskoka Weather - click on image for more details.
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.
Ratepayers - Board Meeting
Jun 26, 2021 10:00am to 1:00pm
TML - Committee of Adjustment
Jul 12, 2021 9:00am to 12:00pm
TML - General / Finance Committee
Jul 14, 2021 9:00am to 12:00pm
TML - Council
Jul 14, 2021 1:00pm to 5:00pm
TML - Planning Committee
Jul 15, 2021 9:00am to 12:00pm