upcoming Events

Nov 7 – 9, 2018 Rescheduled OMB Hearing for Villas of Muskoka and Touchstone / Mist.

Council Chamber – District Municipality of Muskoka, 70 Pine Street, Bracebridge, Ontario P1L 1N3

After failing to reach an agreement during the June 5th mediation, the developers are taking their applications for Villas of Lake Muskoka and Touchstone / Mist to the OMB to argue that the District does not have the right to control ‘USE’ via a condominium agreement (eg. should not dictate how many weeks an owner of a condo unit can stay in his unit).

Friends of Muskoka Calendar of Important Events

Resolution to repeal the ICBL was defeated by a vote of 7-3!

Resolution to repeal the ICBL was defeated by a vote of 7-3!

The Township of Muskoka Lakes Council voted this morning to uphold their May 18th decision to ‘pause’ development in Minett through an interim control by-law while studies are done to determine what development is appropriate in this small bay. The meeting was moved...

The Friends in Dockside

The Friends in Dockside

Friends of Muskoka are continuing to raise awareness of the issues facing Muskoka. Read the whole article here.  

Township and District freeze development in Minett

Township and District freeze development in Minett

Agatha Farmer / Bracebridge Examiner coverage of the historic May 18, 2018 Township of Muskoka 8 - 2 vote to implement an interim control bylaw to freeze development in Minett until proper impact studies have been completed. Read the full article here....

OPP reports eight-year high in boating fatalities in 2017

OPP reports eight-year high in boating fatalities in 2017

MuskokaRegion.com reports on major increase in boat related fatalities in the past several years. More evidence why Muskoka must move cautiously when considering major residential expansion on already crowded lakes....

Real Progress

Real Progress

Incredibly good news from Friday's (05/18/18) Township of Muskoka Lakes council meeting. The Township of Muskoka Lakes voted 8-2 to pass resolutions to require additional studies of the Resort Village of Minett and to institute an interim control by-law (ICBL) which...

Staff Trailers Pop-up in Bala

Staff Trailers Pop-up in Bala

Housing trailers have been dropped off at the Bala Bay Inn to be used as accommodation for 80 - 100 staff of the JW Marriott hotel. See Muskoka411 news story here. Not only were Bala residents kept in the dark on this plan, but even the Ward A councillors were unaware...

Paul Richards at District PEDC Meeting on March 22, 2018

Paul Richards at District PEDC Meeting on March 22, 2018

Paul explains the "switcheroo" to the District PEDC: "Let’s look at the switcheroo. Legacy applied for a site plan approval. It was applied for in September 2017 and granted. Let me read you one of the clauses that they agreed to in writing and signed. 'The owner...

A mess in Muskoka!

A mess in Muskoka!

We reported in Waves III that Friends of Muskoka and other concerned residents were successful at convincing the Township of Muskoka Lakes (TMO) Committee of the Whole to ask District to include the Resort Village of Minett in their comprehensive Official Plan (OP)...