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Feb 15, 2018 – TML COW Marriott Site Plan (tentative date)

Municipal Office (Muskoka Lakes), 1 Bailey St., Port Carling Muskoka Lakes ON, P0B 1J0

As if the plan to build 1400 cottages (of the 3300 possible) in the Minett Village combined with the 43 cottages at Legacy were not enough, the Marriott Red Leaves has applied to build 40 more cottages in this little bay on Lake Rosseau in Minett, Muskoka. Like Villas, Mist, Legacy and the Minett Village – the Marriott is zoned resort commercial and they appear to be counting on the same bait and switch the other resorts are hoping to use that will enable them to sell these properties as residential units. There’s a rush to get this done now before the public catches on and before the District and Muskoka Official Plans formally put an end to this unsustainable and unlawful development in Muskoka.

Feb 21, 2018 – OMB for Skeleton Lake.

Municipal Office (Muskoka Lakes), 1 Bailey St., Port Carling Muskoka Lakes ON, P0B 1J0

Help establish the issues, parties, and participants prior to the OMB hearing expected to take place summer, 2018.

Apr 23 / 24, 2018 – OMB for the Villas of Lake Muskoka.

Municipal Office (Muskoka Lakes), 1 Bailey St., Port Carling Muskoka Lakes ON, P0B 1J0

This application has been taken to the OMB by the developer who is arguing 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 has applied for party status. The MLA’s legal counsel submitted an opinion that the units must be in a rental pool year-round since this is a commercial resort property. The Township obtained a legal opinion which they claim disagrees with this. At the TML Committee of the Whole on January 16, we argued that we should be given their opinion — we await their decision.

Friends of Muskoka Calendar of Important Events

OMB RULING ON MIST MAJOR WIN FOR MUSKOKA

OMB RULING ON MIST MAJOR WIN FOR MUSKOKA

Highlights include: Mist's request for appeal dismissal declined, District and Township have jurisdiction to enforce conformity to the official plans OMB rejects key Villas argument that rental pool conditions are beyond its jurisdiction OMB focuses on the definition...

Minett. One of the major battlegrounds to Save Muskoka

Minett. One of the major battlegrounds to Save Muskoka

This little bay on Lake Rosseau is turning out to be one of the major battlegrounds to Save Muskoka. Lakeside Lodge (Legacy Cottages), Clevelands House (Minett Village) and Marriott Red Leaves are planning to build thousands of residential properties on land zoned...

COW Meeting insist Legacy wait for OMB decision

COW Meeting insist Legacy wait for OMB decision

We've got more good news to report regarding the Committee of the Whole (COW) Meeting this past Tuesday, Jan 16th at the Municipal Office in Port Carling. The meeting notes are below, but the big news is that Council deferred providing comment to District on Legacy...

JOHN KLINCK TAKES A STAND FOR MINETT AT PEDC IN DEC 2017 

District Chair John Klinck's reaction on seeing the Legacy Cottages development in Minett; "I have to say that I do not want to be part of an administration that puts policies together that allows that kind of travesty to happen again because it is...