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 of Tourist Resort and related Official Plan policies that require units be available to the travelling public throughout the year, must be under central management and must be operated for profit, and must serve meals and drinks and provide recreational equipment and amenities.
  • OMB says conditions that require resort condominiums to retain commercial character and be available to the travelling public are reasonable
  • Party status granted for Friends of Muskoka’s Paul Richards and Frank Tkach to join Frank Jaglowitz

GREAT NEWS HEADING INTO OMB HEARINGS FOR VILLAS IN APRIL AND WE BELIEVE AN IMPORTANT PRECEDENT IN THE ONGOING REVIEW OF DISTRICT AND TOWNSHIP OFFICIAL PLANS.

Let’s stop the Muskoka sell-out!