Comments on the Ontario Government’s Regional Review that Includes Muskoka

FOM believes the following points should be considered in the Ontario government’s review of the upper-tier District of Muskoka and its six lower-tier municipalities (Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Huntsville, Georgian Bay, Lake of Bays and Township of Muskoka Lakes):...

Council Unanimously Votes Against Staff Housing at Bala Bay Inn/Hostel

Marriott Bala Bay Inn/Hostel staff accommodation motion unanimously defeated at Township of Muskoka Lakes Council meeting. Thanks to all Friends of Muskoka who attended and presented at the meeting. Read the MuskokaRegion coverage here.

WAVES XII Available Now

Friends of Muskoka are working hard through the winter months to protect Muskoka from unsustainable development. Thank you for all your ongoing support and encouragement. In This Issue: • News from Village of Minett • Effective Opposition to Bill 66 • Ontario...

Bill 66: A major threat to Muskoka

The Ontario PC party introduced Bill 66 on Dec. 6, 2018. Bill 66 is a major threat to every municipality in Ontario and could undue much of the progress we've made in the battle to SaveMuskoka. The OntarioNature blog has a great write-up on the dangers of Bill 66 and...

New rules for lakes in Muskoka? Recreational carrying capacity makes waves

Politicians, lake association members and advocates seem eager to debate a policy that has the potential to limit waterfront development based on lake surface area Read Alison Brownlee's full article at here.

Holiday Wishes

The Friends of Muskoka Board thanks you for your tremendous support this year, and wishes you and your families the very best for the Holiday Season and the New Year!

Press Coverage of LPAT

Agatha Farmer covers the November LPAT in Muskoka Region: Battle between commercial vs. residential land use continues in Muskoka "The LPAT hearing is extremely important as commercial properties are attempting to rebuild their properties selling residential usage at...

Mayoral and District Chair Inaugural Speeches

During the past month, the newly elected District Chair and Mayors of our 6 towns/townships presented their inauguration speeches, which you can find at the links below. We are encouraged to see a common theme in these speeches of protecting our watershed and...


Overwhelming Support for Muskoka’s Future!! Thanks to all the people who voted to protect the future of Muskoka, the candidates who are aligned with the core values of Friends of Muskoka and the MLA now form a majority on four of Muskoka’s...

Vote NOW to Save Muskoka – and share the badge!

Voting in Muskoka has started today! You can vote online or by telephone between now and 8pm October 22nd. Just follow the instructions on the Voting Information Letter you should have received in the mail. If you have not received this voting letter, please call your...


Legacy Cottage plan to build 43 residential lots on 470 feet of Lake Rosseau.  

With over 100 commercially zoned properties in the District, (including resorts, camps and marinas), there is huge risk of over-loading the lakes from the stand point of safety, our continued enjoyment, and water quality. Friends of Muskoka are working hard to stop this reckless development to protect Muskoka for future generations.