Official Plan Review

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The Township of Muskoka Lakes Official Plan (2009) is the principle policy document, which the Municipality uses to express its goals and objectives for the community, identifies significant natural features and guides its physical development and redevelopment. It provides a general policy direction and a land use planning framework to guide the physical, social, economic and environmental management and growth of the Township. In addition to adhering to good planning principles, the Official Plan was prepared within the context of the Provincial Policy Statement and the District of Muskoka Official Plan.

The Official Plan is the Township's overarching policy document that is intended to provide for the vision of the future of the Township of Muskoka Lakes. It has not been thoroughly reviewed or evaluated since 2009. The intent is for the Official Plan Review to be a community discussion about the future of the Township of Muskoka Lakes, rather than being exclusively a land use planning exercise. Community engagement and participation in the process is paramount to the success of this project.

Help Shape the Plan

The Township of Muskoka Lakes  is at an exciting time as it matures and  will continue to  change. Public and stakeholder engagement is critical to shaping a Plan that suits the needs and desires of Muskoka Lakes'  full-time and seasonal residents. Everyone's voice is  important,  and we would like to hear from as many people as possible. The  feedback collected through the engagement process will be used to inform decision-making as  the Review is conducted. 

The Township began a review of its Official Plan in Summer 2019, holding a community vision session and an online survey that engaged 853 people. Participants were encouraged to identify key vision ingredients to be considered through the Official Plan review process to help shape draft policy directions.

Feedback Opportunities on Proposed Policy Directions

The Township of Muskoka Lakes Official Plan (2009) is the principle policy document, which the Municipality uses to express its goals and objectives for the community, identifies significant natural features and guides its physical development and redevelopment. It provides a general policy direction and a land use planning framework to guide the physical, social, economic and environmental management and growth of the Township. In addition to adhering to good planning principles, the Official Plan was prepared within the context of the Provincial Policy Statement and the District of Muskoka Official Plan.

The Official Plan is the Township's overarching policy document that is intended to provide for the vision of the future of the Township of Muskoka Lakes. It has not been thoroughly reviewed or evaluated since 2009. The intent is for the Official Plan Review to be a community discussion about the future of the Township of Muskoka Lakes, rather than being exclusively a land use planning exercise. Community engagement and participation in the process is paramount to the success of this project.

Help Shape the Plan

The Township of Muskoka Lakes  is at an exciting time as it matures and  will continue to  change. Public and stakeholder engagement is critical to shaping a Plan that suits the needs and desires of Muskoka Lakes'  full-time and seasonal residents. Everyone's voice is  important,  and we would like to hear from as many people as possible. The  feedback collected through the engagement process will be used to inform decision-making as  the Review is conducted. 

The Township began a review of its Official Plan in Summer 2019, holding a community vision session and an online survey that engaged 853 people. Participants were encouraged to identify key vision ingredients to be considered through the Official Plan review process to help shape draft policy directions.

Feedback Opportunities on Proposed Policy Directions

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Public and stakeholder engagement is critical to shaping a Plan that suits the needs and desires of Muskoka Lakes  full-time and seasonal residents. Everyone’s voice is important, and we would like to hear from as many people as possible. The feedback collected through the engagement process will be used to inform decision-making as the Review is conducted.  All questions are optional.

    This survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete and will close on October 9, 2020. You will need additional time to review the presentation below.

    This survey is focused on Policy Directions. Please review the context presentation before completing this survey. At this time, we are looking for high-level input into Policy Directions. 

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