Official Plan Review

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Updated October 13, 2021

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.

Draft 2 Official Plan Now Available

The Township is pleased to formally release a draft Official Plan for public review and comment.

The draft Official Plan is based on a series of Policy Directions that were endorsed by Council on August 12, 2020 and then modified on October 28 and 30, 2020. A series of meetings were then held with the Official Plan Review Working Committee and/or Planning Advisory Committee on March 29th, April 1st, 6th, 16th and 26th, June 23rd and 24th, July 6th and September 1, 2021 to review iterations of the draft policy framework. The result of these many discussions is a draft Official Plan dated October 2021.

VIEW DRAFT 2 OFFICIAL PLAN

View Draft 2 Schedules and Appendices

Current Public Input Opportunities

Public Survey - While comments on any aspect of the Official Plan are welcomed, a number of survey questions have been developed to assist the Township in evaluating what changes, if any, are required to the draft Official Plan before it is finalized in 2022.

The survey will close on November 24, 2021. Take the survey below.

Virtual Public Open House - All interested persons are invited to attend one of two Virtual Open Houses to learn about the Draft Official Plan. See details below and RSVP. Please be advised that these are not public meetings. Open houses are an opportunity for the project team to disseminate information, allowing the community to learn about the Official Plan and ask questions.


Updated October 13, 2021

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.

Draft 2 Official Plan Now Available

The Township is pleased to formally release a draft Official Plan for public review and comment.

The draft Official Plan is based on a series of Policy Directions that were endorsed by Council on August 12, 2020 and then modified on October 28 and 30, 2020. A series of meetings were then held with the Official Plan Review Working Committee and/or Planning Advisory Committee on March 29th, April 1st, 6th, 16th and 26th, June 23rd and 24th, July 6th and September 1, 2021 to review iterations of the draft policy framework. The result of these many discussions is a draft Official Plan dated October 2021.

VIEW DRAFT 2 OFFICIAL PLAN

View Draft 2 Schedules and Appendices

Current Public Input Opportunities

Public Survey - While comments on any aspect of the Official Plan are welcomed, a number of survey questions have been developed to assist the Township in evaluating what changes, if any, are required to the draft Official Plan before it is finalized in 2022.

The survey will close on November 24, 2021. Take the survey below.

Virtual Public Open House - All interested persons are invited to attend one of two Virtual Open Houses to learn about the Draft Official Plan. See details below and RSVP. Please be advised that these are not public meetings. Open houses are an opportunity for the project team to disseminate information, allowing the community to learn about the Official Plan and ask questions.


  • The Township is pleased to formally release a draft Official Plan for public review and comment. 

    We look forward to receiving your comments on the draft Official Plan.  While comments on any aspect of the Official Plan are welcomed, a number of survey questions are below to assist the Township in evaluating what changes, if any, are required to the draft Official Plan before it is finalized in 2022 (please note that only a few of the proposed policy changes are the subject of the survey questions below).

    It is recommended that the Draft 2 Official Plan provided below be reviewed prior to completing the survey. The survey will close on November 24, 2021.

    View the Draft Official Plan

    View Draft 2 Schedules and Appendices

    Take Survey
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  • 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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Page last updated: 22 October 2021, 12:18