Planning


 

 

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The Planning Department provides various planning services to the Township Council, under the Planning Act, making recommendations to Council and Committees on development and land use matters. The Planning Department is also involved with special projects, the Tree Preservation and Site Alteration By-laws and heritage related matters. The Planning department administers official plan amendments, zoning by-law amendments, site plan agreements, minor variances, severances, deeming by-laws, zoning inquiries and municipal record searches.

Bala and Port Carling are the two larger serviced towns within the Township of Muskoka Lakes. The main streets of both towns are zoned core commercial, with some residential lands surrounding each town. Most of the land zoned between these two towns is designated rural with some highway commercial. There are very few, small portions of land zoned industrial within the Township of Muskoka Lakes, and most of the waterfront is zoned residential interspersed with resort or marina commercial.

 For questions or concerns relating to planning matters, please contact the Planning Department by Phone 705-765-3156, Fax 705-765-6755 or Email planning@muskokalakes.ca


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Click here to access the Document Centre for all Guides, Permits, Applications and Agreements related to the Planning Department.

*NOTE: Some of these documents are too large for dial-up connections. Please call the Planning Department at (705) 765-3156 to make alternate arrangements to obtain them.

ZONING BY-LAW

What is a Zoning By-law?

Zoning by-laws regulate how land and buildings are used, the location of buildings, lot coverage, building heights and other provisions necessary to ensure proper development.

How do I find out what the zoning is for a property?

Contact the Planning Department at the Township of Muskoka Lakes or visit MUSKOKA WEB MAP to determine your zoning designation. Official Zoning Schedules are located at the Township of Muskoka Lakes office.  Please contact the Planning Department for current information. 

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ZONING BY-LAW 2014-14 

Zoning By-law 2014-14 is the new comprehensive zoning by-law applying to all properties in the Township of Muskoka Lakes.   

Comprehensive Zoning By-law 2014-14 (Consolidated December 2017)
By-law 2014-14 Illustrative Diagrams


PLANNING DOCUMENTS

Official Plan
Tree Preservation By-law

Site Alteration By-law
Other By-laws
Committee of Adjustment Overview

 

PUBLIC NOTICES       
Public Hearing Notices for Planning Matters       
       
Committee of Adjustment - January 17, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.      
       
B.78/17/ML, A-65/17, LUKS, 155-R60 TOBIN INSLAND, LAKE ROSSEAU      
B/84/17/ML, A66/17, OOSTERHUIS, 1304 BEATRICE TOWNLINE      
B/85/17/ML, A-71/17, THE TITLE-JONES FAMILY COTTAGE TRUST, 1145 WHITESIDE ROAD, LAKE MUSKOKA      
B/79/80/17/ML, MINETT, CIVIC NOT ASSIGNED (RIVERDALE ROAD)      
B/81/82/17/ML, SLLIM NOD INVESTMENTS LTD., 1032 MAHON FARM ROAD, LAKE ROSSEAU        
B/83/17/ML, COLES, 6-1413 BRACKENRIG ROAD, LAKE ROSSEAU      
A-62/17, BAPTIST, 1-1029 EAST RANKIN ROAD, LAKE MUSKOKA      
A-67/17, CAMPBELL, 1462 NORTH SHORE ROAD, THREE MILE LAKE      
A-68/17, HOLLAND, 1326 CARLINGFORD ROAD, LAKE JOSEPH      
A-69/17, JACKSON, 1083 FOGO STREET, MOON RIVER      
A-70/17, MUSKOKA WORLD PEACE CONSULTING CORPORATION, 120 & 122 MEDORA STREET      
       
Council Meeting - January 12, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.      
BY-LAW 2017-120, ZBA-47/17, HARARY, R32-1 GULL ISLAND, LAKE ROSSEAU      
BY-LAW 2017-133, ZBA-54/17, HATHERLEY HOLDINGS INC., 1007 PENINSULA ROAD      
BY-LAW 2017-145, ZBA-58/17, MCDONLAD, 1263 THREE MILE LAKE RD. #1, THREE MILE LAKE      
       
       
Previous Committee of Adjustment - December 13, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.      
       
B/71/17/ML, DUNCAN, 1 & 2 - 15 WEST STREET, INDIAN RIVER      
B/72/73/17/ML, CARNELL, 1040 ANN STREET, LAKE MUSKOKA      
B/74/17/ML, HAWKE, 77 JOSEPH STREET, INDIAN RIVER      
B/75/17/ML, B/76/17/ML, DOBSON & MCDONALDS,1 & 9 -4966 HIGHWAY 169      
B/77/17/ML, MOTHERSILL, 1038 KITCHENER STREET       
A-59/17, TCHOUKANOV, 1109 MILFORD BAY ROAD      
A-60/17, SACKS, 1085 INNISFREE ROAD, LAKE MUSKOKA      
A-61/17, GAREAU, 4-1150 ROBERTS BAY ROAD, LAKE JOSEPH      
A-62/17, BAPTIST, 1-1029 EAST RANKIN ROAD, LAKE MUSKOKA      
A-63/17, VAN KRUISTUM, 1019 HAM ROAD, LAKE MUSKOKA      
A-64/17, GLOVER, 16-1027 OLD BRIDGE ROAD, LAKE ROSSEAU      
       
       
Previous Council Meeting - December 15, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.      
BY-LAW 2017-128, ZBA-51/17,GEFUCIA, 51-1805 PENINSULA ROAD, LAKE JOSEPH      
BY-LAW 2017-131, ZBA-52/17, HAWTIN & SPENCE, 1113 HEMLOCK POINT SIDE ROAD, LAKE JOSEPH      
BY-LAW 2017-132, ZBA-53/17, WRAY, 6-1276 EAST BAY ROAD, LAKE MUSKOKA      
BY-LAW 2017-139, ZBA-55/17, QUINN, 1218 HAMILLS POINT ROAD, LAKE JOSEPH      
       
       
       

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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