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
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       
       
Previous Committee of Adjustment - July 12, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.      
       
B/01/02/17/ML, ZBA-09/17, DIAMOND'S EDGE MUSKOKA COTTAGE OWNERS ASSOCATION, 1136 OLD PARRY SOUND RD & 2287 HWY 141, NUTT LAKE      
B/28/17/ML, ZBA-34/17, PJD PROPERTIES INC. J23-1 CANNIFF ISLAND, LAKE JOSEPH      
B/39/17/ML, ZBA-35/17, BISSONETTE & MARTIN, 2587 & 2589 MUSKOKA ROAD 118 WEST, LAKE MUSKOKA      
B/27/17/ML, A-24/17, ROLLAND, 2-1034 CENTRE AVENUE, MOON RIVER      
B/29-38/17/ML, GIFFIN, HOGAN, BLAIR, & MANDICH, 5, 7 & 9 - 1218 REDWOOD ROAD, LAKE JOSEPH       
B/40/17/ML, DAVIES, 1232 ACTON ISLAND ROAD, LAKE MUSKOKA      
A-25/17, GALLOWAY, 1156 GLEN GORDON ROAD, LEONARD LAKE      
A-26/17, CLARK, 1105 ROSSEAU LAKE ROAD #2, UNIT 15, LAKE ROSSEAU      
A-27/17, KING, 1155 STEPHEN ROAD, UNT 22, LAKE ROSSEAU      
A-28/17, DACOSTA, 234 JEAN MARIE ROAD, UNIT 2, LAKE JOSEPH      
A-29/17, FREEMAN, 1117 ASHFORTH DRIVE, UNIT 6, LAKE MUSKOKA      
       
Previous Council Meeting - July 14, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.      
BY-LAW 2017-46, ZBA-22/17, MORTIMER, 1-1848 MORTIMERS PT RD, LAKE MUSKOKA      
BY-LAW 2017-55, ZBA-24/17, MCNAIR, 2094 MUSKOKA RD 118W      
BY-LAW 2017-71, ZBA-29/17, FRANKLIN TRUSTEE, 1095 MURPHY RD., LAKE JOSEPH      
BY-LAW 2017-73, ZBA-30/17, BOSOMWORTH & ROBINSON, R60-265 IS TOBINS, LAKE ROSSEAU      
       
Committee of Adjustment - August 16, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.      
       
BY-LAW 2017-92, ZBA-38/17, BROOKE & BAILLE, 1011 CHURCH DOCK ROAD, LAKE MUSKOKA      
B/42/17/ML, A-30/17, TAYLOR, 123-1805 PENINSULA ROAD, LAKE JOSEPH      
B/43/44/17/ML, A-31/17, TRAYES & POLITO, 1176 CLEAR LAKE ROAD, 1002 HILL ROAD, CLEAR LAKE      
B/29-38/17/ML, GIFFIN, HOGAN, BLAIR & MANDICH, 5, 7 AND 9 1218 REDWOOD ROAD, LAKE JOSEPH      
B/40/17/ML, DAVIES, 1232 ACTON ISLAND ROAD, LAKE MUSKOKA       
B/45/46/17/ML, SCULLY & SCHERLE, 1125 BIG JOE ROAD AND 5-1125 BIG JOE ROAD, LAKE JOSEPH       
B/47/48/49/17/ML, SMITH AND MCKIBBIN-SMITH, 12-1094 MORTIMER'S POINT ROAD, LAKE MUSKOKA       
A-26/17, CLARK, 2-1105 ROSSEAU LAKE ROAD #2, LAKE ROSSEAU      
A-32/17, HEMLOCK COURT HOLDINGS CORPORATION, 1223 LAKE ROSSEAU, LAKE ROSSEAU      
A-33/17, BRODKIN, 22-1361 FOREMAN ROAD, LAKE MUSKOKA      
A-34/17, FENTON, M33020 SHAW ISLAND, LAKE MUSKOKA      
A-35/17, CROSS & KYLE, 5-1040 SMITH ROAD, LAKE MUSKOKA      
A-36/17, MACDONALD, 1039 FOGO STREET, MOON RIVER      
       
Council Meeting - August 18, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.      
BY-LAW 2017-92, ZBA-38/17, BROOKE & BAILLE, 1011 CHURCH DOCK ROAD, LAKE MUSKOKA      
BY-LAW 2017-74, ZBA-31/17, HULL, 1114 LEONARD LAKE RD. 2, LEONARD LAKE       
BY-LAW 2017-75, ZBA-32/17, BORNINO, 1900 WINDERMERE RD., THREE MILE LAKE      
BY-LAW 2017-76, ZBA-33/14, GEDEON, 1137 ROBERTS BAY RD., LAKE JOSEPH      
BY-LAW 2017-85, ZBA-36/17, SEDLBAUER, 59-1160 WHITESIDE RD., LAKE MUSKOKA      
       
       

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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