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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GUIDES, APPLICATIONS, AGREEMENTS/PLANNING APPROVALS

Click here to access the Municipal 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       
       
Committee of Adjustment - May 10, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.      
       
B/14/17/ML, ZBA-25/17, SCULATI, 2-1009 HURLING POINT ROAD, MOON RIVER      
B/16/17/ML, A-15/17, RICOTTONE, 9-1191 GLEN GORDON ROAD, LEONARD LAKE      
B/17/17/ML, A-17/17, JOHNSTON & BULLEN, M39-2 ISLAND MORRIS, LAKE MUSKOKA      
B/04/17/ML, TERRY, TOBIN''S ISLAND, LAKE ROSSEAU      
B/18/17/ML, REDSTONE ON LAKE ROSSEAU, 4-1366 ROSSEAU LAKE ROAD #2, LAKE ROSSEAU      
A-10/17, ROACH, 4-1102 ASHFORTH DRIVE, LAKE MUSKOKA      
A-11/17, GARDINER, 1050 FAIR-LEE PARK ROAD, LAKE ROSSEAU      
A-12/17, GREWAL, 3-8216 LAKE JOSEPH ROAD, LAKE JOSEPH      
A-13/17, BOUTILIER & JOSEPHISON, 1845 PENINSULA ROAD, JOSEPH RIVER      
A-14/17, VRBANIC, 9-3998 HIGHWAY 141       
A-16/17, AMBROZIC, 1017 OLD BALA ROAD, LAKE MUSKOKA      
       
Council Meeting - May 12, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.      
BY-LAW 2017-30, ZBA-12/17, MILLS, 1-1490 ACTON ISLAND RD, LAKE MUSKOKA      
BY-LAW 2017-32, ZBA-14/17, MARSDEN & GRASSL, 5 HIAWATHA LANE, INDIAN RIVER      
BY-LAW 2017-36, ZBA-15/17, SAMANT & CHABRA, 1-1013 ASHFORTH DR, LAKE MUSKOKA      
BY-LAW 2017-38, ZBA-17/17, 2518412 ONTARIO INC, 13-1265 ROSSEAU LAKE 2 RD, LAKE ROSSEAU      
BY-LAW 2017-42, ZBA-20/17, 730159 ONTARIO LTD, LAKE MUSKOKA      
BY-LAW 2017-63, ZBA-28/17, MODULAR BUSINESS MANAGEMENT INC, 1035 BALA FALLS RD, MOON RIVER      
       
Previous Council Meeting - April 13, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.      
BY-LAW 2016-160, ZBA-66/16, BOYER, MCKENZIE ROAD, LAKE MUSKOKA      
BY-LAW 2017-10, ZBA-04/17, COUWENBERG, 4-1519 MUSKOKA RD 118, LAKE MUSKOKA      
BY-LAW 2017-12, ZBA-06/17, HINCKS, 1126 SKELETON LAKE RD 2, SKELETON LAKE      
BY-LAW 2017-28, ZBA-10/17, 2470250 ONTARIO LTD., 1-2867 MUSKOKA RD 118W, LAKE MUSKOKA      
BY-LAW 2017-29, ZBA-11/17, HEMLOCK COURT HOLDINGS CORPORATION, 1223 LAKE ROSSEAU, LAKE ROSSEAU      
BY-LAW 2017-39, ZBA-18/17, MINDHAM, M6-1 IS DUQUESNE, LAKE MUSKOKA      
       
Previous Committee of Adjustment - April 14, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.      
B/07/17/ML, ZBA-19/17, SCULATI, 2-1009 HURLING POINT ROAD, MOON RIVER      
B/81/82/16/ML, ZBA-08/17, LATCHMAN, J15-2 ELSINORE ISLAND, LAKE JOSEPH      
B/87/88/89/90/16/ML, PATTMAN, 1331 SOUTH MONCK DRIVE       
B/08/17/ML, CUTTING, 1079 TRILLIUM ROAD, LAKE MUSKOKA      
B/09/17/ML, RAFAEL CAPITAL GROUP INC., 5-4916 MUSKOKA ROAD 169, LAKE JOSEPH      
B/10/11/12/17/ML, ESTATE OF MARGARET PATRICIA LOCKE, 15-2867 MUSKOKA ROAD 118 WEST, LAKE MUSKOKA      
B/13/17/ML, ORSZAG, 2-1226 ROSSEAU LAKE ROAD #3, LAKE ROSSEAU      
A-88/16, AMOS, 1011 OLD BRIDGE ROAD, JOE RIVER/LAKE ROSSEAU      
A-05/17, PROVOST, 4-3646 MUSKOKA ROAD 169, LAKE MUSKOKA      
A-06/17, ALLAN, 10-1059 BIG JOE ROAD, LAKE JOSEPH      
       
Council Meeting - June 16, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.      
OPA 46, ZBA-13/12, LIPPA, 1089 BUTLER MILL ROAD   LIPPA PIT AND QUARRY TECHNICAL REPORTS      
       

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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