Posted on Wednesday, December 06, 2023 03:13 PM
A decision was made by Muskoka District Council on November 20, 2023 to modify and approve as modified the Official Plan of the Township of Muskoka Lakes, which was adopted by Township of Muskoka Lakes By-law No. 2022-171 and amended by Township Resolution PLN-7-14/09/23.Purpose and Effect of the Official Plan
Posted on Wednesday, December 06, 2023 01:59 PM
Wednesday, December 6, 2023 (Muskoka, ON) – Muskoka is continuing to enhance access to high-quality and affordable child care for families through the Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement (CWELCC).
In line with the provincial framework, the District will create an additional 373 CWELCC spaces in Muskoka by the end of 2026 and is continuing to make progress in increasing capacity and bringing on new operators.
Glen Orchard Public School Expansion
On November 3, 2023, the District was...
Posted on Wednesday, December 06, 2023 10:50 AM
To drive action to reduce carbon emissions in Muskoka, we all have a role to play. This month’s Climate Corner Newsletter is celebrating and promoting a local tool made by Climate Action Muskoka (CAM) called the Community Carbon Challenge (CCC). This tool was created to help individuals, families, and businesses get started on reducing their carbon footprint. The focus of this challenge is to drive individual action in Muskoka. Participating in this challenge is a great first step in lowering...
Posted on Tuesday, December 05, 2023 12:58 PM
December 5, 2023 (Muskoka, ON) – As we prepare for the holidays, it's easy to get swept up in the festivities. Have you taken a moment to glance at your curbside collection schedule for the upcoming weeks? The holidays are all about creating memories - the District of Muskoka is helping to make the weeks ahead as seamless as possible.
Changes are coming to waste collection over the holidays, here’s what you need to know.
Curbside Collection Day Changes: 'Tis the Season for a Temporary Shift
Posted on Monday, December 04, 2023 01:57 PM
Partnership News Release
Monday, December 4, 2023 (Gravenhurst, ON) – The underground water and wastewater pipes running beneath our roads in Gravenhurst have been serving residents and businesses since 1944.
‘Bay Street and Beyond’ is a partnership project with the District of Muskoka and Town of Gravenhurst, set to begin next year.
This is more than just a construction project; it’s a commitment to safeguarding and maintaining the underground critical services we depend on every day and ensure...
Posted on Friday, November 24, 2023 10:10 AM
Friday, November 24, 2023 (Muskoka, ON) – The Fall 2023 Pedagogy of Care Conference was held last week and engaged over 150 Early Years and Child Care Professionals in learning and development opportunities, collaboration, and in celebration of the sector.
The Power of Early Learning and Child Care
Early childhood experiences shape the foundation of a child's future, and at the heart of these formative years are the dedicated Early Years and Child Care Professionals. Research shows that 90% of...
Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 09:03 AM
Tuesday, November 14, 2023 (Muskoka, ON) – Children and youth make up a quarter of our population and 100% of our future. In honour of National Child Day on Monday, November 20, the District of Muskoka is sponsoring free swim and skate events in each of Muskoka’s Area Municipalities – learn more below:
Friday November 17 – Swim or Skate!
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Bracebridge Sportsplex - Swim
7:10 pm – 8:30 pm Mac Tier Arena - Skate
Friday November 24 – Swim or Skate!
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Huntsville...
Posted on Wednesday, November 01, 2023 07:24 AM
Do you own or work at a business or organization in Muskoka? If so, check out this Month’s Climate Corner Newsletter below to learn how and why you should become a climate conscious business!
The community and your customers are becoming more environmentally conscious, and businesses in Muskoka should too! As the awareness and interest in climate change and sustainability increases among residents and visitors to Muskoka, it is a smart business decision to operate your business in a more...
Posted on Wednesday, October 04, 2023 10:01 AM
Wednesday, October 4th, 2023 (Muskoka, ON) The inaugural meeting of the Muskoka Housing Task Force 2.0 took place last Thursday, September 28th at the District of Muskoka Administration Office in Bracebridge, and welcomed a refreshed membership of community members, stakeholders, Municipal staff, and elected officials who will work together to support the creation and maintenance of affordable and attainable housing in Muskoka.
“The energy in the room couldn’t be beat. Our new membership brings a...
Posted on Monday, October 02, 2023 10:15 AM
Heat pumps are versatile home appliances that can both heat and cool a residence using electricity rather than fossil fuels, replacing traditional heating systems and even acting as an air conditioner. Heat pumps are highly efficient and can reduce monthly energy costs of the average home by up to 65%. Importantly, heat pumps result in significant environmental benefits as they reduce reliance on fossil fuels and subsequently reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Heat pumps operate by transferring...