Posted on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 03:50 PM
The District Municipality of Muskoka and Habitat for Humanity Ontario Gateway North have signed a $155,300 funding agreement supporting the construction of two affordable, universally accessible homes in Bala.
Everyone deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) definition of “affordable housing” is based on costs of less than 30% of a household’s before-tax income. In Muskoka, over half of tenant households are forced to spend...
Posted on Friday, April 09, 2021 10:50 AM
The District Municipality of Muskoka (the District) has launched an online Market Rent Survey for landlords and tenants in Muskoka. The District is looking to better understand current market rental rates in Muskoka to help inform rental levels for affordable housing programs available through the District.
The Market Rent Survey is open until Friday, April 23, 2021, and is available at the following link:
Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2021 09:59 AM
The District Municipality of Muskoka (the District) has initiated five new causation studies of lakes across Muskoka. The lakes being studied are:
The District has retained environmental sciences consultants and experts in community consultation to undertake the studies. In partnership with...
Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2021 08:52 AM
The District of Muskoka, in partnership with the Muskoka Economic Recovery Task Force (MERTF) and the Muskoka Employment Partnership, will be hosting a virtual job fair on Thursday April 22, 2021 from 3-6 p.m. This free event will help connect employers with job seekers ahead of the busy summer season in Muskoka. The fair will be hosted virtually using the online events platform Hopin, which has been funded through a sponsorship from the Parry-Sound Muskoka Community Network.
Posted on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 09:31 AM
The Muskoka Emergency Response Committee (MERC) is excited to launch #AlertMuskoka, an important new notification tool powered by the Voyent Alert! System. This free community alerting app will make it easy for residents and communities across Muskoka to quickly receive important information during critical incidents and emergency situations.
By downloading the Voyent Alert! app and registering, residents and visitors can select to receive notifications from a wide variety of communication...
Posted on Friday, March 26, 2021 01:41 PM
Recycling collection for Muskoka residents continues as normal, please continue to sort recyclables and set out on your normal collection day.
A Request for Proposal (RFP) was recently issued for Recycling Processing and Hauling contracted services. The deadline for submission of proposals is Monday, March 29, 2021 and the results will be considered at the Engineering and Public Works Committee on April 12, 2021.
The RFP was developed to prepare for province-wide blue box...
Posted on Thursday, March 18, 2021 01:57 PM
The average resident will see an overall 2.05% tax increase in the District portion of their municipal property taxes in 2021 for general services, which translates into an impact of approximately $17.57 for a property valued at $300,000 in Muskoka.
District Council approved a $131,668,252 tax-supported operating expenditure budget earlier this week. The 2021 budget focuses on maintaining existing services and service levels across the District, while continuing to invest...
Posted on Thursday, March 18, 2021 09:49 AM
March 18, 2021 (Bracebridge, ON) – While spring brings the promise of warmer weather and longer days, it also brings a variety of conditions, including heavy rain, severe weather, and rapid snowmelt that can increase the risk of flooding in flood-prone areas.
This spring thaw, commonly known as the spring freshet, is a result of snow and ice moving and melting into our lake...
Posted on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 03:29 PM
(Huntsville, ON) Huntsville’s Diggin’ Downtown construction transformation is officially underway. Stage 1 road closures are in effect: Main Street is fully closed from the Bridge to West Street and River Street remains fully closed from High Street to Main Street.
What’s Happening Now: March 15 – March 26, 2021
This week and next, crews are removing asphalt, curbs, poles and traffic lights to access underground infrastructure so we can start Diggin’ Downtown and expose the aging...
Posted on Friday, March 12, 2021 04:44 PM
NOTICE OF CONCURRENT PUBLIC MEETING
CONCERNING PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE DISTRICT OF MUSKOKA OFFICIAL PLAN, THE TOWNSHIP OF LAKE OF BAYS OFFICIAL PLAN, AND TOWNSHIP OF LAKE OF BAYS COMPREHENSIVE ZONING BY-LAW 04-181
Application File Numbers:
District Official Plan Amendment 51
Township Official Plan Amendment Application OPA 01/20 LOB (McColl) and Zoning By-law
Amendment Application Z 18/20 LOB (McColl)
TAKE NOTICE THAT: The District of Muskoka Community and Planning Services Committee and the Council...