Muskoka Economic Recovery Task Force

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COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on communities throughout Canada and Muskoka is no exception. As we begin to slowly emerge with new and important measures in place to remain safe, Muskoka is also turning it's attention to what we can do to ensure our economy rebounds to pre-covid levels of activity. It is because of these impacts, the District Municipality of Muskoka in cooperation with Area Municipal Economic Development Leads , Chambers of Commerce, Muskoka Parry Sound MP and MPP Offices, Muskoka Tourism Agencies and the Federation of Ontario Cottagers' Associations, the Muskoka Economic Recovery Task Force has been launched.

The goal of the Task Force is to minimize the effects of the pandemic on businesses across Muskoka and respond by undertaking strategic actions that enable recovery while ensuring strong economic outcomes both during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic,” said District Chair and Task Force Chair John Klinck. “Where available, the Task Force will also seek, leverage, and advocate for Provincial and Federal government funding to support Muskoka-based businesses.”

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Muskoka Broadband Initiatives

Broadband access has been identified as a key priority for both residents and businesses by the District and the Muskoka Economic Recovery Task Force (MERTF). Several federal and or provincial funding programs are anticipated, including the one recently announced by the federal government.

For more information about the internet speed testing and broadband gap analysis work underway, please visit www.engagemukoka.ca/broadband and sign up for updates.

Muskoka Residency Survey

The District of Muskoka’s Economic Recovery Task Force (MERTF) conducted a survey of seasonal residents asking if their plans have changed for the upcoming winter months due to COVID-19. Results suggest that seasonal residents plan to spend more time in Muskoka during the week and weekends this winter. The survey was completed earlier this fall to help understand the impact of COVID-19 on typical seasonal occupancy levels and explore the potential local economic impacts.

View full release and survey results


COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on communities throughout Canada and Muskoka is no exception. As we begin to slowly emerge with new and important measures in place to remain safe, Muskoka is also turning it's attention to what we can do to ensure our economy rebounds to pre-covid levels of activity. It is because of these impacts, the District Municipality of Muskoka in cooperation with Area Municipal Economic Development Leads , Chambers of Commerce, Muskoka Parry Sound MP and MPP Offices, Muskoka Tourism Agencies and the Federation of Ontario Cottagers' Associations, the Muskoka Economic Recovery Task Force has been launched.

The goal of the Task Force is to minimize the effects of the pandemic on businesses across Muskoka and respond by undertaking strategic actions that enable recovery while ensuring strong economic outcomes both during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic,” said District Chair and Task Force Chair John Klinck. “Where available, the Task Force will also seek, leverage, and advocate for Provincial and Federal government funding to support Muskoka-based businesses.”

If you would like to stay informed, receive updates and view progress please subscribe or signup via the buttons above.

Muskoka Broadband Initiatives

Broadband access has been identified as a key priority for both residents and businesses by the District and the Muskoka Economic Recovery Task Force (MERTF). Several federal and or provincial funding programs are anticipated, including the one recently announced by the federal government.

For more information about the internet speed testing and broadband gap analysis work underway, please visit www.engagemukoka.ca/broadband and sign up for updates.

Muskoka Residency Survey

The District of Muskoka’s Economic Recovery Task Force (MERTF) conducted a survey of seasonal residents asking if their plans have changed for the upcoming winter months due to COVID-19. Results suggest that seasonal residents plan to spend more time in Muskoka during the week and weekends this winter. The survey was completed earlier this fall to help understand the impact of COVID-19 on typical seasonal occupancy levels and explore the potential local economic impacts.

View full release and survey results