Resort Policy Review

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The Resort Policy Review officially resumes January 2021 and will aim to review and revise the land use policy approach to resort development and redevelopment across Muskoka to:

  • achieve the objectives of the Muskoka Official Plan (MOP);
  • meet the needs of the industry; and
  • address priorities for the Muskoka community.

Lead by Meridian Planning Consultants Ltd., this project picks up resuming work from 2017 that was undertaken as part of the comprehensive review of the MOP.

Using the 2017 draft policies as a starting point, multi-stakeholder consultation will kick off the discussion, moving toward policy directions, formal consultation, and ultimately an Official Plan Amendment (OPA) to update the resort policies in the MOP.

This project page has been created to enhance communication on the resort review policy and is the online engagement platform for our community and stakeholders to be kept informed about this project.

You can participate in the formal planning process for this project by staying engaged in this project page, by attending public meetings, open houses and workshops or by providing your thoughts in writing. To be notified of important opportunities for engagement and to receive project updates, join our courtesy notice list by subscribing to follow this project and receive updates right to your inbox. To sign up, enter your email address in the 'Stay Informed Tool' and hit 'Subscribe' (just look for the big megaphone at the top right-hand corner of this page on your desktop computer, or scroll down on your mobile device).

Learn More

If you are interested in learning more about Official Plans or the planning process, you can head over to the Government of Ontario's website and view the Citizen's Guide to Land Use Planning for more information.

The Resort Policy Review officially resumes January 2021 and will aim to review and revise the land use policy approach to resort development and redevelopment across Muskoka to:

  • achieve the objectives of the Muskoka Official Plan (MOP);
  • meet the needs of the industry; and
  • address priorities for the Muskoka community.

Lead by Meridian Planning Consultants Ltd., this project picks up resuming work from 2017 that was undertaken as part of the comprehensive review of the MOP.

Using the 2017 draft policies as a starting point, multi-stakeholder consultation will kick off the discussion, moving toward policy directions, formal consultation, and ultimately an Official Plan Amendment (OPA) to update the resort policies in the MOP.

This project page has been created to enhance communication on the resort review policy and is the online engagement platform for our community and stakeholders to be kept informed about this project.

You can participate in the formal planning process for this project by staying engaged in this project page, by attending public meetings, open houses and workshops or by providing your thoughts in writing. To be notified of important opportunities for engagement and to receive project updates, join our courtesy notice list by subscribing to follow this project and receive updates right to your inbox. To sign up, enter your email address in the 'Stay Informed Tool' and hit 'Subscribe' (just look for the big megaphone at the top right-hand corner of this page on your desktop computer, or scroll down on your mobile device).

Learn More

If you are interested in learning more about Official Plans or the planning process, you can head over to the Government of Ontario's website and view the Citizen's Guide to Land Use Planning for more information.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.


    The District Municipality of Muskoka is pleased to have resumed the Resort Policy Review project for Muskoka.  Lead by Meridian Planning Consultants Ltd., this project continues initial work from 2017 that was undertaken as part of the comprehensive review of the Muskoka Official Plan.  This project aims to update the policy framework to guide resort development and redevelopment across Muskoka in a way that is consistent with good planning principles.

    During this first phase of the project, we are seeking to gather community insight into opportunities and challenges surrounding resort development and redevelopment that will be used to inform future policy options. This survey provides a chance for you to share your initial thoughts.  All responses are confidential and only aggregated results will be released.  Please feel free to skip any questions that either you are not comfortable with, do not apply to you, or where you would prefer not to comment.  

    Thank-you for contributing to this project!


    To learn more and stay informed about the Resort Policy Review project, visit the project page at www.engagemuskoka.ca/resort-policy-review. Here you can view the project timeline, stay informed of future opportunities to participate, and subscribe via email to receive project updates right to your inbox!

    SURVEY NOW CLOSED
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