MLA meets with smaller waterfront associations establishes informal committee

Following a meeting on April 28, 2011, the MLA and eight local waterfront associations on the big three lakes endorsed the establishment of an informal committee to address issues of mutual interest to all waterfront property owners.

MLA joins the conversation on Facebook and Twitter

More than 500-million active users can’t possibly be wrong.  That’s why the MLA decided to join the conversation, launching its official home on Facebook and Twitter.

Help the MLA Involve Future Generations

To help engage the next generation of waterfront property owners, the Muskoka Lakes Association is pleased to announce the introduction of a tiered membership structure for 2011.

Update on OMB Hearing re Port Carling boundary expansion

The Ontario Municipal Board hearing on the expansion of the Port Carling boundary began in Port Carling on Oct. 12. The hearing pits two co-appellants, the MLA and Friends of Port Carling, against the Township of Muskoka Lakes and the District of Muskoka, which last year approved an expansion of the eastside boundary of Port Carling in order to facilitate development of Hanna's Landing, a 255-home waterfront subdivision on Indian River/Mirror Lake

Update on Township of Muskoka Lakes Town Hall Meetings

The first in a series of 13 Town Hall meetings took place in Port Carling on Monday evening, Nov. 15.

The meetings, devised by mayor-elect Alice Murphy, were designed to introduce the new councillors (who take office Dec. 1), and give Muskoka Lakes residents an opportunity to talk about the issues that matter most to them.

Honourary MLA President Phyllis Parker recognized by the YWCA as a Woman of Distinction

At the 9th annual YWCA Women of Distinction Gala held on October 9th Phyllis Parker was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement award.

Phyllis Parker is an ideal candidate for a Lifetime Achievement Award. Her contributions to various communities span over half a century. It would be impossible to list every organization she has belonged to, every committee she has served on, or every time she has reached out to help.

Township of Muskoka Lakes Town Hall Meetings

Township of Muskoka Lakes, mayor-elect Alice Murphy and the councilors-elect invite you to attend one (or more) upcoming Town Hall meetings.

These meetings provide an opportunity for the public to meet the new mayor and councillors in an informal setting to discuss issues of importance to the community.

2010 Final Municipal Election Results

Please find results in pdf format for Township of Muskoka Lakes, Town of Bracebridge, Town of Gravenhurst and Township of Seguin.

MLA eBulletin Highlighting the Municipal Election

Please find the MLA September eBulletin by clicking on the title above. 


We strongly encourage you to review this bulletin which contains the MLA assessment of candidates for the municipal election.


MLA Municipal Candidate Assessments

The MLA was involved in interviewing candidates for the Township of Muskoka Lakes positions.

Click the title above to view our assessments.

Municipal Election AllCandidates Meetings

Numerous All Candidates meetings are being held all over Muskoka over the next weeks.

Click on the title above to find out where you can meet the candidates in your area!

Upcoming Gravenhurst Zoning ByLaw Meeting

This notice is with regard to the approval of Gravenhurst's new Zoning By-Law which is in respect to non-complying dwellings within the required setback from the optimal summer water level.

This public meeting will take place on Saturday, September 18 at 9 am in Gravenhurst.

For more information, please click on the title above.

MLA Comments on Township of Muskoka Lakes new zoning bylaw

The MLA recently attended a meeting held by the Township of Muskoka Lakes regarding their new zoning by-law.

Consequently a letter was drafted and send to the Township with regard to several concerns the MLA had with the new by-law.

Read the full letter sent by the MLA here.

Summer 2010 eBurgee

The MLA is introducing a new format for our eNews.

Click on the title above for the updated eBurgee, full of information about the MLA, it's activities and offerings for MLA members and their families.

Not an MLA member? Feel free to take a look at our newsletter and see what the MLA can do for you and your family.

Port Carling Small Locks to Remain Open for July & August

The Muskoka Lakes Association (MLA) and the District of Muskoka (Muskoka) are pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement on extended operation hours for the small lock at Port Carling for the summer of 2010.

Port Carling Lock Hours have Changed Did you know

There currently is an issue surrounding the change in hours of operation of the Port Carling Locks. In the past, the locks have been open 24 hours a day with the small locks. However this past winter, the district has cut the hours of the lock operations.

The MLA is investigating this and currently waiting for answers from the district.