Muskoka Lakes By Law: WOS Zoning - Waterbody Open Space

The Township of Muskoka Lakes is in the District of Muskoka - 1 Bailey St, Port Carling, ON, P0B 1J0 - 705 765-3156

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Permitted Uses:

No person shall within the Waterbody Open Space (WOS) Zone use any lot or land covered by water, or erect, locate, alter or use any building or structure for any purpose except for the following:

a. in the case of lands under water abutting lots zoned Residential and Commercial:

  • Docks, boathouses, or sun shelters if they are an Accessory Use to the permitted uses of the nearest abutting zone above the high water mark and subject to the provisions of the abutting zone; or

b. in the case of lands under water abutting lands zoned Waterfront landing (WL) Marina Commercial (WC2, C2):

  • The permitted uses of the nearest abutting zone above the high water mark, excluding dwelling units and subject to the provisions of that zone for docks and boathouses.

c. in the case of lands abutting an Environmental Protection (EP1) zone, Environmental Protection – Provincially Significant Wetlands (EP1-PSW) or an Environmental Protection (EP2) zone:

  • The permitted uses set out in Sections 8.1.1. and 8.1.2 of the by-law

Please note this information provided is to be used as a guideline only, and may have been updated and or changed by the municipality.Consult the Municipality directly to get up to date and property specific zoning information. We at Bracebridge Realty are neither Town Planners nor Attorneys

Population statistics for Township of Muskoka Lakes

Population in 20166,588
Population in 20116,707
Population Growth-1.77 %
Total private dwellings9,343 Private Dwellings
Dwellings by residents2,914 Residential Dwellins
Density per sq km8 per km2
Land area sq km794 km2

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