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From a strong tourism and construction industry base, to an active business sector with a fast growing entrepreneurial culture, the Township of Lake of Bays is a great place to invest, grow and do business. Key economic sectors in the Township include tourism, light manufacturing, construction, food and accommodation, retail trade, and green energy.

The Township has significant assets from geographical and business standpoints. Bordered by Highway No. 117 and the Provincial Highways No. 35 and 60, it offers excellent access to urban communities and inter-community travel. From all locations in Lake of Bays, it is no more than a ten to thirty-minute drive to the larger town centres of Bracebridge and Huntsville. Located two hours north of Toronto, one hour south of North Bay, and 3.5 hours west of Ottawa, over one million cars travel through the scenic corridors of Lake of Bays on an annual basis on their way to the iconic destination of Algonquin Park.

The Township of Lake of Bays encompasses the four unique and inviting communities of Baysville, Dorset, Dwight, and Hillside. Due to the scenic beauty of the Township’s rural landscape and pristine waters, Lake of Bays experiences a significant influx of seasonal residents and tourists during the months of May to October when its population swells from a permanent populace of 3,506 to a seasonal populace of approximately 12,900.

Click below to view the Township of Lake of Bays 2016 Community Profile, including information on demographics, labour force, transportation and shipping, taxes and utilities, building and development related fees, business support programs and services, quality of life, and incentives.

Township of Lake of Bays 2016 Community Profile

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