Business Spotlight

Posted Wednesday, 11 March, 2020

0 Lake of Bays logoThe Township of Lake of Bays is home to many talented entrepreneurs with thriving small businesses that make up the fabric of the community. In 2019, Lake of Bays proudly welcomed a variety of new businesses that filled gaps in products or services and added diversity to the local economy.
As a new resident of Lake of Bays, Kayla McCormick opened the Baysville Barber in downtown Baysville when she recognized an opportunity in the local market. “My fiancé and...

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Posted Thursday, 13 December, 2018

cc anneIn 2014, Anne Corbin moved to Lake of Bays and opened Cedar Creek Gardening Services. Initially drawn to the area by friends who lived here – including local gardeners Neal Waters & Paula Vickery – she joined forces with them to create an experienced and reliable gardening team.
Anne says she “saw a potential in the area to grow my gardening business” and was attracted to Dwight for the town’s charm and fantastic small businesses. She purchased...

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Posted Tuesday, 17 July, 2018

Prairie Boy BreadPrairie Boy brings its bread to Muskoka!
Owners Grant MacPherson and Lainie Knox recently opened Prairie Boy Bread in Dorset. The bakery serves organic sourdough bread, espresso, baked goods and gift items, all in a charming shop with porthole windows beside the Lake of Bays Marine Museum. The list of wonderful items to savour is long, but Lainie sums it up most succinctly: “We make the best bread and sell delicious things to go with it!”
Prior to the opening...

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Posted Thursday, 23 November, 2017

Bigwin Logo SS Bigwin  
Often referred to as the ‘Ambassador of the Lake’, the SS Bigwin began ferrying summer tourists to the luxurious Bigwin Inn back in the heyday of the famous resorts of the early twentieth century. Over time, this jewel of the lakes lost its lustre, lying partially submerged and neglected at Bigwin Island. In 2002, a group of dedicated volunteers, incorporated as the Lake of Bays Marine Museum and Navigation Society, breathed new life into the...

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Posted Tuesday, 14 November, 2017

Dot the t logo Dot the T Productions   (founded 2017)
Staying true to its rural roots,  Dot the T Productions  was established in 2017 in the Township of Lake of Bays, Muskoka. As a professional theatre touring company, Dot the T is committed to bringing high quality cultural experiences to rural communities while providing employment opportunities for local theatre professionals in Muskoka and Parry Sound.
Dot the T’s founder Jan Jacklin is no stranger to the...

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