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The Township of Lake of Bays will be holding a Public Meeting to consider a Final Community Improvement Plan (CIP). 
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View the updated Community Improvement Plan
Comment on the updated Community Improvement Plan

Community Improvement Plan (CIP)

Overview

The Township of Lake of Bays is preparing a Community Improvement Plan (CIP). The purpose of the CIP is to enhance buildings, streets and parks, initiate growth through private sector development, create a sense of community and attract tourism, business investment and economic development opportunities. The CIP will also investigate potential mechanisms for the municipality to assist in meeting attainable/affordable housing objectives.

The CIP will enable the Township to provide incentives for businesses to encourage physical improvements through co-financing/grants and provide direction to the Township for enhancements to streets and parks.

The CIP will focus on the designated settlement areas in the Township of Lake of Bays, being the communities of Baysville, Dwight, Dorset, and Hillside. 

The CIP will include many ways to share your thoughts on opportunities for change and improvement. We are planning a public information session in the coming months, the details of which will be posted here.

There are many opportunities for you to share your thoughts and to help us develop the Community Improvement Plan.


Final Community Improvement Plan

The Final Community Improvement Plan (CIP) has been created and focusses on the designated communities of Baysville, Dwight, Dorset, and Hillside.

A Public Meeting to consider the DRAFT Community Improvement Plan (CIP) was held on November 28th, 2023

A Public Meeting to consider the Final Community Improvement Plan (CIP) will be held on February 29, 2024 at 1:00 p.m.


Public Information Sessions

Virtual Public Information Session #1

The first virtual public information session took place on Thursday, July 6th, 2023, and spoke to residents about the opportunities for improvement and the biggest challenges/issues in each settlement area.

Dwight and Hillside:

Baysville and Dorset:

In-Person Public Information Session #2

The second in-person public information session took place on Monday, September 18th, 2023, with a presentation followed by a discussion of the ingredients for the Community Improvement Plan: the range of financial incentives and possible improvement programs for businesses, ideas for improvements to parks, streets and community facilities, and a parking strategy.
View the presentations from the session below.

Dwight and Hillside:

Baysville and Dorset:


In-Person Assistance

In addition to the virtual public information sessions, The Township of Lake of Bays is also offering in-person assistance at the Township office.

Our staff will be available to assist you in submitting your feedback and ideas regarding the Community Improvement Plan.

Municipal Office: 1012 Dwight Beach Rd Dwight, ON P0A 1H0

Business Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 


Final Community Improvement Plan

The Final Community Improvement Plan (CIP) has been created and focusses on the designated communities of Baysville, Dwight, Dorset, and Hillside.

A Public Meeting to consider the Final Community Improvement Plan (CIP) will be held on February 29, 2024 at 1:00 p.m.

Timeline

✅ First Online Survey
June/July 2023
Survey to capture the community's vision, concerns, and ideas for improvement. OPEN


First Public Information Session
July 6, 2023
- Presentation followed by a conversation with all those attending. What are the opportunities for change, what are the issues?


Second Public Information Session
September 18, 2023
- Presentation and discussion of the ingredients for the Community Improvement Plan: the range of financial incentives and possible improvement programs for businesses, ideas for improvements to parks, streets and community facilities, and a parking strategy.
View the presentation


Second Online Survey
September/October 2023
- Survey focused on specific input about draft initiatives, and concepts for Dwight, Hillside, Baysville and Dorset.
Take the Survey!


Community Review of the Draft Plan
October/November 2023
- The community is invited to review and comment on the drafted Community Improvement Plan 


Public Council Meeting to Review Draft Plan
November 28, 2023 - 1:00 p.m.
- The purpose of the Public Meeting is to provide those attending with an opportunity to understand and comment on the draft Plan. For more details, view the full Notice of Public Meeting.


⚫ Public Council Meeting to Review Final Plan
February 29, 2024 - 1:00 p.m.
- The Final Community Improvement Plan and the bylaw will be presented to Council. Comments on the Final Plan are accepted until February 28, 2024. All comments will be reviewed and considered as input for finalizing the Community Improvement Plan. For more details, view the full Notice of Public Meeting.


 

Documents:

📄Draft Community Improvement Plan

📄Slides - Dwight & Hillside Public Information Session #2 September 18, 2023

📄Slides - Baysville & Dorset Public Information Session #2 September 18, 2023

📄Slides - Dwight & Hillside Public Information Session July 6, 2023

📄Slides - Baysville & Dorset Public Information Session July 6, 2023

Who's Listening

Stephen Derraugh
Economic Development Officer
Township of Lake of Bays
Phone: 705-635-2272 ext. 1235
Email: sderraugh@lakeofbays.on.ca

April Best-Sararas
Director of Planning Services
Township of Lake of Bays
Phone: 705-635-2272 ext. 1252
Email: abest-sararas@lakeofbays.on.ca

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Contact Us

Township of Lake of Bays
1012 Dwight Beach Rd
Dwight, ON P0A 1H0
705-635-2272
1-877-566-0005

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