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  • Public Notice: Cancellation of the Baysville Canada Day Fireworks Display

    Statement shared from Station 4 Baysville of the Huntsville Lake of Bays Fire Department

    The annual fireworks display in Baysville, organized by the Station 4 Volunteer Fire Association, have been cancelled. This is due to provincial legislation that mandates specific safety zone and setback requirements that are no longer met at the Baysville Dam location. The Fireworks Team, who are licensed and solely responsible for the discharge of fireworks and mortars, must make sound safety decisions and adhere to provincial safety standards to maintain their licenses.

  • STR Web Map Launched. Visit
    Public Notice: Short-Term Rental Web Map Launched

    Our Building and By-law Department is excited to announce the launch of our Short-Term Rentals (STR) Web Map! This new tool provides an easy way for residents and visitors to find information about licensed short-term rental properties within our township.

  • Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety

    The Ministry of Natural Resources– Bracebridge Minden Parry Sound District is advising area
    residents that a Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety Bulletin is in effect for the district
    until Friday, July 5, 2024.

  • Turtle Nesting Season – Road Crews Take a Small Pause to Protect Snapping Turtle Nest

    The Township of Lake of Bays reminds residents and travellers that turtle nesting season is underway and urges everyone to be mindful and aware of turtles crossing and nesting on roads near wetland areas.

    On Tuesday evening, June 18, 2024, while inspecting an area for upcoming road resurfacing operations, crews discovered a snapping turtle laying eggs on the road’s shoulder. All planned resurfacing work for the section where the nest was found was halted, the area was marked, and the Saving Turtles At Risk Today (S.T.A.R.T) program was contacted.

  • Notice of Intent To Dispose Of Surplus Property - July 9, 2024

    TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Lake of Bays proposes to enact by-laws pursuant to Sections 9 and 35 of the Municipal Act, 2001 to:

  • Township Commences Review of the Official Plan

    (Lake of Bays, ON) The Township of Lake of Bays has commenced the process of reviewing and updating its Official Plan. An Official Plan outlines the objectives, policies, and goals that will direct future growth, land use, and development in the Township for the next 25 years.

  • Final Economic Development Strategy for Review and Comments

    The Township of Lake of Bays has prepared a Final Economic Development Strategy for review and comments from Council and the public. This final strategy is being presented at the July 9, 2024, Council meeting. The agenda for this meeting can be found on the Township's Agendas and Minutes webpage. The final strategy is now available for public review and feedback. 

  • Multi-day Heat Warning Declared for the Area

    Environment Canada has issued a Heat Warning for the area with dangerously hot and humid conditions expected through most of the week (June 17-21 2024).

  • Emergency Preparedness - Tornadoes
    Emergency Preparedness - Tornadoes and High Winds

    Ontario experiences an average of 12 tornadoes each year, and the Township of Lake of Bays, like other areas in the province, is also susceptible to the significant and dangerous effects of these storms.

  • Announcing the new Lake of Bays Community Fund
    Creation of the Lake of Bays Community Fund

    The following press release is being shared from The Muskoka Community Foundation.


    Muskoka, ON - The Muskoka Community Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of the Lake of Bays Community Fund in partnership with the Township of Lake of Bays. This fund intends to support organizations and programs that are impacting the communities within the Township of Lake of Bays.

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Township of Lake of Bays
1012 Dwight Beach Rd
Dwight, ON P0A 1H0

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