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Media Release:

Private Sector Incentive Program Now Open for Applications

(Lake of Bays, ON) The Township of Lake of Bays is excited to announce that the Community Improvement Plan (CIP) private sector incentive program is now open for applications! This program is aimed at encouraging reinvestment in privately owned properties located in the CIP project areas, being the Township’s four settlement areas (Baysville, Dorset, Dwight and Hillside), especially where it will enhance the public realm and make a positive contribution to overall vitality.

In recognition of the important and unique role the communities play in the Township’s economic and social development, Council approved a CIP with the focus of attracting tourism, business investment and economic development; as well as assisting in providing attainable/affordable housing. 

The Community Improvement Plan offers two main financial incentives:

  1. Project Grants: The Township may provide grants of up to 50% of eligible costs, with some programs offering up to $5,000.
  2. Loans: Depending on the specific program, the Township may provide loans of up to $10,000.

These incentives support various initiatives, including the expansion and diversification of existing businesses, beautification and visual appeal projects, housing development, and new tourism and business activities.

To apply for the program, applicants must review the program’s details, book a pre-consultation with staff, collect supporting documentation such as plans, photos, and quotes, and complete the online form. To learn more about the private sector incentive program and how to apply, visit

For more information, contact:

April Best-Sararas, Director of Planning Services
Township of Lake of Bays
(705) 635-2272 ext. 1252



"Through the Community Improvement Plan, we're inviting property owners to partner with us to enhance the vibrancy and economic prosperity of Lake of Bays,” said April Best-Sararas, Director of Planning Services for the Township of Lake of Bays. “The Township of Lake of Bays looks forward to working together with the community to build a strong and diverse economic future.”

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

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