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Notice of Public Meeting: Amendments to By-laws Related to Short-term Rentals (STRs)

Notice of a public meeting concerning Township-wide amendments to the Development Permit By-law & Comprehensive Zoning By-law for Short-term Rentals.

The meeting is being held to consider Township-wide amendments to the Development Permit By-law 04-180 as amended by By-law 2021-077 and Comprehensive Zoning By-law 04-181 as amended by By-law 2021-076 pertaining to Short-term Rentals (STRs).

The Short-term Rental (STR) By-law 2021-092 was approved in September 2021, and By-laws 2021-076 and By-law 2021-077, being amendments to the Township of Lake of Bays Comprehensive Zoning By-law and Development Permit By-law, were approved in July 2021.

The purpose and effect of the proposed amendments are to update the existing By-laws pertaining to STRs. Specifically, the amendments will:

  • Clarify how a Primary Dwelling is defined
  • Permit one Short-term Rental in one primary dwelling per lot
  • Permit a Short-term Rental in any zone that contains an existing dwelling (including existing legal non-complying and/or legal non-conforming dwellings)
  • Amend specific development standards pertaining to minimum side yard setbacks for a Short-term Rental, whereby a Short-term Rental would be permitted in a dwelling with an existing legal non-complying side yard setback or previously reduced setback that received planning approval
  • Permit the use of an existing sleeping cabin to be included as part of a Short-term Rental provided there is a maximum of one renter per lot and the septic system can accommodate the daily flow 

Meeting Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Meeting Time: Following the 9:00 am Committee of Adjustment Meeting

Meeting Location: Hybrid format

  • In-person at the Township of Lake of Bays Municipal Office or  (see details below)
  • Via ZOOM (contact Arla Freitas Nissenthall for a link to participate, details below)

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For more information or clarification on the above, including information about appeal rights, please contact:

Arla Freitas Nissenthall – Planning Technician
Township of Lake of Bays
Phone: 705 635-2272 ext. 1251 or 1-877-566-0005

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

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