November 9, 2018

Update on Langmaid's Island
Development Application

Staff Report on Langmaid’s Island Development Application to be available November 13
On Tuesday November 20 at 10:30 a.m. the Township Council (Planning Matters) will meet to receive staff recommendations and to vote on the revised proposal for a plan of subdivision on Langmaid's Island. We have been advised that the Township of Lake of Bays Planning Staff Report pertaining to the Langmaid's Island Development application will be available on the Township website on Tuesday November 13. This report will include recommendations to council on the developer’s proposed amendments to the Official Plan and Development Permit Bylaw (see appendix C , page 99 of the Planning Justification Report). 

More About the Public Meeting on
Tuesday November 20 at 10:30 a.m.
Township of Lake of Bays Council Chambers, 1012 Dwight Beach Road
This is a meeting of the Township Council (Planning Matters) and it will be the last planning meeting of the outgoing council. Written submissions will be received up to one day prior to the meeting (November 19) and will be included in the agenda package for consideration by council. The public will have an opportunity to speak at the meeting. We have been advised by the Township Planning Staff that comments should be focused on the new material presented in the revised application. Click here to see the Notice of Public Meeting.

What is LOBA Doing?
LOBA is working jointly with the Lake of Bays Heritage Foundation (LBHF) and is taking the following steps:
  • Representatives from LOBA and LBHF, along with our jointly retained planner Derek Coleman, met this week with Township and District planning staff to outline our concerns about the revised development proposal application.
  • Further to this, Derek Coleman is preparing a written response to the revised application and we will share that with members as soon as it is available (likely towards the end of next week).
  • LOBA and LBHF have requested the opportunity to speak at the November 20 meeting.
  • The lawyer jointly retained by LOBA and LBHF will be submitting a letter on our behalf, after we have reviewed the staff report.
  • Both LOBA and LBHF are concerned that the public are not being given sufficient time to read and respond thoughtfully to the overwhelming amount of material pertaining to this application. Given that this proposed subdivision was an election issue, we feel strongly that the decision be postponed until the newly elected council is fully transitioned and the public has had adequate time to provide well informed comments.

What can you do?
  • Send your comments on the revised development proposal application to Melissa Markham, Director of Planning, Township of Lake of Bays ( Please copy your comments to LOBA at
  • Attend the meeting on Tuesday November 20, 10:30 a.m., Township of Lake of Bays Council Chambers, 1012 Dwight Beach Road.
  • Talk to your current and incoming councillor and District councillor.
  • Talk to the current and incoming mayor.
  • Talk to your friends and neighbours.

Click here to see the revised proposal and reports (click on Completed Applications)

Project Complete!

Thanks to the Lake of Bays Township these Aquatic Invasive Species signs provided to LOBA by the Federation of Ontario Cottagers' Associations have been installed at all the public boat launches in the Township Lake of Bays. 

Watch for them in the spring when you return for a season of boating.
2018 LOBA Photo Contest
Keep sending in your best photos
from the past year

Open to all Lake of Bays Association members and families for submission in the categories below. Photos must be previously unpublished and submitted - one per individual, per category - in high-definition, digital format to Aben Graphics; before December 30, 2018. Subject line of the email, Lake of Bays 2018 Photo Contest . Contestants agree to the use of their photos for the Lake of Bays Association yearbook, newsletter, website and social media sites.

LIFE at the LAKE:  people, pets and dwellings
NATURE:  wild plants and animals
LANDSCAPE:  land, water and sky

Check out the winning photos and all 2017 submissions  here .

Photo above by Ann Morrison, 2017 First Place winner, Landscape
Continue to support the Lake of Bays Association
Pay by November 16 for a chance to WIN!

If you sign up or renew your membership for 2019 by November 16, you will be entered into a draw to win one of these great prizes:
Bigwin Island Golf Club  – golf package for four valued at $860
Rafters of Muskoka , Baysville – $100 gift certificate
Dwight Garden Centre  – $75 gift certificate
Season to Season Garden Market , Baysville – $75 gift certificate
SS Bigwin Cruise , Dorset– cruise for two valued at $60
Oxtongue Craft Cabin and Gallery , Dwight – $50 gift certificate
Lake of Bays Brewing Company  – $40 gift certificate

Thanks to these local businesses for their generous donations! Please support them with your patronage.

If you're not sure if you have renewed your membership for 2019, call our office at
705-767-3395 or email us at .
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