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Lake Plan 2.0 and 2.1

It's been more than 10 years since the initial Leonard Lake Plan (version 1.0) was approved by the Stakeholders of Leonard Lake. A new Lake Plan was drafted in 2020, and following consultations with property owners in the fall of that year, the plan was revised to reflect majority stakeholder input.   The Plan (version 2.0) and Consultation Process Report (see below) were forwarded to the Township of Muskoka Lakes (TML) December 2020, with a request that the Leonard Lake Plan (LLP) be considered for inclusion in the Township Official Plan.


Throughout 2021 and 2022, the TML Official Plan (OP) has undergone extensive discussion and debate, and the Township has provided public opportunities for input and feedback to every aspect of the OP. The Leonard Lake Plan and policies were a part of that discussion, and changes such as policy wording, additions and/or deletions, to the LLP were recommended and subsequently approved by TML and Council.


On Wednesday October 12, 2022 the new Official Plan (OP) for the Township of Muskoka Lakes was adopted by Township Council.  The Leonard Lake Plan (and four other plans from Township lakes) were adopted as part of the TML OP section E8.3 Lake Specific Development Polices.


The TML OP adopted by Council was forwarded to the District Municipality of Muskoka and will be reviewed and considered for approval in 2023.  The LLP adopted policies can be found below.  They appear in the TML OP as E8.3.4


Questions and comments can be sent to

Survey 2020

Thank you to all of the stakeholders who responded to the survey. Click button to see the results

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Note to TML 2021

The Lake Plan Consultation Process revised (Jan 14,2021).


Lake Plan 2.0 

A revised Lake Plan was forwarded to the Township of Muskoka Lakes Dec. 21, 2020 for review and feedback.


TML Adopted Official Plan 2022  

Leonard Lake 2.1 (OP section E8.3.4) adopted Wednesday, October 12,2022.

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Photo Courtesy of W. Taylor

Photo Courtesy of K. Dills

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