Municipal Election

What am I voting for?

  • To Stop Residential subdivisions on the Waterfront (Moody Bay development on Gull is on our radar)
  • To Protect Muskoka’s Natural Character for Future Generations
  • To Ensure Responsible and Sustainable Development and Economic Growth

What do I need to do?

  1. If not already on the Voters List phone the Town Municipal Office during regular business hours at 705 687-3412 to enroll you and one other person in your household.
  2. Go to the MLA and Friends of Muskoka and read about the issues and understand what is at stake.  We need to ensure that our next Town and District Councils are committed to working with waterfront residents to respect and save the Muskoka we all love. We want our elected officials to uphold and abide by the very planning and environment rules that they created instead of rubber stamping glaring variances and courting developers.
  3. This group of Associations, I like to call the Waterfront Warriors are committed to:
    1. recruiting candidates whose views of key issues are aligned to ours
    2. interviewing and assessing registered candidates, both new and incumbents, to determine who shares our values and you will be strong leaders in matters related to fiscal accountability and responsible and appropriate development on the lakes
    3. holding an all candidates meeting in late August so all voters can hear what the candidates have to say – Let’s show we mean business and their future depends on their alignment to our issues
    4. prior to Election day, this group will produce a report card with their recommendations to help inform the waterfront association members where the candidates rank on our common issues.

Fiscal accountability, responsible and sustainable development, One Community – not lake vs in town residents but one Muskoka – working together to preserve what we love and ensuring the same wonderful place we treasure, for future generations.  It’s never been easier to have to your say and it’s never been more important that you do!!

PS Please make sure we have all your emails, and that of your family and neighbours so that we can keep you up to date on the issues. Talk this up on the dock or at the parking lot.  This is our future!

Questions?  Comments?  Email or call us – our contact info is available on the About Us page

Donna McLean,  President & Jim Davis, Development Chair GSLRA

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Moody Bay Development – 30 Town Houses

An application to build 30 townhouses on Gull Lake has been filed with the Town of Gravenhurst’s Planning Department. The applicant is Moody Bay Developments Ltd. The property for this proposed development is a 3.3-acre parcel immediately north of the Church St. Parkette.

Currently, the Town’s Planning Department is reviewing the application to determine if it is “complete.”  Once the Planning department has determined that the application is complete, it will go the Gravenhurst Council to be approved or rejected.

The GSLRA has a copy of the application. The Board of Directors has some serious concerns regarding this development and is doing due diligence regarding the application. As we learn more, we will provide more information to members.

Moody Bay Developments is holding a public information meeting on Wednesday, August 1st at  Centennial Centre in the Terry Fox Auditorium from 7 – 8:30 pm. We encourage you to attend the meeting to hear details about the proposed development. They will make a short presentation and answer questions.

However, if you attend the information meeting, the Board of the GSLRA recommends that do not express your objections at the meeting.  Strong and vocal opposition at the meeting will not change the Developer’s plans, and we will appear to be another NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) group.  Our opposition to the development must be expressed to the Members of Town Council and be based upon established Planning principles.

Please be assured that if this application does come before Council, your Lake Association will delegate at the meeting to represent the interests of our members.


Please contact the GSLRA Board of Directors if you have any questions.

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Welcome back to lake to all our Members!

Man that was a hard winter, but I don’t think we can complain about the great weather we’ve been having! Welcome back to all of our seasonal residents, it’s great to be back in Muskoka! We are busy at work planning the following events throughout the summer.  Please join us, it would be great to see all of you!

Canada Day Celebration

Canada Day in Gull Lake Park

Courtesy of the Town of Gravenhurst

When: July 1st, 2018 – 11am – 1pm

Where: Gull Lake Park

Come find us at the Canada Day celebration in Gull Lake Rotary Park. We will have a booth where you can get information from our various partners, meet some of our volunteers, and renew your membership. Questions? Concerns? Suggestions? Share with us — we highly value your input!

See the Canada Day Poster as promoted by the Town (right).

2018 Annual General Meeting

When: 9:00 am, Sunday July 8th, 2018 – ON SUNDAY THIS YEAR!

Where: Muskoka Steamship & Discovery Centre, Main Floor Presentation Room – 275 Steamship Bay Rd

Muskoka Boat & Heritage Centre

Muskoka Steamship & Discovery Centre

Come one, come all to the GSLRA 2018 AGM! We will be gathering at 9:00am for coffee and snacks to meet and chat with friends and neighbours. The formal meeting will start promptly at 9:30am. Join us to hear about and discuss:

  • The environment and water quality of our lakes
  • Updates from the town
  • The board answers your questions
  • The Election/Re-election of the Board of Directors and President

Members and non-members alike are all are invited to attend! It’s a great chance to find out what’s going on and meet your neighbours!

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