Economic Development Updates

January 3, 2019
Lake of Bays Annual Business Survey (2018 Year-End)

As part of the Township of Lake of Bays’ economic development strategy, one of our key objectives is to provide support to existing businesses and help entrepreneurs to start, expand or grow a business.

Through open communication with the business community, we would like to better understand the business climate in Lake of Bays to help set priorities for the Township’s economic development program in the year ahead.

We created a brief annual survey to collect data about the past year of business in Lake of Bays. This survey is designed to take just a few minutes to complete and will be available online until January 25, 2019.

Please click below to take the survey. Thank you for your input!
Retail Cannabis Store Survey
LAST CALL: Survey ends January 21, 2019. The Township of Lake of Bays is seeking community input on whether to permit private recreational cannabis retail stores in Lake of Bays. We want to hear from you! To learn more and take the survey visit

If you are a local business owner, please indicate this in the survey comments. Your input is appreciated!
Funding Opportunities

Training Funding Available for employers - train your current employees or new hires. Find out more at Canada-Ontario Job Grant.

The YMCA is hosting an information session for employers to learn more about this program:

Date: Thursday, January 17, 2019
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Location: YMCA - Employment & Learning Services, 60 King William St, Huntsville
Registration: RSVP to or 705-787-0349 ext. 27
Learn how the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) applies to your business, the advantages of developing an inclusive workforce, and how you can access this labour pool as a way to stem staff shortages.

Date: Thursday, January 31, 2019
Registration: 2:00 pm
Workshop: 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Networking: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Location: Port Carling Legion, 4 Bailey St, Port Carling, ON

REGISTER NOW - It's free!
What's New on

“I’m very happy with the decision to start a small business in Dwight and make it my home, the sense of community and support here is very strong” - Anne Corbin

Read the article at and visit Cedar Creek Muskoka when it re-opens for the season in May.
Upcoming Events
For a list of all upcoming events, check out the

Please feel free to share this information with anyone who may be interested.

Kind regards,

Leanne Fetterley

TOWNSHIP OF LAKE OF BAYS | Economic Development
Tel: 705-635-2272 ext.235 |  Email Leanne