a defining election for muskoka

October 24th Ontario Municipal Election

3 simple steps to make a difference

step 1: register to vote

Visit MPAC’s VoterLookUp.ca before July 31 to add or confirm your names are on the Voters List.

step 2: sign up now

Get timely updates on the issues, the Candidates and a friendly reminder to vote, followed by our election results report. Sign up here.

step 3: vote on october 24

Voting is online or by telephone between Monday October 17 and Monday October 24.

Why Vote?

Muskoka is experiencing a lot of change. Waterfront over development, blue green algae blooms, excessive tree clearing, increased noise, and overall reduction in the quality Muskoka experience.  

Beautiful Muskoka

This must stop!

sugarloaf island

Excessive tree clearing and blasting on Lake Joseph

for everyone to enjoy

this must not be our legacy

legacy cottages

43 residential lots on 470 ft of Lake Rosseau in Minett, Muskoka

Who Can Vote?

You and your spouse can both vote in each municipality in Ontario where you own or rent property. So you and your spouse can both vote where you live permanently AND vote in Muskoka. Renters and their spouses can also vote, provided you are tenants on election day (October 24th).

You must be:

  • A Canadian citizen, and 18+ years old
  • Registered to vote 

Check today at voterlookup.ca to confirm you and your spouse are registered to vote.

  • Please have your cottage address or your 19 digit roll number available (from your Property Tax Assessment Notice). 
  • Registration is allowed up until election day (October 24th), but it is much easier to register before August

More information, including renters who may vote, is available from the province here: 

Ontario Voters’ Guide Website
MPAC 1-866-296-6722, 
Monday to Friday – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST

Muskoka priorities

Muskoka needs elected representatives who will prioritize responsible development, environmental protection and strong fiscal management – to Respect, Preserve and Protect Muskoka

  • No more excessive tree clearing and blasting 
  • No more residential subdivisions on our shorelines – 27 km of Muskoka shoreline are at risk without strong resort  development policies 
  • Protect water quality for swimming and drinking  
  • Promote watershed management to mitigate flooding
  • Effective by-law enforcement  
  • Responsible and transparent budgets and taxation 
  • Promote a year-round economy, with high-speed internet and affordable housing
  • Address irresponsible short term rentals 
  • No conflicts of interest

supporting associations

We are all connected by a love for Muskoka and by a desire to respect, preserve and protect the natural environment and unique character of Muskoka. It is critical that we Get Out The Vote to ensure that we elect Municipal Councils across Muskoka that will work hard to support the Muskoka Priorities.

We are aligned with many community associations that share these Muskoka Priorities and will use Vote4Muskoka.ca to ensure their members have up to date election resources and get out to vote on October 24th. Here are some of our supporting associations. If your association is not listed, please urge them to contact us to join our movement to Vote to keep Muskoka, Muskoka. 

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Vote4Muskoka.ca has been developed for the communities of Muskoka by the Muskoka Lakes Association and Friends of Muskoka. We welcome your feedback and input on how to Get Out The Vote in Muskoka in the October 24th municipal election. Please contact us here.

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