Category: Success Stories

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Spotlight — Cedar Creek Muskoka

4 In 2014, Anne Corbin moved to Lake of Bays and opened Cedar Creek Gardening Services. Anne says she “saw a potential in the area to grow my gardening business” and was attracted to Dwight for the town’s charm and fantastic small businesses. She purchased a property on Highway 60 and got to work. Gardening […]

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Spotlight — Lake of Bays Brewing Company

3 For more than 10 years, Lake of Bays Brewing Co. has been a mainstay of the Ontario craft beer scene and a pillar in the Lake of Bays business community. The brewery started as an idea by president and founder, Darren Smith, in his university apartment. At the young age of 23, his dream […]

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The Gig Economy

5 “Living to work is not the plan,” says Camryn Harris, a Gen Z resident in our area who spoke eloquently and with confidence during a provocative discussion over dinner recently. “I am not willing to accept a career that allows me to live a lifestyle, but rather I am going to chose a lifestyle […]

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Muskoka's Rural Renaissance

3 Milennials Living the Dream in Muskoka In Muskoka,  and especially in the Township of Georgian Bay, residents are finding three-bedroom townhouses with Bell Fibe Gigabit speed Internet for $2,000 a month on the shores of Georgian Bay. "That is pretty cool,” says Tianna Burke, a rural millennial who made the leap and has never […]

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Investing in Muskoka: a vibrant tourism sector

3 Muskoka undeniably owes a debt of gratitude to the glaciers. A couple of million years ago, they transformed the land into a natural paradise, carving out hundreds of lakes and depositing huge rock formations. The scene was set for astute investors to launch a thriving tourism industry; and A.P. Cockburn’s founding of the Muskoka […]

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Investing in Muskoka: a winning proposition

3 ‘Cottage Country’ is a familiar nickname for the scenic region of Muskoka. And, arguably, this is not a misnomer, because the shorelines of its numerous lakes are dotted with vacation properties; and its population soars in the high season of boating, swimming, and leisure. All-season tourism is steadily growing, as cottagers winterize their homes […]

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Muskoka Futures – Bringing People Together

2 “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” These are the words of a man whose philosophy fueled his personal journey from a Midwest farm boy to a legendary business magnate. Henry Ford believed in respect for employees and collaboration with colleagues, and his pioneering spirit left a legacy […]

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Rural Renaissance Workers? Oh Yes.. They are here!

4 Economic Development Officers in Muskoka municipalities agree That a Rural Renaissance is well underway here In Muskoka,  and especially in the Township of Georgian Bay, residents are finding three-bedroom townhouses with Bell Fibe Gigabit speed Internet for $2000 a month on the shores of Georgian Bay. "That is pretty cool” says Tianna Burke, an employed, […]

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Station Stop for more than Love in MacTier

3 You don't have to wait for February to find love in MacTier,  according to Betty Jo Royce who is the  Owner/Operator  of the "The Muskoka Station Store".  It can happen anytime. Love was in the air before she opened her new store located in MacTier; Betty Jo who now prides herself on her product […]

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Spotlight - Chef Henrie Bistro & Cafe

2 Chef Henrie Thoeringer brings unbridled passion and culinary expertise to his new bistro and café in MacTier. After graduating from the Austrian culinary school Landesberufsschule Obertrum in 2014, he was awarded the esteemed "Goldener Kochlöffel" (Golden Spoon) in his final year of apprenticeship and a star was placed in the walkway of the academy. […]

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