Find business spotlights, relevant media and other information to help you start or move your business to Muskoka.
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Market Research – What You Need to Know

Setting up a business is not always easy. When preparing for this often daunting task, your local government agencies are here to help! As many business owners will tell you, [...]

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Co-working, Collaborating and Innovating in Muskoka

The Muskoka Collective is a group of passionate individuals committed to making a positive difference in the work-life of our members through smart design that connects, and supports productivity and [...]

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Spotlight – Dot the T Productions

Staying true to its rural roots, Dot the T Productions was established in 2017 in the Township of Lake of Bays, Muskoka. As a professional theatre touring company, Dot the [...]

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Spotlight — Cedar Creek Muskoka

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 [...]

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The Gig Economy

“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. [...]

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Workation in Muskoka with Mamalli

Mamalli is a pilot project offering two- and four-week 'workations' in Gravenhurst, the Gateway to Muskoka. Half of the 50 vacancies have been filled as of publication time. Pick-your-experience packages include accommodation, cleaning and amenities. It being a work-focused experience, high speed internet is a must. And they have accounted for pandemic realities with full cancellation refunds and cleaning and distancing protocols to keep everyone safe.

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Muskoka’s Rural Renaissance

Tianna and Juniper 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 [...]

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Help Wanted! Connecting Employers with Workers

The Gravenhurst Economic Development Team has Programs to Assist Local Businesses Find and Retain New Employees. Muskoka is known for picturesque views, year-round recreation and of course, waterfront cottaging in [...]

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Investing in Muskoka: a winning proposition

‘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 [...]

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Spotlight – Muskoka Smart Homes

Ever since Dave Fast and his wife Lisa were teenagers, the two had taken many trips to Muskoka with their families. While Dave grew up in St. Catherines and Lisa [...]

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The Culture of Craft: the ‘makers’ of Muskoka

“Creativity is contagious … pass it on!” Albert Einstein is credited with making this quip and, while it may be one of his lesser-known theories, Muskoka certainly bears testament to [...]

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Station Stop for more than Love in MacTier

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 [...]

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Spotlight – Tri Lakes Training

In May of 2015, Ashley Niblett opened the doors to Tri Lakes Training in beautiful Minett of the Township of Muskoka Lakes. She grew up cottaging in Muskoka every summer [...]

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Spotlight – Chef Henrie Bistro & Cafe

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 [...]

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Rediscover Success in Gravenhurst

Graham Porter loved his childhood in Gravenhurst, but like many others before him he left so he could see the world. He spent more than 10 years on the west [...]

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The Power of the Muskoka Brand

Muskoka has been recognized internationally by National Geographic as one of the best places to visit in the world, and is known affectionately in Canada and Ontario as cottage country. [...]

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Spotlight – Jayne’s Cottages

In less than five years, Jayne McCaw has gone from renting her cottage on Lake Rosseau to operating a successful business that has earned her a nomination for the Canadian [...]