The Town of Bracebridge held a Public Meeting on October 27, 2020 (Watch the meeting video) Click here for the meeting agenda The Muskoka Royal Development Inc. is seeking permission from the Town of Bracebridge and the District of Muskoka to rezone 443 acres of untouched wetlands, forest and rock barrens to build a massive 5 precinct, FOUR STORY HIGH international private boarding school in small-town Bracebridge!
The site is visible from Lake Muskoka on the west with the beautiful Henry Marsh and the Great Trail to the north and access is by way of a road off Highway 118 that must be ALIGNED WITH THE APPROVED District of Muskoka WEST TRANSPORTATION BYPASS per an agreement with the developer. (This will bypass downtown businesses and go through wetlands south of Beaumont Road.)
We cannot allow a massive development of high rise buildings, parking lots, roads, dormitory facilities, a sports complex, offices, pavilions, maintenance shop, accessory dwellings, water and sewer infrastructure to be developed in the habitat of the documented 204 species of wildlife, of which 20 are of conservation concern and 7 are threatened or endangered under the Species at Risk Act.
This is environmentally irresponsible.
The development will destroy un-evaluated wetlands and sensitive species habitat and could lead to increased flooding.
Species Memo from Dougan & Associates - 2020.08.31. This memo lists the 7 endangered species found in the subject lands that are protected by the Ministry of Environment, Conservation & Parks, and cannot be killed, harmed, or have their habitat destroyed by a development without the Minister's approval.