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Corey Moore
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Business support is available in the Township of Muskoka Lakes and the neighbouring communities. Below is a list of business resources available:

Township of Muskoka Lakes
Website:    Telephone: 705-765-3156

If you are thinking about locating your business in the Township or expanding an existing business, Township staff are available to assist you and answer your questions.

Muskoka Lakes Chamber of Commerce
Website:   Telephone: 705-762-5663

The Muskoka Lakes Chamber of Commerce is located in Bala and offers your business the opportunity to be promoted in the community. The Chamber is open year round in Muskoka Lakes. The Chamber of Commerce also runs two information centres during the summer months, one at Windsor Park in Bala and one at The Duke house in Port Carling.

Muskoka Futures
Website:    Telephone: 1-800-414-6570

Muskoka Futures is a Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) which supports community economic development and empowers entrepreneurs to succeed by offering experienced guidance and financial investment in their ventures.

Muskoka Small Business Centre
Website:   Telephone: 705-646-9021

This centre is the number one leader in business information for Muskoka, providing support to new and existing local businesses.


FedNor is the Government of Canada’s economic development organization for Northern Ontario. FedNor works with businesses and community partners to build a stronger Northern Ontario.

Parry Sound Muskoka Community Network  
Website:       Telephone: 705-646-9044

Parry Sound Muskoka Community Network (PMCN) provides in-house training and also encourages and supports other organizations or businesses that deliver training, education and awareness in the technological field. PMCN provides training through traditional classroom environments through their Technology Learning Series and also provides computer based training through their Virtual Training Centre.

Muskoka Biz Series

Muskoka Biz Series will assist small- and medium-sized business adopt strategic technologies and stay competitive through innovative and informative events that connect business owners with leading experts and high-profile keynote speakers.

View the Biz Series Workshop Calendar.

Tourism Excellence North

Tourism Excellence North (TEN) is a tourism development program for Northern Ontario, inspired in part by the success and impact of a similar program led by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) in Atlantic Canada.

TEN is a suite of 10 training solutions designed to strengthen the ability of tourism operations to respond to changes in the marketplace, adapt to quality visitor expectations, develop innovative experiences that raise the bar on visitor value and deliver increased returns for operations and the destination as a whole.

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Municipal Office hours: Monday to Friday 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (excluding holidays)