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Encyclopedia > Muskoka District Municipality, Ontario

The Muskoka District Municipality, more generally referred to as the District of Muskoka, or simply Muskoka (the official name is the District Municipality of Muskoka) is a Regional Municipality located in Central Ontario. Muskoka extends from Georgian Bay in the west, to the northern tip of Lake Couchiching in the south, to the western border of Algonquin Provincial Park in the east. Located approximately two hours north of Toronto, Muskoka spans 2,500 square miles (6,475 kmĀ²). Muskoka has some 1,600 lakes, making it a popular resort destination. Indeed, this region, which, along with Haliburton, is referred to as "Cottage Country," and sees over 2.1 million visitors annually. Muskoka is a scenic area sprinkled with picturesque villages and towns, farming communities, and lakeside vacation hotels and resorts near to golf courses, country clubs, marinas and wooden boats. The regional government seat is Bracebridge. Visitors often erroneously refer to "Muskoka" (singular); in fact, there are several, and the region is properly referred to as "the Muskokas". i made this one too File links The following pages link to this file: Muskoka District Municipality, Ontario Categories: GFDL images ... In the Canadian province of Ontario, there are three different types of census divisions: single-tier municipalities, upper-tier municipalities (which can be regional municipalities or counties) and districts. ... Central Ontario is the portion of the Canadian province of Ontario which lies between Georgian Bay and a portion of the north shore of Lake Ontario. ... Georgian Bay (French: baie Georgienne) is a large bay of Lake Huron, located in Ontario, Canada. ... Lake Couchiching is a small lake in southern Ontario separated from Lake Simcoe by a narrow channel. ... Algonquin Provincial Park is a provincial park located between Georgian Bay and the Ottawa River in central Ontario. ... A man-made lake in Keukenhof, Netherlands A lake is a body of water or other liquid of considerable size surrounded by land. ... Haliburton is a county of Ontario, Canada, known as a tourist and cottage industry area, for its scenery and for its resident artists. ... Cottage country is a common name in Canada for areas that are popular locations for recreational properties such as cottages and summer homes. ... This article is about the sport of golf. ... A country club is a private club that offers a variety of recreational sports facilities to its members. ... A small marina at Brixham, Devon, England. ... Bracebridge (2001 population 13,751) is a town and the seat of the Muskoka District Municipality of Ontario, Canada. ...

Peninsula Lake, near Huntsville in Muskoka

Muskoka has just over 50,000 permanent residents, but an additional 100,000 seasonal property owners spend their summers in the region every year, making this a major summer colony. Many of the seasonal properties are large mansion-like summer estates, some of which have been passed down through families from generation to generation. Most of these expensive properties can be found along the shores of Muskoka's three major lakes, Lake Muskoka, Lake Rosseau, and Lake Joseph. In recent years, various Hollywood and sports stars have built their retreats in Muskoka, including Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Mike Weir,[1] Martin Short and Nancy Dolman, [1] as well as Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. Also, Eddie Van Halen and Catherine O'Hara are rumoured to have resorts here. Image File history File linksMetadata Penlakesm. ... The term summer colony is often used, particularly in the United States and Canada, to describe well-known resorts and upper-class enclaves, typically located near the ocean or mountains of New England or the Great Lakes. ... Lake Muskoka is located between Port Carling and Gravenhurst, Ontario. ... Lake Rosseau is located in Ontario. ... Lake Joseph is located in Seguin Township, Ontario. ... Steven Allan Spielberg (born December 18, 1946) is a three-time Academy Award-winning American film director and producer. ... Thomas Tom Jeffrey Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American film actor, voice-over artist and movie producer who starred in family-friendly and screwball comedies before achieving notable success as a dramatic actor. ... Michael Richard Weir O.Ont. ... Martin Hayter Short, CM (born March 26, 1950 in Hamilton, Ontario) is a Canadian/American actor, writer, and producer. ... Nancy Dolman is a Canadian comic actress most notable for her recurring role on the ABC cult sitcoms Soap, Second City Television and Custard Pie. ... Goldie Jeanne Hawn (born November 21, 1945) is an Academy Award-winning American film actress, director and producer. ... Kurt Vogel Russell (born March 17, 1951 in Springfield, Massachusetts) is an American actor. ... Edward (Eddie) Lodewijk Van Halen, born Eduard Lodewijk van Halen on January 26, 1955[1] in Nijmegen, Netherlands, is a guitarist, songwriter and producer most famous for being a co-founder of the hard rock band, Van Halen. ... Catherine O Hara (2005) Catherine OHara (born March 4, 1954 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian actress and comedian. ...


The soap opera Paradise Falls, about a fictitious cottage community, was shot partly on location here, to take advantage of the scenic background. For Philippine Soap opera, see Teleserye. ... Cast of Paradise Falls Paradise Falls was a weekly soap opera shown nationally on the Showcase channel in Canada, starting in 2001. ...


There are six municipalities in Muskoka: the towns of Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, and Huntsville; and the townships of Georgian Bay, Lake of Bays, and Muskoka Lakes. The Wahta Mohawk Territory and Moose Point 79 are also in the district. Bracebridge (2001 population 13,751) is a town and the seat of the Muskoka District Municipality of Ontario, Canada. ... Gravenhurst (2001 population 10,899) is a town in the Muskoka Region of Ontario, Canada. ... Huntsville (2001 population 17,338) is a town in the Muskoka Region of Ontario, Canada. ... The Township of Georgian Bay is an area municipality of the Muskoka District Municipality, in south-central Ontario, Canada. ... The Township of Lake of Bays is an area municipality of the Muskoka District Municipality, Ontario, Canada. ... The Township of Muskoka Lakes is an area municipality of the District Municipality of Muskoka, Ontario, Canada. ... Wahta Mohawk Territory is an Indian reserve near Bala, Ontario on the Musquash River in south-central Ontario, Canada in the District Municipality of Muskoka. ...


Many summer camps are located in the region, to take advantage of the lakes there, which offer opportunities for canoeing, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, waterskiing, and other water activities, and to provide a refuge from hot, smoggy cities during the summer months. Summer camp is a common destination for children and teenagers during the summer months in some countries. ... Canoeing is the recreational or sporting activity of paddling a canoe or kayak. ... For the songs, see Sailing (song). ... A windsurfer with modern gear tilts the rig and carves the board to perform a planing gybe (downwind turn) close to shore in Maui, Hawaii, one of the popular destinations for windsurfing. ... Kayaking is the use of a kayak for moving across water. ... Recreational skiiers typically use two skis — other techniques abound. ... Victorian London was notorious for its thick smogs, or pea-soupers, a fact that is often recreated to add an air of mystery to a period costume drama. ...

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Historic Townships

Baxter township named for the Honorable Jacob Baxter, MPP for Haldimand County, Ontario from 1887 to 1898 and was Speaker of the Ontario Legislature from 1887 to 1891. Haldimand is a single-tier municipality (but called a county) on the Niagara Peninsula in southern Ontario, on Lake Erie, and on the Grand River. ...


Brunel Township named for noted civil engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Engineer-in-Chief to the Great Western Railway of England. Known in Canada for constructing the steamship Great Western Brunel before the launching of the Great Eastern. ...


Cardwell township named for Viscount Cardwell, Secretary of State for the Colonies from 1864 to 1866.


Chaffey Township named for a relative of Hon. Stephen Richards, Benjamin Chaffey, a Brockville contractor who helped build the St. Lawrence canals. Chaffey's sister was the wife of Hon. Stephen Richards. Brockville (2001 population 21,375, metropolitan population 44,741) is located in the Thousand Islands region on the St. ...


Draper Township named for judge Hon. William Henry Draper, Solicitor General of Upper Canada in 1837 and Attorney General of Upper Canada in 1840 William Henry Draper (March 11, 1801-November 3, 1877) was a lawyer, judge and political figure in Upper Canada and Canada West. ...


Franklin township named for Arctic explorer Admiral Sir John Franklin. For the American historian, see John Hope Franklin. ...


Freeman township named for John Bailey Freeman, MPP for the North riding of Norfolk Count from 1879 to early in the Twentieth Century.


Gibson township named for Thomas Gibson MPP for a Huron riding from 1867 to 1898. Thomas Gibson Source: Library and Archives Canada Thomas Gibson (January 8, 1825 – 1901) was an Ontario political figure. ...


Macaulay township named for Chief Justice of the Common Pleas Sir James Buchanan Macaulay (b1793-d1859) , veteran of the War of 1812.


McLean township named for Archibald McLean (b1791-d1865) a veteran of the War of 1812 he became Chief Justice of Upper Canada.


Medora township named for Mrs. Medora Cameron wife of a Toronto lawyer. She was also a niece of Hon. Stephen Richards, Commissioner of Crown Lands, hence the honor she received. Stephen Richards Source: Library and Archives Canada Stephen Richards (1820 – October 4, 1894) was an Ontario lawyer and political figure. ...


Monck township named for Viscount Monck, Lord of the Treasury in the Palmerston Administratio in Great Britain fro 1855 to 1857 and governor-general of British North America form 1861 to 1868. Viscount Monck, 1868 The Right Honourable Charles Stanley Monck, 4th Viscount Monck (October 10, 1819 – November 29, 1894) was the last Governor General of the Province of Canada and the first Governor General of Canada after Canadian Confederation. ...


Morrison township named for Mr. Angus Morrison who represented the North riding of Simcoe County from 1854 to 1863. Morrison was also a director of the old Northern Railway of Canada, Muskoka's pioneer railway, the terminus of which was Gravenhurst. Morrison was also Mayor of Toronto from 1876 to 1878 Angus Morrison Source: Library and Archives Canada Angus Morrison (January 20, 1822 – June 10, 1882) was an Ontario lawyer and political figure. ... Gravenhurst (2001 population 10,899) is a town in the Muskoka Region of Ontario, Canada. ...


Muskoka township and district and lake are named for one of the principal Chief of the Chippawa Nation. In 1815 he signed the treaty which the Indian title to a vast territory was surrendered to the Crown. The name mean "Red Ground."


Oakley township named for one (which one is uncertain) of 13 villages of the name in great Britain, 12 of which are in England, one in Scotland.


Ridout township named for the Ridout family, a very prominent Toronto family. They came from Sherborne in Dorsetshire, England, hence the name of Sherborne township, Haliburton County, which adjoined Ridout township on the East and hence also Dorset, a village in the township. Thomas Ridout was Surveyor-General of Upper Canada.


Ryde township named for the town of Ryde on the Isle of Wight. The Isle of Wight is an English island and county, off the southern English coast, to the south of the county of Hampshire. ...


Sinclair township, named for Donald Sinclair MPP for the for the North Riding of Bruce County from 1867 to 1883.


Stephenson township named for Robert Stephenson, son of George Stephenson of locomotive fame, Robert Stepheson designed the Victoria Tubular Bridge at Montreal, then the greatest Canadian bridge. Statue of Robert Stephenson at Euston Station, London Robert Stephenson FRS (October 16, 1803–October 12, 1859) was an English civil engineer. ... George Stephenson George Stephenson For the British politician, see George Stevenson. ...


Stisted township name for Major General Henry William Stisted, Lieutenant-Governor Ontario from Confederation , July 1, 1867 to 1868. Major-General Sir Henry William Stisted, CB (1817 – 10 December 1875), served as the first Lieutenant Governor of Ontario after Confederation, from 1867 to 1868. ...


Watt Township name for James Watt of steam engine fame. James Watt James Watt (19 January 1736 – 19 August 1819) was a Scottish inventor and engineer whose improvements to the steam engine were fundamental to the changes wrought by the Industrial Revolution. ...


Wood township named for Hon. Edmund Burke Wood, Provincial Treasure in the John Sandfield Macdonald Government. In 1874, appointed Chief Justice of Manitoba.


References

Bracebridge Gazette, November 11, 1937, an address by Redmond Thomas, Assistant Editor of the Bracebridge Gazette delivered the a meeting of the Men Teacher' Federation of Muskoka.

  1. ^ Mike Weir makes Taboo his home course. MikeWeir.com. Retrieved on January 31, 2007.

External links

  • District of Muskoka
  • Doitinmuskoka Area Guide
  • Muskoka Golf Course Guide
  • Muskoka Cottage Rental
  • Historical Glimpses of Stephenson Township
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Muskoka District Municipality, Ontario - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (515 words)
The Muskoka District Municipality (more generally referred to as the District of Muskoka, or simply Muskoka) is a regional municipality in Central Ontario that extends from Georgian Bay in the west, to the northern tip of Lake Couchiching in the south, to the western border of Algonquin Provincial Park in the east.
Muskoka is a region sprinkled with picturesque villages and towns, farming communities, and lakeside vacation hotels and resorts near to golf courses, country clubs, and marinas.
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It is bounded on the south and south-west by Lakes Ontario, Erie, Huron, and Superior, with their connecting waters, and Minnesota: on the north-east by Quebec, and the Ottawa River; on the north by James Bay; on the north-west by Keewatin; and on the west by Manitoba.
This was the nucleus of the Province of Ontario.
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