Economic Development

Market & Promote our Municipality as a Safe, Caring & Vibrant Community to Live, Work & Play in the heart of the beautiful Kawarthas. Living the Dream !

The natural environment is a key motivator and attraction that drives visitors, cottagers to our region. We continue to promote, market and support our local Tourism economy with our partners, BDTA, Kawartha Chamber, Peterborough-Kawartha Tourism, Parks Canada, Ontario Parks, MNR&F, Trent Severn Waterway, Kawartha Land Trust and other agencies.

Promote as year round sustainable tourism destination, support and encourage shoulder season groups/activities.

Continuation of our very active Trent Lakes Economic Development Committee.

Continued progress with our Community Improvement Plan initiative, but also explore expansion opportunities across Trent Lakes that brings together communities in an overall harmonizing and unifying theme of one Trent Lakes.

Partner with Selwyn Township & Curve Lake First Nation with Bus Service initiative. This could be a major Game Changer !

Embrace & Support principles:
Building a Community Outside the Ordinary
( Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce )

We have some local developments at various stages and there are some significant external developments – 407 Extension (late 2019), potential Peterborough Passenger Train service along with Provincial & Federal legislation that will bring both Opportunities & Challenges for all of us.
407 Extension

Passenger Train
Global News
Peterborough Examiner

CANNABIS LEGISLATION – Federal & Provincial
Cannabis Act
Bill 36

We continue to promote and encourage small to medium sized business ventures entrepreneurs both existing & new to consider Trent Lakes to either expand or setup shop, through Council & Economic Development committee working with Buckhorn District Tourist Association, Kawartha Chamber, Peterborough-Kawartha Economic Development, Community Futures and other agencies.

Be open to Pilot innovation / creative solutions through collaborative partnerships.
Encourage & invite community minded & environmentally friendly developers.

Ongoing improvements for planning applications & permit processes



Official Plan

Short Term Rentals