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Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

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​Changes to Watershed Development Guidelines

Our Board of Directors have approved changes to Chapter 6 of our Watershed Development Guidelines.​ These changes will take effect June 1, 2020. The major changes include:

  1. A third-party proponent (e.g. Lake Simcoe waterfront landowner) undertaking development on Crown Land will require approvals from the LSRCA under the Conservation Authorities Act.
  2. The definition of a boathouse has changed to “a single-storey building designed and used solely for the purpose of storing and docking boats and related equipment. The structure does not contain habitable space, water and/or sanitary servicing and has an opening to the water of an appropriate size to accommodate a boat.
  3. The definition of a dock has been changed.
  4. A single shore deck may be permitted on a property subject to size limitations.

If you have any questions regarding the new guidelines, please do not hesitate to contact Taylor Stevenson at t.stevenson@lsrca.on.ca or Ashlea Brown at a.brown@lsrca.on.ca.