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Shore Road Allowances

What is a Shore Road Allowance?

The Original Shore Road Allowance is typically 66 feet in width and located between your property and the water.

Why is it important?

In order to conduct any improvements or development on the Original Shore Road Allowance, you will be required to purchase the Original Shore Road Allowance.

Please note that purchasing the Original Shore Road Allowance does not mean that you can develop within the Original Shore Road Allowance. Section 5.9.2 of the Municipality’s Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw does not allow for development or site alteration within 30 metres (98.4 feet) of the high water mark of a waterbody or watercourse.

What about Crown land?

Sometimes there is Crown land located along the shoreline. In order to purchase the Original Shore Road Allowance and/or conduct any improvements or work along the shoreline, you are required to purchase the Crown land first. The Municipality understands that the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) has put the sale of Crown land on “hold” due to the Algonquin land claim. You can do so by contacting the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

https://www.ontario.ca/page/applicants-guide-applying-crown-land-agricultural-purposes-northern-ontario

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