Ontario has transitioned into the recovery phase with the new Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act. While the provincial declaration of emergency has ended, the new act will provide the province with the necessary flexibility to address the ongoing risks and effects of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Peterborough Public Health COVID-19 Workplace Toolkit COVID-19 for businesses and workplaces

Effective August 1, 2020, Peterborough Public Health  directive for mandatory face coverings including the Municipality of Trent Lakes. More info...

Peterborough Public Health Unit  Where to get COVID-19 tested info.

Report Covid-19 non-compliance to OPP at 1-888-310-1122.  Report after hours By-Law complaint to 705-738-3800, ext. 311.

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Economic Development

Developing Economic Strategies

The Municipality of Trent Lakes is committed to working with the business community to aid in developing economic strategies that will contribute to a positive environment for new businesses, expanding businesses, business relocations and investor tours.

Available Commercial Properties
Available Residential Properties

Economic Development Advisory Committee

This committee identifies advises Council regarding programs and initiatives that help stimulate and grow our local economy.

Agendas
Minutes

Current Committee Members:

  • Mayor Janet Clarkson
  • Councillor Carol Armstrong
  • Christine Brickman
  • Dick Persson
  • John Wright
  • Neil Buchanan
  • Tom Conlon

Buckhorn Greenspace/Streetscape Design Plan

Landscape feature of rocks and flowers behind a park bench with a large wooden engraved sign saying Buckhorn in the backgroundIn June of 2018 the Municipality of Trent Lakes approved a Buckhorn Streetscape & Greenspace Plan (Plan). The Buckhorn Streetscape Greenspace Plan provides a design guideline to transform the downtown public areas of the hamlet of Buckhorn into a cohesive, attractive and inviting environment that will benefit all of the municipality by providing a central hub for economic growth, expansion and services promoting community wellbeing.  Implementation of the Plan will be phased in over time based on funding projects each year and examines sidewalks, traffic flow, parking spaces, shared roads and trees and landscaping. Improving  and revitalizing this area of Trent Lakes, with both water and road access, is hoped to attract visitors as a gateway to exploring the rest of our beautiful municipality and promote and support sustainable economic growth opportunities.

Buckhorn Community Improvement Incentive Programs

Community Improvement Plans (CIP) help business owners improve and enhance through revitalization and redevelopment, specific areas and locations within a municipality.  CIP’s offer financial incentives for facade improvements, improved signage and exterior enhancements. Applications for the Municipality’s CIP are accepted on a continuous basis.

Map of the designated area of the Community Improvement Plan for Buckhorn
Designated Community Improvement Area for Buckhorn

The Municipality of Trent Lakes approved a Buckhorn Community Improvement Plan (CIP) for the hamlet of Buckhorn that provides guidelines and financial incentives to  property owners to improve, revitalize, and rehabilitate their properties within the Plan area. Downtown commercial businesses will find incentives and assistance to improve their businesses. The CIP is intended to promote community rehabilitation and beautification.

Business incentives programs are now available for:

  • Landscape Improvement Grant
  • Building Improvement Grant or Loan
  • Improved Signage Grant

Please refer to the Incentive Guide below for eligibility requirements and more information on the programs and a complete application package.

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