The future of the Muskoka Regional Centre is up in the air, as Gravenhurst Council votes to renew talks on the matter.
The vote this week means Gravenhurst town staff will reach out to the province to begin negotiations over who gets control of the land. A proposal to redevelop the property was rejected in 2017, with the province planning to put the property on the market instead.
“We feel our efforts to revive this process with the Province have been heard. We’re pleased that they are ready to resume dialogue with us, and seriously explore the proposal from Maple Leaf Education Systems and Knightstone Capital Management to redevelop the Muskoka Regional Centre property in Gravenhurst,” said Mayor Kelly.
After a provincial deal fell through, the town has decided it’s time to start talking again about redeveloping the property as a private international education facility. This week’s vote to reopen talks has the town reaching out to Infrastructure Ontario to discuss just that.
“Council’s decision to continue on with the negotiation in this manner, gives the municipality the greatest level of control over the property, and it will ensure that our strategic goals of creating high end, year round employment in the area, as well as provide the community with additional benefits are met,” said the Mayor.