UPDATED PROPOSAL: Houseboat Regulatory Changes

NOTO is pleased that our engagement on this issue has helped cause MNRF to make some major amendments to their original proposal. The following proposed regulatory changes have now be removed and are no longer under consideration by the Ministry:

  • Reducing the number of days that a person can camp on water at one location in each calendar year from 21 days to 7 days
  • Increasing the distance that a camping unit on water must move to a different location from 100 meters to 1 kilometer
  • Prohibiting camping on water within 300 meters of a developed shoreline
  • Harmonize non-resident and resident camping rules

The new proposed regulatory change now focuses exclusively on excluding floating accommodations or floating homes (house-like structures incorporating a floatation system, intended for use or being used or occupied for residential or longer term purposes and not primarily intended for, or usable in, navigation) or barges with residential units or camping facilities.

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