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Rules of Engagement Planning and Development in Ontario

ULI seminar entitled “New Rules of Engagement? Planning and Development in Doug Ford’s Ontario”.


This seminar has a number of panelists from the development industry and from various municipalities, and as such provides a wide perspective of interests and who is impacted by the recent Provincial Growth Plan policy changes.


Some of the important high lights from […]

By |2020-12-15T16:52:36+00:00December 15th, 2020|


The 2020 annual conference for the Ontario Professional Planners Institute was held on September 23-30. The four main topics discussed were Housing, Demographic , Planning and Planners.

By |2020-11-02T16:42:38+00:00November 2nd, 2020|

Provincial Policy Statement 2020

PPS 2020 has been released and is now in full force and effect. We note Part 11 Legislative Authority has been strengthened. The following new paragraph has been added to PPS 2020.

Comments, submissions or advice that affect a planning matter  that are provided by the Council of a Municipality , a local board, a planning […]

By |2020-10-07T14:53:00+00:00October 7th, 2020|

Collingwood New Official Plan

The Town of Collingwood is continuing to move forward on their work to prepare a new Official Plan. This document when approved by the County of Simcoe will have profound implications for future development.

Eight topic based discussion papers have been released as part of the third phase of the OP update. The topics include: growth […]

By |2020-09-02T13:45:36+00:00September 2nd, 2020|

Amendments to Growth Plan

This past week the Province of Ontario announced proposed changes to A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe. The Plan  came into effect in 2019. It was indicated at the time of its release that the Plan’s projections and planning horizons would be updated. Proposed Amendment Number 1 provides this update.  […]

By |2020-07-06T15:25:06+00:00July 6th, 2020|

Town of Blue Moutain Housekeeping ByLaw

This Zoning By-law Amendment corrects inadvertent mapping and textual issues relating to
changes that were made to the Bruce Street/Marsh Street Corridor (BMC) area through both the
Housekeeping Update of 2019 (By-law 2019-41) and through the Oxley Zoning By-law
Amendment (By-law 2019-48).
The update clarifies that the properties are zoned Residential ‘R1-1’ within the BMC area
boundary. The update also […]

By |2020-06-01T14:49:35+00:00June 1st, 2020|

Provincial Policy Statement May 2020

The Provincial Policy Statement provides policy direction on matters of provincial interest related to land use planning and development. As a key part of Ontario’s policy-led planning system, the Provincial Policy Statement sets the policy foundation for regulating the development and use of land. It also supports the provincial goal to enhance the quality of […]

By |2020-05-04T14:19:44+00:00May 4th, 2020|


The Provincial Government has now suspended all Public Meetings, Planning Act Timelines, LPATA Hearings, and judicial statutory timelines until the end of June.

By |2020-04-07T13:15:53+00:00April 7th, 2020|

Balmoral Village

Official Plan Amendment 44 for Balmoral Village was approved by County of Simcoe in February 2020. Block 3 will submit an application for Site Plan Approval in March 2020.

By |2020-03-02T19:04:18+00:00March 2nd, 2020|
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