Zoning By-Law

Zoning By-Law

The authority and requirement for a municipality to adopt a Zoning By-law comes from Section 34 of the Planning Act. A Zoning By-law controls the use of land within a municipality. More specifically, Zoning By-laws state exactly: 

  • how land may be used;
  • where all buildings and structures can be located on a lot;
  • the types of buildings and structures that are permitted and how they may be used; and
  • the number of parking and loading spaces required, in addition to other amenities.
The purpose of a Zoning By-law is to implement the policies of the Official Plan. The Official Plan contains general policies that affect development and the use of land throughout the municipality and further incorporates Provincial policy at the local level.
 
The Zoning By-law implements the Town’s Official Plan and provides for its day-to-day administration while providing a legally enforceable way of managing land use and future development.
 
The Town currently has two Zoning By-laws in place which were adopted in 1977 and 1984 respectively are in paper format. The two Zoning By-laws in place are:
  • (Former) Town of Thornbury Zoning By-law No. 10-77; and,
  • (Former) Township of Collingwood Zoning By-law No. 83-40.
Schedule “A” of the former Town of Thornbury Zoning By-law, the “Thornbury Zoning Map”, is available under the downloads on the right side of this page.
 
The Schedules, or “Zoning Maps” for the former Township of Collingwood, will be available for download in the future.
 
Copies of the for the Zoning By-laws may be purchased from the Town or viewed at the Municipal Office.

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Zoning By-law Project Comment Form

The Town would like to hear from you respecting this new comprehensive Zoning By-law.

Please use this form as a method to provide comments to the Town regarding the Zoning By-law Project. Your personal information will not be shared with third parties or other departments within the Town.

Comments may be submitted by using the following format, in a number of ways:

  1. Download and fill in the pdf form document (to the right) and submit by mail or fax:
  2. Fill in the online form below and:
    1. print and mail it
    2. print and fax it
    3. submit online

Online Zoning Project Comment Form

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The Blue Mountains
Planning & Building Services
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Contacts

Director Planning and Development Services

Director Planning and Development Services
519-599-3131 x246
directorplanningdevelopment@thebluemountains.ca

Planning Services

Planning Services
519-599-3131 x283
planning@thebluemountains.ca

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