Map showing the subject lands of 125 Peel Street

125 Peel Street - Community Campus of Care

Project Information
Application Type(s)
MZO
Address
125 Peel Street, Thornbury

Current Status

Awaiting Application

Total Residential Units
160

About 125 Peel Street

On February 22, 2021, the Town of The Blue Mountains announced the purchase of 125 Peel Street in Thornbury. The 32-acre property was identified as a property of interest and strategic location for a range of potential uses due to its proximity to Highway 26 and the Tomahawk Recreational Complex.

About the Community Campus of Care

Through an innovative and unique partnership, the Town is working with the Province of Ontario and the Ministry of Long Term Care to develop a new 160 bed long-term care facility within the Community Campus of Care. 

Community Infrastructure and Housing Accelerator

The Town will be looking to use the Community Infrastructure and Housing Accelerator (CIHA) tool to accelerate the design and construction of the Community Campus of Care at 125 Peel Street, Thornbury.

The Community Infrastructure and Housing Accelerator is part of Ontario's Planning Act. A CIHA allows the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to decide how a piece of land is used, bypassing the traditional methods used in a municipality. Through a CIHA, the Minister is able to provide an exemption from other planning-related approvals, such as the Provincial Policy Statement and Municipal Official Plans. Previously, the Town was working with the Province to develop a Minister’s Zoning Order (MZO) for the same purpose. Since the approval of Bill 109, The More Homes for Everyone Act, 2022, the MZO process has been removed and replaced with the CIHA process. The Town wishes to continue to work with the Province and the Minister for the approval of the Campus of Care Project through a CIHA order.

More information about the CIHA can be found on the Government of Ontario's website.

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