On This Page
1. About 125 Peel Street
2. About The Community Campus of Care
3. Community Infrastructure and Housing Accelerator
4. Frequently Asked Questions
5. Timeline & Project Updates
6. Documents & Additional Information
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.
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.