June 18, 2012 Council Planning and Development Minutes

A meeting of Council with regard to planning and development matters was held Monday, June 18, 2012 in the Council Chambers, Town Hall, Collingwood commencing at 5:00pm.


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Members of Council Present:                      

Mayor Cooper
Deputy Mayor Lloyd
Councillor Edwards
Councillor Lloyd
Councillor Chadwick
Councillor Hull
Councillor West
Councillor Cunningham
Councillor Gardhouse


Staff Present:                       

Ed Houghton, Acting Chief Administrative Officer
Sara Almas, Clerk
Larry Irwin, Director of Information Technology
Marta Proctor, Director of Parks Recreation and Culture - Regrets
Marjory Leonard, Treasurer
Nancy Farrer, Director of Planning Services
Trent Elyea, Fire Chief - Regrets



No. 272         Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
Seconded by Councillor Edwards


THAT the content of the Council – Planning and Development Agenda for June 18th, 2012 be adopted as presented.





  • No declarations of pecuniary interest or receipt of a gift were declared.



Proposed Zoning By- Law Amendment, Proposed Plan of Condominium and a Proposed Plan of Subdivision – 121 High Street


Mayor Cooper welcomed those in attendance and introduced the Public Meeting format.


Clerk Sara Almas confirmed that notice has been provided with respect to the planning applications being heard this evening, in accordance with the Planning Act. Notice was provided May 25, 2012 in the Enterprise Bulletin.


Nancy Farrer, Director of Planning, introduced Mr. Mark Bryan, Community Planner.   Mr. Bryan reviewed the application and reviewed the comments received to date.


The proposed Zoning By-law Amendment and Plans of Condominium and Subdivision, (Town File Nos. D14212, D07212 and D1201112), pertain to land located on the east side of High Street, opposite Stewart Road and are legally described as Lots 41 and 42 East of Balsam Street, Lots 41 and 42 West of Elm Street, Part of Elm Street and Part of Fourth Street, Plan 51R-36307, Town of Collingwood, County of Simcoe and is known municipally as 121 High Street.  A Site Plan Agreement is registered on the lands for a thirty-two (32) unit condominium townhouse project that is also draft approved for the Plan of Condominium.  The lands aredesignated in the Collingwood Official Plan as Medium Density Residential and are zoned Residential Third Density (R3) in the Collingwood Zoning By-law No. 2010-40, as amended.


The purpose and effectof the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment is to rezone the subject land from the R3 zone to a Residential Third Density Exception (R3-E) zone in order to permit the property to be divided into 32 freehold townhome lots rather than the condominium townhome tenure originally proposed.  The freehold townhome units would be accessed by a common element condominium road while maintaining compliance with the provisions of the zoning by-law as if the parcels continued to comprise one lot.  The plans of condominium and subdivision are necessary to create the common elements condominium consisting of the private driveway, landscaping and parking areas and to create an overall development block from which the townhome lots and common element condominium can be created.  The freehold lots are to be created through an application requesting exemption from the part Lot Control provisions of the Planning Act, R.S.O 1990, c. P. 13, as amended.


Mr. Windrum spoke on behalf of the applicant to further explain the details of the application and request Council’s favourable support.


Mayor Cooper called three times for comments from the public. There were no comments from the public on this matter. 


The public meeting closed at 5:16pm.


The applicant and staff addressed questions from Council including the purpose for the development change, and confirmed that development of the site is anticipated in the near future.



  • Silver Creek Wetland: A Vision for the Future

Don Kerr, Blue Mountain Watershed Trust Foundation (BMWTF) addressed Council on its vision for the future for the Silver Creek Wetlands, being to maximize conservationist ownership and protect and enhance the Silver Creek Wetland Complex, requesting Councils support in their vision. Next steps for the BMWTF include making a presentation to various organizations, then coming back to Council for full endorsement and further comments.


Council suggested the Province be contacted to investigate the possibility of expropriating the wetlands. Council inquired to the appropriateness to use the lands as trails, etc., the need to develop a management plan and who would be the appropriate stewards of these lands.


Staff Reports

P2012-23         Extension of Draft Approval of Plan of Subdivision, Town File No. D1202112 , Owner: 2069075 Ontario Ltd. (DiPoce Management Ltd.), Project Name: DiPoce (formerly Eden Oak) Industrial Subdivision “West” lands, Part of the West Half of Lot 40, Concession 7 known as 499 Raglan Street, Town of Collingwood, County of Simcoe


No. 273           Moved by Councillor Edwards
                      Seconded by Councillor Lloyd


THAT Staff Report P2012-23, recommending Council extend the draft approval for the DiPoce (formerly Eden Oak) Industrial Subdivision“West” Lands (CW-T-0703) to July 4, 2014, including minor revisions to certain Draft Conditions and Notes; 

AND FURTHER THAT Council enact and pass an authorization by-law to execute an amendment to a Servicing Agreement;





No. 274          Moved by Councillor Edwards
Seconded by Councillor Lloyd


THAT By-law 2012-079, being a by-law to authorize the execution of an amending agreement between 2069075 Ontario Ltd., Northbar Capital Corp., and the Corporation of the Town of Collingwood for the DiPoce (formerly Eden Oak) Industrial Subdivision “West” Lands, be enacted and passed this 18th day of June, 2012.




P2012-24         Proposed Official Plan Amendment No. 28, Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment No. 2012-078, 2 Harbour Street West, Collingwood, Town File Nos: D084411 & D14411, Applicant: Town of Collingwood


No. 275           Moved by Councillor Lloyd
                      Seconded by Councillor Edwards


THAT Staff Report P2012-24, recommending Council adopt Official Plan Amendment No. 28 and enact and pass amending Zoning By-law No. 2012-078, be received. (2 Harbour Street)




No. 276          Moved by Councillor Lloyd
Seconded by Councillor Hull


THAT By-law 2012-077, being a by-law to adopt Amendment No. 28 to the Official Plan of the Town of Collingwood, be enacted and passed this 18th day of June, 2012.(2 Harbour Street)




No. 277         Moved by Councillor Lloyd
Seconded by Councillor Hull


THAT By-law 2012-078, being a by-law under the provision of Sections 24(2) and 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, C. P.13, as amended be enacted and passed this 18th day of June, 2012.(2 Harbour Street)




P2012-25         Authorizing By-law to Execute a Development Agreement, Owner:  Esther McIntyre & John McIntyre, File: Consent File No. D10711, Civic Address: 230 Oak Street, Collingwood

No. 278          Moved by Councillor Chadwick
Seconded by Councillor West


THAT Staff Report P2012-25, recommending Council enact and pass an Authorization By-law to execute a Development Agreement for the conversion or demolition of the detached garage at 230 Oak Street, be received.




No. 279         Moved by Councillor Chadwick
Seconded by Councillor West


THAT By-law 2012-080, being a by-law to authorize the execution of a Development Agreement between Esther and John McIntyre and the Corporation of the Town of Collingwood for lands municipally know as 230 Oak Street, be enacted and passed this 18th day of June, 2012.








  • Councillor Chadwick provided a notice of motion to request the bicycle lane markings along Pine Street be repainted.


  • Pine Street Market Square

Robert Voigt, Manager of Planning and Infrastructure Projects reviewed the three questions posed to Staff:

  1. Location - Other locations don’t possess the same level of attributes as the proposed location with respect to street frontage, pedestrian activity, and active neighbouring uses.
  2. Partnerships - There is interest in exploring partnerships
  3. Additional parking opportunities within the Downtown - We are currently not maximizing parking use in our parking lots and right of ways.  Options would need to be confirmed if the project was to move forward.


Acting CAO Ed Houghton respectfully suggested that because of the timing, need to better understand the concerns of the neighbouring business owners, optimizing our existing parking in the downtown, and securing potential partners, that staff would review the matter and determine the viability prior to the 2013 budget deliberations.


  • OLG Update

Mayor Cooper provided an update informing Council of an upcoming meeting to be held on June 21 in Toronto further noting the location of the slot facility within the C7 zone has not been decided.



  • Mayor Cooper reviewed the Council meeting schedule for the month of July noting there will not be a meeting on July 2 and July 9.

  • Central Park Redevelopment discussions will return to Council on July 16.



Moved by Councillor Edwards


THAT the meeting of Council be hereby adjourned at 6:03pm.








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