Land Use Planning Services

Effective February 7, 2022, the Building and Planning Counter located at 55 Ste. Marie Street, on the 3rd Floor of the Public Library, will be open for in-person service on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Support via email and phone, continues to be available Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

The Town of Collingwood has a development pause in place using an Interim Control By-law (ICBL):

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The Purpose of Land Use Planning

The planning department provides services regarding the Official Plan and Zoning By-law (including zoning compliance reports)  documents for the Town of Collingwood, exercising control over the subdivision of land, and indirectly by providing municipal services and pursuing municipal policies which support and reinforce the land use planning objectives of the Municipality and County of Simcoe.

Below are links to our over-arching policy documents:

 Public Portal/Online Application Submission Planning Application Forms

Collingwood Zoning By-law  Official Plan   Zoning and Official Plan Mapping   

 Property Inquiry

The planning department guides, regulates, and makes recommendations regarding community growth and development in a manner that protects the environment, enhances the quality of life, promotes a complete community, and involves the public in the decisions that affect them.

The planning department accepts, on behalf of the Council, proposed applications for changes to land use and coordinates the review and approval process within a prescribed time frame.  Our planning application forms are located on this site.  Please access our  Public Portal service to prepare your proposal and upload the executed and commissioned planning application form(s) and associated documents. 

Town of Collingwood Official Plan Consolidated January 2019 version

The Forward including Appeal Dispositions, Non-Decision disposition status, and Specific Amendments, are here.

The complete text including the interactive contents page is here

Here is the Site Amendments yet to be Consolidated into the 2019 Version: 

OPA #43 360 Raglan Feb 7, 2020, OPA#44 Balmoral Blocks 1 - 4 March 6 2020

The Town of Collingwood Zoning By-Law, and Development Documents (please scroll further down for more)

The planning department is located in The Municipal Offices located at 55 Ste. Marie Street.  Please access the office via the rear doors of the building.  We can be reached at planning@collingwood.ca  or 705-445-1290

Contact Planning Services prior to the building department to discover how our Zoning By-law controls the use of land in our community. It states exactly: • how land may be used • where buildings and other structures can be located in relation to lot setbacks • the types of buildings that are permitted and how they may be used • the lot sizes and dimensions, parking requirements, building heights and setbacks from the street.   Here is a link to A Citizens' Guide and Zoning By-Laws. 

Proposed Major Developments

Comments: The comments above are made to the best of our knowledge using all of the information and resources available at the posting time. The information contained herein is believed to be correct, however, the Town assumes no liability for negligence, inaccuracies, or omissions. You are welcome to make a personal examination of the applicable information by request via Microsoft teams or requesting more information from planning@collingwood.ca 

Planning Act: Individuals who make written submissions with respect to a Planning Act application should be aware that their submission and any personal information in their correspondence will become part of the public record and made available to the Applicant, Committee and Council.

The Town of Collingwood is updating its Official Plan.
The Official Plan is the overall policy framework for how land is used in Collingwood and sets out the vision for our community over the next 20 years.

The Plan is the guide for managing where, when and how the Town should grow. Visit Engage Collingwood for the details!