Land Use Planning Services
The Town of Collingwood (TOC) has an Interim Control By-law (ICBL) regarding water allocation
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Land Use Planning
The Planning Division provides services regarding the Official Plan and Zoning By-law documents for the Town of Collingwood, exercising control over the subdivision of land, and indirectly by providing municipal services and pursuing municipal policies that support and reinforce the land use planning objectives of the Municipality and the County of Simcoe.
The Planning Division accepts, on behalf of the Council, proposed changes to land use and coordinates the review and approval process.
Click the links below to access policy documents, forms, and information.
This map provides Official Plan, Zoning By-Law, Development Activity and Heritage Properties information.
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 by email to email@example.com
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 the community over the next 20 years.
The Owner, Applicant, and / or Agent acknowledges and agrees that: All costs incurred by the Municipality processing applications will be borne by the payee/applicant as deemed fit by the Municipality. In addition, the Town may require further or other reports that it determines are necessary to address such exceptional circumstances which may or not be sent directly to the agency. As described and implemented by Official Plan Amendment #16, these may include but are not limited to, engaging peer review consultants to evaluate the proposal, and supporting submissions shall also be borne by the payee or applicant.
Heritage Tax Refund Program (including Schedule A)
Questions about these procedures should be directed to Planning Services by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 705-445-1030.
The flat fee is non-refundable and payable upon submission of the application. The contingency deposit fee is reconciled and the balance is returned at the request of the payor. Consult the Treasury Department landing page for the current Fees & Charges.
The Municipal Act authorizes a municipality to adopt Site Plan Control.
Therefore The Town of Collingwood Site Plan Control By-Law No. 2010-082 pertains to certain lands within the municipal boundaries and The Official Plan designates all lands within the Town of Collingwood as a Site Plan Control area.
Your development may or may not be subject to Development Charges for sanitary sewers and water servicing, which may apply as per By-law No. 2014-032 which is administered by the Treasury Department.
Please contact the Building Department to understand if your development is subject to Town Development Charges By-law, Simcoe County Development Charges, Education Levy, or the Black Ash Creek Special Policy Charges. Building Services has an e-Permit Service that allows you to submit your building permit electronically. The Building Department administers the Street Naming Policy and Civic Addressing By-Law 2014-028 which is on their website landing page. Please contact Building Department by email at email@example.com
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The Planning Act (the Act) is provincial legislation that sets out the ground rules for land use planning in Ontario and how it affects the Town of Collingwood (TOC). It describes how land uses may be controlled, and who may control them. The Ontario Government has a useful guide that outlines the role of municipalities within the province. It discusses the process of planning application proposals (planning applications) and how planning applications must be processed. This video outlines the structure and levels of Government in Canada.
The TOC is a lower-tier municipality and therefore has prescribed legal powers and responsibilities. This website outlines the organization of Municipalities in Ontario.
The Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT)’s planning jurisdiction includes hearing and deciding appeals in relation to a broad range of land use planning and development, heritage conservation, and municipal governance.
When an appeal is submitted the review and decisions are in the scope of the OLT and no longer the Developer or Municipality. It is a formal court session and the OLT will provide decisions that both must follow.
Any questions can be asked to the OLT Coordinator assigned to the case.
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Development Activity Maps
- 2013 Development Activity Map
- 2014 Development Activity Map
- 2016 Development Activity Map
- 2017 Development Activity Map
- 2018 Development Activity Map
- 2019 Development Activity Map
- 2020 Development Activity Map
- 2021 Development Activity Map
Subdivision Activity Maps
The Land Registry Office in Barrie has a service that enables users to access information on property digitally through the links below:
The County of Simcoe has a tool that lets you look up your address, use measurement tools, and locate property lines. The location of private property lines, survey stakes, and dealing with related matters is not the Town of Collingwood's responsibility. Property owners are responsible for their property lines, including when building fences or additions. Property owners may wish to consult with a lawyer or surveyor or the Land Registry Office in Barrie.
Short-Term Accommodation is allowed within home occupation when the provisions for a Bed and Breakfast are met. The Collingwood Zoning By-law speaks to the provisions (regulations) required to offer temporary lodging for less than 30 consecutive calendar days or less, throughout all or any part of a calendar day.
The online application refered to as Airbnb is not affiiated with the rules and or regulations of the Town of Collingwood. It is a stand alone product.
A Place to Grow
Below is a link to the Province of Ontario and the Growth Plan which includes Collingwood, Ontario
A Place to Grow is the Ontario government's initiative to plan for growth and development in a way that supports economic prosperity, protects the environment, and helps communities achieve a high quality of life.
Below is a link to the Province of Ontario's land use planning legislative policies.