Collingwood Zoning By-law 2010-040, Consolidated December 11, 2023

The Collingwood Zoning By-law implements the land-use policies of the Town’s Official Plan, as amended, and is one of the principal documents used to ensure the proper and orderly development of the municipality. The Collingwood Zoning By-law pertains to all lands within the boundaries of the Town.

The Collingwood Zoning By-law is used by the Town to regulate the use of land and the erection, location and use of buildings within the municipality. The Collingwood Zoning By-law is divided into various sections such as administration, zone classifications and maps, defined terms, general provisions, parking and loading provisions, zone permitted uses and lot provisions, exception zones and zoning maps.

A Zoning By-law controls the use of land in your community. It states exactly:

  • how land may be used
  • where buildings and other structures can be located
  • the types of buildings that are permitted and how they may be used
  • the lot sizes and dimensions, parking requirements, building heights and densities (the number of people, jobs, and building floor area per hectare), and setbacks from the street

The Zoning By-law puts an Official Plan into effect.  The Official Plan (OP) sets out your municipality’s general policies for future land use. Zoning By-laws puts the OP into effect and provide for its day-to-day administration. They contain specific requirements that are legally enforceable. Construction or new development that doesn’t comply with a zoning bylaw is not allowed, and the municipality will refuse to issue a building permit.

Many municipalities have a comprehensive zoning bylaw that divides the municipality into different land use zones, with detailed maps. The bylaw specifies the permitted uses (for example, commercial or residential) and the required standards (for example, building size and location) in each zone.

The Collingwood Zoning By-law repealed and replaced all previous zoning by-laws and amendments thereto, within the Town. This included the repealing of the Town of Collingwood Zoning By-law No. 87-61, as amended, the former Township of Nottawasaga Zoning By-law No. 10-93, as amended, and the former Township of Nottawasaga Zoning By-law No. 10-80, as amended. 

The Collingwood Zoning By-law was subject to various appeals that have either been subsequently resolved, or that remain before the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). On June 30th, 2010 the OMB made an Order providing that By-law No. 2010-040 of the Town of Collingwood, save and except for the appealed portions/provisions of said by-law, shall be deemed to have come into force on April 12th, 2010.

For the appealed portions/provisions, the more restrictive provisions between the applicable former Zoning By-law and the Collingwood Zoning By-law No. 2010-040, shall apply.

Contact Planning Services before the building department to discover how the Zoning By-law controls the use of land in the community.

Learn more at A Citizens' Guide and Zoning By-laws. 

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