Collingwood Zoning By-law

On Monday April 12, 2010 the Council of the Town of Collingwood adopted an updated Collingwood Zoning By-law No. 2010-040.

The following items link to PDF files of the Collingwood Zoning By-law documents.


  1. To search the text while in the PDF document, make use of the contents page which comes after the two opening pages, use the keys " cntrl F" to open a search dialogue box in the upper right hand corner. Enter search information.

  2. The zoning maps must be printed on 11x17 in colour to be ledgible. On the print dialogue page check "choose paper source by PDF page size" to print the correct size and orientation.

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.

The Collingwood Zoning By-law repealed and replaced all previous zoning by-laws and amendments thereto, within the Town.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 variousappeals 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.