Town of Collingwood Official Plan

    About Official Plans

    An official plan describes your upper, lower or single tier municipal council or planning board's policies on how land in your community should be used. It is prepared with input from your community and helps to ensure that future planning and development will meet the specific needs of your community. 

    An official plan deals mainly with issues such as:

    • where new housing, industry, offices and shops will be located
    • what services like roads, watermains, sewers, parks and schools will be needed
    • when, and in what order, parts of your community will grow
    • community improvement initiatives

    Why you need an Official Plan

    Your municipality's official plan:

    • makes the public aware of the municipality's general land use planning policies
    • makes sure that growth is coordinated and meets your community’s needs
    • helps all members of your community understand how their land may be used now and in the future
    • helps decide where roads, watermains, sewers, garbage dumps, parks, and other services will be built
    • provides a framework for establishing municipal zoning bylaws to set local regulations and standards, like the size of lots and height of buildings
    • provides a way to evaluate and settle conflicting land uses while meeting local, regional and, provincial interests
    • shows Council's commitment to the future growth of the community

    The above description is directly from the Province of Ontario Website and a "Citizen's Guide to Land Use Planning"  

    Official Plan Update

    The Town of Collingwood is updating its Official Plan and For more information please read  the project information located on our online public engagement portal:

    The Foreward including Appeal Dispositions, Non-Decision disposition status, and up to 2019 Specific Amendments, are located in the Official Plan January 2019 Foreward

    The Foreward must be considered when accessing the Official Plan for the Town of Collingwood. 

    Complete Official Plan text including interactive contents page

    Site specific changes are listed in the accordions below.