Interim Control By-law No. 2021-024 - Notice of Passing

May 20, 2021
Council, Planning & Development
aerial view of Collingwood

The Corporation of the Town of Collingwood

Notice of Passing By-law No. 2021-024

Date of Decision: April 26, 2021 | Date of Notice: May 20, 2021

The Council of The Corporation of the Town of Collingwood (the “Town”) passed By-law No. 2021-024, an Interim Control By-law, on April 26, 2021, pursuant to Section 38 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13, as amended (the "Act"). 

By-law No. 2021-024 (the “Interim Control By-law”) applies to all lands within the boundaries of the Town of Collingwood, except for those lands outlined in the Schedule “A” to the Interim Control By-law, which include all lands owned by the Town and 10 Greco Court in the Town, or as otherwise amended. Due to the large geographic area regulated by the Interim Control By-law, key maps and descriptions of the subject lands have not been provided with this notice.

The Interim Control By-law shall be in effect for a period of one (1) year from the date of its passing, unless repealed in whole or in part by the Council of the Town prior to its expiry. In addition, pursuant to subsection 38(2) of the Act, the Council of the Town has the authority to amend the Interim Control By-law to extend the period of time during which it may be in effect, provided that the total period of time does not exceed two (2) years from the date of its initial passing.

Pursuant to subsection 38(4) of the Act, only the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing may appeal the Interim Control By-law to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal by filing a notice of appeal with the Clerk of the Town within sixty (60) days after the date of the passing of the Interim Control By-law.

Purpose and Effect

The purpose of the Interim Control By-law is to restrict new land uses and/or construction within the Town while a review and study is undertaken in respect of the Town’s land use planning policies as a result of the significant and ongoing water and wastewater servicing capacity constraints as well as the impacts and implications of the water and wastewater servicing capacity constraints on Official Plan policies and Zoning By-law provisions related to growth management and servicing as well as the Town’s other land use planning policies and regulatory framework. 

The effect of the Interim Control By-law is to prohibit the following: 

  1. The use any land, buildings or structures for any purpose whatsoever except for a use that lawfully existed on the date this by-law was passed as long as it continues to be used for such purpose; or 
  2. The construction, alteration or expansion of any building or structure, save and except where such construction, alteration or expansion:
    • is for a deck, patio, fence, porch, accessory building or structure, temporary building or structure, or interior or exterior renovation to an existing building; or,
    • is for the repair, re-build or restoration of an existing building or structure, or part thereof, provided that the building or structure continues to be used for the same purpose, and in the same manner, as it was used on the date of passing of this by-law.

For more information about this matter, contact the EngageCollingwood website at

Dated at the Town of Collingwood this 20th day of May, 2021.
Sara Almas, Clerk
Town of Collingwood, PO Box 157, 97 Hurontario Street, Collingwood, ON L9Y 3Z5