Planning Applications

Planning Applications

Bill 109 - the More Homes for Everyone Act, 2022

On April 14, 2022, Bill 109 received Royal Assent. Bill 109 makes legislative changes to the Planning Act and Development Charges Act. As such, development planning processes are currently under review and may result in changes to submission requirements and fees. Check back regularly as the City will post links to regulation and process changes related to Bill 109 as they become available.

A person filling out an application

Service at a Glance

Formal consultation is the first step in the planning application process

Prior to submitting an application, property owners or developers are required to attend a meeting with Planning staff.

This meeting will provide an opportunity to meet with staff and outside agencies to understand the standards and expectations for various Planning Act applications.

When do I need to apply for an amendment to the Zoning By-law?

If a property owner wishes to make changes to a property that deviates from the permitted uses or the regulations of the Zoning By-law, the owner must apply for an Amendment to the Zoning By-law.

When do I need to apply for an amendment to the Official Plan?

If a proposal to develop land does not conform to the Official Plan policies and/or land use designation applied to those lands, an Official Plan Amendment will need to be made.

Applying for a Minor Variance

If you wish to make a minor change to the Zoning By-law regulations for your property that would differ only slightly from the provisions, the owner may apply for a minor variance, rather than a Zoning By-law Amendment.  The variance can relate to the land, building or structure or its use.

Applying for Consent/Land Severance

A consent is often referred to as a land severance.

The most common types of consent applications are for land severance, which allow you to divide a parcel of land:

  • into two or more new lots
  • to add to an abutting property
Development Application Mapping

A map of the City's development applications:

  • Committee of Adjustment
  • Site Plans
  • Land Division
  • Registered Condominiums
  • Registered Subdivisions
  • Condominium Applications
  • Subdivision Applications