Take Notice that the Corporation of the Town of Orangeville is undertaking a review of its Official Plan pursuant to Section 26 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13 and will hold a Public Meeting on:

Monday October 4, 2021 (no earlier than 7 p.m.)
Council Chambers, Town Hall,
87 Broadway
Orangeville, Ontario

Purpose of the Official Plan Review:

The Town’s Official Plan is a statutory policy document that guides the Town’s planning decisions and provides direction on how growth and land use should be managed in the Town.

Ontario’s land use planning system applies a provincial policy-driven framework that requires the Town’s Official Plan and any municipal planning decisions to align with provincial planning policies (i.e. conform to provincial plans and be consistent with provincial policy statements) issued under the authority of the Planning Act.

The purpose of this review is to ensure the Town’s Official Plan remains aligned with provincial plans/policies and continues to address local planning priorities. This review is being completed in two phases, with Phase 1 focusing on housekeeping updates and corrections to policy language. The Phase 2 review will follow and will evaluate growth management and land use allocation aspects of the Official Plan.

Public Open House:

The Town is holding a Public Meeting as required by Section 17(15) of the Planning Act, to receive input from the public on the Official Plan amendments proposed as part of the Phase 1 review. It is also an opportunity for Council to consider the proposed amendments and any feedback received, before adopting final amendments to the Official Plan.  

To see the proposed changes to the Official Plan, go to www.orangeville.ca/official-plan-review and click on the link: “Draft text amendments to the Official Plan (2021)

How to participate in the Public Meeting:

Due to efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 and to protect all individuals, the Council Chambers at Town Hall will not be open to the public to attend Council meetings until further notice.

To view the meeting: Watch the Town’s live stream broadcast of this meeting online at www.youtube.com/c/OrangevilleCouncil

To speak at the the meeting: Anyone wishing to address Council with respect to the Official Plan review may:

  1. Make a presentation to Council remotely by submitting a delegation form found at www.orangeville.ca to councilagenda@orangeville.ca by Friday September 24, 2021 at 1 p.m.; or

  2. Call in to the meeting to voice your questions or comments by calling
    1-289-801-5774, Conference ID: 529 422 410 # after 7 p.m. on the evening of the Public Meeting. Callers will be invited to provide their questions or comments following the conclusion of the meeting presentation.

If you do not wish to participate, but would like to provide comments: Written comments may also be submitted and can be addressed to the Mayor and Members of Council, and/or the staff contact provided below. Please be aware that the contents of any written submissions to the Town, including any personal information included, will become part of the public record.

Information Available:

For more information about the Official Plan Review, including proposed amendments, background information and materials, visit the Town’s website at: www.orangeville.ca/official-plan-review

The Town’s current Official Plan is also available online at: https://www.orangeville.ca/en/doing-business/official-plan.aspx

For more information about this matter, please contact Brandon Ward, Manager of Planning, Infrastructure Services at 519-941-0440 Ext. 2249 or by e-mail at bward@orangeville.ca during normal business hours or visit the Planning Division.

Notice Issued: September 9, 2021