Planning Services manages the growth and physical form of the Town through the land use planning process. Land use planning enables the Town to establish goals and objectives for future growth and development. Through this process, interests and objectives of individual property owners are balanced with the greater interests and objectives of the Town. 

Planning Services provides professional planning advice to Council, other departments, the public and Council endorsed committees on a variety of policy and procedural issues and Planning Act applications.

Planning Services activities relate to, long-range strategic planning and development review; formulation of plans, policies and guidelines on growth management, land use, development, heritage planning, economic development, strategic planning, urban design; processing and evaluation of development applications. The department also conducts data collection, analysis, research and monitoring of land use, planning policy and growth management matters; digital mapping and related functions and customer service guidance to residents, business owners and applicants. In addition, it manages and prepares agreements for development applications, urban design and architectural control and professional administration services to the Committee of Adjustment.

The Planning Services department provides activities and support to clients through three organizational divisions.

The Planning department can be reached directly by phone at 905-727-3123 ext. 4226 or by email to

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