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PUBLIC NOTICENotice of Public Meeting: Proposed amendment to the Zoning By-law - Cannabis production in the City of Barrie
Thursday, April 11, 2019

​Re: Amendment to the Zoning By-law – City of Barrie, Cannabis Production in the City of Barrie.

TAKE NOTICE that the General Committee of the Council of the Corporation of the City of Barrie will hold a public meeting on Monday, May 06, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 70 Collier Street, to review to review municipally initiated amendments to the City of Barrie Zoning By-law 2009-141.

THE PURPOSE of the proposed amendment is to update and refine the intent and content of Comprehensive Zoning By-law 2009-141 as it relates to Cannabis Production. The proposed amendment includes text changes to the By-law that are summarized below.

1. Section 3.0 – Definitions

a. Revise the definition of ‘Medical Marihuana Production Facility’ to ‘Cannabis Production Facility’ with the understanding that both medical and recreational cannabis can be legally produced with a Health Canada License.
b. Any facility that requires a Health Canada License for the production of Cannabis is to be considered a Cannabis Production Facility under the City’s Zoning By-law, including micro-cultivation licenses, cultivation licenses and licenses for research.
2. Table 7.2 – Industrial Permitted Uses

a. Rename ‘Medical Marihuana Production Facility’ to ‘Cannabis Production Facility’.

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Any person may attend the meeting and make representation or present submissions respecting this matter. If you wish to make a submission concerning this matter it should be directed to Legislative and Court Services by Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Any person may make representation at the meeting, however, written submissions are encouraged. Notification of the Amendment to the Zoning By-law if adopted by Council will be provided upon written request to the City Clerk.

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Corporation of The City of Barrie before the Amendment to the Zoning By-law is passed:

(a) the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Corporation of The City of Barrie to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal; and
(b) the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

If you wish to be notified of the decision of the Council of The Corporation of the City of Barrie in respect of the proposed Amendment to the Zoning By-law, you must make a written submission to the undersigned and the Planning and Building Services Department.

All information including opinions, presentations, reports, documentation, etc. provided for or at a Public Meeting are considered public records. This information may be posted on the City of Barrie website and/or made available to the public upon request. Questions about this collection should be directed to the undersigned.

Michelle Banfield, RPP,
Manager of Growth and Development
705-739-4220, Ext. 5466
Planning and Building Services Department
City of Barrie
70 Collier Street, P.O. Box 400
Barrie, Ontario, L4M 4T5 

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