Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Sign In

Skip Navigation Links70-Pioneer-Trail 70 Pioneer Trail

70 Pioneer Trail

Proposed Official Plan & Zoning By-law Amendment Application.

Jones Consulting Group on behalf of Fernbrook Homes (Parkside) Ltd. have submitted Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment applications to change the Zoning from Residential Single Detached (R2)(SP-442) to RM2 (SP) to permit a Medium Density residential townhouse development at 70 Pioneer Trail.  The proposal is for 43 townhouses with special provisions to permit an increase in height from 10m to 12m and suggested provisions to ensure minimum standards for urban design on site.


Date Application Deemed CompleteStatus

October 23, 2016

Additional Materials submitted, including:

  • Planning Justification Report (Revised Feb. 2019)
  • Addendum to Environmental Impact Study (Jan. 24, 2018)
  • Traffic Impact Study (Dec. 30, 2016)

Under Review


Key Dates

Neighbourhood MeetingPublic Meeting General Committee MeetingCouncil MeetingAppeal Period

Nov. 3, 2016

Mar. 6, 2019

Delayed For Additional Review/Reports

Tentatively scheduled for
April 15, 2019







Selected Reports & Plans

 Glossary: Planning Terms

Council Meeting

At a City Council meeting, Councillors make a decision on the application. There is an appeal period, in accordance with the Planning Act, following the Public Notice of the decision. Appeals are made to the City Clerk’s office. Learn more:

General Committee Meeting

General Committee meets to consider a staff report regarding the application that makes recommendations on the matter for Council consideration. Learn more:

Public Meeting

Formal meeting of General Committee where the applicant makes presentation re the proposed development. The public has the opportunity to speak and ask questions. No decisions are made at this meeting. Notice of the Public Meeting is mailed to property owners within 120m from the subject lands boundary & contained in the local newspaper. Signage is posted on the subject lands. Learn more:

Neighbourhood Meeting

Informal meeting hosted by the City at a venue in close proximity to the application location. The applicant presents the proposed development and attendees have the opportunity to ask questions. City staff provide information on application processing and timing. No decisions are made at this meeting. Notice of a Neighbourhood Meeting is mailed to property owners within 240m from the subject lands boundary, e-mailed to ward residents (, & posted on Facebook & Twitter. Signage is posted on the subject lands.

Subdivision Approval

Subdivision approval occurs when a parcel of land is subdivided into various lots and/or blocks, where each lot or block is developed individually. Subdivision approval is delegated to Planning Staff. No Council decision is made on the matter.

Site Plan Control

When a residential medium or high density, industrial, institutional or commercial property is located within a Site Plan Control area, development of the site requires approval from the City of Barrie. Site Plan approval is delegated to the Planning & Building Services Department. Signage is posted on the subject lands to inform the public that an application has been filed. No Public Meeting is held, no approval is required by Council, and the decision cannot be appealed by the general public.


A Rezoning application is required to revise or change the lands use or density of a property as recognized by the City’s Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw. For example, change the density of property from Residential Single Detached Dwelling Second Density R2 to Residential Apartment Dwelling First Density RA1.

Official Plan Amendment

An Official Plan Amendment is required to revise or change the land use of a property as recognized by the City’s Official Plan.  For example, change the land use from Commercial uses to Residential uses.

Looks like your screen is a bit too small

The page you are attempting to view is not currently compatible with the dimensions of your device. Please visit this page on a larger screen.