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File #: D12-435 & D14-1638

961 Big Bay Point Road

961 Big Bay Ltd. has applied for Draft Plan of Subdivision & Zoning By-law Amendment in relation to a proposed development at 961 Big Bay Point Road. 

Type of Application Date Received Status
Draft Plan of Subdivision and Zoning By-law Amendment Applications Aug 28, 2017

Draft Approved May 22, 2018

Public Consultation

  • Neighbourhood Meeting: October 11, 2017, 7pm, The City of Barrie Surface Water Treatment Plant (lunch room) – 20 Royal Parkside Drive
  • Applications were circulated to applicable City departments and external agencies for their review and comment on October 2, 2017.
  • Public Meeting: November 13, 2017
  • General Committee Meeting: February 5, 2018

About the Applications

961 Big Bay Ltd. has applied to amend the current zoning of the property from Residential Rural (RR) and Agricultural General (AG) under the provisions of the Town of Innisfil Zoning By-law 054-04 to Neighbourhood Residential R5 to permit the future development of 16 single detached residential lots on lands known municipally as 961 Big Bay Point Road.

Reports & Plans Submitted with the Applications

 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 (

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.

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