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proposed development​

113 & 117 Bayfield Street and
6, 8 & 12 Sophia Street East

Jones Consulting Group Ltd. has applied for a Zoning Bylaw amendment for a proposed development in Ward 2.

Type of ApplicationDate Application ReceivedStatus
Amendment to the Zoning Bylaw
(File: D14-1701)
July 5, 2020​Zoning By-law Amendment Adopted March 1st, 2021​
​Site Plan Application
(File: D11-026-2020) 
​November 19, 2020
​​Approved & Registered

About the Proposal

The purpose of the Zoning By‐law Amendment Application is to rezone the lands from Transitional Centre Commercial (C2‐1) to Residential Apartment Dwelling Second Density (RA2‐1) (SP‐XXX) with site-specific provisions, to permit the development of an eight storey apartment building that will contain 108 residential units.

The special zoning provisions being requested by the applicant would permit a reduced parking ratio and permit limited tandem parking, permit reduced setbacks and an increased lot coverage and gross floor area, and permit a reduced landscape open space area and landscape buffer.

The proposed development would result in the creation of 70 Affordable Housing Units, in support of the City of Barrie's Affordable Housing Strategy​.

Key Dates

Public Consultation:
Neighbourhood Meeting

Tuesday August 11th, 2020 at 5pm on ZOOM
Watch the Neighbourhood Meeting

Due to restrictions on public gatherings relating to COVID-19, this neighbourhood meeting was held virtually. Those wishing to provide oral comment at the virtual neighbourhood meeting were asked to register in advance.

Registration details were posted on this webpage and social media; listed in the events calendar on this website and within Pingstreet; and distributed by ward-specific e-bulletin to subscribed recipients.

Public Consultation:
Planning Committee Public Meeting
Tuesday October 20, 2020 - 7pm
Watch the Public Meeting
General Committee MeetingMarch 1, 2021
Council MeetingMarch 22nd, 2021
Appeal Period EndedApril 20, 2021

Common Documents Requested for Viewing

Available documents are listed below. Additional information can be obtained from Andrew Gameiro, RPP, Senior Planner, at 705-739-4220 Ext. 5038 or or from Logan Juffermans, Planner, at 705-739-4220 Ext. 4447 or​.

In accordance with the Copyright Act, the plans/reports provided on these pages are for viewing purposes only. Copyrighted documents may not be reproduced for profit nor may any person/organization present these records as their own work. ​​​

 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:

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.

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.

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:


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 (

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.

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.

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