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Proposed development

17 Sophia Street East; 3, 5, 7 & 11 McDonald Street; 58 & 60 Clapperton Street

Zoning By-law Amendment Application, from applicant Weston Consulting on behalf of the Black Creek Group.

Type of Application​Date Application ReceivedStatus
Zoning By-law Amendment
(File: D30-012-2022)
April 29, 2022Under Review

About the Proposal

The proposed Zoning By‐law Amendment application seeks to rezone the subject lands from ‘Residential Apartment Dwelling 2 – First Density’ (RA2-1) and 'Transition Centre Commercial - 1 - Special Provision No. 175 & 179' (C2-1)(SP-175)(SP-179) to ‘Transition Centre Commercial – 2 – Special’ (C2-2)(SP-XXX) with site-specific provisions.

The intent and purpose of the Zoning By-law Amendment is to permit the development of a 21-storey mixed-use building containing 253 residential units, ground floor commercial space and underground parking.

Key Dates

Public Consultation:
Neighbourhood Meeting

April 6, 2022, at 5pm
Watch the neighbourhood meeting presentation

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:
Public Meeting

June 14, 2022 at 7pm
Virtual Zoom Meeting

General Committee MeetingTo be determined
Council MeetingTo be determined
Appeal Period EndedTo be determined

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

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 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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