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Proposed Development

55–57 McDonald St, 61–67 Owen St & 70–78 Worsley St

Applications have been received for Site Plan Control, and Zoning By-law Amendment for a proposed development in Ward 2.

Type of ApplicationDate Application ReceivedStatus
Site Plan Control
(File: D11-016-2021)
June 30, 2021Under Review

(File: D14-1645)

January 25, 2018

Rezoning approved by General Committee on September 10, 2018. Zoning bylaw approved by Council on November 26, 2018.

About the Proposal

​Site Plan Control

20-storey Mixed-use building containing 278 residential units and 950 square metres of ground floor commercial space, together with underground and structured parking.

Zoning By-law Amendment

A proposed Zoning By-law amendment to develop a 6-storey mixed-use podium building with two residential towers above; an eight 8-storey tower at the corner of Owen Street and McDonald Street and a 20-storey tower at the corner of Owen Street and Worsley Street. A sixth floor amenity level is proposed to connect the two towers.

Key Dates

Public Consultation: 7pm February 8, 2018
City Hall Rotunda (70 Collier Street)
Neighbourhoo​​d Meeting
Public Consultation: Public MeetingApril 9, 2018
General Committee MeetingSeptember 10, 2018
Council MeetingSeptember 17, 2018
Appeal PeriodClosed

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​.​

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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