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Proposed Development

518, 520, 522, & 524 Tiffin Street

The applicant Pioneer Family Pools and Spas Barrie Inc.​ has submitted an Offical Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment applicaiton for a proposed development at 518, 520, 522, 524 Tiffin Street.

Type of ApplicationStatus

Official Plan Amendment

Under Review

Zoning By-law Amendment

Under Review
Site Plan Control
Pending Submission

About the Proposal

The applicant is proposing to amend Schedule ‘A’ – Land Use in the Official Plan to change the designation of the subject lands from ‘Environmental Protection Area’ to ‘General Industrial’ and to amend the zoning on the subject lands from ‘Environmental Protection’ to ‘General Industrial with Special Provisions’ (GI)(SP-XXX).

The applications, if approved, would facilitate the use of land for warehousing and indoor/outdoor storage of construction materials associated with Pioneer Family Pools and Spas.

Zoning – Site Specific Provisions


  • The applicant is proposing outdoor storage of sand, gravel, stone, or soil be included in the permitted uses for Industrial Zones. The proposed site-specific zoning standards are listed in Table 1 below.

General Industrial Zone - GI
Minimum Interior Side Yard Setback3 metres0 metres
Minimum Rear Yard Setback7 metres0 metres
General Provisions and General Standards
Section - Continuous Landscape BufferWhere any lot in an Industrial Zone abuts a lot in a Commercial, Institutional, Open Space or Environmental Protection Zone, a continuous landscaped buffer area of a minimum width of 3m shall be provided along the abutting lot line of the lot.Permit a continuous landscaped buffer of 0 metres
Section Setbacks Any outdoor storage use or outdoor storage associated with any other permitted use shall maintain the same setbacks as required for the zone in which it is permitted. No outdoor storage use or outdoor storage is permitted in the front yard or the minimum exterior side yard of any lot.Permit outdoor storage within the front yard
Section - Fencing Any permitted outdoor storage or outdoor storage use which adjoins a street or a lot in any zone other than the zone in which the outdoor storage is located shall be screened from view from the street or lot through the erection and maintenance of a stone or masonry wall or chain link fence and appropriate landscaping screen and no such enclosure shall be less than two (2) metres in height. The fence shall maintain the same setback as required for the outdoor storage. Where the height of the outside storage exceeds the height of the fence, coniferous planting shall be provided between the fence and the lot line along the street.Continuous fence constructed along the lot line around the perimeter of the site to screen the outdoor storage from view from the street or lot

Key Dates

Public Consultation: 
Neighbourhood Meeting

Thursday March​ 3, 2022 at 5pm
View neighbourhood meeting presentation

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:
Public Meeting

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

This public meeting will be held in a virtual forum with electronic participation and in person at City Hall. The meeting will be televised on Rogers TV and livestreamed on the City’s YouTube Channel

If you would like to participate virtually, you will need access to a computer with internet service or a telephone. If you wish to provide oral comments at the public meeting, please register in advance by emailing: or calling 705-730-4220 x5500 during regular office hours prior to Monday, June 20, 2022 by 12:00 p.m. Once you register, you will be provided information from the Legislative Services Branch on how to make your submission.

Any person may attend the meeting and make representation or present submission respecting this matter. If you wish to make a written submission concerning this matter, please email or mail written comments to or City Hall, 70 Collier Street, PO Box 400, Barrie, ON L4M 4T5 (attention: City Clerk). Written comments must be received by Monday, June 13, 2022 by 12:00 p.m.

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 Jaspreet Sidhu, Planner, at 705-739-4220 x5135 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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