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File #D09-OPA077 and D14-1682

224 Ardagh Road & part of 250 Ardagh Road

6 storey mixed use building with commercial space and 50 apartments, and 31 townhouses.


KLM Planning Partners Inc., on behalf of 2596843 Ontario Inc., has requested consideration of a change to the Official Plan designation for that portion of the 250 Ardagh Road declared surplus by the City, from Institutional to General Commercial, as well as provide site specific provisions for the General Commercial designation over the entire land holdings to permit high density residential and stand-alone residential uses.

A Zoning By-law Amendment application has also been submitted to change the land use from Institutional (I) for that portion of 250 Ardagh Road declared surplus, and provide the entire land holdings with a General Commercial zone with special provisions (C4)(SP-XXX) to facilitate the proposed development of the site for a (6) storey mixed use building with commercial space and 50 apartments, and 31 townhouses.

Type of ApplicationDate application deemed completeStatus
Official Plan Amendment and Rezoning September 3, 2019

Approved by Council June 15, 2020

By-law Pending

Key Dates

Neighbourhood Meeting Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 7:00pm to 8:45pm
Holy Spirit Church, 650 Essa Road
Public Meeting:

October 28, 2019 @ 7:00pm
City of Barrie Council Chambers

Planning Committee MeetingJune 1, 2020 (DEV005-20)
Council MeetingJune 15, 2020
Appeal PeriodTo be Determined or Date of last appeal submission

Common Documents Requested for Viewing

Additional information can be requested from the staff contact noted above

 Glossary: Planning Terms

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.


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. For example, change the density of property from Residential Single Detached Dwelling Second Density R2 to Residential Apartment Dwelling First Density RA1.

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.

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.

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:

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:

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:

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