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File # D11-027-2020 (Related file: d14-1687)

440 Essa Road


The Jones Consulting Group Ltd., c/o Ray Duhamel are proposing eight (8) storey mixed-use residential and commercial building, containing 194 residential apartment units and 1,208 square metres of ground floor commercial space, along with underground and surface parking.

Date Application ReceivedStatus
December 6th, 2019 (Zoning By-law Amendment)

December 23, 2020 (Site Plan)

Under Review

Key Dates

Neighbourhood Meeting:July 10th, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Holy Spirit Parish
650 Essa Road, Barrie, ON
Public Open House and Meeting:Open House - January 21st, 2020 from 5:45 pm to 6:45 pm 
Rotunda, City Hall 70 Collier Street, Barrie, ON

Public Meeting - January 21st, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Council Chambers, City Hall, 70 Collier Street, Barrie, ON
General Committee MeetingMay 5th, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Council MeetingJune 1st, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Appeal Period June 30th, 2020

Common Documents Requested for Viewing

Additional information can be requested from 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 (

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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