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45 McKay Road West

Watersand Construction Limited applied for Rezoning and Plan of Subdivision for a proposed development at 45 McKay Road West.

Type of ApplicationDate Application Received
(File: D14-1620)
February 17, 2017Approved
​(File: D12-425)
​February 17, 2017​Draft plan approval issued; registration pending

About the Proposal

Watersand Construction Limited proposed the development of 16 employment blocks.

Key Dates

Public Consultation: Public MeetingMarch 20, 2017 (Zoning)
General Committee MeetingMay 29, 2017 (Zoning)
Council MeetingJune 5, 2017 (Zoning);
June 19, 2017 (Zoning)
Subdivision Approval with ConditionsDecember 1, 2017
Subdivision Registration To be determined
Appeal Period Ending​
December 22, 2017

Common Documents Requested for Viewing

Available documents are listed below. More information can be obtained from Carlissa McLaren, Supervisor of Planning, at 705-739-4220 x4719 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:

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:

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.

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.

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.


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 (

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.

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