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File # D11-028-2017 (Site Plan)
File # D12-422/D14-1615 (Rezoning/Subdivision)

851 Essa Road

Applications have been received for Draft Plan of Subdivision, Zoning By-law Amendment, and Site Plan Approval for a proposed development at 851 Essa Road in Ward 7.

Type of Application Date Received / Deemed Complete Status
Rezoning/Subdivision  November 21, 2016 Zoning By-law Approved; Draft Plan of Subdivion Registered
Site Plan

October 16, 2017

Conditions of site plan approval issued​

About the Applications


Applicant: Crisdawn Construction Inc. 257 single detached residential lots, 94 street townhouses, 54 back-to-back townhouses, one apartment block, one future commercial block

Site Plan

Applicant: Pratt Hansen Group Inc. Two 4 storey residential buildings totalling 120 units.This application is a block on a plan of subdivision that has not been registered.

Key Dates

Subdivision/Rezoning Application
Public Consultation: Neighbourhood Meeting January 25, 2017
Public Consultation: Public Meeting April 3, 2017
General Committee Meeting June 12, 2017 (Zoning)
Council Meeting June 19, 2017 (Zoning)
Subdivision Approval with Conditions November 23, 2017
Subdivision Registration February 15, 2019​
Appeal Period Ending December 13, 2017

Plans Submitted with Application

Available documents are listed below. Additional information can be obtained from planner noted above.

 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. 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.

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