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Proposed Development

41 & 43 Essa Road and 259 & 273 Innisfil Street

This proposed development, from applicant Tonlu Properties, is currently under review for a Zoning By-law Amendment in the Development Review Process.

Type of ApplicationDate Application Deemed Complete
Zoning By-law Amendment
Oct. 19, 2021
Under Review
Site Plan ControlN/APending Zoning By-law Approval

About the Application

Innovative Planning Solutions Inc. on behalf of Tonlu Properties, are seeking to amend the current zoning for lands known municipally as 41 & 43 Essa Road and 259 & 273 Innisfil Street from from 'Light Industrial' (LI) and 'Central Area Commercial' (C1-1) to 'Transition Centre Commercial with Special Provisions' (C2-2)(SP-XXX) to facilitate the development of four (4) buildings at 20, 29, 35 and 37 storeys in height intended for 1,276 residential apartments with ground floor commercial along the Essa Road and Innisfil Street frontages.  The special provisions include, but may not be limited to, reducing the commercial use requirement to 5%, increase in height, decreased setback from the railway, reduced side yard setbacks and removal of the general requirement to comply with the residential zoning provisions for apartment dwellings..  

The project is a collection of properties located in the Allandale Neighbourhood, generally bounded by Innisfil Street, the BCRY railway and Essa Road, both west and east of Innisfil Street and southwest of the railway tracks.


Key Dates

Public Consultation:
Neighbourhood Meeting

July 6, 2021, at 5pm
Watch neighbourhood meeting presentation

Public Consultation:
Public Meeting
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 7:00 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 Celeste Kitsemetry, Senior Planner, at (705) 739-4220 ext. 4430 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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