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File No:  D11-011-2018

443 & 447 Bayview Drive

R.G. Richards & Associates on behalf of North American (Park Place East) Corporation and the Faris Team has applied for ​Site Plan approval for a proposed development at 443 Bayview Drive in Ward 8.

Type of ApplicationDate Application ReceivedStatus
Site PlanAugust 2, 2018Registered on April 16, 2021​

​Remove Hold (H1-102)

​Revised August 12, 2020​By-law 2020-084
Full Force & Effect


The application is to develop an office building on the subject lands, at the southeast corner of Bayview Drive and Churchill Drive.  An office use is permitted in accordance with the existing Light Industrial (LI)(SP-408)(H1-102)(H2-103) zone.

To faciliate development on these lands, an application to remove the Hold provision is required.  This application has been received and is pending approval in coordination with the remainder of the lands now known municipally as 447 Bayview Drive, as well as consideration for future Park Place development.  A Traffic Impact Study is required to remove the Hold.  This study is attached below, and has been approved in principle by City Staff and MTO. 

Plans Submitted with Application

Available documents are listed below. Additional information can be obtained from Celeste Kitsemetry at 705-739-4220 ext. 4430.

 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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