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File # D09-OPA082, D14-1700

521 Huronia Road

MacNaughton Hermsen Britton Clarkson (MHBC) Planning Limited has applied for an Official Plan Amendment and Amendment to the Zoning Bylaw for a proposed development at 521 Huronia Road in Ward 9.

Type of ApplicationDate Application Deemed CompleteStatus
Official Plan Amendment (OPA)May 13, 2020Under Review
Amendment to the Zoning Bylaw (ZBA)May 13, 2020Under Review

About the Application

​Proposal: MHBC Planning Limited on behalf of Huronia Barrie Land Inc. has requested consideration for an Official Plan Amendment and an Amendment to the Zoning By-law to permit the development of a 1.27ha portion of the subject 6.2ha property for residential use. The lands are generally located south of Loon Avenue with access provided from a new road connecting to Huronia Road. The current land use designation is General Industrial, so the lands are subject to an analysis for Employment Land Conversion. The proposed concept includes 52 residential townhouse units.

Key Dates

Public Consultation:
Neighbourhood Meeting

July 8, 2020 at 5pm
Watch the Neighourhood Meeting

Due to restrictions on public gatherings relating to COVID-19, this neighbourhood meeting was held virtually. Those wishing to provide oral comment at the virtual neighbourhood meeting were asked to register in advance.

Public Consultation:
Public Meeting

September 15, 2020 - 7:30pm
Watch the Public Meeting

Due to restrictions on public gatherings due to COVID-19, this public meeting was held in a virtual forum. It was televised on Rogers TV and livestreamed on the City's YouTube Channel.

Planning Committee MeetingApril 12, 2022
Staff Report DEV003-22
Council MeetingTBD
Appeal Period EndedTBD

Common Documents Requested for Viewing 

Available documents are listed below. Additional information can be obtained from Celeste Kitsemetry, Senior Planner, at 705-739-4220 x4430,

 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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