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Official Plan Review & Update

The Township of Tiny has prepared a new draft Official Plan in accordance with Section 17 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990 that sets out where and how the Township will grow over the next 20 years.  Please click on the links below to review the draft Official Plan and Schedules:

Draft Official Plan

Schedule A – Land Use

Schedule B – Natural Features

Schedule C – Transportation

Schedule D – Waste Disposal Sites

Schedule E – Source Water Protection

You are invited to a Public Open House to learn about and comment on this new Plan. This is an informal gathering to give members of the public an opportunity to review the draft Official Plan and ask questions. The Public Open House will be held on Friday, August 25th, 2017 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 130 Balm Beach Road West, Tiny, Ontario, to consult with the public regarding the review and update of the Township Official Plan. A presentation will be made at 5:00 p.m., providing an overview of the draft Official Plan.

A copy of the draft Official Plan is also available for viewing at the Township Office.  To review the Notice of Public Open House or to download a copy of the Public Comment Form, please click on the links below:

Notice of Public Open House

Public Comment Form


What is an Official Plan?


An Official Plan is a planning policy document that establishes goals, objectives, land use designations and land use policies for these designations to manage and direct development and land uses throughout the Township. Official Plans outline what is generally permitted within the land use designations and includes associated policies. Plans are generally viewed as “living documents” subject to amendment over time. Official Plans are reviewed on a regular basis.

Why does the Township of Tiny need an Official Plan?


An Official Plan provides an effective means by which to inform the public of how their land can be used and what the municipality has deemed to be most appropriate in terms of land use designation. Official Plans are used as a tool to ensure appropriate uses of land are promoted in the Township based on the principles of good planning, and Provincial, County and Township policies. The Plan also helps to guide in the effective provision of infrastructure, and establishes a set of local regulations and standards to guide site specific development.


Why does the Official Plan need to be reviewed?

The Planning Act requires municipalities to review their Official Plans no less than every five years.

Over the course of the last decade, the Province has increased its commitment to good planning. This includes the release of the Provincial Policy Statement 2014, the approval of the Source Protection Plan under the Clean Water Act 2006, and the “Places to Grow Act: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe 2006”. Similarly, the Planning Act, which forms the regulatory environment for Planning, has been amended. All municipal Official Plans must be consistent with and conform to these provincial policies.

The majority of the County of Simcoe Official Plan has been approved by the OMB and forms part of the new County Land Use Planning policy regime, in which the Township Official Plan must be consistent with and conform to.

What has the Township done to date?

There are a number of background technical reports that have been prepared in support of the Official Plan Review and Updated as follows:

At the November 28, 2016 Council Meeting, Motion #604/16 was approved and reads in part that staff be directed to work with MHBC Planning Limited to proceed with the Official Plan Review and Update on a comprehensive basis.

At the July 10, 2017 Committee of the Whole Meeting, MHBC Planning Limited made a presentation to Council regarding the new draft Official Plan.

If you have any questions, please contact the Township Planning Department at 705-526-4204.