Comprehensive Zoning By-law Review

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The Town’s new Official Plan lays out a vision for Whitby’s future to ensure that as our community continues to grow, it does so sustainably.

The Town is now taking the next step to achieve the Plan’s vision by reviewing and updating Whitby's three current Zoning By-laws and combining them into one easy-to-read document. The goal: to create a new zoning by-law to manage land use and future development. Having one zoning by-law will make it easier for residents, developers and others to find information they are looking for.

The review will look at all types of land uses throughout Whitby, including residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural - that's why we want to hear from you!

The scope of this study includes all of Whitby, with the exception of the Brooklin expansion area as illustrated on the study map.

What is a Zoning By-law?

A Zoning By-law sets out the rules for how properties can be developed and used. This includes:

  • where a building can go
  • how big and tall a building can be
  • and more

Knowing your zoning is key before building an addition to your property, building a shed, creating a home-based business, widening your driveway or more.

Get Involved

Between now and Thursday, May 13, you're invited to learn more and help identify challenges and opportunities with the Town’s current Zoning By-law. Here’s how:

  • Fill out the survey below
  • Register to attend the virtual Community Engagement Session being held on Wednesday, April 28 from 7 to 8 p.m.
  • Submit a comment about the project
  • Fill out this Interested Party form in order to preserve any potential appeal rights in the future to the Local Planning Appeals Tribunal (LPAT)

The Town’s new Official Plan lays out a vision for Whitby’s future to ensure that as our community continues to grow, it does so sustainably.

The Town is now taking the next step to achieve the Plan’s vision by reviewing and updating Whitby's three current Zoning By-laws and combining them into one easy-to-read document. The goal: to create a new zoning by-law to manage land use and future development. Having one zoning by-law will make it easier for residents, developers and others to find information they are looking for.

The review will look at all types of land uses throughout Whitby, including residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural - that's why we want to hear from you!

The scope of this study includes all of Whitby, with the exception of the Brooklin expansion area as illustrated on the study map.

What is a Zoning By-law?

A Zoning By-law sets out the rules for how properties can be developed and used. This includes:

  • where a building can go
  • how big and tall a building can be
  • and more

Knowing your zoning is key before building an addition to your property, building a shed, creating a home-based business, widening your driveway or more.

Get Involved

Between now and Thursday, May 13, you're invited to learn more and help identify challenges and opportunities with the Town’s current Zoning By-law. Here’s how:

  • Fill out the survey below
  • Register to attend the virtual Community Engagement Session being held on Wednesday, April 28 from 7 to 8 p.m.
  • Submit a comment about the project
  • Fill out this Interested Party form in order to preserve any potential appeal rights in the future to the Local Planning Appeals Tribunal (LPAT)
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The Town and its consultant SGL Planning & Design are finalizing Phase 1 (Background Information) of the Comprehensive Zoning By-law Review. The new By-law will apply to all types of land uses including residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural properties. We would like to know your thoughts on some key items to help us as we move forward into Phase 2 (Analysis and Strategic Directions).

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