Official Plan Update and New Zoning By-law

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Recognition Day

All residents are invited to an Open House on Saturday, July 8, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Lion's Head Rotary Hall and from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Municipal Office to review proposed updates to the Official Plan and a new Comprehensive Zoning By-law.  Click here to view full public notice

PowerPoint Presentation

May 28, 2017 (Tobermory Community Centre) - click  here to view

Draft New Zoning By-Law 

NEW Draft By-Law - includes changes SINCE Open House No. 1 dated May 28, 2017.

Draft Comprehensive Zoning By-Law dated May 26, 2017
Draft Zone  Maps

Environmental Hazard Areas and Maps

Draft Environmental Hazard Maps are now available.  These maps have been prepared using the criteria that was identified by the Pilot Project Steering Committee (PPSC).  You can view the Pilot Project Steering Report here.  You can view the draft hazard maps using an interactive tool which allows you to search for your property by address, roll number or legal description and turn on other features like air photos by clicking on this . 

Interactive Hazard Maps tool is now available.  We have created a custom tool to allow you to review the proposed new hazard maps.   This allows you to look at the maps and turn on other features by clicking on this link

If you want to look at the hazard maps on schedules that match the Zoning By-law, click here to view.  Please note that these maps are published in the same series as the Zoning By-law Maps and are being replaced with maps showing all zones as they come available.  Only Environmental Hazard (EH) areas are shown.  To find your property, first open the "Key Map", find your area, then open the corresponding schedule.  If you you wish to compare to the current zoning maps, click here

To learn more about environmental hazards, what hazards have been mapped and how the maps have been produced, please check these documents:

1.  Pilot Project Steering Committee (PPSC) Report, click here to view the Staff Report
2.  Grey Sauble Conservation Authority (GSCA) Hazard Mapping Brief, click here to view
3.  Northern Bruce Peninsula Hazard Mapping Examples, click here to view
4.  A Provincial Guide to Understanding Natural Hazards, click here to view

By way of Resolution #06-07-2016 dated February 29, 2016, Council approved the following:

THAT Council does hereby adopt the Pilot Project Steering Committee (PPSC) report dated February 10, 2016, as circulated, and approves all actions contained therein;
AND THAT the Pilot Project Steering Committee (PPSC) supports the nine (9) recommendations contained within a Staff Report prepared by Chris LaForest dated January 25, 2016 and recommends that Council concurs with this resolution to adopt said recommendations.

Official Plan Review

In 2017, Council, Staff and the public will be discussing and addressing updates to the Local Official Plan (Lion's Head, Ferndale and Tobermory) as well as a new Zoning By-law.  We encourage everyone to become participate in the process.  The February 2017 Municipal Newsletter provides an overview of the nature, intent and process involved.  Click here to view the overview. 

Step 1:  Topic Papers and Initial Public Comment Period (January 23 to March 31, 2017)
Topic 1:  Public Consultation and Process
Topic 2:  Built Form : Sense of Place
Topic 3:  Energy Conservation, Air Quality and Climate Change
Topic 4:  Housing and Dwellings
Topic 5:  Natural Heritage Systems

Public comments on these and other topics that have been received were summarized in a report to Council on April 10, 2017.  Click here to view the Staff Report

Step 2:  Preparation of Proposed Plan and Open Houses (May to September 25, 2017)

A draft of the proposed updates to the Official Plan has been prepared, click here.

You can find a Summary of Changes to the Official Plan, by section, by clicking here.

You can read the current Official Plan by clicking here.

Proposed Schedules of the Official Plans are now available. The changes to these schedules were primarily to:

  • re-draw the "Natural Area" boundaries to separate them from "Environmental Hazards" which are now mapped separately
  • combine the "Highway Commercial" and "Space Extensive Commercial and Light Industrial" designations into a "Highway Commercial and Light Industrial" designation which corresponds to the way they have been zoned since 2002
  • include a new "Highway Commercial and Light Industrial" area across from the Tobermory Airport

Schedule 'A' - Tobermory Land Use
Schedule 'B' - Lion's Head Land Use
Schedule 'C' - Ferndale Land Use
Schedule 'D' (unchanged) - Tobermory Maximum Permitted Height Overlay
Schedule 'E' (unchanged) - Lion's Head Maximum Permitted Height Overlay
Schedule 'F' - Tobermory Constraints
Schedule 'G' - Lion's Head Constraints

    Dates and times for Open Houses are contained in the Public Notice (at the stop of this web page).

    You can submit comments to

    If further changes to the proposed plan are identified during this process (prior to the Statutory Public Meeting in September), they will be posted in this section.

    Step 3:  The Statutory Public Meeting will occur on Monday, September 25, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 56 Lindsay Road 5, R. R. #2, Lion's Head, Ontario, N0H 1W0

    New Zoning By-law

    A draft new Comprehensive Zoning By-law is available for viewing at the top of this page and Schedules will be published on-line shortly.

    You can submit comments to

    Want to view a hard copy?  Visit the Municipal Office (Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) or the Tobermory or Lion's Head Libraries during hours of operation. 






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