The Town of Innisfil is undertaking a comprehensive study of its Zoning By-law and Our Shore Community Planning Permit System. The intent is to better implement the Official Plan and replace the Zoning By-law with a new town-wide Community Planning Permit System. 

Streamlining the permitting process

We can use a Community Planning Permit System (CPPS) to make development approval processes more streamlined and efficient. The CPPS allows zoning adjustments, minor variances, and detailed site plan applications to be processed as one application and approval process, instead of two or three separate processes.  

This system provides:

  • An approvals system to create certainty and transparency for the community, landowners and developers
  • More timely approvals for applications that meet standards and guidelines
  • Outcomes that more closely align with community vision
  • A tool to help get housing to the market quicker

You can find more information on the benefits of a Community Planning Permit System on the Government of Ontario's website

Community Advisory Group

To support this project, we're starting a Community Advisory Group (CAG) to provide advice to the project team on a range of matters, guide the direction of studies, and bring forward the perspectives of their organizations or communities. The CAG will include approximately 25 members, including:

  • Residents of Innisfil
  • Representatives from community organizations
  • Local professionals with experience in planning, building or related professions
  • Members of the development community 

How to join the Community Advisory Group

We're looking for 3 to 5 citizens to join the advisory group to provide input on the new Community Planning Permit System. We anticipate that meetings will start in September 2022. This opportunity lets you be a part of the Town's long-range planning objectives while also providing input on the Town’s physical, social, and economic growth as well as environmental management.

Interested in having your voice heard? Contact Paul Pentikainen, Senior Policy Planner at ppentikainen@innisfil.ca. Please include information about yourself and what interests you about this advisory role.

Staying informed

Once the project starts, we will provide regular updates. Stay tuned for open houses, public meeting notices, and links to materials. Subscribe to this page for updates.