The Planning Department regularly holds open houses and public meetings for Official Plan Amendment, Zoning By-law Amendment, Plan of Subdivision and some Plan of Condominium applications. These typically take place during Planning and Development Committee meetings. 

What is an open house?

An open house meeting is typically held shortly after the Town receives a development application, at the beginning of the development review process. Town Staff have not reviewed the application yet, and are still awaiting comments and analysis from other departments and agencies who review the application, as well as comments from the public. Therefore there have been no decisions made about the development proposal yet.

The purpose of an open house meeting is for Town Staff and the applicant to:

  • Inform you about the development proposal;
  • Inform you about planning process to follow;
  • Answer your questions;
  • Hear your comments.

What is a public meeting?

A public meeting is required to be held under the Planning Act for all applications to amend the Official Plan and/or Zoning By-law, as well as Plans of Subdivision and some Plans of Condominium. 

The purpose of a public meeting is to provide a public forum for discussion on the merits of the application. Applicants have the opportunity to present their proposal, and the public can write in or attend to make their views known.

Following the public meeting, staff will prepare a recommendation report concerning the application to be presented at a meeting of the Planning and Development Committee. The Planning and Development Committee will then evaluate the application and make a recommendation to Town Council. Council then makes the final decision regarding whether to approve, approve with conditions and/or changes, or refuse the application.

What if I can't attend an open house or public meeting?

To obtain more information about a development proposal, you can contact the Planning Department. You are also welcome to come into Town Hall to discuss the proposal in-person with a member of Town Staff anytime during our regular business hours (Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm).

Application materials are available on the Town's website.

To submit formal written comments about a development application, you can send an email or letter to the Planning Department at the following address:

Town of Grimsby, Planning Department,
P.O. Box 159, 160 Livingston Avenue,
Grimsby, Ontario. L3M 4G3

Email: planning@grimsby.ca

If you wish for your comments to be considered and incorporated into the final staff recommendation report,  you must send them at least one week prior to the public meeting date, however written comments may be submitted at any time prior to the meeting.

When submitting written comments, please be sure to clarify which file your comments apply to.

Notices for Upcoming Open Houses and Public Meetings

Notices for upcoming open houses and public meetings will be posted here. Notices are typically posted at least 20 days prior to the open house or public meeting date.

April 26, 2021

150 Central Avenue (Lot 39, 30M-115)

19 Lynnwood Avenue

March 29, 2021
141-149 Main Street East
 March 8, 2021

February 18, 2021

2020

 November 10, 2020

 7 Park Road South - Public Meeting  

September 24, 2020

4 Windward Drive  

March 24, 2020 (Postponed)

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 

4 Windward Drive - Open House  

January 28, 2020

362-398 North Service Road - Public Meeting

2019

 December 10, 2019
 133 Main Street East - Public Open House  
November 12, 2019
361 South Service Road - Public Meeting  
October 29, 2019
Northeast corner of Slessor Boulevard at Livingston Avenue - Public Meeting  
September 24, 2019

27 John Street Parking Lot - Public Meeting

308 & 314 Main Street East - Public Meeting  

August 27, 2019

27 John Street Parking Lot

226-228 Main Street East  

July 23, 2019

Northeast corner of Slessor Avenue at Livingston Avenue - Public Open House

361 South Service Road - Public Meeting  

June 18, 2019

226 and 228 Main Street East - Public Open House  

May 28, 2019

709-721 Winston Road - Statutory Public Meeting

89 Main Street East - Statutory Public Meeting   

April 23, 2019

314 Main Street East - Public Open House  

March 19, 2019

361 South Service Road - Public Open House Notice (RESCHEDULED)  

February 26, 2019

362 & 398 North Service Road - Public Open House Notice (RESCHEDULED) 

February 12, 2019 (Cancelled due to inclement weather)

361 South Service Road - Public Open House Notice

362 & 398 North Service Road - Public Open House Notice 

 

Notices of Decision

Notice of Council's decision on planning applications will be posted here. Notices are typically posted a maximum of 15 days after the date of Council's decision.

 

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