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. 

As part of the public meeting, Town Staff present their final recommendation report. The purpose of a public meeting is to consider this staff report, and provide a public forum for discussion on the merits of the application. Applicants have the opportunity to present their proposal, the public can write in or attend to make their views known, and the Planning and Development Committee has the ability to evaluate the application and make recommendations to Town Council.

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

To obtain more information about a development proposal, please 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).

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


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.

There are currently no upcoming open houses or public meetings scheduled. Please keep checking this page for updates. 

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.

Zoning By-law Amendment No. 18-75 (13 Windward Drive)

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