Building and Construction

Victoria Harbour Wastewater Treatment Plant Capacity Upgrade

The Victoria Harbour wastewater treatment plant is currently operating at maximum capacity under our current Environmental Certificate of Approval with the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, and as a result Tay Township is not permitted to allow the building of any new or additional dwelling units in Victoria Harbour, and westward to, but not including, Triple Bay Road until additional capacity is brought online. Please note this only applies to properties which are connected to or are required to connect to municipal wastewater services, it does not apply to those who are on private septic systems outside of the wastewater collection service area.

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General Information on Building

In response to this common question, the Township of Tay cannot confirm whether a lot is “buildable”. However, we can assist in providing information regarding zoning, septic servicing requirements and Ontario Building Code compliance to provide the basis of information for which a home owner or prospective purchaser is to satisfy.

It is important to consult with the Planning Technician with regard to the requirements of the Zoning By-law (permitted use, setbacks, lot coverage, height, etc.) when you are thinking about building on your property. Our Zoning By-law and permit information can be found by clicking the buttons below.

The property must be capable of being serviced by an onsite sewage system.  This includes (but is not limited to) ensuring all minimum clearance distances are met.

Once this is approved, your builder/contractor is to submit required drawings in accordance with the Ontario Building Code and the Township’s Building By-law and approvals with any other applicable law as required at the time of building permit submission.

Tay Township
450 Park Street, PO Box 100
Victoria Harbour
ON L0K 2A0
Phone: 705-534-7248

Kathryn Beemer
Protective & Development Administrative Assistant
705-534-7248 ext. 220

Christine Hardy
Building Inspector
705-534-7248 ext. 247 

Jason Craig
Manager of Building Services/Chief Building Official
705-534-7248 ext. 236

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