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Planning Policies and By-law

Contacts

Tony Huguenin
Planning Technician
The Corporation of the Township of Tay 450 Park Street, PO Box 100 Victoria Harbour, Ontario, Canada L0K 2A0
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T. 705-534-7248 x238
Toll Free: 1-800-281-8869
F. 705-534-4493
E-Mail the Planning Technician


To understand the planning policies that affect building and development in Tay Township, the Hierarchy of Planning Documents will show you how it works.

If you would like more information on how land use planning works in Ontario, visit the Citizens` Guides to Land-use Planning Website.

Tay Township Zoning By-law

Download the entire Zoning By-law

Download The Schedules Portion of the Zoning By-law

Download the text portion of the Zoning By-law

Zoning By-law Schedules

If you would you like to make a zoning by-law Amendment, see the Planning Applications Page.

Tay Township Official Plan

  • 1.1 Title and Content     1-1 
  • 1.2 Purpose      1-1
  • 1.3 Status of the Plan     1-2 
  • 1.4 Plan Contents     1-2
  • 2.1 Community Vision     2-1
  • 2.2 General Goals     2-7
  • 2.3 General Objectives     2-12
  • 3.1  General Policies     3-1
  • 3.2  Public Uses      3-4
  • 3.3  Group Homes     3-4
  • 3.4  Home Occupations     3-5
  • 3.5  Heritage Resources     3-5
  • 3.6  Severn Sound Remedial Action Plan  3-8
  • 3.7  Waterfront Docking and Storage Facilities  3-8
  • 3.8  Accessory Dwelling Units    3-9
  • 3.9  Garden Suite Dwelling Unit    3-10
  • 3.10  Expansion of Settlement Areas   3-11
  • 3.11  Consent Policies     3-12
  • 3.12  Flood Plains      3-16
  • 3.13  Aggregate Potential Areas    3-17
  • 4.1 Residential      4-1
  • 4.2 Commercial      4-17
  • 4.3 Industrial       4-25
  • 4.4 Agricultural       4-31
  • 4.5 Rural       4-35
  • 4.6 Open Space      4-38
  • 4.7 Institutional      4-41
  • 4.8 Environmental Protection    4-44
  • 5.1 Methodist Island - Policy Area No. 1  5-1
  • 5.2  Forest Harbour - Policy Area No. 2   5-2
  • 5.3  Port McNicoll - Policy Area No. 3   5-20  
  • 6.1 General Principles     6-1
  • 6.2 Sewage Treatment Servicing   6-2
  • 6.3 Water Servicing     6-4
  • 6.4 Transportation System    6-6
  • 6.5 Storm Water Management    6-11
  • 6.6 Waste Management System   6-12
  • 6.7 Contaminated Lands    6-13
  • 7.1 General      7-1
  • 7.2 Zoning By-law and Holding Zones  7-1
  • 7.3 Temporary Use By-laws    7-3
  • 7.4 Interim Control By-laws    7-3
  • 7.5 Public Participation     7-4
  • 7.6 Site Plan Control     7-4
  • 7.7 Extensions or Enlargements of   Non-Conforming Uses 7-5
  • 7.8 Recognition of Non-Conforming Uses  7-7
  • 7.9 Financial Restrictions    7-8
  • 7.10 Detailed Plans     7-8
  • 7.11 Construction of Public Works   7-9
  • 7.12 Capital Works Program    7-9
  • 7.13 Official Plan Review and Housekeeping Amendments    7-9
  • 7.14 Draft Approval of Subdivision Plans  7-9
  • 7.15 Community Improvement and Property Standards 7-9
  • 8.1 Land Use Boundaries and Roads   8-1
  • 8.2 Figures and Quantities    8-1
  • Official Plan Schedules

Please verify with the Township's Planning & Development Department if an area of interest is subject to an Official Plan Amendment.

County of Simcoe Official Plan

Download the County of Simcoe Official Plan.

Provincial Policy Statement 2014 (PPS)

Download the Provincial Policy Statement. This document has provisions that guide all planning decisions within the Province of Ontario.

Places to Grow for the Greater Golden Horseshoe 2005 (PTG)

Places to Grow has provisions regarding development that is specific to the County of Simcoe and Tay Township.

Other Related Provincial Land Use Planning Legislation

Visit the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing website for legislation related to land-use planning including: