The Town is reviewing its Official Plan, a document to manage growth and determine how land should be used. An Official Plan deals with issues such as:

  • Where new housing, industry, offices and shops will be located
  • What services like roads, watermains, sewers, parks and schools will be needed
  • When, and in what order, parts of your community will grow
  • How to preserve and enhance cultural, historical and recreational services and amenities
  • Community improvement initiatives

Learn more about the review process in this video:

Upcoming public meetings and open houses

A special Council meeting will be held on January 16, 2019 at 6:00p.m.

Two open houses are scheduled for January 8 and 10, 2019

Three phases of the Official Plan Review

In progress phase 3: Official Plan

Phase 3: Official Plan

We will use input received to develop a draft Official Plan. Public consultation events will be held and feedback received will inform the final Official Plan. The final Official Plan is subject to approval by Council and the District of Muskoka.

Second draft of the official plan
Revised Schedules Revised Appendices
First draft of the official plan

Public meetings

Draft plan




Completed phase 2: Background policy

Phase 2: Background policyBackground papers provide information to support the recommended changes in the new draft Official Plan. The public was given an opportunity to review each of the Background Reports and provide feedback through Open House events.Open house Background papers
Healthy community
Sustainable natural environment
Natural hazards and human constraints
Servicing our residents
A growing community
Policy directions
Completed phase 1: Creating a vision
Phase 1: Create a visionThe public was invited to attend workshops and provide input on how they envision the future of Huntsville. This vision provides a basis for developing goals, objectives and policies for the Official Plan.

Background: Vision, goals and objectives

Open house

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