The Town has completed 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

Adopted Official Plan

The final draft of the Official Plan was adopted by Council on March 18, 2019 and is now subject to approval by the District Municipality of Muskoka.

Notice of Adoption

By-law 2019-23

 Adopted Official Plan
Official Plan



Three phases of the Official Plan Review

Completed phase 3: Official Plan

Phase 3: Official Plan

Input received was used to develop a draft Official Plan. Public consultation events were held and feedback received informed the final Official Plan. The final Official Plan is subject to approval by the District of Muskoka.

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

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

Third draft of the official plan

Draft Plan

Revised Schedule

Revised Appendices

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

Learn more about the review process in this video:

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We want to hear from you – any questions or feedback regarding the Official Plan Review can be directed to the Planning department.