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Three Phases of the Official Plan Review

There are three phases to the official plan review approach which the Town of Huntsville has been working through: Phase 1 Creating a Vision, Phase 2 Background Reports and Phase 3 Official Plan.  The Town of Huntsville is working on Phase 2 Background Reports in the review process. 

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Phase 1 Creating a Vision: Completed

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Phase 1 of the Official Plan Review kicked off with a visioning questionnaire and workshops where the public was invited to attend and provide input on how they envision the future of Huntsville. The vision and guiding principles for the existing Town of Huntsville Official Plan can be found under Section 2. Given the importance that community Vision plays in land use policy, the first step of the Official Plan project is to determine whether the existing Vision still reflects the direction that residents, stakeholders and Council want for Huntsville in the next 20 years. These sessions represented the beginning of the process as the Vision provides a basis for developing goals, objectives and policies for the Official Plan.

Phase 1 Background: Vision, Goals & Objectives - Completed

Phase 1 Open House: February 2, 2016 - Completed

Phase 2 Background Reports: In Progress

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As part of the Official Plan Review process, a series of Background Reports were completed. These reports 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 upon completion and provided feedback through participation in an open house consultation event.

Upcoming Open House


Presentation Materials



At each open house there will be a brief presentation providing an overview of the project, along with opportunities to provide input on the draft preliminary directions. For any questions or for special accommodations related to this Open House, please contact Kirstin Maxwell, Manager of Planning.  Upcoming open house dates:

  • September 28, 2017 from 6pm-8pm at the Port Sydney Community Hall (607 Muskoka Road 10, Port Sydney)

Preliminary Policy Directions & Comments

Preliminary Policy Directions Report

The input of our community is important to us.  Please consider completing the Comment Form with your thoughts on the official plan review preliminary policy directions.  Comments will be accepted until October 20, 2017.

Phase 2: Policy Background Papers - Complete

Healthy Community

Sustainable Natural Environment

A Growing Community

Miscellaneous

Phase 3 Official Plan

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We will use all input received throughout the review process to develop a draft Official Plan which will be available for public review. Public consultation events will be held at that time and feedback received will inform the final Official Plan. The final Official Plan will be subject to approval by Council and the District of Muskoka.