Parkland Dedication

A cut-out picture from the Zoning By-Law.


Planning Department

395 Mulock Dr, Newmarket, ON
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​​​​​​​​​​​​Parkland is an integral component of the urban landscape and is required to create healthy and complete communities.
In accordance with the provisions of the Planning Act, the Town of Newmarket has prepared a Parkland Dedication By-lawThis By-law  requires developers and builders to either set aside a certain amount of a development site for parkland​ (parkland dedication) or alternatively, pay a cash-in-lieu that will be used to create parkland elsewhere in the Town.  Both measures will ensure that the residents of the Town are appropriately served by parkland.

The Parkland Dedication By-law applies on a Town-wide basis, and contains requirements specific to the Yonge Street and Davis Drive corridors (the Town's Urban Centres) that are intended to incentivize their redevelopment.  

Background Informatio​​​n

For additional background information on the previous version of this By-law, a presentation is available here. The Parkland Policy Development Manual is available here ​(if you require either of these documents in an accessible format, please contact the Town of Newmarket at 905-895-5193)​.   

Contact and More Information​

For more information please contact the Planning Department at 905-895-5193 or email Below are some other helpful documents and links: