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  • Public Meeting - Official Plan Amendment for 16250, 16356 & 16450 Yonge Street

    Created: Thursday, November 26, 2020


    APPLICANT:  Shinning Hill Collections Inc.

    FILE NUMBER:  D09NP2012

    The Council of the Corporation of the Town of Newmarket will hold an electronic Public Meeting on:

    Monday, January 18th, 2021 at 1:00 PM

    By way of an electronic meeting using video conferencing (Zoom) to consider a proposed Official Plan Amendment under Section 17 of the Planning Act, RSO 1990, c. P. 13, as amended.

    The applicant is proposing to amend the Official Plan to re-designate the lands, shown on the attached map, from “Environmental Protection Area – Oak Ridges Moraine”, “Stable Residential”, and “Parks & Open Space” to “Site Specific Emerging Residential”, “Parks & Open Space”, “Natural Heritage System”, and “Environmental Protection Area – Oak Ridge Moraine”.

    The purpose of this amendment is to permit a portion of the lands to be developed for urban uses, such as a mix of low/medium residential, institutional, commercial, office, parks and open spaces uses. Below is a map showing the approximate place of the proposed land use changes where the urban uses would be located.

    To find out more information on the application, visit or send an email to

    Purpose of public meeting: The purpose of the public meeting is to hear from any person who has an interest in the above noted applications.  On January 18th, 2021, Council will not be making a final decision regarding this application, but will refer all written and verbal comments to Planning Staff to consider and return with a report to a future Committee of the Whole or Council meeting.

    How to get involved: As the Municipal Offices remain closed to the public, this meeting will be streamed live on January 18th at 1:00 PM at The video will also be made available after the meeting and archived on the Town's website.  If there are any technical difficulties during the live stream, the Town will attempt to post the archived video after the meeting.

    You can get involved with this application in the following ways:

    1. Submit written comments by email to

    In order for comments to be received by Council at the statutory public meeting, written comments must be submitted to by end of day January 17th, 2021.

    Written comments will also continue to be received after the public meeting has concluded, after the meeting written comments can be sent to

    2. Speak to Council during the live meeting through video conferencing (Zoom)

    Individuals who wish to provide verbal representation may provide a remote (live) deputation through the Zoom platform during the Council meeting. Due to the technical requirements of joining an electronic meeting, residents are strongly encouraged to pre-register for a remote (live) deputation by completing the form provided at or by providing their full name and contact information by registering via or by calling 905-953-5300 extension 2203.

    Personal information collected in response to the planning application will be used to assist Town staff and Council to process this application and will be made public.

    Any person may verbally address Council during the live meeting through Zoom and/or submit written comments either in support of or against the proposed Official Plan Amendment.

    Any person may send written comments to the Town of Newmarket at 395 Mulock Drive, P.O. Box 328, STN MAIN Newmarket, ON, L3Y 4X7 or via email at, or by calling 905-953-5321.

    If you wish to be notified of the decision of the proposed Official Plan Amendment you must make a written request to Planning Services at the Town of Newmarket, 395 Mulock Drive, P.O. Box 328, STN MAIN Newmarket, ON L3Y 4X7 or by emailing

    If a person or public body does not make verbal submissions at the public meeting or make written submissions to the Council of the Town of Newmarket before the by-law is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Town of Newmarket to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal.

    If a person or public body does not make verbal submissions at the (namely, the electronic meeting) public meeting, or make written submissions to the Council of the Town of Newmarket before the by-law is passed, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, there is reasonable grounds to do so.

    Additional information relating to the proposed Official Plan Amendment is available by contacting Planning Services by email at or by telephone at 905-953-5321. 

    Click map below to enlarge. Map of 16250, 16356, 16450 Yonge Street