Planning Committee


To hear presentations and receive correspondence and reports from the Planning Services division and to make recommendations to Council regarding development or land-use matters.

Councillor Role

Activities include:

  • Hearing community delegations.
  • Reviewing proposals for new policies and for amendments to existing policies.
  • Conducting service level reviews, including proposed changes to existing service levels, or the introduction of new services or programs.
  • Making recommendations to Council in relations to:
    • matters under the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13;
    • front-ending agreements under the Development Charges Act, 1997, S.O. 1997, c. 27; and
    • approval authority matters under the Condominium Act, 1998, S.O. 1998, c. 19;
    • Providing recommendations on any other land-related matters including acquisition and disposition of lands, expropriations, leases, road and lane closures, and heritage designations; and
    • Studying topics or issues referred to the Planning Committee by Council resolution.


  • Pauline Fortin, Ward 4
  • René Lapierre, Ward 6 (Vice-Chair)
  • Fern Cormier, Ward 10 (Chair)
  • Bill Leduc, Ward 11
  • Joscelyne Landry-Altmann, Ward 12 

Five Members of Council.

Time Commitment

Approximately 21 meetings per year.

Planning Committee meetings are typically be held on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 1 p.m.

In July, August and December there is only one meeting per month. The date, time and location for the July and August meetings will be designated by the Clerk.


Yes – additional compensation for the Chair of the Planning Committee as well as members other than the Chair.