Residents Invited to Virtual Open Houses on Zoning By-law Amendment


Residents are invited to view and comment on the draft amendment to By-law 2010-100Z, the City’s Zoning By-law, at one of two online public sessions on Tuesday, June 15 and Wednesday, June 16, 2021.

The application to amend the Zoning By-law will implement policy changes to the Official Plan resulting from the five-year review of the Official Plan, as required under Section 26(9) of the Planning Act.

These amendments affect:
• shoreline development provisions for increased development setbacks and increased shoreline buffer areas;
• lot coverage in the Shopping Centre Commercial (C5) Zone;
• height provisions in the Limited General Commercial (C4) Zone;
• farm consolidation provisions.

For more information including the draft amendment to the by-law, visit

Residents can provide their feedback at one of the following virtual Microsoft Teams sessions:

Tuesday, June 15, 2021
1 to 2 p.m.,

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
6 to 7 p.m.

The sessions will begin with a short presentation, followed by a question and answer period. Residents who are unable to attend a session can view related documents and submit feedback on until June 25, 2021.

The Official Plan is a blueprint to help guide Greater Sudbury’s development over the next twenty years. It establishes long-term, goals, shapes policies and outlines social, economic, natural and built environment strategies for the City. The Zoning By-law is the vehicle for implementing those policies that regulate land use, scale and intensity of development. The policies of the Official Plan are consistent with the CEEP. Though not directly aligned with the goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the changes align with climate adaptation and carbon sequestration. The amendments to the commercial zones are consistent with the goal of developing compact complete communities.