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Official Plan - Our Place Innisfil

Our Place Innisfil

The title “Our Place” for the new Official Plan reflects a sense of ownership that we want everyone in our community to share as we work together to create a common vision and policies to implement this vision over the next twenty years.  Visit Our Place here.

Our Official Plan

An Official Plan is a document that includes a statement of goals, objectives and policies for managing growth and development. It sets out a comprehensive framework for land use decision-making in our community.  Some policies in the Official Plan have immediate and visible effects, while some policies are more long-term.

Our Official Plan is important because it affects your everyday life through policies about where and how housing, employment, parks, community facilities and other land uses will be developed over the next twenty years.  It includes how we will protect and enhance our natural environment, our rural town character, our shoreline, our urban core and communities. It shapes how our neighbourhoods will look and feel in 20 years and how our water, sewer, transportation and other infrastructure is put in place. 

The Official Plan is adopted by Town Council and approved by the Province of Ontario.   The authority and requirement for preparing an Official Plan is set out in the Ontario Planning Act.   

The Town of Innisfil Official Plan is the principal document used to guide long range planning for the Town. It was adopted by Town Council on July 26, 2006, and was approved by the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) in May of 2009, March of 2010 and April of 2011. Portions of the Plan that are not yet approved require reference to the earlier 1993 Official Plan. These portions are shown as boxes within the text of the Official Plan itself, and the boxes contain references to the Appeal Numbers.

Official Town Plan
Adopted July 26, 2006 and Approved by OMB May 2009,  March 2010 and April 8, 2011

 

Official Plan Schedules

Schedule A - Municipal Structure
Schedule B - Land Use
Schedule B1 - Land Use: Alcona
Schedule B2 - Land Use: Cookstown
Schedule B2a - Development Staging: Cookstown Secondary Plan
Schedule B3 - Land Use Lefroy Belle Ewart
Schedule B3a - Lefroy Natural Heritage Features
Schedule B5 - Land Use: Sandy Cove
Schedule B6 - Land Use: Innisfil Heights
Schedule B7 - Land Use: Stroud
Schedule B8 - Land Use: Churchill
Schedule B9 - Land Use: Fennell's Corners
Schedule B10 - Land Use: Gilford
Schedule B11 - Land Use: Kempenfelt Bay / Big Bay Point Shoreline
 
Schedule B12 - Land Use: Big Cedar Point Shoreline
Schedule B13 - Land Use: De Grassi Point Shoreline
Schedule B14 - Land Use: Leonards Beach Shoreline
Schedule C - Transportation Plan
Schedule C2 - Lefroy Roads and Trails
Schedule D - Serviced Area
Schedule D5 - Lefroy Municipal Servicing & Phasing Plan

 

 

PDF LINKAppendices
 

Appendix 1 - Natural Areas
Appendix 2 - Natural Areas
Appendix 3 - Conservation Authority Regulation Limits
Appendix 4a - Areas of Potential Aggregate Resources
Appendix 4b - Areas of Potential Aggregate Resources
Appendix 4c - Areas of Potential Aggregate Resources
Appendix 5 - Areas of Groundwater Recharge
Appendix 6 - Hydrogeological ESA
Appendix 7 - Areas of Groundwater Discharge
Appendix 8a - Cookstown Wellfield Capture Zones
Appendix 8b - Thornton Wellfield Capture Zones
Appendix 8c - Innisfil Heights Wellfield Capture Zones
Appendix 8d - Stroud Wellfield Capture Zones
Appendix 8e - Crossroads Capture Zones
Appendix 8f - Alcona Woods Capture Zones
Appendix 8g - Gilford Capture Zones
Appendix 8h - Fennell’s Corners Capture Zones
Appendix 8i - Churchill Capture Zones
Appendix 9 - Innisfil Intake Protection Zones
Appendix 12 - Lefroy Hazard Lands
Appendix 13 - Lefroy Functional Servicing Study Areas
Appendix 14 - Areas in Lefroy Subject to Cost Sharing

PDF FILEOfficial Plan Amendment Application (2013 Submission;

Official Plan Amendment Application (2014 Submission)

PDF FILEOfficial Plan - 2002 Office Consolidation   *

(*Note:  Sections of the 2002 Consolidated Official Plan were replaced when the current Official Plan was adopted by Town Council on July 26, 2006, approved by the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) in May of 2009, March of 2010 and April of 2011.  Current version of the Official Plan can be found at the top of this page.)

PDF FILE Lefroy Urban Design Guidelines

PDF FILE Innisfil Beach Road Urban Design Guidelines

Official Plan Amendment No. 1 (OPA 1)

Official Plan Amendment No. 1 (OPA 1) is the Town of Innisfil’s Growth Management Strategy.  More specifically, it is a Town-initiated Amendment to the Town of Innisfil Official Plan that provides a policy framework for guiding population and employment growth in the Town to the year 2031.  OPA 1 was adopted by Town Council in April, 2009, and approved by the County of Simcoe in October, 2009.  Subsequently it was appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) in November of 2009.  A hearing date has not yet been set.  The following are the text and schedules of Official Plan Amendment No. 1, as approved by the County of Simcoe.

PDF FILE Official Plan Amendment No. 1 - Text

PDF FILE Schedule A: Municipal Structure

PDF FILE Schedule B: Land Use

PDF FILE Schedule B6 Land Use: Innisfil Heights

Sandy Cove Policies Consolidation

To assist with ongoing planning appeals at the Ontario Municipal Board for lands in the vicinity of Sandy Cove, the Town undertook an excerpted consolidation of its 2009 Official Plan.  The consolidation shows policies and schedules related to Sandy Cove, or parts thereof, in the Official Plan that are in effect and those parts that remain under appeal.

In preparing this document, the Town has undertaken a review of relevant Official Plan amendments relating to lands in the vicinity of the Sandy Cove settlement area.  Five Official Plan amendments potentially impact lands within or in proximity to the Sandy Cove settlement area, however, only OPA 11 relating to second dwelling units in is in effect.  As a result, this consolidation only includes OPA 11 and no changes affect the Official Plan Schedules related to Sandy Cove.  Schedule B5 is included in the consolidation as a reference.

Official Plan Archives - Archival information can be accessed through an Town information request.

 

 

Master Plans

Fire Master Plan

The purpose of the Fire Master Plan is to guide the Innisfil Fire Rescue Service through the next 10 years taking into consideration the expected population growth, and community development. The study has reviewed the overall operations of the department, assessing current resources against existing and future needs. The draft report takes into consideration current legislative and regulatory framework that exists in the Province as well as national standards respecting fire response criteria. This report is intended to serve as the strategic planning framework to guide policy, organizational and operational decisions ensuring that future needs are met in a fiscally prudent and responsible manner.

Fire Master Plan

Transportation Master Plan

The Town has undertaken a Transportation Master Plan to review current and future transportation requirements for the existing and planned Official Plan populations. The Transportation Master Plan will assess the vehicular, pedestrian and transit traffic requirements for the Town. The Final Transportation Master Plan was completed in August 2013.

Transportation Master Plan

Town-Wide Water and Wastewater Master Servicing Plan

The Town has completed its Water and Wastewater Master Servicing Plan on a Town-wide basis in accordance with the service area defined by the Town’s Official Plan including OPA Amendment #1, the 6th Line Campus Node, and the industrial/commercial area located at the intersection of Highway 400 and 89.

The purpose of this Water and Wastewater Master Servicing Plan is to identify long term servicing strategies for water and wastewater servicing within the Town of Innisfil to the year 2031.

Some key aspects of the scope of work for the Master Plan include:

  • Establishing key design parameters to size water and wastewater infrastructure
  • Identifying future water and wastewater infrastructure requirements
  • Evaluating proposed servicing alternatives
  • Preparing cost estimates for the preferred infrastructure servicing alternatives
  • Preparing a phasing plan for implementing the infrastructure works

Town-Wide Water and Wastewater Master Servicing Plan

Comprehensive Stormwater Management Master Plan

The Town has undertaken a Stormwater Management Master Plan. As part of the Lake Simcoe Protection Plan (LSPP), all municipalities within the Lake Simcoe Region, governed by the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) will be required by the year 2014 to have in place a Storm Water Management Program. To be in compliance, this master plan is required.  The Town is taking a multi-phased approach to complete the plan.

Comprehensive Stormwater Management Master Plan

Asset Management Plan

In 2011 the Ontario Ministry of Infrastructure released “Building Together”, a long-term infrastructure plan for Ontario.  The plan sets out a strategic framework to assist the Province and municipalities in managing road, water, wastewater and other assets to meet existing and growth needs.

In addition, the Province committed in this strategy to continued financial support for municipalities to repair and invest in new infrastructure. Part of the strategy included a requirement to develop asset management plans and public reporting by municipalities.  Further, the Province has stated that these comprehensive asset management plans be completed by all municipalities as a prerequisite to applications for future grant programs.

The Town's consultant, AECOM, has completed an Asset Management Plan for the Town that is compliant with the Province’s requirements.

The Plan was approved at the February 5, 2014 Council Meeting, linked below:

Asset Management Plan- January 2014

Water Conservation & Efficiency Strategy

At the July 9, 2014 Council Meeting, Council approved a Water Conservation & Efficiency Strategy (“WCES”) to meet legislated requirements under the Lake Simcoe Protection Plan to protect the health of Lake Simcoe.  The Strategy recommends various initiatives to be taken over the course of the next 10 years aimed at reducing the Town’s overall water use and decreasing extraneous flows to the municipal Wastewater facilities.

Water Conservation & Efficiency Strategy 2014

Zoning

Visit our Zoning Page.

Inspiring Innisfil

 

“Inspiring Innisfil 2020” – Community Strategic Plan 2017-2020 –  Highlights

Community Mission

The Town of Innisfil is a cohesive, caring, socially diverse municipality that values friendship, fun, cooperation and community spirit. We embrace a quality of life that celebrates a small-town feel and cottage lifestyle while offering a central location, comprehensive services and ease of accessibility. We are a community that is easy to get to and hard to leave.

 

Community Vision

We will manage and plan our growth in a responsible and deliberate way that retains the strong sense of community, rural atmosphere and small-town feel that we value and cherish. We will be respectful of tradition but not bound by it, as we evolve and grow into a vibrant, active, sustainable and multicultural community that offers engaged places, engaging activities and the essential connections that makes the Town of Innisfil thrive as a place to grow, a place to connect, a place to work and a place to call home.

 

Goals

1.     Grow

The Town of Innisfil will collaboratively develop a thriving community that embraces a managed level of growth, actively engages residents, attracts and supports business and promotes economic prosperity. In order to grow, Inspiring Innisfil 2020 sets out the following objectives:

 

            Plan For Growth

            Develop Our Community

            Promote Economic Development

 

2.     Connect

The Town of Innisfil will ensure opportunities exist for residents, businesses and organizations to connect in all ways that are meaningful – physically, socially, culturally and digitally. In order to connect, Inspiring Innisfil sets out the following objectives:

           

            Create Transportation Options

            Promote Access To Health Services

            Create Opportunities For Youth

            Enhance Cultural Programs

            Grow Recreation Opportunities

            Promote Tourism

 

3.     Sustain

The Town of Innisfil will actively maintain itself as a viable and vibrant community that fully embraces the principles of sustainability. In order to sustain, Inspiring Innisfil sets out the following objectives:

 

            Ensure Financial Sustainability

            Enhance Partnerships

            Support Community Sustainability

            Promote Environmental Sustainability

            Sustain Infrastructure

            

Our Community Strategic Plan 2013-2016

photo of inspiring innisfil 2020  2013-2016 vision

 

Our Progress Report - 2010-2012

 

Emergency Plan

Fire Services Master Plan:

The purpose of the Fire Master Plan is to guide the Innisfil Fire Rescue Service through the next 10 years taking into consideration the expected population growth, and community development. The study has reviewed the overall operations of the department, assessing current resources against existing and future needs. The draft report takes into consideration current legislative and regulatory framework that exists in the Province as well as national standards respecting fire response criteria. This report is intended to serve as the strategic planning framework to guide policy, organizational and operational decisions ensuring that future needs are met in a fiscally prudent and responsible manner.