The Township of Georgian Bay's Official Plan is a long-range blueprint that guides future land use and manages growth within our municipality. The plan works to balance Georgian Bay's unique character with the needs of our community and natural heritage.


Schedule A - Settlement Patterns
Schedule B - Port Severn Land Use Designation
Schedule C - MacTier Land Use Designations
Schedule D - Honey Harbour Area
Schedule E - Go Home Bay
Schedule F - Six Mile Lake
Schedule G - Cognashene
Schedule H - Wah Wah Taysee
Schedule I - Palisade Bay/East Bone Island
Schedule J - Transportation


Appendix 1 - Species At Risk Screen Checklist
Appendix 2 - Terms of Reference for Water Quality Impact Assessment
Appendix 3 - Projected Population, Households and Employment
Appendix 4 - Provincially Significant Wetlands
Appendix 5 - Muskoka Heritage Areas
Appendix 6 - Other Wetlands
Appendix 7 - Areas of Natural and Scientific Interest
Appendix 8 - Fish Habitat
Appendix 9 - Colonial Bird Nesting Habitat (Maps 1 to 10)
Appendix 10 - Mineral Aggregate Resources

Official Plan development and review

The process for our current Official Plan began in 2012 with extensive public consultation. Consultation included stakeholder workshops, open houses, meetings with the Township and Planning Committee, special Council meetings and project update newsletters. Hundreds of written comments from residents and other stakeholders were reviewed and incorporated into the plan. The District of Muskoka approved Georgian Bay's Official Plan in 2014.

The plan is a “living document” and updates ensure that the plan continues to meet local needs, the District's Official Plan and Ontario's Planning Act. We review our plan every five years.

Applying for an Official Plan Amendment

If your plans for developing your property aren't consistent with the Official Plan, you will need to apply for an Official Plan Amendment. More information on this process is available through a pre-consultation with our Planning Department.

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