Zoning By-Law Update

Montague Township is reviewing and updating its Zoning By-Law!

What is a Zoning By-Law?

A Zoning By-Law controls the use of land in your community.  It states:

  • how land may be used
  • where buildings and other structures can be located
  • the type of buildings that are permitted and how they may be used
  • lot sizes and dimensions, parking requirements, building heights and setbacks

An Official Plan sets out the Township's general land-use policies.  The Zoning By-Law puts the plan into effect and provides for the day-to-day administration.  The Zoning By-Law contains specific requirements that are legally enforceable.  Construction or development that does not comply with a Zoning By-Law is not allowed, and a building permit can be refused.

Why do Municipalities need a Zoning By-Law?

A Zoning By-Law:

  • implements the objectives and policies of a municipality's Official Plan
  • provides a legal and precise way of managing land use and future development
  • protects you from conflicting and possible dangerous land uses

Why are we Reviewing our Zoning By-Law?

The Planning Act requires that municipalities review and update their Zoning By-Law to conform with the Official Plan within 3 years of an Official Plan update.

Jp2g Consultants Inc. was retained by the Township to assist with this project.

How Do I Get Involved?

Opportunities for public input on the Zoning By-Law Review and Update will be provided during the review process.  The Planning Act requires that Council hold at least one public meeting to give members of the community an opportunity to ask questions and to discuss possible revisions to the Zoning By-Law.

Draft Zoning By-law Amendment

The Draft Zoning By-law amendment can be found here.

The Draft Schedule A can be found here.

The Draft Schedule A1 can be found here.

If you require a paper copy of these documents, please contact the Township Office.

Meetings and Notices

Notice of the Statutory Open House and Public Meeting can be found here.

Statutory Open House

This Open House is being held to allow for members of the public to ask questions in an informal setting related to the draft Zoning By-law Update.

     Date:           April 9th, 2024

     Time:          1:00pm - 4:00pm

     Location:  Township of Montague Council Chambers (6547 Roger Stevens Drive)

Statutory Public Meeting

This Public Meeting is an opportunity for members of the public to learn more about the proposed changes to the zoning by-law, ask questions, and/or make statements either in favour of, or in opposition to, the proposed changes.

     Date:          April 9th, 2024

     Time:         6:00pm

     Location:  Rosedale Hall (657 Rosedale Road South)

If you have any questions or comments about any aspect of the Zoning By-law Update, please direct your comments to:

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Junior Planner, Township of Montague

613-283-7478 x 260

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