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Planning & Zoning

The Planning Services Division provides information, expertise and guidance to the public relative to development approval processes, Official Plan policies and the Zoning By-law.

The Planning Service's Core Services are as follows:

  • Providing information to organizations and developers; consulting with those seeking or considering using planning services; responding to telephone and counter inquiries
  • Acting as a Project Facilitator for major projects using the 'one-stop shopping' service
  • Maintaining a current comprehensive Zoning By-law
  • Maintaining a current Official Plan
  • Administering Urban Design & Landscape Guidelines
  • Processing applications to approve Zoning By-law amendments, Official Plan amendments, subdivisions, condominiums, site plans and various agreements
  • Providing compliance reports and lawyer's letters
  • Providing comments to the Committee of Adjustment
  • Issuing Zoning permits (See Zoning FAQ's for construction questions)
  • Preparing community improvement plans and community plans
  • Administering Airport Incentives 
  • Preparing reports to Council and documents for reference by the public and researchers (population reports, annual reports, etc.)

City of Thunder Bay
Planning  Services Dvision

Address: Victoriaville Civic Centre 111 Syndicate Avenue S Thunder Bay ON P7E 6S4
Tel: (807) 625-2216
Fax: (807) 623-2206
Director: Leslie McEachern
Tel: (807) 625-2833
Fax: (807) 623-2206
Email: lmceachern@thunderbay.ca