We invite you to find land development proposals currently under consideration. On this page you can:

  1. How development proposals work
  2. Subscribe to notices
  3. Find meeting agendas
  4. Look up planning files
    1. 160 & 202 Waterloo Street North
    2. 202 May Street North
    3. 2301 Government Road
    4. 3200 Lloyd Street

How development proposals work

All active development proposals, including Zoning By-law and Official Plan amendments are listed below. These proposals require approval from City Council  before they can proceed. Some proposals remain active because they received conditional approval from Council and are in the process of meeting conditions. Others have been appealed to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) and await a final decision. 

A typical planning application process:

  1. The City receives a complete application.
  2. The City notifies the public and requests feedback from surrounding property owners and public agencies about the application.
  3. The Applicant presents their application to the applicable decision maker i.e. City Council or the Committee of Adjustment.
  4. Feedback is received as written submissions and/or heard at a public meeting.
  5. City staff review the application, including feedback received, and provide their recommendation to the decision maker.
  6. City Council or the Committee of Adjustment reaches a decision.
  7. Depending on the type of application, an appeal of the decision can be made to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT).
  8. The OLT hears the application and renders a final decision.

City Council's agenda for a public meeting will include the staff report and the proposed by-law(s) for each scheduled planning application. The agenda is posted the Wednesday before the public meeting. View the City Council's agendas and minutes

For more information about the development applications processed by the Planning Services Division, including forms and fees, see our Planning Application Forms page.

Find land development notices

Subscribe to receive all public notices about development proposals in Thunder Bay. Check the 'Public Notices' box under 'News'.

Find meeting agendas

City Council's agenda for a public meeting will include the staff report and the proposed by-law(s) for each scheduled planning application. The agenda is posted the Wednesday before the public meeting. View the City Council's agendas and minutes.

Find the Committee of Adjustment agendas for upcoming meetings.

Look up planning files 

Use our Property and Permits portal to search for planning files by address, file number, application type and date. The record will include the file number, application type, date opened, status, and a brief description. Please note, not all file statuses may be up to date.

Only Zoning Amendments and Minor Variances to the current Zoning By-law (after April 11, 2022) are searchable.

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160 & 202 Waterloo Street North

  • File number: OZ-02-2023

  • Application Type: Redesignate the subject lands from Industrial – Business Area and Commercial – Neighbourhood Commercial to Commercial – Service Commercial and to rezone the lands from Business (BU) Zone with site specific provision 43 (BUSP43) to Service Commercial (SC) Zone with a site specific provision X (SC-SPX) to facilitate the development of a Commercial Plaza.

  • Amendment decision: To be determined

  • Status: Notice of Public Meeting

Find location map, site sketch, staff contact and detailed information on the notice of public meeting.

202 May Street North

  • File number: Z-03-2023

  • Application Type: To permit the repair, painting, and coating of motor vehicles in addition to the uses permitted within the ‘SC’ Zone, and to recognize the existing parking configuration.

  • Amendment decision: To be determined

  • Status: Notice of Public Meeting

Find location map, site sketch, staff contact and detailed information on the notice of public meeting.

2301 Government Road

  • File number: Z-01-2023

  • Application Type: Zoning By-law amendment to:

    • Define “recreation facility” as a private or public social club, area for organized sports, miniature golf course, driving range, skating rink, swimming pool, sauna, or a similar use. The term excludes a golf course or a racetrack for motor vehicles and/or animals.

    • Define “event venue” as land, buildings and/or structures used for the purpose of cultural or social events, including but not limited to weddings.Permit “recreation facility” and “event venue” as secondary uses at this location (permitted in association with a main use e.g., a detached house)

    • Limit the total GFA of buildings and roofed structures associated with a recreation facility and/or an event venue to 700 square metres.

    • Limit the height of buildings and roofed structures associated with a recreation facility and/or an event venue to 16 metres.

    • Establish any related development parameters

  • Status: Appealed to Ontario Land Tribunal

3200 Lloyd Street

  • File number: Z-05-2021

  • Application Type: Permit smaller lot sizes for a Plan of Subdivision

  • Amendment decision: September 12, 2022

  • Status: Appealed to Ontario Land Tribunal

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