Collingwood Council Highlights – June 26, 2017


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  • The Paint Bar – Sidewalk Patio Encroachment Appeal, Laurie Cameron


Ms. Cameron outlined her business includes painting pottery, clay building, glass fusion and canvas. The reason for her attending Council was to seek consideration of an exemption from the Patio By-law to allow her to have pottery painting on a patio. The existing By-law regulating patios, pertains specifically to food and beverage establishments. By allowing The Paint Bar to have a patio would make her business accessible during the warmer months.


Council approved the request for a curbside patio for the Paint Bar, to enhance art & culture in the downtown and offer a unique experience to residents and visitors aligning with the Town’s Public Art Policy.




Proposed Plan of Subdivision (Van Dolder – 185 Mountain Road)


Mark Bryan, Community Planner explained that the purpose and effect of the proposed Plan of Subdivision is to subdivide the subject property into six (6) blocks for industrial development, one (1) block for stormwater management purposes and a new public street running perpendicular from Mountain Road and terminating in a cul de sac.


Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment (FRAM Shipyards Condo E)


Trevor Houghton, Senior Planner explained that the purpose and effect of the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment is to rezone the subject property from the Deferred Residential (DR) zone to a Residential Third Density –Exception (R3-E) zone.   This R3-E zone would create site-specific exceptions to allow the proposed development of 28 townhouse dwelling units on the subject property.  These exceptions may include the reductions of minimum yard setbacks, the increase of maximum lot coverage and the decrease of minimum landscaped open space.


Several members of the public asked questions about fire lanes, garbage collection and voiced concerns with the set back reduction.


Anthony Di Santo, representing Fram Slokker addressed questions and concerns from members of Council and the public.


Public can submit any comments or concerns regarding the proposed policies to the planning department through



Items A1 to A6 were received for information.


Council received the Collingwood Heritage Committee minutes from the meeting held May 24, 2017.


Council received the Development & Operations Services Standing Committee report from the meeting held June 19, 2017 and the Strategic Initiatives Standing Committee report from the meeting held June 20, 2017.


The following Staff Reports were approved:

P2017-13        Zoning By-law Amendment, Site Plan Control Agreement, and, Deeming By-law;

P2017-15        169 St. Paul Street – Ambulance Station; Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment
and Site Plan Control Agreement

P2017-16        Removal of a Holding “H” Zone symbol; Phase 5 of the Mountaincroft Plan of

P2017-17        Proposed Deeming By-law 19 4th Line

P2017-18        Storage of Recreational Vehicles

PW2017-14     Riverside Townhomes Subdivision Agreement

PW2017-10     Resource Constraints – Technical Staff

PW2017-11     Stormwater User Fee Update for Fleet and Facilities

PW2017-13     Water/Wastewater Rate Study Review


PRC2017-04   Waterfront Master Plan Step One of Phase One Approach

The recommendation to implement the Waterfront Master Plan as outlined in the report was approved as amended, to include the splash pad as part of phase 1 step 1.


Council also approved the 2016 Audited Financial Statements as presented at the SIC meeting held June 20, 2017



  • Councillor Doherty, on behalf of herself as newly appointed Director and Co-Chair Almas, provided an update to Council regarding the Collus PowerStream Board meeting that was held June 16th.


  • Council requested a Staff Report to investigate options to help eradicate Phragmites, including potentially identifying it as a noxious weed in the Town of Collingwood.


  • Council requested a Staff Report to explore potential amendments to Sign By-law that could permit way finding signage.



Meeting Type Date, time & location
Corporate & Community Services Standing Committee Monday, July 105:00 p.m.

3rd Floor Community Room, Collingwood Public Library, 55 Ste. Marie

Council Monday, July 175:00 p.m.

Council Chambers, Town Hall, 97 Hurontario Street

Development & Operations Services Standing Committee Wednesday, August 25:00 p.m.

3rd Floor Community Room, Collingwood Public Library, 55 Ste. Marie

Council Monday, August 215:00 p.m.

Council Chambers, Town Hall, 97 Hurontario Street