Notice of Proposed Zoning Order for the City of St. Thomas

ERO number
019-8764
Notice type
Regulation
Act
Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990
Posted by
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
Notice stage
Proposal
Proposal posted
Comment period
June 5, 2024 - July 5, 2024 (30 days) Open
Last updated

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This consultation closes at 11:59 p.m. on:
July 5, 2024

Proposal summary

The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing is consulting on a proposal to make a zoning order in the City of St. Thomas.

Why consultation isn't required

Part II of the Environmental Bill of Rights Act, 1993 does not apply to proposals to make a Minister’s Zoning Order (MZO) under subsection 47(1) of the Planning Act, or to amend or revoke an MZO under subsection 47(8) of the Planning Act.

Although not required, the ministry is providing public notice of this request for consultation.

Proposal details

Take notice that the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing has received a request from the Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade to consider making a zoning order in the City of St. Thomas under subsection 47(1)(a) of the Planning Act. 

A zoning order regulates the use of land and the erection, location and use of structures on the land.

The purpose of this zoning order is to permit the development of a gigafactory and industrial park on the subject lands. Portions of the lands are proposed to be rezoned from “Open Space” and “Natural Heritage” to “Employment Lands”. A portion of the site would remain zoned “Natural Heritage”.

This zoning order has been requested to facilitate the development of an electric vehicle battery manufacturing plant and an industrial park which is proposed to include associated supply chain and other businesses and industries. 

The proposed zoning order would apply to those lands as shown on the map identified below.

We invite members of the public, municipal partners, proponents and other stakeholders to share your feedback on this proposal and welcome any information that may help to inform potential future decisions about these zoning orders. If made, this zoning order would be applicable law as of its effective date.

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mmahzoningorders@ontario.ca

Office
Municipal Services Office - Central Ontario
Address

16th floor
777 Bay Street
Toronto, ON
M7A 2J3
Canada

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Contact

mmahzoningorders@ontario.ca

Office
Municipal Services Office - Central Ontario
Address

16th floor
777 Bay Street
Toronto, ON
M7A 2J3
Canada

Office phone number

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