Current Planning Applications

The following is a list of development applications that have been submitted to the Township of Guelph/Eramosa.

Zoning By-law Amendments

Please note, the Township can not guarantee that the information on this page is current. 

2021 Applications

TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to the requirements of the Planning Act, R.S.O., 1990 as amended the Township of Guelph/Eramosa has received a complete application (ZBA 01-21) to amend Zoning By-law 40/2016.  

THE LAND SUBJECT to the application applies to the property known as 5725 Sixth Line and legally known as Concession 6 W, Pt Lot 21, in the Township of Guelph/Eramosa. The property is currently zoned Agricultural (A) with Special Provision 21.77 and Environment Protection (EP). The subject property is shown on the inset map. 

THE PURPOSE OF THE APPLICATION is to expand the existing site-specific Agricultural (A) zoning to include “Entertainment/Recreational Establishments” to permit the hosting of special events such as weddings, proms, celebrations of life, baby showers, etc.

PUBLIC MEETING DATE: October 18, 2021

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Notice of Complete Application

TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to the requirements of the Planning Act, R.S.O., 1990 as amended the Township of Guelph/Eramosa is initiating an application (ZBA 02-21) to temporarily amend Zoning By-law 40/2016. This notice is issued in accordance with Ontario Regulation 345/20 under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act.

THE LAND SUBJECT to the application includes the entirety of the Township of Guelph/Eramosa. 

THE PURPOSE OF THE APPLICATION is to temporarily permit outdoor patios, accessory to restaurants, until October 31, 2021.

PUBLIC MEETING DATE: N/A

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TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to the requirements of the Planning Act, R.S.O., 1990 as amended the Township of Guelph/Eramosa has received a complete application (ZBA 03-21) to amend Zoning By-law 40/2016. 

THE LAND SUBJECT to the application applies to the property known as 5063 Jones Baseline and legally described as Part of Lot 5, Concession 1, in the Township of Guelph/Eramosa.  The property is currently zoned Agricultural (A) and Environment Protection (EP). The subject property is shown on the inset map. 

THE PURPOSE OF THE APPLICATION is to rezone the existing Agricultural (A) Zone to a Rural Industrial (M1) Zone to align with the existing land use designation on the subject property and to facilitate the construction of a dry industrial facility that will accommodate on-site manufacturing, warehousing, office spaces etc.

PUBLIC MEETING DATE: September 7, 2021

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TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to the requirements of the Planning Act, R.S.O., 1990, as amended, the Township of Guelph/Eramosa has received a complete application (ZBA 04-21) to amend Zoning By-law 40/2016. The Council of the Corporation of the Township of Guelph/Eramosa will hold a public meeting to advise the public of the application and to obtain public input prior to making a decision.

The Township of Guelph/Eramosa is proposing a housekeeping amendment to the existing Zoning By-law 40/2016 to make amendments as generally itemized: correct typographical errors and errors and omissions discovered since the previous housekeeping amendment; provide clarifications and efficiencies to assist in the use and interpretation of the By-law, including modernizing, refining and adding definitions and general provisions; updating accessible parking standards; updating mapping errors in Schedule A (Map 31); and updating source water protection screening Schedules B and C.

PUBLIC MEETING DATE: November 1, 2021

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Minor Variance Applications

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2021 Applications

Purpose: The applicant is requesting relief from Section 6.2.1 of Township's Zoning By-law 40/16 Minimum Lot Area requirement of 3.5 ha, whereas a lot area of 3.8 ha is proposed. The Minor Variance is required to satisfied an approval condition of the related Consent Application B2-20.

By-law Requirements: Section 6.2.1 of Zoning By-law 40/2016 states that the Minimum Lot Area is 350,000 m2 (35 ha).

Request: Relief of 31.2 ha is required from Section 6.2.1 of the Township's Zoning By-law 40/2016.

DATE OF HEARING: Wednesday, April 7, 2021

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Purpose: The applicant is requesting relief from Section 4.19 and Section 4.20 of the Township’s Zoning By-law 40/2016 Minimum Exterior Side Yard requirement of 7.5 m, whereas a Minimum Exterior Side Yard of 2.04 m is proposed. 

By-law Requirements: Section 4.19 and 4.20 of Zoning By-law 40/2016 states that the Minimum Exterior Side Yard requirement of 7.5 m.

Request: Relief of 5.46 m is required from Section 4.19 & Section 4.20 of the Township’s Zoning By-law 40/2016.       

DATE OF HEARING: Wednesday, June 2, 2021

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Purpose: The applicant is requesting relief from Section 7.2.3 of the Township’s Zoning By-law 40/2016 to allow for a reduced front yard setback requirement of 1.91 m for the proposed second-storey addition (to match existing), whereas the required front yard setback is 7.5 m.

By-law Requirements: Section 7.2.3 of Zoning By-law 40/2016 states that the Minimum Front Yard requirement is 7.5 m.

Request: Relief of 5.59 m from Section 7.2.3 of the Township’s Zoning By-law 40/2016 is required.    

DATE OF HEARING: Wednesday, September 1, 2021

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Purpose: 

The applicant is requesting the following:

  1. To permit a maximum area of 542m2 to expand an existing greenhouse/On-farm diversified use, whereas Section 21.183 states that the On-farm diversified uses shall be restricted to 444m2, which shall include all related structures and required parking spaces. Based on the application a difference of 98m2 is proposed.
  2. To permit a total of 7 shipping containers (2 – 12m and 5 – 6m in length) for storage purposes, whereas Section 4.3.9 states that the maximum number of shipping containers on any property shall be limited to 2.

By-law Requirements: Section 4.19 and 4.20 of Zoning By-law 40/2016 states that the Minimum Exterior Side Yard requirement of 7.5 m.

Request: Relief from Section 21.183 and 4.3.9 of the Township’s Zoning By-law 40/2016. 

DATE OF HEARING: Wednesday, November 3, 2021

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Purpose: 

The applicant is requesting the following:

  1. To permit a required interior side yard setback of 1.524m (5ft), whereas the minimum required interior side yard setback is 1.8m (5.91ft)

By-law Requirements: Section 8.2.1.5 of Zoning By-law 40/2016 states that the minimum interior side yard setback is 1.8m (5.91ft)

Request: Relief from Section 8.2.1.5 of Zoning By-law 40/2016. 

DATE OF HEARING: Wednesday, December 1, 2021

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