Notice of Passing of Zoning By-Law Amendment Z2020-02

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Laurentian Valley passed
By-Law No. 2020-05-024 on the 19th day of May, 2020, under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13.


The purpose of the amendment is to permit the use of the subject property for a dog training business as a home based business in a detached building as an accessory use to the existing single detached residential dwelling on an approximately 3.62 hectare (8.96 acre) lot. The proposal is to use a maximum 614 square metres (approx. 6609 square feet) of space in accessory buildings for the dog training classes and also to use an outdoor area for dog training on the property. The increase in square footage from the original proposal was in response to a request from the Applicant in light of COVID-19, to provide flexibility to stage the growth of the dog training business by allowing for the possibility of constructing a 130 square metres (approx. 1400 square feet) addition to an existing 74 square metre accessory building and/or to construct a new building with a maximum floor area of 410 square metres (4413 square feet).

The effect of the amendment is to establish a Rural-Exception Seventy-Eight (RU-E78) Zone with special provisions which would include: adding a dog training business accessory to an existing single detached dwelling as a permitted use; allowing the use of a maximum 614 square metres of space in accessory buildings for the dog training use with the maximum size of any individual building being used for the use being 410 square metres; allowing the use of outdoor areas for dog training subject to dogs being on a leash unless they are within a fenced area; and adding a definition for a dog training business.  The definition is as follows: “A “dog training facility” shall mean lands or buildings where dogs, accompanied by their respective owners, are taught obedience, agility and/or other skills either in a class setting and/or individually, and may include the retail sale of incidental dog training and related products to customers of the dog training services; and shall not include a dog kennel as otherwise defined in this By-law or the on-site training of any dog that is prohibited by the “Pet Control By-law” Number 06-01-271, as amended or its successor.  Such business may occur outside, provided that dogs are kept on leash except when within a fully enclosed fenced area.”  The subject property is also rezoned from Rural (RU) to Rural-Exception Seventy-Eight (RU-E78).

The lands affected by the Amendment are located at 573 Lubitz Road, being Part 1 on Plan 49R-5579, in Part Lot 18, Concession 12, in the geographic Township of Alice, in the Township of Laurentian Valley, as shown on the Key Map.


No oral submissions were made at the Public Meeting by members of the Public, however written submissions were received during the public consultation period from members of the Public which resulted in changes to the definition and clarification on the use of outside areas.

AND TAKE NOTICE that any individual, corporation or public body may appeal to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) in respect of the By-law by filing no later than 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday June 10th, 2020 a notice of appeal with the Clerk of the Corporation of the Township of Laurentian Valley, which must set out the reasons for the appeal and must be accompanied by the prescribed fee of $300.00 payable to the Minister of Finance by certified cheque or money order.  The appeal must also be accompanied by the completed LPAT appeal form.  If you wish to appeal to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT), a copy of an appeal form is available from the Tribunal website at or by contacting the Township.

A COPY of the proposed amendment, material provided under Section 34 (10.1) of the Planning Act and any additional information relating to the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment (Application File No. Z-2020-02), is available for inspection by contacting the Township office at 613-735-6291 during regular office hours or by emailing quoting File No. Z2020-02 and arrangements will be made to provide you with a copy of any requested materials by mail or email.  Questions related to the application should be directed to Lauree Armstrong, Township Planner or Navada Sargent, Planning Administrative Clerk.  Please note, at the time of issuance of this notice, the Township Office remains closed to the Public due to COVID-19 restrictions, however staff are working and available by telephone or email to address any questions.

Only individuals, corporations and public bodies may appeal a by-law to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT).  A notice of appeal may not be filed by an unincorporated association or group.  However, a notice of appeal may be filed in the name of an individual who is a member of the association or the group on its behalf.

No person or public body shall be added as a party to the hearing of the appeal unless, before the by-law was passed, the person or public body made oral submissions at a public meeting or written submissions to the council or, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

Privacy Disclosure: As one of the purposes of the Planning Act is to provide for planning processes that are open and accessible, all written submissions, documents, correspondence, e-mails or other communications (including your name and address) form part of the public record and will be disclosed/made available by the Township to such persons as the Township deems appropriate, including anyone requesting such information.  Please note that by submitting any of this information, you are providing the Township with your consent to use and disclose this information as part of the planning process.

DATED at the Township of Laurentian Valley this 21st day of May, 2020.