Notice of Passing of Zoning By-Law Amendment Z2020-03

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Laurentian Valley passed
By-Law No. 2020-05-023 on the 19th day of May, 2020, under Sections 34, 39 and 39.1 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13.


The purpose of the proposed amendment is to pass a temporary use by-law to permit the continued use of a “garden suite” as a temporary use on a property also occupied by an existing single detached residential dwelling.  The Planning Act defines a garden suite as a one-unit detached residential structure containing bathroom and kitchen facilities that is ancillary to an existing residential structure and that is designed to be portable.  The garden suite is already located on the property as it was authorized under a previous temporary use by-law.  As the current temporary use permission expired on April 20th, 2020 and the resident wishes to continue to occupy the garden suite dwelling, because the Planning Act has changed to allow for a 20 year initial term for a temporary use for a garden suite, a new temporary use by-law has been passed.

The effect of this amendment is to amend the provisions of the “Rural-Exception Forty-Eight -temporary (RU-E48-t)” zone to change to expiration date for the temporary use from April 20, 2020, to April 20, 2040.  The temporary use by-law will have a duration of twenty (20) years from the date of passing of the by-law.  Upon the expiration of the twenty year period, Council may by by-law grant further periods of not more than three years each during which the temporary use may continue to be authorized.  At such time as the garden suite is no longer required or the temporary use by-law expires and is not extended, the garden suite is then to be removed from the property.

The lands affected by the Amendment are located at 1606 B Line Road, in Part Lots 13, 14 and 15, Concession B, 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 and no written submissions were received during the public consultation period.

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-2020-03), is available for inspection by contacting the Township office at 613-735-6291 during regular office hours or by emailing quoting File No. Z2020-03 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.