Comprehensive Zoning By-Law Review

Zoning By-Law Comprehensive Review

The Township has retained MHBC Planning to complete a comprehensive review of its Zoning By-law. The Zoning By-law is a legal document that specifies how land can be used through regulations (property setbacks, building heights etc.) and permissions (residential, commercial, agricultural, etc). The Township's current by-law is 16 years old and requires an update as a result of the recent approval of the Township's new Official Plan in 2016. The Planning Act requires that municipalities amend their Zoning By-laws within three (3) years of a new Official Plan being in effect. It is also important to ensure the Zoning By-law reflects current practices, changes to provincial policy, and supports the strategic directions of the Township.

Background Paper- July 10, 2017
Background Paper dated July 4, 2017
Staff Report BLDG2017-07-16

Draft Zoning By-law - 1st Draft (August 14, 2017)
Draft Zoning By-law #1 (dated August 14, 2017)
Staff Report – CLK2017-08-49

Draft Zoning By-law - 2nd Draft (March 5, 2018)
Zoning By-law Draft #2 Text (dated March 5, 2018)
Zoning By-law Draft #2 Maps (March 5, 2018)
Tracked Changes between Draft #1 and Draft #2
Staff Report - CLK2018-03-18
MHBC Report – Project Update and Comment Summary

Draft Zoning By-law - (June 18, 2018)
Zoning By-law -  (June 18, 2018)- Maps
Zoning By-Law  - Text
Tracked Changes 
Staff Report CLK2018-06-50

Final Draft Zoning By-Law- ( August 13, 2018)
Zoning By-Law Final Draft - Maps
Zoning By-Law Final Draft - Text


Public Consultation
Initial Review Report Presentation to Council – April 10, 2017
Open House / Public Meeting #1 – June 1, 2017
Background Report to Council for Information – July 10, 2017
Draft By-Law and Mapping Released for Review – August 14, 2017
Open House / Public Meeting #2 – September 9, 2017
Council Presentation (COW) – March 5, 2018
Public Open House #2 – Saturday March 24, 2018
Statutory Public Meeting - Monday, June 18, 2018
Council Meeting - Monday, August 13, 2018

If you wish to be notified of the decision of the Township of Huron-Kinloss on the proposed Zoning By-law, you must make a written request to the Township of Huron-Kinloss at 21 Queen Street, PO Box 130, Ripley, ON N0G 2R0 or email Notifications can be emailed to if requested.

Property owners can access the mapping application, find their property and view their property specific zoning. Township of Huron-Kinloss Zoning By-Law online mapping application

Note, any applications for Zoning By-law amendments or minor variances may be made during the comprehensive review process in accordance with the Planning Act and will be considered on their own merits under the provisions of existing Zoning By-law 2001-87.

Frequently Asked Questions

Comment Sheet



Contact Us

Phone: 519-395-3735
Fax: 519-395-4107
21 Queen Street, P.O. Box 130, Ripley ON N0G 2R0