Markham's new Official Plan 2014
Markham's new Official Plan provides a vision for growth in Markham to 2031, based on the principles of protecting natural environment and agricultural lands, building healthy communities, increasing travel options and maintaining a strong economy. The 2014 Official Plan was adopted by Council on December 10, 2013 and approved by York Region on June 12, 2014. The new Official Plan has been appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board and is not yet in force. Until an Ontario Municipal Board decision to approve all or part of the new Official Plan has been made, the 1987 Official Plan will continue to remain in force.
Where can I get a copy of the new Official Plan?
The 2014 Official Plan is available online, or you can view a copy at the Clerk's Department (Markham Civic Centre, 101 Town Centre Blvd., Main Floor) from Monday to Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. Copies are also available for viewing at Markham's public libraries.
What was the basis for preparing Markham’s new Official Plan?
On May 2010, Council endorsed a growth alternative for Markham to guide future residential and employment growth to 2031 (Report). This alternative takes an‘environment first’ approach starting with the identification and protection of a City-wide Greenway System. It also identifies the amount, and location of population and employment growth for Markham to 2031.The endorsed growth alternative will form the basis for preparing a new Official Plan.
December 3 Adoption of Draft Revised Official Plan (Memorandum)
November 21 Notice of upcoming Council decision regarding Markham's new Official Plan (Notice)
November 19 Revised Draft Official Plan - Public Release and Adoption (Report)
November 5 Overview of Revised Draft Official Plan to be recommended for Adoption (Presentation)
October 22 Recommendations from Development Services Subcommittee on applications for Conversion or Redesignation of Employment Lands (Report)
June 18 Draft Official Plan 2012 - Update on Timeline for Adoption (Report)
May 21 Draft Official Plan 2012 - Employment Conversion and Redesignation applications (Report/Presentation)
April 11 Official Plan Open House Presentation Boards (Part 1, Part 2)
March 21 Notice of Open House and Public Meeting
March 19 Draft Official Plan 2012 - Public Consultation Overview
Report (Item No. 11)
February 5 Draft Official Plan Chapter 11 - Area and Site Specific Policies
Report, Appendix A
Community Open Houses (Presentation, Handout, Open House Presentation Panels)
December 10 Unionville (Wards 3 and 6)
December 3 Thornhill (Wards 1 and 2)
November 21 Markham (Wards 4 and 5)
November 14 Milliken (Wards 7 and 8)
November 6 Public Meeting - Markham's New Official Plan (same information as presented at Community Open Houses above)
November/December Notice for Community Open Houses - Markham's New Official Plan
November 6 Notice of Public Meeting - Markham's New Official Plan
September 25 City of Markham Draft Official Plan, Report, Presentation
December 6 - Update on Markham Official Plan Program, Presentation, Presentation (color)
June 22 - Spring 2011 Public Consultation Program Regarding New Official Plan, Report
April 12 - Presentations/Handout
February 22 - Program to Prepare a New Town of Markham Official Plan
Report, Presentation (825k/16p)
February 8 - Markham’s New Official Plan