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Zoning By-law Project

New Zoning By-law Project

Since amalgamation in 2001, Kawartha Lakes has been using the original 18 Zoning By-laws to address land development within the municipality as a whole.

While the original By-laws met development needs, the combination of outdated standards and regulations between areas has prompted the decision to create one new comprehensive Zoning By-law for the municipality.

This Project will take place in two phases: the first phase will address the 14 Rural Zoning By-laws* and the second phase will review the 4 Urban Zoning By-laws.

The municipality's Planning Division is taking a close look at the current 14 Rural Zoning By-laws and is working directly with WSP to consolidate all regulations into one. The first phase involves an entire review of the existing rural by-laws by a Council appointed Task Force. There is also a Technical Advisory Committee in place to provide input and advice on the content and format of the new zoning by-law.

In addition to the Task Force, the Planning Division has sought public input through several methods, such as an online survey, social media platforms, open houses and public meetings.

*The Oak Ridges Moraine Zoning By-law will be reviewed separately.

Rural Zoning By-law Consolidation Project Jump In Page

For all project updates and documents, please visit the project page on Jump In, Kawartha Lakes.

The Rural Zoning By-law Project Team is happy to announce that the Final Draft of the Rural Zoning By-law is available for download and review on the Project’s Jump In Page.

The commenting period for the Final Draft has been extended to Friday, September 15, 2023. Please provide all comments to the Project Team by email at You can also call Jonathan Derworiz, Project Lead, at 519-904-1761.

Please note that background documents, earlier drafts of the Zoning By-law and recordings of previously held virtual meetings are also available on the Project's Jump In page.

Project Information

For more information on the current by-laws in place, visit the "Zoning By-Laws Section" located at the bottom of our Planning and Development Page.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the project, please send an email to project team.
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