Open House for our Zoning By-law Update

Notice of a Public Open House
Concerning a Township-Initiated Zoning By-law Update

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Assiginack will be holding an in-person public Open House to consider a Township-initiated Zoning By-law Amendment and is notifying the public in accordance with Section 34 of the Planning Act.

Purpose and Effect of the Zoning By-law Amendment:
The purpose of the Zoning By-law Amendment is to update the Township’s Zoning By-law. The Township Zoning By-law currently in effect is By-law No. 80-20 and By-law No. 80-21, first approved by Council in 1980. Since 1980, the Township Zoning By-law has been amended from time to time through approval of privately initiated zoning by-law amendment applications and through general amendments/reviews initiated by the Township. In October 2018, a new District of Manitoulin Official Plan was approved to be consistent with Provincial policies. The Planning Act requires municipalities to update their Zoning By-law after an update to their Official Plan. Pursuant to the Planning Act, this update will bring the Township Zoning By-law into conformity with the District of Manitoulin Official Plan, and by extension into conformity with the other Provincial planning policies in effect.

Public Open House:
A public Open House is scheduled for March 27, 2024, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm to provide information regarding the Township-initiated Zoning By-law Amendment. The public Open House will be held at the Municipal Office located at 156 Arthur Street in Manitowaning. The format of the public Open House will be a drop-in where you will have the opportunity to review the draft proposed new Zoning By-law, ask questions related to the proposed draft, and provide input in advance of the Township hosting a Statutory Public Meeting.

Location of the Subject Lands:
The proposed Zoning By-law Amendment applies to the entire Township and therefore a key map has not been provided.

Additional Information:
For more information about this matter, including information about appeal rights, information will be available on the Township’s website at on March 8th, 2024, or for inspection by appointment between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday at the Municipal Office located at 156 Arthur Street, Manitowaning, ON. Please contact the Clerk at or call (705) 859-3196 to arrange for an appointment.

Dated at the Township of Assiginack this 6th day of March 2024.
Heidi Ferguson, Clerk
Township of Assiginack