Re-Imagine Stouffville - Official Plan Review

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How Can We Re-Imagine Stouffville's Vision For The Future?

A Vision is a community’s goal for the future. The Official Plan Vision will help guide land use planning decisions and priorities for the next 20 years. The Town needs your important feedback on the issues facing the community.

This phase of the Town’s Official Plan Review (OPR) will result in a Vision Statement and a set of Guiding principles for the Town’s OP.



Project Overview

The Official Plan Review is undertaken through a comprehensive review of key theme areas according to issues currently being addressed as a community. The comprehensive OPR work program includes the following phases:

  • Phase 1: Visioning and Consultation – will result in a community vision and guiding principles to inform future planning directions, by establishing what the community values and how the Town is envisioned to evolve over the 25-year planning horizon.
  • Phase 2: Background Studies and Discussion Papers – will focus on data collection and the review of background information required to advance the OPR. This phase will also involve the preparation of various Discussion Papers to address the key themes related to growth management, the natural environment, healthy and complete communities, and general technical and housekeeping matters. This phase will culminate with a cursory review of the Secondary Plans to determine recommendations for a potential consolidation strategy.
  • Phase 3: Policy Development – will involve the preparation of Policy Directions Reports and the development of new and updated Official Plan policies to implement the preferred policy directions.
  • Phase 4: Draft New Official Plan – will involve the technical writing, reviewing, evaluating, and implementing policies for the new Official Plan based on work completed to-date.

The Draft Community Vision Summary Report was presented to Council on November 3, 2020. It summarized the findings of the Phase 1 consultation activities, including a new Draft Vision Statement and Guiding Principles that will inform the policy directions of the new Official Plan. Click on the following links to review the Report and presentation.

An online survey is available below to provide feedback on the draft Vision Statement and Guiding Principles. The survey will be open until January 25, 2021.



How Can We Re-Imagine Stouffville's Vision For The Future?

A Vision is a community’s goal for the future. The Official Plan Vision will help guide land use planning decisions and priorities for the next 20 years. The Town needs your important feedback on the issues facing the community.

This phase of the Town’s Official Plan Review (OPR) will result in a Vision Statement and a set of Guiding principles for the Town’s OP.



Project Overview

The Official Plan Review is undertaken through a comprehensive review of key theme areas according to issues currently being addressed as a community. The comprehensive OPR work program includes the following phases:

  • Phase 1: Visioning and Consultation – will result in a community vision and guiding principles to inform future planning directions, by establishing what the community values and how the Town is envisioned to evolve over the 25-year planning horizon.
  • Phase 2: Background Studies and Discussion Papers – will focus on data collection and the review of background information required to advance the OPR. This phase will also involve the preparation of various Discussion Papers to address the key themes related to growth management, the natural environment, healthy and complete communities, and general technical and housekeeping matters. This phase will culminate with a cursory review of the Secondary Plans to determine recommendations for a potential consolidation strategy.
  • Phase 3: Policy Development – will involve the preparation of Policy Directions Reports and the development of new and updated Official Plan policies to implement the preferred policy directions.
  • Phase 4: Draft New Official Plan – will involve the technical writing, reviewing, evaluating, and implementing policies for the new Official Plan based on work completed to-date.

The Draft Community Vision Summary Report was presented to Council on November 3, 2020. It summarized the findings of the Phase 1 consultation activities, including a new Draft Vision Statement and Guiding Principles that will inform the policy directions of the new Official Plan. Click on the following links to review the Report and presentation.

An online survey is available below to provide feedback on the draft Vision Statement and Guiding Principles. The survey will be open until January 25, 2021.


  • Help shape the vision that is guiding the Town’s future land use planning decisions. The draft Community Vision Statement and Guiding Principles was developed by the community and outlined in the Community Vision Summary Report

    Did we get it right based on what we heard during Phase 1 of the OPR project? Please let us know by completing this short survey. 

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