Shaping Guelph Official Plan Amendment 80: Open House and Public Meeting

The official plan amendment for the Shaping Guelph Official Plan Review is available for review and comment.

This Official Plan Amendment (OPA 80) proposes to revise the Official Plan’s vision, urban structure, population and employment figures, density and intensification targets and associated policies and land use designations as part of the City’s municipal comprehensive review for conformity with A Place to Grow: The Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe. This amendment also revises the Official Plan for conformity and consistency with:

  • Recent amendments to the Planning Act
  • Recent amendments to the Clean Water Act, and
  • The Provincial Policy Statement (2020).

Amendments to improve clarity for implementation or to address city approved plans, procedures or Council decisions are also included along with housekeeping changes related to such things as, for example, names of provincial ministries, to update municipal address references or to correct policy numbering references. OPA 80 also includes revisions to implement the recommendations of the York/Elizabeth Land Use study.

The virtual Open House provides an informal opportunity to learn about the proposed amendment and to ask questions of City Staff. This meeting will take place:

Open House

Tuesday, March 22

6:30 p.m.

You can join the open house through the virtual WebEx event at or watch it live on

The purpose of the Public Meeting is to share information about the amendment and consider public comments regarding the Official Plan Review which will be reviewed by staff prior to Council’s decision at a future meeting. This meeting will take place:

Statutory Public Meeting

Wednesday, March 30

6 pm

This is a remote City Council meeting that can be watched online at

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