Statutory Public Meeting Notice - Official Plan Amendment Application OPA 23-005/P

Posted on Friday October 13, 2023

City Initiated Official Plan Amendment Application OPA 23-005/P
Pickering Integrated Sustainable Design Standards
Proposed Amendment 50 to the Pickering Official Plan

Note: The above noted matter was previously scheduled to be considered at a Statutory Public Meeting on October 3, 2023, however the item was deferred due to loss of quorum and will now be considered at a Statutory Public Meeting to be held on:

Monday, November 6, 2023 at 7:00 pm

Residents can attend the meeting in person in Council Chambers at City Hall, or view the meeting livestream via the City of Pickering’s YouTube channel:

Please note that this item is scheduled for 7:00 pm, however, this matter could be delayed due to Committee’s consideration of preceding agenda items.

The Statutory Public Meeting will provide interested parties the ability to learn more about the proposal, and provide any comments and feedback. A Report, prepared by the City Development Department, is available on the website and will be included within the Committee Meeting agenda. Later in the meeting, the Committee may either recommend to Council to approve the application as submitted, approve it with such modifications as staff may have recommended or as Council deems expedient, refuse the application, or adjourn consideration until a later date.

Should you wish to address the City Development Department and the Planning & Development Committee during the electronic meeting, please visit and complete the online delegation request form or email

Virtual delegations must register by 12:00 pm noon on the last business day before the scheduled meeting. In-person delegations must register by 12:00 pm noon on the day of the meeting. Once your request has been received, confirmation will be provided to you by the Clerks Office which will include the particulars of the delegation process.

The following is a brief description of the proposal:

File Type & Number
Official Plan Amendment Application OPA 23-005/P


Property Location

The City of Pickering has recently adopted Integrated Sustainable Design Standards (ISDS) for all new development in the City to replace the 2007 Sustainable Development Guidelines.

The new ISDS is a set of standards that allows the City to review development applications through a “sustainability” lens, based on modern, green technology criteria and best practices.

Although the ISDS have already been approved by Council, referring to the ISDS within the Pickering Official Plan will provide added weight to their application in the review of draft plans of subdivision, site plans, rezonings and building permits.

Written Information Available:
The Proposed Amendment and the Recommendation Report is available on the City’s website at

If you do not have internet access, you can call the office of the City Clerk at 905.420.4611 to request a copy of the report be mailed to you

Last Date for Comment:
November 6, 2023

View the Public Notice PDF File for details.