Official Plan Review



Updated March 6, 2018

Amendment 105 to the Whitby Official Plan (as approved by Region of Durham)

Amendment 105 to the Whitby Official Plan was adopted by Whitby Council (By-law 7244-17), on February, 21st, 2017The Region of Durham approved OPA 105 on November 17, 2017 - currently under appeal. 

A 'user-friendly', 'track changes' version of Amendment 105, as approved by the Region of Durham, is listed below for convenience and reference purposes only.

Policy Changes (as approved by Region, Nov. 17, 2017, under appeal)

Map Changes (as approved by Region, Nov. 17, 2017, under appeal)

 See also


Amendment 105 (as adopted by Whitby Council)

A 'user-friendly', 'track changes' chart version of Amendment 105, as adopted by Whitby Council, is listed below for convenience and reference purposes onlyFor accurate reference, please refer to By-law 7244-17 to adopt Amendment 105.


Final Recommended Amendment

The Final Recommended Amendment 105 to the Whitby Official Plan will be brought forward for Council's consideration and adoption at the February, 21st, 2017 Council meeting.  Once the Amendment is adopted by Whitby Council, it will be forwarded to the Region of Durham for final approval.

The staff report, including the Final Recommended Amendment, is listed in the agenda for the Februrary 21st, 2017 Council meeting, and is available below:

The Final Recommended Amendment 105 (February 17, 2017), as a 'track changes' annotated with staff comments, with any changes since January 31, 2017, highlighted in yellow where applicable, is available below:


Statutory Public Meeting January 31, 2017

The Draft Recommended Amendment for the Official Plan Review was considered at a Statutory Public Meeting at Town Hall, on January 31, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.  The staff report PL 4-17 contains an updated Draft Recommended Amendment, which includes further revisions since the release on January 11, 2017.  (Please see Attachment #1 to staff report PL 4-17 below):


Draft Recommended Amendment (January 11th, 2017)

The Draft Recommended Official Plan Amendment outlines proposed policy and map changes being made through the Town's comprehensive Official Plan Review. The Amendment applies to all lands within the Town of Whitby, therefore there is no key map. .  The purpose and effect of the Amendment is to update the Whitby Official Plan to be consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement, and to conform with the Province's Greenbelt Plan, provincial policy directions, and the Durham Regional Official Plan as well as to propose a variety of other general amendments throughout the Official Plan. This Amendment concludes an extensive review and consultation process. 

Public Open House

You are invited to participate by attending the Public Open House.

Date:  Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Location: Council Chambers, Whitby Municipal Building, 575 Rossland Rd.E.

File:  OPA-2007-W/04

Statutory Public Meeting

 You are invited to attend the Statutory Public Meeting as required by the Planning Act.

Date:  Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Time: 7:00p.m.

Location: Council Chambers, Whitby Municipal Building, 575 Rossland Rd.E.

File:  OPA-2007-W/04

Draft Proposed Amendment (November 11th, 2016)


Current Official Plan (2016 consolidation)

The current Whitby Official Plan (2016 consolidation), for reference:

Information and Material

For more information about the Amendment, including how to preserve your appeal rights, you may contact the Town of Whitby Planning and Development Department by: 


If you wish to be notified of decision of the Regional Municipality of Durham on the Amendment, you must make a written request to the Commissioner of Planning, Regional Municipality of Durham, 605 Rossland Road East, Box 623, Whitby, Ontario, L1N 6A3; (Please quote Whitby file: OPA-2007-W/04; Amendment 105)