Five Year Official Plan Update and Comprehensive Review

On December 16, 2021, Township Council adopted Official Plan Amendment No. 20.

Amendment No. 20 was presented to Council in response to an update of the Official Plan undertaken in accordance with Section 26 of the Planning Actwhich requires municipalities to update their Official Plan at least every five years. This public meeting was held to fulfill the statutory requirements of Section 17(15) of the Planning Act. Previous public meetings were held on March 6, 2019 and June 28, 2021 for the purposes of considering changes to the Official Plan.

What is an Official Plan?

An Official Plan is a legal document containing goals, objectives, and policies to guide land use, development, and growth in a municipality. The Official Plan affects everyone in the Township.

The Township’s current Official Plan is available for download and inspection here.

Why does an Official Plan need to be reviewed and updated?

Municipalities are required to revise their official plan to ensure that it is consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement (2020), and has regard to matters of provincial interest, such as planning for appropriate location of growth and orderly development of safe and healthy communities, protection of agricultural resources, the protection of ecological systems, including natural areas, features, and functions, etc.

The Official Plan Review project was undertaken to clarify Malahide’s local vision for the future and directs growth in Malahide based on the principles of making efficient use of existing and planned infrastructure through targeted intensification, and protecting prime agricultural land and other natural resources.  Official Plan Amendment No. 20 reflects recommended changes to the Township’s Official Plan contained in the Background Report and Appendix A and Appendix B.

 Special Meeting of Council on December 16, 2021


Review the materials presented on December 16, 2021.


The Special Meeting of Council was recorded and is available for review on the Township's YouTube Channel here:


 Special Meeting of Council on June 28th, 2021

Review the materials presented on June 28th, 2021. These documents have been prepared to meet and be consistent with the Provincial Policies for planning and growth.

The Special Meeting of Council was recorded and is available for review on the Township's YouTube Channel here:

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