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Public Notices

Public Notices that are required by the Municipal Act and Planning Act are posted here.  Public Notices regarding Public Information Centres are also posted below.

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Virtual Public Meetings- How to Watch and Participate Online

To continue Town operations, virtual public meetings have been scheduled for various land use planning applications that have been submitted to the Town. The virtual public meetings will provide a formal opportunity for residents to share feedback regarding the respective projects. Information shared at the meeting from residents will help inform Council in their decision-making process.

To learn about upcoming public meetings, please visit: https://www.thebluemountains.ca/public-notices.cfm

How to Watch a Public Meeting Online

All Virtual Public Meetings are live-streamed to the Town website. The meeting live streams can be accessed by visiting: https://www.thebluemountains.ca/council-meeting-live-stream.cfm. There is no need to register in advance to watch the live stream.

In addition, all Council and Committee of the Whole live stream recordings are archived and posted to the Town website. To view upcoming agendas, staff reports, meeting material or to view the archived recording, please visit: https://www.thebluemountains.ca/agendas-minutes-reports.cfm

How to Participate in a Public Meeting

If you would like to participate in a Virtual Public Meeting, members of the public are encouraged to provide their comments or questions in writing using email or regular letter mail to the Town Clerk in advance of the Public Meeting. Written comments received in advance will be circulated to Council in advance of the Public Meeting and will be read by the Town Clerk at the Public Meeting.

Any member of the public wishing to speak at a Virtual Public Meeting is encouraged to pre-register early, and no later than one business day in advance of the Meeting. To pre-register, please contact the Town Clerk at the information below.

Written comments may be sent to the Town Clerk, Corrina Giles:

By Mail or in Person:

32 Mill St. Box 310,

Thornbury ON, N0H 2P0

Fax: (519) 599-7723

Email: townclerk@thebluemountains.ca

Posted: Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Notice of Public Meeting (Online)

Regulate Business Licenses for Short-Term Rentals and Administration of Monetary Penalties

Public Meeting:  April 19, 2021 at 5:00  p.m. (Virtual – Online format using Microsoft Teams)

What is being proposed?

The overall objective of the proposed By-laws is to replace the existing Short-Term Accommodation Licensing regime and introduce a business licensing framework which will include Short Term Accommodations. Through the Administrative Monetary Penalties By-law, the Town will benefit from an additional enforcement mechanism to promote compliance with the Licensing By-law, and perhaps in the future, other designated By-laws.

LINK to FAF.21.020 Licensing & Short-Term Accommodation and Administrative Monetary Penalties By-Law:

FAF.21.020 Licenses for Short-Term Rentals and Administration of Monetary Penalities

Want to be notified of a decision?

You must make a request in writing if you wish a notice of any decision of Council on this proposal.

Virtual Public Meeting Information

To help limit the spread of COVID-19, this Public Meeting will be held in a virtual (online) format. You are encouraged to provide your comments or questions in writing using email or regular letter mail to the Town Clerk in advance of the Public Meeting.  Written comments will be circulated to Council. Comments received at least one (1) day in advance of the Public Meeting (by April 16, 2021 by 10am) will be read by the Town Clerk at the Public Meeting.  

Anyone wishing to speak on this matter at the Virtual Public Meeting is encouraged to pre-register early, and no later than five (5) days in advance of the Meeting (by April 14, 2021 at 10am). For those without a computer, a dial-in number is available.

Contact the Town Clerk to pre-register or submit comments to townclerk@thebluemountains.ca  or by calling the Town at 519-599-3131 extension 232 or Fax: (519) 599-7723

Comments by mail to: Town Clerk, Town Hall, 32 Mill St. Box 310, Thornbury ON, N0H 2P0

What happens at a Public Meeting?

The public meeting is your chance to hear more about the proposal and make your views about it known. You may also speak at the meeting or submit written comments. Information from the public will help Council in their decision-making process, so make sure to have your say!

Any person or agency may attend the Virtual Public Meeting and/or make verbal or written comments either in support or in opposition to the proposed amendment.

Where do I find more information about the proposal?

Visit us in Legal Services, Town Hall, during regular office hours Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm or contact the Director of Legal Services for this file.

When will a decision be made?

A decision on this proposal has NOT been made at this point and will NOT be made at the Public Meeting. After reviewing the amendments and any comments received, Town staff will bring a recommendation on this project to a future council meeting.


Posted: Thursday, February 11, 2021
March 11, 2021 from 5-7 p.m.

Notice of Public Information Centre (Virtual)

The Town will be hosting a Virtual Public Information Centre regarding the Victoria Street and Louisa Street area preliminary engineering project. The Public Information Centre will provide an update regarding the findings of the preliminary engineering for the Victoria Street and Louisa Street area and will provide an opportunity for residents to share feedback.

This project is being completed as part of the larger multi-year Thornbury West Reconstruction Phase 1 project which combined the Elma and Alice Street project, and the Victoria and Louisa Street project into one larger project known as ‘Thornbury West Reconstruction Phase 1’.

The engineering for Thornbury West Reconstruction Phase 1 project is scheduled to be completed in two stages:

  1. The first stage is preliminary engineering which will include various studies and reports as well as the consideration of options for construction. The work completed within this first stage will provide recommendations to help inform and guide the final design. Once the preliminary engineering work is complete, a Public Information Centre is conducted to update and engage residents.
  1. The second stage is final engineering which will consider the recommendations from the first stage of preliminary engineering, including the comments received during the Public Information Centre. This information will be used through the completion of the design and the management of the construction activity.

Elma and Alice Street Update

Within the project, the first area to be reconstructed is the general area of Elma and Alice Street. The preliminary engineering and the Public Information Centre for the Elma and Alice Street project has been completed. The Elma and Alice Street project is now entering the second stage of the project as detailed above.

Victoria and Louisa Street Update

The second area to be reconstructed is the general area of Victoria Street between Arthur and Alfred and Louisa Street between Bruce and Victoria. The preliminary engineering work has been completed for Victoria and Louisa Streets, and the Public Information Centre has been scheduled as detailed in this notice.

Through combining both projects into Thornbury West Phase 1, the final design and project management responsibilities have been awarded to Tatham Engineering.

The Town intends to issue a construction tender for the Thornbury West Phase 1 project in the Fall of 2021 with construction expected throughout 2022 and 2023.

For more information, please visit the Towns website at:
A Virtual Public Information Centre (PIC) is being held to gather input from stakeholders. All those interested in the project are invited to attend the Virtual Public Open House on Thursday, March 11, 2021 from 5-7 pm.
To register for this event and/or for additional information please contact:
Town of The Blue Mountains, Operations Department
Phone: (519) 519-3131 Ext. 275

Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2021
March 8, 2021 at 5:00 pm

March 8, 2021 at 5:00 pm there will be a Public Meeting (Online) with respect to an Application for Zoning Amendment for 207484 Highway 26 and the Notice of Public Meeting is now available.  For full meeting details, see Notice - Public Meeting - Zoning Amendment - 207484 Highway 26

Public meetings are taking place virtually to assist with social distancing with respect to Covid-19.  


Posted: Monday, January 25, 2021
NOTICE - Community Improvement Plan (CIP) Notice of Decision

On January 11, 2021 Council for the Town of The Blue Mountains considered Staff Report PDS.21.011.  As a result, Council has adopted two new Community Improvement Plans (CIPs).  The Notice of Decision, CIP documents, and relevant bylaws are provided below:

After both CIP’s are in full force and effect, Town staff will provide a follow-up report to Town Council in the future regarding administration of the plan and recommended funding for 2021 CIP programs.

Posted: Thursday, January 21, 2021
Session rescheduled to February 10, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

Notice of Committee-Led, Virtual Public Engagement Session

The Community Communications Advisory Committee is hosting a virtual Public Engagement Session to discuss highlights of the Corporate Communications Survey Results and to provide an update on the development of the Communications Strategy.

Insights from the Corporate Communications Survey will assist the Committee and staff in preparing the Communications Strategy for Council’s consideration.

In accordance with the Town’s Notice Policy, POL.COR.07.03 Notice is hereby provided that the Committee is hosting a Public Engagement Session for the purpose of reviewing with the public the results of the Corporate Communications Survey.

FAF.20.182 Corporate Communications Survey Results (note: survey results provided as Attachment 1 of the report).

Why is the Town Creating a Communications Strategy?

The Town is developing a Communications Strategy to foster greater public engagement and improve communications with its residents. The Communications Strategy is being developed by the Town's Communications Division with input from the Community Communications Advisory Committee.

Next Steps in the Communications Strategy Process

The first draft of the Communications Strategy was presented to Council on November 16, 2020. Utilizing the feedback received, the Committee and staff are working to prepare a second draft that will be presented to Council in the first quarter of 2021.

Full details are available on the Agendas, Minutes, Reports webpage.

To Pre-Register/Participate, please contact:

Town of The Blue Mountains
ATTN: Executive Assistant Committees of Council
32 Mill Street, PO Box 310
Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0
519-599-3131 ext. 306

**NOTE: deadline to submit comments or request to participate is end-of-day Friday, February 5, 2021


Questions? Please contact:

Communications Division
519-599-3131 ext. 282


Clerk's Office
519-599-3131 x232

Planning Services
519-599-3131 x263