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Board Meeting Agenda - January 25, 2022 




The Planning Board office is closed to the Public until further notice due to the Corona Virus Pandemic (COVID-19) Public Health Guidelines while we protect the Health and Safety of our Staff Members, Board Members and all those who we could come in contact with.

The pandemic has effected our operations but we are still able to offer asistance to you.

Staff will be available to accept telephone calls and emails during regular business                   hours 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.

If necessary, in-office visits can be made by calling our Office at 705-282-2237and making an appointment.

Thank you for your understanding. 

 About the Board

The Manitoulin Planning Board was created by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing under the Planning Act.The Board is composed of 10 members representing eight municipalities and two unincorporated townships on Manitoulin, and is supported by two staff members. Our office hours are 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday to Friday.


The Planning Board’s responsibilities include administration of the Official Plan for the Manitoulin Planning Area, implementation of the Zoning By-law for the unincorporated Townships of Dawson and Robinson, the review and approval of applications for land division (Consent and Subdivision), and other tasks under the Planning Act.

In addition to the foregoing applications, the staff provide planning assistance and information to all Member Municipalities, the Province and to the general public.

Official Plan 

The District of Manitoulin Official Plan has been approved by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs on October 29, 2018. You can download the full text of the Plan here:    Official Plan Text

The Schedules to the Official Plan (the mapping) are available as individual PDF files below.

 Please Note;   The Schedules (below) are NOT Zoning maps.

                                                                        Schedule A - Settlement Structure 

Schedule B - Land Use
Schedule B1 - Cockburn Island Land Use
Schedule B2 - Dawson and Robinson Land Use
Schedule B3 - Burpee-Mills Land Use
Schedule B4 - Gordon/Barrie Island Land Use
Schedule B5 - Billings Land Use
Schedule B6 - Central Manitoulin Land Use
Schedule B7 - Tehkummah Land Use
Schedule B8 - Assiginack Land Use
Schedule B9 - Manitowaning Urban Land Use
Schedule B10 - Mindemoya Urban Land Use
Schedule B11 - Gore Bay Urban Land Use

Schedule C - Transportation
Schedule C1 - Transportation Gore Bay
Schedule C2 - Transportation Manitowaning
Schedule C3 - Transportation Mindemoya

Schedule D - Natural Heritage

Schedule D1 - Cockburn Island Natural Heritage
Schedule D2 - Dawson and Robinson Natural Heritage
Schedule D3 - Burpee-Mills Natural Heritage
Schedule D4 - Gordon/Barrie Island Natural Heritage
Schedule D5 - Billings Natural Heritage
Schedule D6 - Central Manitoulin Natural Heritage
Schedule D7 - Tehkummah Natural Heritage
Schedule D8 - Assiginack Natural Heritage

Schedule E - Development Constraints

 The Manitoulin Planning Board hosted a public information session for the creation of a Natural Heritage System Strategy (NHS) at the Mindemoya Community Centre at 6032 Highway 542 on Wednesday, August 21st 2019 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. A summary of the meeting is available here: Natural Heritage Information Session Summary

The maps shown at the meeting may be downloaded here:
Natural Heritage System - Administration
Natural Heritage System - Land Cover
Natural Heritage System - Surface Water
Natural Heritage System - Known Significant Wildlife Habitat
Natural Heritage System - Sample
Natural Heritage System - Sample2