2013 Planning Primer Program – Learn about Planning

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2013 Planning Primer Program

Have you ever wondered how land-use planning is done? What those black and white signs in your community mean? How a zoning application is made? How to make a presentation to Planning Committee? What land-use planners do for your community?

Now is your time to find out

The Planning and Growth Management Department is offering the Planning Primer Program to help residents become more aware of, and more involved in, the land-use planning process.  The program is a series of half-day courses.  The series includes two core courses and two elective courses.

  • The core courses, called Primer I and Primer II, describe the legislative and policy basis under which land-use planning decisions are made, the way policy documents are amended and how to make a development application.
  • The first elective course on April 20 and repeated on April 22 will focus on the Ontario Municipal Board. Registration will open April 8, 2013. The second elective course will be confirmed later this year.

To make the most of the information being presented, residents must attend the Primer I course before attending Primer II and attend both the Primer I and II courses before attending an elective course. The content of these Primer courses is the same as those offered in previous years.

Take the Primer I & II courses

Primer I Course
Saturday, February 23, 2013 or
Monday, February 25, 2013

Primer II Course
Saturday, March 23, 2013 or
Monday, March 25, 2013

Primer I – City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West,
Colonel By Room, Second Floor
8:30 a.m. to noon

NOTE: The Primer I course is a pre-requisite for the Primer II course. Registration for Primer II will open on March 11, 2013

Register today!

Space is limited, so register soon


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