In June 2020, Council passed an Interim Control By-law (ICBL) to prohibit the production of cannabis until the completion of a land use study. This land use study is now completed and Council has approved a Zoning By-law Amendment to regulate cannabis production facilities moving forward. Full details are provided below and if there are any questions you can contact contact the Planning Branch. 

Zoning By-law Amendment Approved

On May 17, 2022, Council approved a Zoning By-law Amendment to regulate cannabis production facilities in Town. The staff report and approved Zoning By-law Amendment are available below:

Staff Report: P2022-15 Cannabis Production Facilities Zoning By-law Amendment

Approved Zoning By-law Amendment: By-law 2022-046 and Notice of Passing

Public Meeting

On April 20, 2022 the Town of East Gwillimbury held a statutory public meeting regarding options for a Town-initiated amendment to the Town’s Zoning By-law 2018-043, to regulate cannabis production facilities. 

For more information, please see the staff report and presentation from the meeting: 

Staff Report P2022-10 Cannabis Production Facilities
Presentation P2022-10 PRES Cannabis Production Facilities

Public Meeting Notice: Notice of Public Meeting - Cannabis Production Facilities 

What is an Interim Control By-law (ICBL)?

An ICBL controls the use of specific lands while a review or study of land use policies is undertaken. 

The ICBL allows the Town to evaluate the impacts of cannabis production facilities in EG and make informed recommendations. The ICBL temporarily stops the development of cannabis production facilities Town-wide, with exemptions provided for existing Employment Zones.

How long will the Interim Control By-law last?

Council has extended the Interim Control Bylaw for a maximum of one additional year, lasting to June 9, 2022. 

What is being studied?

The study will review the existing cannabis permissions on a federal and provincial level as well as conduct a best practice review for the use at a local municipal level. 

The study is intended to provide direction and inform any subsequent zoning by-law amendments as desired by Council. 

Staff reports, presentations, and Council resolutions

Extension of Interim Control By-law No. 2021-045:

Cannabis Interim Control Bylaw No. 2021-45

April 7, 2021 Update Report:

Cannabis Production Facility ICBL Update

Passing of Interim Control By-law No. 2020-044: 

Cannabis Interim Control Bylaw No. 2020-044

Terms of Reference for the Cannabis Land Use Study


Public Meeting for Zoning Bylaw Amendment:

P2022-10 Cannabis Production Facilities


Approved Zoning Bylaw:

P2022-15 Cannabis Production Facilities Zoning By-law Amendment