The Town of East Gwillimbury (EG) is conducting a land use study to determine where cannabis can be grown in Town. Currently, cannabis production facilities are only permitted within the Town's Employment Zoning. In June 2020, Council passed an Interim Control By-law (ICBL) to prohibit the production of cannabis until the completion of the land use study.

Public Meeting

On April 20, 2022 the Town of East Gwillimbury is 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

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