Notice of Secondary Plan map

Notice of Study Commencement

Town of East Gwillimbury Complete Communities (New Community Areas) Secondary Plan

The Town of East Gwillimbury has initiated a Secondary Plan Process for the Town’s Complete Communities (New Community Areas) Secondary Plan. The purpose of the Secondary Plan is to establish a detailed planning framework and urban land uses in accordance with the policies of the Town of East Gwillimbury Official Plan and York Region Official Plan (2022) to allow the Town to begin the long-range planning of the Town’s new community areas.

The Town is committed to managing growth in a responsible manner that will achieve the Town’s vision for a safe, accessible, and livable community. The commencement of the Secondary Plan process is fundamental in securing financing from the Whitebelt Landowners Group and providing a level of certainty for the direction of these 'New Community Areas.' The Town of East Gwillimbury, in coordination with the Whitebelt Landowners Group (the “LOG”), will prepare a Secondary Plan and associated background studies for lands newly included in the Urban Area (“new community areas”) as approved in the Region of York Official Plan (2022), reflected in the adopted Town of East Gwillimbury Official Plan, 2022 and as shown in the attached context map.

Secondary Plan Process

On September 6th, 2023, East Gwillimbury Council commenced the East Gwillimbury Complete Communities (New Community Areas) Secondary Plan.

The required background and technical studies for the Complete Communities Secondary Plan work program will be undertaken by the Town and the Whitebelt LOG. Town staff in coordination with Town’s Planning Consultant will oversee the development of this plan, including completion of the required background studies, in an effort to work towards a Town-initiated Official Plan Amendment (Secondary Plan) to the Town of East Gwillimbury Official Plan (2022).

The New Community Areas are included as part of the Complete Communities Secondary Plan and will subsequently be subject to individual Community Design Plans. Efforts to complete the Secondary Plan will occur concurrently with efforts to finalize the updated Town of East Gwillimbury Official Plan (June 2022).


As part of the development of the Complete Communities (Whitebelt) Secondary Plan, extensive public consultation will be held with the public, at which time comments, questions, and input may be provided. Additional public consultation will take place as part of the future Community Design planning process, subsequent to the Secondary Plan Process.

Contact Information

If you require additional information or would like to be placed on the project contact list, please contact the individual below:

Victoria Moore, MES, MCIP, RPP Manager of Planning
Town of East Gwillimbury
19000 Leslie Street Sharon ON L0G 1V0
905-478-4283 Ext. 1265

Context Map

Notice of Secondary Plan Map

Personal Information Collection Notice

The Town of East Gwillimbury collects personal information in communications or presentations made to Town Council and/or its Committees under the legal authority of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter c.P.13, as amended. Pursuant to Section 27 of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. M.56, as amended, (the “Act”) public feedback to planning proposals is considered to be public recorded and may be disclosed to any individual upon request in accordance with the Act. If you are submitting letters, faxes, emails, presentations or other communications to the Town, you should be aware that your name and the fact that you communicated with the Town will become part of the public record and will appear on the Town’s website. The Town will also make your communication and any personal information in it, such as your address and postal code or email address available to the public unless you expressly request the Town to remove it. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Town Clerk, Town of East Gwillimbury, 19000 Leslie Street, Sharon, Ontario L0G 1V0 905-478-4283.