Vaughan's Planning Process

The city of Vaughan’s communities are constantly growing and changing. In fact, Vaughan is one of the fastest growing cities in Canada with a population of more than 335,000!


To ensure Vaughan continues to be a great place to live, work and play, our city must grow in ways that are smart and any change must meet the needs and values of current and future residents and businesses. This is why all developments undergo a careful review by City staff, Council, public agencies, including the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, York Region, and provincial ministries where appropriate, and why the City asks for feedback from residents before the shovels hit the ground.


The City’s Development Planning department considers all development applications, which includes providing professional planning advice for Vaughan Council’s consideration. Staff also provide planning assistance to the public, landowners and developers.


Want to know more about the planning process? We’ve got a step-by-step guide (PDF) on the planning process and who is involved.


City of Vaughan’s Planning Process