Official Plan and Official Plan Amendments
Official Plans and Official Plan Amendments (OPA) are the City's guide and policies for the long-term development of the municipality. The City's various OPAs can be found below, sorted by OPA number.
The City of Vaughan also has completed a new Official Plan (Vaughan Official Plan 2010) that was adopted by City of Vaughan Council on September 7, 2010, (as modified on September 27, 2011, March 20, 2012 and April 17, 2012), and is awaiting approval from the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) before it becomes in full force and effect. The new Official Plan represents the comprehensive planning policy of City of Vaughan Council with respect to the future development of the City. When approved, the new Official Plan will supercede the existing Official Plan, Community and Employment Area Plans.
For information regarding the approval process for Official Plan Amendments, please visit the Official Plan Amendment Approval Process page.
Development Planners are available to assist you in interpreting the respective Official Plans. Staff may be contacted in the Development Planning Department in Vaughan City Hall or by calling (905) 832-8585.
Citizens' Guides to Land-use Planning
- A series of Citizens' Guides has been prepared by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing to help you understand how the land use planning process works in Ontario.
- The Planning Act sets out the ground rules for land use planning in Ontario and describes how land uses may be controlled, and who may control them.
- The Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) is an independent tribunal established through provincial legislation. The Board plays a critical role in Ontario’s land-use planning process by providing an independent public forum to hear land-use disputes.