Planning Advisory Committee


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About the committee

The Planning Advisory Committee is established in accordance with the Planning Act to provide City Council with advice and comments on major policy planning initiatives, specifically:

  • Provincial plan and policy conformity;
  • Official Plan review and updates;
  • Community plans and studies; and
  • City initiated Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments with city-wide impact.

The Committee’s role is advisory and consultative. The Committee will meet between 2 and 6 times per year in the evening. The Planning Advisory Committee meeting schedule will be set out annually.

The Planning Advisory Committee consists of 9 members. Resident members will be selected as follows:

  • 6 members from various geographic areas of the city (such as northwest, northeast, south central, south, older built-up area, downtown and newer neighbourhoods);
  • 1 member that is a registered professional planner;
  • 1 member that is either a practicing architect (member of the Ontario Association of Architects) or a practicing landscape architect (member of the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects);
  • 1 member that is a practicing professional in the development industry.

Apply today

Apply online or download an application and return it to the City Clerk’s Office.
Planning Advisory Committee Terms of Reference


  • Indu Arora
  • Paul Hanusiak
  • Anu Luthra
  • Denese Renaud
  • Lisa MacTaggart
  • Malcolm McIntosh
  • Darren Shock

Meeting archive


Meeting Date Agenda Minutes Notes
November 7, 2019meeting location details Agenda Minutes Rescheduled from October 24
October 24, 2019meeting location details Agenda Not applicable Quorum not met
June 13, 2019meeting location details Agenda Minutes Not applicable
April 17, 2019meeting location details Agenda Minutes Not applicable

For more information

Melissa Aldunate
Manager, Policy Planning and Urban Design
Planning and Building Services
519-822-1260 extension 2361
[email protected]