Pre-application discussions are widely acknowledged as being beneficial to the development process; as they ensure both developers and City staff understand the requirements that exist in bringing forward a particular development proposal. Pre-Application consultation allows City staff to determine the specific reports, studies and information that is required to be submitted together with the application form, as part of a complete application package.

Pre-application consultation is mandatory* for Official Plan Amendments, Zoning By-Law Amendments, Plans of Subdivision or Plan of Condominium applications. The process can also be used to facilitate other applications such as Committee of Adjustment applications (consent applications, minor variance, signage or part lot control) and Building Permits.

*The Pre-application consultation may be waived where it has been determined by staff that the nature of the application does not require pre-consultation. If the requirement for consultation is waived, the Director or his/her delegate will issue a Record of Pre-Consultation, which may scope or waive the reports, studies, plans required to constitute a complete application.

Pre-Consultation Schedule

Application Intake Deadline Pre-Consultation Report
January 18 February 2
February 1 February 16
March 1 March 16
March 15 March 30
March 29 April 13
April 12 April 27
April 26 May 11
May 10 May 25
May 24 June 8
June 7 June 22
June 21 July 6
July 5 July 20
July 19 August 3
August 2 August 17
August 16 August 31
August 30 September 14
September 13 September 28
September 27 October 12
October 11 October 26
October 25 November 9
November 8 November 23
November 22 December 7
December 6 December 21