Please be advised that a Public Hearing of Sarnia City Council will be held on MONDAY, OCTOBER 16th, 2023, at 1:00 PM to consider the following Planning Act application:

Application(s): OPA No. 1 and ZBA No. 2-2023-85 of 2002
Applicant: Chez Black Developments
Agent: B. M. Ross Inc. Ltd
Location: 927 Exmouth Street, City of Sarnia.

The applicant proposes to demolish the existing single detached dwelling and accessory structures on the subject property which would then be developed into a five-storey apartment building with 30 dwelling units.


Each storey is proposed to have six dwelling units, with an area of 59.5 m2 containing two bedrooms, a kitchen, great room, bathroom, and storage areas. Access to each unit will be provided by an exterior hallway at the front of the building.

The building is proposed to contain both front and rear accesses to a sidewalk along Indian Road North and the parking area behind the building. In addition, it will be located at the north-west section of the site, with entrance on the west frontage of the property on Indian Road North.


The building will be serviced by an existing 150mm sewer service and a new 150mm water service. Stormwater runoff will be captured within the proposed parking lot at the rear of the building through catch basins and discharged to the 150mm storm services on the site to the storm sewer on Exmouth Street.

Garbage Disposal

Garbage is proposed to be stored inside the building, but will be placed south of the building on pick-up days (located in an area sited beside the building and screened from adjacent streets).

Access and Parking

The designated entrance and exit are proposed to be placed on Exmouth Street, with a right-out only exit onto Indian Road North beside the building. Thirty parking spaces are proposed for the apartment building and a loading area will be provided at the side of the building.


A subsequent site plan agreement will be required to implement the proposal.

Additional Information

Additional information for 937 Exmouth Street including a Planning Justification Report, Functional Servicing Report, Traffic Impact Study, Conceptual Site Plan, and Conceptual Floor Plan were submitted with this application and can be viewed here:

All documents submitted for any of the above application can also be obtained by contacting the Planning Department, Community Services Division at 519-332-0330 ext. 3289.

How to Participate

You are invited to view these meetings online at You can also participate by submitting comments and/or speaking during the public meeting. You may submit comments by email to, mail to City of Sarnia, c/o Community Services Division, 255 Christina Street North, P.O. Box 3018, Sarnia ON N7T 7N2, or place them in the mail slot on the right hand side of the Christina Street North entrance to City Hall.

To ensure your comments are included in the City Council Agenda, comments must be received by Noon, Friday, September 29, 2023.

Speaking at the Public Meeting

Sarnia City Council has returned to in-person meetings. You may participate in the public meeting virtually or in-person. If you wish to participate in the public meeting, we encourage you to pre-register with the Clerks Department, by email to or phone at 519-332-0330 ext. 3320.

Instructions for participating in the meeting virtually will be provided following registration and online at under Public Meetings.

Planning Act Appeal Information

If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of the City of Sarnia to the Ontario Land Tribunal, but the person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Sarnia before the official plan and zoning by-law amendments are passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Council of the Corporation of the City of Sarnia to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) and may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

Collection of Personal Information

Please be aware that if you are submitting correspondence to the City of Sarnia regarding this application, your name and communications may become part of the public record that will be available to the general public, pursuant to the Planning Act and the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. For more information on this collection, please visit

If you wish to be notified of the decision of the Sarnia City Council’s on the any of the above-noted applications, you must make a written request to:

City of Sarnia, c/o Community Services Division, 255 Christina Street North,
P.O. Box 3018, Sarnia ON N7T 7N2