The Municipality of Sioux Lookout's Official Plan  serves as a roadmap for long-range land use and development. The Official plan was created with extensive public input, and it contains the goals and objectives of the community and establishes the policies that direct the form, extent, nature, and rate of growth and change of the Municipality for a 20-year period to 2031. It supports the overall goal of achieving a healthy community built on the principles of diversity and adaptability, accessibility and equity, connectivity, health and vitality.

The current Official Plan focuses on a number of areas:

  • Vision, Principles and Objectives of the Plan
  • Development, Environment, Housing, Economy, Engagement
  • Land Use Policies and Land Use Designations
  • Natural/Cultural Heritage
  • Municipal Services and Transportation
  • Implementation by way of Zoning By-Law, Site Plan Control, Planning Applications

The plan is reviewed at least every five years to ensure it reflects changes in social, economic, environmental, technological and demographic conditions.

Status of the plan : The new Official Plan is in effect as of July 11, 2019 (with Ministry Modifications)

View the Citizen's Guide to Land Use Planning for Official Plans and visit the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing website for more information.

 The current Official Plan contains maps that provide more context and are part of the plan.

To discuss or review your plans please contact the Development Services Manager.

Municipal Office
25 Fifth Avenue
PO Box 158
Sioux Lookout ON
P8T 1A4
Phone: 807-737-2700 ext. 2234