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Official Plan

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 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 : Council adopted the current Official Plan in April 2011 and issued a Notice of Adoption after passing By-Law No. 22-11. In December 2011, the Minister of Housing and Municipal Affairs issued a Notice of Decision outlining that the Minister had approved the plan, in part, with modifications.

View Citizen Guide for Official Plans and visit the Ministry of Municipal Affairs website for more information.

Official plan appeals



Official Plan

Official Plan Schedules contain maps that provide more context and are part of the plan

To discuss or review your plans please contact Jody Brinkman, Manager of Development Services, Department of Development Services, Planning Division

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

© 2014 Municipality of Sioux Lookout