Official Plan



The Whitby Official Plan (2016 consolidation) contains policies adopted by Council to define basic goals, objectives, and directions for the coordinated growth and development of the Town. The Official Plan identifies the planned municipal structure and provides the building blocks for municipal regulations, including zoning by-laws, site plan approval, and the subdivision of land. Social, cultural, economic, and environmental matters are also included in the Official Plan. Official Plans are regulated by Section 17 of the Planning Act

The Municipal Structure Plan in the Official Plan, outlined on Map 1, conceptually illustrates the Town's urban structure, consistent with the Durham Regional Official Plan.

The Official Plan also contains maps that designate land uses and helps guide municipal decisions on public facilities and services.

The Official Plan below is a consolidation as of September 2016, and is prepared for convenience purposes only.  Amendments which have received final approval since this consolidation are listed below.  Other Amendments may be pending final approval.  For accurate reference, the original Amendments should be consulted.  Please contact the Planning and Development Department for further information.


Official Plan Amendment (since last consolidation)

The following OPA's have received final approval since the last consolidation:

  • OPA 103
  • OPA 106
  • OPA 107

Official Plan Amendment Applications 

The Town requires a mandatory pre-consultation meeting be held prior to submission of an Official Plan Amendment application. 

For further information regarding Whitby's Official Plan and proposals to amend the Official Plan, please contact the Planning and Development Department. 

Application Form to Amend the Whitby Official Plan