Port Whitby Sustainable Community Plan

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Background

The Port Whitby Sustainable Community Plan is the articulation of a vision for a sustainable neighbourhood on the shores of Lake Ontario. It takes into account land use planning and urban design in the context of Port Whitby, the desire to incorporate elements of complete and healthy community principles, and the desire to provide infrastructure in a manner that is sustainable and suitable to the area.

The Port Whitby Sustainable Community Plan is not a statutory plan. It does not establish specific policies or land use permissions. It is a high level, strategic plan that examines how Port Whitby can grow and develop in a sustainable manner over time. The 33 recommended strategies in the plan may be implemented by the Town or by others through a variety of implementation mechanisms. The implementation of the plan is not tied to a specific timeline. Some of the recommended strategies can be implemented immediately, while others will be undertaken further in the future. The intent of the Port Whitby Sustainable Community Plan is to set a bold yet achievable plan for the long-term sustainability of Port Whitby.

Select topics below to learn more about the Port Whitby Sustainable Community Plan:

  Project Partners Project History
  Consultant Team Public Consultation
  Project Status Documents and Resources

Project Partners

To undertake the project the Town sought and was awarded a grant from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. The Town also obtained support from two project partners, Brookfield Homes and Metrolinx.

Consultant Team

The Port Whitby Sustainable Community Plan project was led by the firm Meridian Planning Consultants, supported by planningAlliance, Arup, Glenn Pothier Inc., Metropolitan Knowledge International , and Will Dunning Inc.

Consultant Websites

  • Meridian Planning Consultants
  • planningAlliance
  • Arup
  • Metropolitan Knowledge International
  • Will Dunning Inc.

Project Status

The Port Whitby Sustainable Community Plan was prepared in 6 phases:

  • Phase 1: Consultation and Information Collection
  • Phase 2: Concept Development and Analysis
  • Phase 3: Recommendations
  • Phase 4: Consultation
  • Phase 5: Draft Report
  • Phase 6: Final Report

The Port Whitby Sustainable Community Plan was endorsed in principle by Council on 27 June 2011.

Project History

  • The Port Whitby Sustainable Community Plan project was first envisaged in 2007.
  • Over 2008 the Town of Whitby secured grant funding from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and additional financial contributions from Brookfield Homes and Metrolinx as project funding partners.
  • In 2009 the Terms of Reference for the project was released. The project was awarded to Meridian Planning Consultants and their sub-consultant team in September 2009.
  • Work on the 6 phase work plan for the project commenced in October 2009.
  • From October 2009 to May 2011 substantial research, analysis, evaluation and consultation was undertaken by the consultant team, resulting in the preparation of the Port Whitby Sustainable Community Plan.
  • In June 2011 the Port Whitby Sustainable Community Plan was endorsed in principle by Council.

To view a more detailed project chronology, please view the Project Milestone Summary (PDF, 22.7 kB).

Public Consultation

To view additional details regarding public consultation activities for this project, please view the attached Public Consultation Overview (PDF, 13.4 kB).

Documents and Resources

All the documents and resources associated with the preparation of the Port Whitby Sustainable Community Plan are provided below, including access to public consultation materials.

Port Whitby Sustainable Community Plan

Council Reports

Meeting Minutes

Community Consultation Materials: Open House (22 February 2010)

Sustainability Learning Workshop (23 February 2010)

Community Café #1 (11 May 2010)

Community Café #2 (29 June 2010)

Public Notices

Technical Studies

Reports and Analysis Documents

Presentations

Terms of Reference