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Planning and Development Procedural Manual

The Procedural Manual is an informative document that provides a comprehensive summary of the legislative and policy framework that guides TRCA's decisions and actions with respect to our planning and regulatory responsibilities;

TRCA is committed to improving the delivery of all programs, including our planning and regulatory functions. To this end, we have created a Planning and Development Procedural Manual, which was endorsed at Authority Meeting #7/07, held on September 28, 2007, by Resolution #A 196/07.

The Procedural Manual is an informative document that provides a comprehensive summary of the legislative and policy framework that guides TRCA's decisions and actions with respect to our planning and regulatory responsibilities; it provides clarity and transparency around our review procedures and submission requirements. From straightforward, minor applications to complex, large-scale proposals, the Manual provides guidance for all types of applications and highlights the importance of preliminary consultation. It also outlines the fee schedules and targeted review timelines for the various types of applications. Finally, all of the technical checklists and guidelines that have been developed in consultation with the development community and used operationally over the past few years are consolidated in this document.

The Procedural Manual is not a policy document, but rather a guidance document of current procedures and practices. The Manual is a "living document" that will be updated on a periodic basis to reflect any procedural issues related to updated technical practices or legislative changes, including the Bill 51 requirements for "complete applications" that are currently unfolding. This document is meant to further improve our working relationship with our member municipalities, the development community, and the public. 

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Title Page 3,906kPDF icon

Preface, Executive Summary, Future Amendments and Updates, How to Use this Manual, Table of Contents and List of Figures 1,573kPDF icon

Section 1.0 - Introduction 704kPDF icon
Section 2.0 - Legislative and Policy Framework 144kPDF icon
Section 3.0 - Planning Applications 248kPDF icon
Section 4.0 - Environmental Assessment Applications 257kPDF icon
Section 5.0 - Permit Applications 234kPDF icon
Section 6.0 - Other Review Services 57kPDF icon
Section 7.0 - Checklists and Guidelines 43kPDF icon
Section 8.0 - Fees 49kPDF icon

Appendix A - Ontario Regulation 166/06 (Title Page) 32kPDF icon
Appendix A - Ontario Regulation 166/06 21kPDF icon

Appendix B - Natural Feature and Top-of-Bank Staking Procedures (Title Page) 32kPDF icon
Appendix B - Natural Feature and Top-of-Bank Staking Procedures 53kPDF icon

Appendix C - Land Dedication Procedures (Title Page) 32kPDF icon
Appendix C - Land Dedication Procedures 38kPDF icon

Appendix D - Fisheries Approval Process (Title Page) 32kPDF icon
Appendix D - Fisheries Approval Process 79kPDF icon

Appendix E - Qualification Criteria for Permission for Minor Works and Routine Infrastructure Works Protocols (Title Page) 82kPDF icon
Appendix E - Permission for Minor Works Qualification Criteria 56kPDF icon
Appendix E - Permission for Routine Infrastructure Works Qualification Criteria 54kPDF icon

Appendix F - Debris Jam Clearance Protocol (Title Page) 32kPDF icon
Appendix F - Debris Jam Clearance Protocol 74kPDF icon

Appendix G - Checklists (Title Page) 32kPDF icon

 

Appendix H - Guidelines (Title Page) 32kPDF icon

 

Appendix I - Fee Schedules (Title Page) 32kPDF icon