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  • Harrison Park Pool Opens for the Season

    The outdoor swimming pool at Harrison Park opens for the June, July and August summer season today, June 17, at 12:30 p.m.! The full pool schedule is available on the Owen Sound Tourism Website.

  • Unattended Cooking Causes Fire in Multi-Unit Apartment Building

    The multi-unit building located at 248 7th Ave East contains 20 dwelling units and is operated by Grey County Housing.  All units were evacuated at the time of the fire.

    The fire, caused by unattended cooking, started in the kitchen and spread to the rest of the unit, causing significant damage.

  • Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting - ZBA No. 53

    Take notice that the Council of The Corporation of the City of Owen Sound has received an application for a Zoning By-law Amendment, being an application to amend Comprehensive Zoning By-law 2010-078, as amended pursuant to Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13, as amended (the “Planning Act”) for lands located at the eastern end of 10th Avenue East. This application is deemed to be a complete 
    submission under Section 34(10.4) of the Planning Act.

    Take notice that the Council of The Corporation of the City of Owen Sound will hold a public meeting to consider Zoning By-law Amendment No. 53 on July 8, 2024 at 5:30 p.m., in the Council Chambers of the City of Owen Sound, in accordance with Section 34 of the Planning Act.

    Property Description:
    The subject lands are legally described as RANGE 9 EGR PT PARK LOT 7 (RP 16R8804 PT PART 1). The lands are located at the eastern end of 10th Avenue East.

    Purpose and Effect:
    The purpose of the application is to permit an 85-unit residential development consisting of 22 cluster townhouse dwellings and two (2) apartment buildings; one (1), three-and-a-half storey building containing 29 units and one (1) four-storey building containing 34 units, for a total of 63 apartment dwellings. As part of the development, 10th Avenue East is proposed to terminate in a cul-de-sac bulb in its current location and the development would front onto a private road network approximately 7.0 m in width. The lands are currently zoned ‘Medium Density Residential’ (R4), with a Special Provision 14.76 and ‘Hazard Lands’ (ZH) by the City’s Zoning By-law (2010-078, as amended). Townhouses are among the uses permitted in the R4 Zone. Special Provision 14.76 permits and provides site and building regulations for a School.

    The effect of the application is to rezone the lands to permit Apartment buildings. The existing site-specific zoning provisions (14.76) that permit and provide site and building regulations for a School are proposed to be removed and replaced with site-specific site and building regulations required to facilitate the development including, among other matters, provisions for a maximum building height of 13.5 m for Apartments.

    Public Meeting:
    Date: Monday, July 8, 2024
    Time: 5:30 p.m.
    Location: City Hall, Council Chambers
    808 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound

    Public Comments/Record:
    Any person may participate in the public meeting and/or make written or oral submissions either in support of or in opposition to the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment. All submissions will form part of the public record. Oral and written comments will be considered at the public meeting. Written comments will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Monday, July 8, 2024, and may be submitted to Briana Bloomfield, City Clerk as follows: 

    Electronic Mail: notice@owensound.ca
    Regular Mail: 808 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound, ON N4K 2H4 

    Written comments received by July 3, 2024 will appear on the Council Meeting agenda which will be available for review on July 4, 2024, on the Council and Committees webpage at www.owensound.ca/meetings. Written comments received by the deadline will be included in the agenda when it is republished after the meeting.
    If you wish to participate in the public meeting electronically, you must contact the City Clerk by Friday, July 5, 2024, at 4:30 p.m. at bbloomfield@owensound.ca or 519-376-4440 ext. 1247 to be registered to participate in the public meeting. To ensure that your comments are clearly understood and received prior to Council making a decision, you are strongly encouraged to submit written comments prior to the public meeting even if you intend to attend the public meeting.

    Personal information is collected under the authority of the Planning Act. The information collected will be used to complete the Zoning By-law Amendment process and will form part of the public record. Questions about this collection should be addressed to Briana Bloomfield, City Clerk.

    Additional Information:
    If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of the Council of The Corporation of the City of Owen Sound to the Ontario Land Tribunal but the person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to The Corporation of the City of Owen Sound before the by-law is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision.

    If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to The Corporation of the City of Owen Sound before the by-law is passed, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Land Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

    If you wish to be notified of the decision of The Corporation of the City of Owen Sound on the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment, you must make a written request to The Corporation of the City of Owen Sound at the address noted below.

    For more information about this matter, including information about appeal rights, or to 
    inspect additional materials related to the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment, please 
    contact Sabine Robart, Manager of Planning & Heritage, Planning Division by email 
    at planning@owensound.ca or telephone at 519-376-4440 ext. 1236 Monday to Friday 
    between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or by visiting
    http://www.owensound.ca/development.

    A copy of the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment is available on the website together 
    with additional plans, background studies and reports submitted with the application.
    The public meeting and all Council proceedings can be viewed live on Rogers Cable TV or 
    the Rogers TV Website or viewed during and after the meeting on the City’s Council and 
    Committees webpage.

  • Cooling Centres and Emergency Resources for High Heat Weather

    In response to the upcoming warm temperatures, the City of Owen Sound reminds residents that public places are available throughout the City to keep cool and offers some high temperature tips and reminders.

  • City Launches New Online Option to Report By-law Concerns

    The By-law Enforcement Portal enables residents to conveniently and easily report by-law concerns and make online payments. 

  • Post-Storm Clean Up Efforts Ongoing

    Due to last night’s severe storm, City staff continue to prioritize and clean up damages from high winds and heavy rains across Owen Sound. 

  • Pride Parade Road Closures on Saturday June 15

    On Saturday, June 15, 2024, the River District will welcome the 2024 Pride Parade, Street Fair, and Vendor Market. Motorists through the River District may experience delays to allow the safe passage of the parade. Businesses will remain accessible throughout the closures. Parking is available in nearby municipal lots and on-street where permitted. 

  • Premier Doug Ford Visits Specialized Medical Isotope Packaging Company Stevcon in Owen Sound

    The Premier’s visit highlights Owen Sound's strategic efforts to position itself as an open-for-business city actively seeking to attract more participants in the isotope supply chain sector.


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