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Planning & Development Department - Planning Division

The Planning Division is a division of the Planning & Development Department which is responsible for providing Council and the public with information and recommendations related to meeting the long term needs of the municipality.  This is done through the development of long term plans such as the Official Plan and Zoning By-law; recommendations to City Council and the Committee of Adjustment on development applications initiated by the private sector; and the development and implementation of specialized programs such as Community Improvement Plans for the Olde Humberstone Main Street area, the Downtown Central Business District and the waterfront.  

The work of the Planning Division is guided by the Ontario Planning Act, provincial plans and policies, Regional plans and policies.  Provincial regulations provided legislative timeframes for the processing of many types of development applications. 


Contact Information

Director of Planning & Development

City Planner
Dan Aquilina, MCIP, RRP, CPT
Telephone: 905-835-2901 x 203
Email Dan Aquilina


Dave Schulz, BURPI
Telephone:  905-835-2901 x202
Email the Planner


Planning & Development Assistant
Amy Dayboll
Telephone:  905-835-2901 x 205
Email Planning Assistant