Planning / Development Services

Development Services (Development and Policy Planning)

  • Planning staff continue to answer inquiries via telephone at 905-640-1900 Ext. 2442 and through email at Developmenthelp@townofws.ca

  • Bill 187, Municipal Emergency Act, 2020 suspends statutory timelines under the Planning Act. Under these circumstances, Planning Division continues to work hard to provide the services in a timely manner.

  • The Town continues to accept all Planning applications. Customers can drop-off large non-confidential plans, reports and documents and relevant information in the clear plastic drop-bin within Town Hall main vestibule, during regular business hours. Cheques and confidential information should be mailed, couriered or dropped-off outside of the main vestibule, anytime, in the exterior “Secure Drop Box”.

  • All completed planning applications, documents and plans are required to be sent via USB Flash Drive, emailed at Developmenthelp@townofws.ca or uploaded to the Town’s 2 Big 4 email site.

  • Credit Card payments can be made by completing a digital form for amounts not exceeding $5,000

  • Larger fees can be paid with cheques, which may be mailed, couriered or delivered to our Town Hall.

Committee of Adjustment Operations

  • Committee of Adjustment hearings will be held on schedule until further notice. Please visit the Committee of Adjustment webpage for the 2020 Meeting Schedule and additional information.

  • All City facilities and offices are closed to the public, and staff are working remotely to accept applications.

  • The Town continues to accept Committee of Adjustment applications.  All completed applications, documents and plans are required to be sent via USB flash drive, emailed at Developmenthelp@townofws.ca  or uploaded to the Town’s 2 Big 4 email site.

  • Please contact Development Services department by phone at 905-640-1900 Ext. 2442 or through email at Developmenthelp@townofws.ca for information on submitting complete Committee of Adjustment applications and fees.

  • You can also drop-off the applications, USB flash drives, large non-confidential plans, reports and documents and relevant information in the clear plastic drop-bin within Town Hall main vestibule, during regular business hours. Cheques and confidential information should be mailed, couriered or dropped-off outside of the main vestibule, anytime, in the exterior “Secure Drop Box”.

  • For general Committee of Adjustment information, you may also contact the Committee Coordinator at 905-640-1900 ext. 2236.