​​​​​​​​​​​​As part of the Official Plan Review currently underway, the City of Brampton has initiated the Toronto Gore Density Policy Review to assess:

  • the existing established estate residential community with a focus on protecting community character; and
  • the undeveloped estate residential lands to determine if there is potential to introduce more urban densities on full urban services to this part of the City.

In conjunction with the Toronto Gore Density Review Study, the City initiated the Marysfield Neighbourhood Character Review (the “Marysfield Study”). Initial findings of the Marysfield Study (completed by the City’s Consultant, SGL Planning & Design Inc.) indicate that consideration should be given to adding clearer policies in the Official Plan for new development, including severances, in order to protect the existing character of the Marysfield Neighbourhood, a mature estate residential community located in northeast Brampton. These initial findings have not been approved by Council.


At its February 7, 2018 meeting, Council enacted Interim Control By-law (ICBL) 15-2018 to protect the Marysfield Neighbourhood from new development and future severances until the Marysfield Study is finalized and Council has approved the appropriate planning amendments to the Official Plan and Zoning By-Law.

Status​ Report

A Status Report was forwarded to Planning & Development Committee on June 25, 2018 and to Council on June 27, 2018. This Report requested that staff undertake public consultation to present the preliminary findings and recommendations of the Marysfield Study.

Open House

The City held an informal Open House on September 13, 2018 to introduce the study, discuss findings from the background research and analysis and receive feedback from residents on what elements and qualities they felt were important and contribute to the character of their neighbourhood. ​ City of Brampton – Marysfield Neighbourhood Character Review Study Open House Notice.

Second Open House

A second open house meeting was held on December 5, 2018 to present the proposed amendments to the City’s policies and zoning provisions for the Marysfield Neighbourhood and to receive feedback from residents on t​he proposed amendments. City of Brampton – Marysfield Neighbourhood Character Review Study Open House Notice.

Statutory Public Meeting

A statutory public meeting was held on February 11, 2019 to provide information to the public and seek feedback on the proposed amendments to the City’s policies and zoning provisions for the Marysfield Neighbourhood. City of Brampton – Marysfield Neighbourhood Character Review Study Public Meeting Notice.

As part of the statutory public meeting, an Information Report was forwarded to the February 11, 2019 Planning and Development Services Committee Meeting. The Marysfield Neighbourhood Character Review & Policy and Zoning Recommendations Report prepared by SGL Planning dated January 2019 is attached as Appendix 3 to the Information Report.

Recommendation Report and Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment

On June 3, 2019, a Recommendation Report was brought to Planning and Development Committee. It was referred back to staff. A copy of the meeting minutes can be found ​here.

On July 10, 2019, a Recommendation Report was brought forward to Council with the proposed Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments for adoption. A presentation from SGL Planning and Design Inc. was received, but Council did not adopt the Report recommendations. A copy of the meeting minutes can be found ​here.

On September 11, 2019, a Recommendation Report was brought forward to Council with the proposed Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments for adoption. At the Council meeting, a motion was carried that directed staff to return to next available meeting of Council with revised implementing documents to permit a lot frontage requirement of 30m and retain all other proposed requirements including minimum lot area of .4ha; and that the associated by-laws be referred back to staff for consideration as part of the deferral of the staff report. A copy of the meeting minutes can be found ​here.

On September 25, 2019, staff reported back to Council with a Supplementary Recommendation Report that implemented Council’s September 11, 2019 motion. The Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment were adopted as By-law 221-2019 and By-law 222-2019. A copy of the meeting minutes can be found ​here.

Notice of Adoption of By-laws

The City’s Clerk Office issued Notice of Adoption of By-laws 221-2019 and 222-2019 on October 2, 2019, with October 22, 2019, being identified as the last day of appeal.

Appeal of By-laws

An appeal to By-laws 2​21-2019 and 222-2019 has been made to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal.​​

 Contact Planning, Building and Growth Management

For more information on the Marysfield Neighbourhood Character Review Study, please contact Michelle Gervais, MCIP, RPP​, Policy Planner III at 905.874.2073 or email:
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