Boarding House Study

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Notice of Public meeting to consider Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments for Boarding Houses and Farm Help Dwellings

Council will consider proposed amendments to the Official Plan and Zoning By-law 890-09, as amended to establish policies and regulations related to Boarding Houses and Farm Help Dwellings within the Municipality of Leamington at a virtual public meeting to be held on Monday March 8th, 2021 at 6:00 PM. Instructions on how to watch and / or participate in the virtual meeting are detailed on the Notice of Public Meeting.   Draft Official Plan Amendment No. 8 and DRAT Zoning By-law Amendment are available for review and comment. 

Draft Zoning By-law RegulationsDraft OPA No.8

Copy of Public Notice 

The Municipality of Leamington’s 2018 Boarding House Study was recently updated by Dillion Consulting. The 2020 Update considers two types of housing, farm help accommodations and boarding houses. The 2020 Update closely examines four specific approaches to addressing affordable housing opportunities in Leamington and housing needs for agricultural workers. The Update recommends implementing four approaches in an effort to balance the overall pressure for a variety of housing options in the Municipality, in a manner which ensures new development can be serviced efficiently, is compatible with the surrounding uses and which meets health and safety expectations.

The 2020 Update identifies the following potential approaches:

  • Small boarding houses in the Urban Settlement Area
  • Large boarding houses in the Urban Settlement Area
  • Farm help dwellings on-site (co-located with the farm operation in the Agricultural Area)
  • Farm help dwellings off-site (located within the Agricultural Area but on a separate site from the farm operation) 

2018 Study                                 2020 Study

Existing Dwellings used as Boarding, Lodging or Rooming Houses

The Municipality anticipates that a report providing options to deal with existing dwellings used as boarding, lodging or rooming houses by the greenhouse and agricultural industry for employment housing will be presented to Council that same evening. Please ensure that you review the agenda and the report in this regard.

If you wish to address Council on this matters, you must send an email to the Clerk at prior to the start of the Council meeting and such submission shall be provided to Council. Individuals who submit correspondence and any other information to Council should be aware that any personal information contained within their communications may become part of the public record and may be made available through the agenda process which includes publication on the Municipality's website.

If you wish to attend the virtual meeting as a delegation to speak to a matter on the Council agenda, you must register with the Clerk. Information about how to participate as a delegate at Council meetings and/or a Statutory Public meetings can be found 

Delegation Request 

If you have comments on the draft OPA No. 8 and draft ZBA 219 please comment below. 

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