Boarding House Study

Outside of Municipal Building

Council passed Interim Control By-law #78-16 on November 16, 2016 for the purpose of prohibiting the use of land, structures and buildings for the establishment of Boarding, Lodging and Rooming Houses within the Municipality for the period of one year.  In accordance with the provisions of the Planning Act, Council directed that that study be undertaken.  The Jones Consulting Group Ltd. has completed the Boarding House Study including background research, review and analysis of existing policies, regulations and other best practices, stakeholder interviews, locational and planning analysis and has formulated recommendations.

Boarding House Study 

Public Open Houses

A public Open House was held Thursday, October 11, 2018 at the Leamington Municpal Building. 

The purpose of the Public Open House was to provide information to the public regarding the findings and recommendations of the Boarding House Study.  The study recommends that Leamington establish policies, regulations and licencing to allow boarding houses in a manner that is safe, appropriately serviced and in keeping with the character of existing neighbourhoods. 

As directed by Council at the regular meeting of August 13, 2018, draft amendments to the Official Plan (2008) and Zoning By-law 890-09, as amended have been prepared and are available for public review.  The purpose and effect of the Official Plan Amendment (OPA No. 5) is to establish a planning policy framework together with detailed zoning regulations to permit small and large boarding houses in both the settlement and agricultural areas of the Municipality. The proposed amendments are municipal wide and therefore no key map is provided. 

Notice of Public Open House 

Draft policies and regulations:

Draft Official Plan Amendment

Draft Zoning By-law Amendment

Statutory Public Meeting

A statutory Public Meeting of Council will be held at a future date prior to Council adopting policies and regulations related to Boarding Houses.  Additional notice of the date of the public meeting required under the provisions of Sections 17 and 34 of the Planning Act will be provided to the general public via publication in the South Point Sun and on the Municipality’s website.



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