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Township Official Plan

Posted on Tuesday November 27, 2018

County Approves Official Plan of the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands

November 27, 2018 – Lansdowne, ON – A year-long process of research, consultation, and discussion has come to a successful conclusion in the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands (TLTI). On November 22, 2018, the County Council of Leeds and Grenville unanimously approved the 10-year Official Plan for TLTI.

The Official Plan review period began in November 2017 with a series of resident and stakeholder engagement opportunities that involved:

 5 Public Visioning Sessions throughout the Township

  • Agency and Community Group Workshop
  • 3 Public Open Houses at the Visioning, Draft and Directions stages
  • Special Meeting of Council for Final Directions and Recommendations Report
  • Statutory Public Open House for Draft Official Plan
  • Statutory Public Meeting of Final Draft Official Plan
  • Meeting of Council for Final Official Plan adoption
  • Review and approval by United Counties of Leeds and Grenville

 Moving forward, property owners in TLTI can visit our Official Plan webpage and review the plan and it’s accompanying schedules which include land use, hazards, source water and our settlement areas. Residents, business owners and investors are encouraged to consult the Official Plan before developing their property.


An Official Plan is a policy document adopted by Council under the Planning Act. It guides the effects of physical change on the community and impacts the built, social, economic and natural environment of the municipality.

 An Official Plan includes mandatory policies reflecting Province-wide interests and has policies that are unique and individual to the Township and special areas within the Township.

 The Official Plan also contains a vision for the Township's growth and development. The Township is blessed with an abundance of natural resources and environmental areas, the 1000 Islands, the St. Lawrence River, the Rideau Canal, Gananoque River, Charleston Lake, five distinct communities (Ivy Lea, Lansdowne, Lyndhurst, Rockport, and Seeley's Bay), and a vibrant rural area.

 For more information, contact:

Tom Fehr

Associate Planner

Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands

613-659-2415 Ext. 226


Marnie Venditti

Director of Planning and Development

Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands

613-659-2415 Ext. 212

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