Community Engagement

The Official Plan was adopted by City Council on November 29, 2021 through By-law Number 21-105. The Official Plan was submitted to the Province for final approval and a Notice of Adoption was issued on December 9, 2021.

The City would like to thank again the many people who have offered their time and feedback to the development of the new Official Plan. 

 Draft Official Plan Documents

Council Adopted Official Plan

Other Documents

Public Meeting

The Council of the City of Peterborough sitting as General Committee held a public meeting electronically to consider the Draft Official Plan under Section 17 of the Planning Act on November 1, 2021. 

October 2021 Public Open House

The City of Peterborough Planning Division hosted Public Open House pursuant to Section 17(16) of the Planning Act for the Draft Official Plan on October 21, 2021. The session was recorded and is available below along with the presentation slides.

September 2021 Public Information Sessions

The City hosted a series of online community information sessions for the Final Draft of the City’s new Official Plan. Each session was recorded and is available below along with the presentation slides. 

Previous community engagement opportunities

Previous community engagement opportunities & Relevant Documents
Official Plan update community engagement
DateEventRelevant Documents
August 9 to September 20, 2017 Vision and guiding principles online survey
September 8, 11, and 12, 2017 Pop-up events at Trent University and Fleming College  n/a
December 7, 2017 to January 19, 2018 Growth management strategy online survey
February 7 and 14, 2018 Pop-up events at Lansdowne Place, Peterborough Square and Trent University  n/a
March 7, 14 and 15, 2018 Pop-up events at Peterborough Square, Peterborough Transit Terminal building, Fleming College and Peterborough Public Library to discuss land use and transportation  n/a
March 11 to May 13, 2018 Online surveys on land use and transportation
June 4, 5, 6 and 7, 2018 Four-day community design exercise and open houses to inform the development of urban design guidelines
August 24 to October 8, 2018 Urban design online survey
November 26 and December 5, 2018 Public open houses to discuss urban design and natural heritage

Urban Design


 Natural Heritage

August 20 and 21, 2019 Four drop-in public open houses to review the Draft Official Plan
September 25, 2019 Two drop-in public open houses to provide a summary of the feedback received from the public on the Draft Official Plan
September 1 and 2, 2021 Four online public information sessions on the Final Draft Official Plan