The project is ahead of schedule and will be completed mid May. The contractor is installing the curb and will be starting to pave next week. On Monday, May 1st (weather dependent), lane restrictions at the intersection of Talbot Street and First Avenue will be in place from 9pm until 7:30am the next morning to complete the paving of the intersection. Westbound traffic on Talbot will be able to turn northbound onto First Avenue, Eastbound traffic on Talbot will be able to turn northbound onto First Avenue, and Southbound traffic on First Avenue will be able to turn westbound onto Talbot Street, all other movements will be restricted.
The City of St. Thomas Planning Department is responsible for providing a full range of land use planning functions and services on behalf of the City of St. Thomas and by agreement through the Central Elgin Planning Advisory Committee (CEPAC) to the Municipality of Central Elgin.
Planning Department Responsibilities
The Planning Department provides the day to day operations and long term planning services in the following areas:
- Development and maintenance of the Official Plan and Zoning By-law
- Support to City Council on all matters related to land use planning
- Preparation and review of all development applications (Site Plan Approvals, Plan of Subdivision/Condominiums, Holding Zone Removals, Severances/Consent, Minor Variances, Official Plan and Zoning Amendments, Part Lot Control and Zoning Reports)
- Respond to daily enquires
- Prepare policies and processes to ensure City long term growth and community development
- Undertake research, special projects and studies
- Consult with the public and stakeholders and offer advice on planning matters
- Responsible for the City’s base mapping system and Geographic Information System (GIS) data
Consultation for Planning Applications
Applicants are required by By-law No. 30-2015 to consult with the Planning Department prior to submitting one of more of the following planning applications:
- Official Plan Amendment - Draft Plan of Subdivision/Condominium
- Zoning By-law Amendment - Site Plan Control
- Consent - Minor Variance
These applications are also subject to policies and requirements of the City's Official Plan.
There is no fee charged for the consultation meeting.
In the event a consultation meeting does not take place prior to the filing of an application, a consultation meeting will be arranged as soon as possible thereafter. The application will not be formally received, nor will it be processed and the legislated timelines for processing a planning application will not begin until the requirements for a consultation meeting, and the submission of a complete application have been fulfilled.
Consultation Meeting Request
To request a consultation meeting with the Planning Department, please see the attached Consultation Request Form.
There is also a predetermined schedule for Consultation meetings. Please see the attached 2017 Consultation Submission Deadlines and Meeting Schedule to ensure that you meet the appropriate deadlines.
Current Planning Notices
Please visit the City's notice section on the website to view current planning notices.
To find a public meeting date, visit the Event Calendar on the City website.
Contact the Planning & Building Services Department
St. Thomas Planning & Building Services
9 Mondamin Street
St. Thomas, ON
Tel: (519) 633-2560
Fax: (519) 633-6581
Click here for Staff Contact Information.
Please be advised that construction will start on Elm Street from Centennial Avenue to east of Tyke Road for underground storm sewer installation. The construction will start on Monday, May 1, 2017 with traffic control and lane restriction in place until the end of May 2017. Please follow traffic control signs and personnel on site in order to navigate through the construction zone safely.
The City is excited to announce the Edward Street Road Rehabilitation Project will start in April. The Burwell Road Rehabilitation project will begin after Edward Street has been completed. Construction is expected to be complete in July 2017. For more information visit the Construction Projects page.
The Elgin St. Thomas Age-Friendly Committee is developing a community plan for residents of Elgin County and the City of St. Thomas. An Age-Friendly community is one where policies, services and structures related to the physical and social environments support and enable older residents to lead healthy, active lives and stay involved in their communities.
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