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Clause 5 in Report No. 3 of Committee of the Whole was adopted, without amendment, by the Council of The Regional Municipality of York at its meeting held on February 15, 2018.


Report No. 1 of the
York Region Planning Advisory Committee
Meeting Held on January 25, 2018


For Consideration by
Committee of the Whole of
The Regional Municipality of York
on February 8, 2017

[Accessible formats or communication supports are available upon request
Contact: Regional Clerk’s Office,, 18774649675 extension 71320]


The York Region Planning Advisory Committee meeting was called to order at 1:37 p.m. on January 25, 2018.


The following were in attendance:


E. Chan, G. Dawe, W. Emmerson, S. Fitzpatrick, S. Foglia, N. McClinton,
P. Miasek, L. Witherow

Alternate Members:

H. Mazaheri, J. Swagerman


L. Bigioni, L. Crawford, J. De Lima, S. Dumont, P. Freeman, R. Gould,
B. Macgregor, S. Malcic, V. Navolskyy, M. Rabeau, C. Raynor,
B. Titherington, J. Woo

Welcome and Introductions


Regional Chair Emmerson, Bruce Macgregor, Chief Administrative Officer, and Paul Freeman, Acting Chief Planner, welcomed the committee members and thanked them for attending and for their commitment to their communities. Mr. Freeman then initiated a round table introduction of all individuals in attendance.




[Click on the titles of the following Presentations to view them]


1. Regional Overview [3.6 MB]


Sandra Malcic, Manager, Policy & Environment, Planning and Economic Development and Janai De Lima, Planner, gave a presentation, which provided an overview of the demographics, economy, municipal services, governance and strategic direction of York Region.


2. Introduction to Planning [6.6 MB]


Paul Freeman, Acting Chief Planner gave a presentation, which provided information on land use planning at York Region, the municipal comprehensive review that is underway, and the role of the Planning Advisory Committee.


3. Committee & Council Decision Making Process


Christopher Raynor, Regional Clerk, gave a presentation, which focused on the role of committee members, the reporting relationship of the committee to Regional Council, as well as administrative matters pertaining to the logistics of meetings. 


Other Business


4. Workshop Session


Committee members separated into groups to discuss their takeaways from the meeting which were then shared with the committee.


5. Viewing of Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities (AODA) Legislation Video


Committee members are required to watch two AODA videos, which will be circulated in an email to all members. Members were also asked to sign and return their Membership Responsibility Agreement at the next meeting.


The York Region Planning Advisory Committee meeting adjourned at 4:12 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

February 1, 2018
Newmarket, Ontario

S. Dumont
1-877-464-9675  x71303


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