Downtown precincts and what can be built where - is this the only direction left?

News 100 redBy Staff

July 9th, 2018



The city usually provides maps that are crammed with information that are difficult to fully understand in a small format. A large map just can’t be displayed adequately on a computer screen.

The city however has prepared and distributed a document that sets out in considerable detail what is permitted in each of the precincts that have been created.

Downtown precinct map

Downtown precinct map

We have set out the downtown precinct map in a full screen page format along with a list of what can be built in each precinct that is colour coded with the map.

Precinct highlight A

Precinct highlight B




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4 comments to Downtown precincts and what can be built where – is this the only direction left?

  • Susie

    I am rehashing all this somewhat later to the actual edit date, for those still having this on their computer sites. Hopefully opinions are never too late.
    Thank you Elizabeth, and yes the past was wonderful with great aromas. No heritage buildings left to save on this site, and it basically will be just another piece of property once the existing buldings get demolished. Because Bridgewater was able to acquire 22 (now almost 24) storeys high, and for some reason was also a designated the cannery, the developer wants to grasp the same height of development for the corner of Lakeshore and Brant development. I’m surmissing that the Waterfront Hotel site was a tomato cannery also?? By-gones with nothing on the property to state “cannery” should now have the same of less classification for heights as the rest of the downtown shopping district. The new council and Mayor should now hopefully be able to tame that corner so that we don’t have two gate post hi-rises across from each other on Brant Street.
    It is a very strategic corner of the main street opening to the lake, that low rise should be the order of the day for that location. The builder overpaid the business owners for their property and now cry poor with having to build higher to make ends meet. No sympathy here!

  • Elizabeth Hamidbasha

    The Cannery is so named because when I was a kid- many years ago- there was a cannery there. In August and September the smell of chili sauce, tomato ketchup and canned tomatoes was in the air and permeated the entire town. (Yes, it was a town then.) It was a delicious smell. Farmers would bring their tomatoes to the cannery and be paid a whopping 25 cents per bushel.

  • Susie

    It seems that I need some clarification on why the corner of Brant and Lakeshore that is presently classified as “Cannery Precinct”, (why and how did this designation get tabled?) Also, the comments on the height being 22 storeys (which was previously agreed by all to be near the lake and the heights would be significantly minimized for development in those locations)?? Secondly, what is meant by the 22 storeys” reflecting the height of the Bridgewater Development currently under construction”. This lot area proposed for development on the corner of Brant and Lakeshore has nothing to do with the Bridgewater Development! When heights were so generously handed out to developers (against citizen approval), it was clearly stated that the higher construction was not going to be a precedent for the next builder to follow in the same steps???? An answer to this also please. Thank you.

  • R Brian Jones

    See flaws within already