Town of Newmarket


Special Committee of the Whole

Meeting #:
Council Chambers
Municipal Offices
395 Mulock Drive
Newmarket, ON L3Y 4X7
Members Present:
  • Mayor Taylor
  • Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Vegh
  • Councillor Simon
  • Councillor Woodhouse
  • Councillor Twinney (10:10 AM - 12:12 PM)
  • Councillor Morrison
  • Councillor Broome
  • Councillor Bisanz
Members Absent:
  • Councillor Kwapis
Staff Present:
  • I. McDougall, Acting Chief Administrative Officer
  • E. Armchuk, Commissioner of Corporate Services
  • P. Noehammer, Commissioner of Development & Infrastructure Services
  • L. Lyons, Director of Legislative Services/Town Clerk
  • T. Horton, Senior Planner - Community Planning
  • J. Grossi, Legislative Coordinator
  • Blair Scorgie, Senior Planner, SvN

For consideration by Council on January 20, 2020. 
The meeting was called to order at 10:04 AM.
Mayor Taylor in the Chair.

The Senior Planner, Community Planning provided a presentation to Council regarding the Established Neighbourhoods Compatibility Study. He outlined the growth and intensification that is anticipated to occur in Newmarket and how different neighbourhoods may be affected by this. He provided an explanation of various planning tools that assisted in the study.

Blair Scorgie, Senior Planner and Urban Designer, SvN, outlined the purpose and process of the comprehensive review. He described the three phase approach which involved consultations and engagement opportunities and the key findings. 

The presenters provided a neighbourhood character analysis, the preferred neighbourhood classifications, and the key issues, opportunities and challenges for the remainder of the study. They provided Council with the emerging policy directions and asked Council to provide feedback.

Members of Council provided comments to the presenters regarding the protection of bungalows, build-able lot coverage versus total lot coverage, and comparable municipalities used by Staff in regards to the study. They asked Staff to use sample properties to demonstrate how each category would be put through each approach, and to provide additional information regarding bungalows in Newmarket and neighbouring municipalities, 

  • Moved by:Councillor Woodhouse
    Seconded by:Councillor Bisanz
    1. That Council direct Staff to schedule a Special Committee of the Whole in early 2020 for Council to provide direction regarding the Established Neighbourhood Compatibility Study; and,
    2. That Staff be authorized an additional 30 days in their project timeline to complete the Established Neighbourhood Compatibility Study.





  • Moved by:Councillor Broome
    Seconded by:Councillor Morrison
    1. That the meeting be adjourned at 12:12 PM.

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