Glendale Niagara District Plan
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About the project

The Glendale Niagara District Plan is being prepared by Niagara Region in cooperation with the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake and City of St. Catharines.

The purpose of the study for the Glendale Niagara District Plan is to develop an exciting urban vision for an area that has been identified to accommodate high density, mixed-use urban growth.

District area

The study area includes:

  • Outlet Collection at Niagara
  • Niagara College Campus
  • Existing residential development south of Glendale Ave.
  • Hospitality uses on both sides of the QEW providing convenient access from the highway for visitors


Through consultation with stakeholders and the public, visioning and background work will be completed as part of the study starting in Spring 2018.

This information will inform the vision for growth, key strategies, appropriate land use designations, and associated policies to guide future development of the lands.

Project update

The Glendale District Plan was endorsed by Regional Council on Sept. 17, 2020. Further to this endorsement, the Region has approved Regional Official Plan Amendment 17 to implement the vision and policy direction of the District Plan in the Region's Official Plan.

The Region is currently working with the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake to update the Glendale Secondary Plan to implement the District Plan direction at the local level.

District plans

A District Plan is a pro-active development strategy that supports the Region's focus on growth and economic prosperity. It's the framework for the land-use planning, design and development of complete communities in areas that currently are, or have the potential to become, iconic in nature.

District Plans are endorsed by Regional Council and the affected local area municipal council(s) as strategic land-use documents.

Project timeline

may to October 2018 - completed
Phase 1 Visioning Exercise

November 2018 to September 2020 - Completed
Phase 2 District Plan

Aug. 24, 2020 - Completed
Endorsement by Niagara-on-the-Lake Council

Sept. 17, 2020 - Completed
Endorsement by Regional Council

october 2020 to may 2021 - Completed
Regional Official Plan Amendment 17


Amy Shanks
Senior Planner - Secondary Plans
905-980-6000 ext 3532
Email Amy Shanks

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