Port Dalhousie Secondary Plan Study

On May 7, 2018, City Council approved two new plans, the Port Dalhousie Commercial Core and Harbour Area Secondary Plan and the Port Dalhousie Commercial Core and Harbour Area Heritage Conservation District Plan. The plans, developed after considerable public consultation are designed to guide commercial and residential development in the area.


On April 13, 2015, Council authorized the preparation of a Secondary Plan for the Port Dalhousie Commercial Core and Harbour areas to address matters including heritage conservation, built form, public space, transportation, and parking management. Council also directed for an update to the Port Dalhousie Heritage District Guidelines for Conservation and Change be prepared for the Commercial Core and Harbour areas of the Heritage District in conjunction with the Secondary Plan process.

On April 18, 2016, Council approved the retention of the firm of Macaulay Shiomi Howson Ltd. to complete the Port Dalhousie Secondary Plan, and Heritage District Guidelines studies. The consulting team provided recommendations reflecting the spirit and intent of the policy context and public consultation process, guiding a vision for Port Dalhousie forward towards implementation.

Four public open houses were held as part of the consultation process. The first open house was a visioning workshop held on June 21, 2016. Here is a summary of the Visioning Report. The second open house was an alternatives workshop held on Sept. 21, 2016. Here is the Alternatives Workshop presentation and summary report. The third Open House was held on November 29, 2016. Here is the workshop summary. The fourth Open House was held on October 25, 2017 and included a presentation.

A subsequent public meeting to consider the findings of the Port Dalhousie Secondary Plan and Heritage Conservation District Plan Study was held Jan. 15, 2018. 

 Draft Study Documents

Draft study documents were made available ahead of final public meetings on the two plans in 2018.

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