Planning Services

Planning Services at the Municipality of Whitestone provides information and general guidance with respect to land use planning including the Municipality’s Official Plan and Zoning By-law. Public access of the West Parry Sound Geography Network is available for public viewing and displays municipal information including:

  • Roads;
  • Addresses;
  • Property lines;
  • Lakes; and
  • Aerial photography.


Planning Services are also responsible for both short and long term planning within the Municipality, including the processing of Official Plan and Zoning By-Law amendments, Minor Variance application, applications to purchase Shore Road and Concession Road Allowances and provides support to the Committee of Adjustment.

An Official Plan sets out your municipality's general policies for future land use.  Zoning by-laws put the plan into effect and provide for its day-to-day administration. They contain specific requirements that are legally enforceable. Construction or new development that doesn't comply with a zoning by-law is not permitted.

The comprehensive Zoning By-law identifies the different land use zones with detailed maps. It provides information on permitted uses (i.e. commercial or residential) as well as:

  • How land may be used;
  • Where buildings and other structures can be located;
  • The types of buildings that are permitted and how they may be used;
  • The lot sizes and dimensions, parking requirements, building heights and setbacks


Parry Sound Area Planning Board (P.S.A.P.B.)  For Severance Applications and related information, please contact the Parry Sound Area Planning Board.




For Planning related information at the Municipality of Whitestone please contact:

Paula Macri, Planning Assistant   


Michelle Hendry, CAO/Clerk

Telephone:  705-389-2466                       Fax:  705-389-1855


Planning Rates and Fees effective October 15, 2020

Official Plan

Zoning By-Law No. 07-2018 - Effective March 27, 2018 (revised September 3, 2019)

Zoning By-Law Sheet Index Maps

Zoning Standards Reference Table

Citizens' Guide, Zoning By-Laws

Application & Guide For Consent (Severance)


Planning Application Forms

Deeming By-Law Application

Minor Variance Application

Municipal Road Allowance Application

Shore Road Allowance Application

Zoning By-Law Amendment Application

Please contact the Planning Department for the application forms.



The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) hears cases in relation to a range of municipal planning and land matters. These include matters such as official plans, zoning by-laws, subdivision plans, consents and minor variances, and other issues.

The Citizen's Guide to LPAT offers more information.