The City of St. Thomas is reviewing and updating it’s Official Plan (OP), the document containing the goals and policies that guide growth, economic development, and the protection of historic buildings and natural heritage features across the city. The Official Plan is being updated with a view to planning for the next 25 years of growth in St. Thomas.

The Official Plan will be updated with information from a range of background studies and input from the community to help us understand the future of growth and development in St. Thomas. The Official Plan will also look at many things such as what type of housing is needed and where, where jobs should be located, how to support and enhance the downtown, and the potential impacts of climate change on our infrastructure and communities.

We know that community members from across the city are passionate about helping us create a resilient, thriving community and future. We look forward to engaging with you as we shape the future of growth in St. Thomas. Please visit this site regularly to learn more about the project updates and opportunities to participate.  The review launched in spring 2021 and is scheduled to be completed in early 2022.

Watch the video below for more information on the Official Plan Update.


Take Our Survey!

The City of St. Thomas is reviewing its Official Plan, the document that guides decisions on growth, employment and the protection of environmental features throughout the community!

We encourage residents to take our survey and have your say!