Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to know before constructing an addition to my house, a garage, a carport, a shed, or installing a swimming pool?

Planning Department Staff are here to provide information and assistance when you are considering building an addition, a garage or carport, a shed or install a swimming pool.  There are a number of items that need to be taken into consideration before moving forward with any alternations or changes to your property.

You are required to:

Planning Department Staff can meet with you to review your proposal and discuss any items that may need to be addressed. Issues with respect to location of a new detached structure, calculation of landscaped open space, relocation or widening of driveways, location of swimming pools and decks, are only a few examples of the types of matters that require consultation with the Planning Department.

For your assistance and discussion of your project, please contact the Planning Department at 613) 342-8772.

Let the Planning Department be part of the process from the beginning - it is important to gather all the information you may need to make the best decisions with respect to your property.