The ten year review considers questions such as:

  • How will we grow and change in the next 20 years?
  • Do we have enough land to satisfy short, medium and long term needs?
  • Can we service these lands efficiently and cost effectively?
  • How can we continue to facilitate active transportation and public transit?
  • How can we continue to protect our watersheds and lakes?
  • How can we support the creation of a local food system?
  • How can we build our community’s resilience to climate change?
  • How do we plan for an ageing population?


The currently approved Official Plan for the Sudbury East Planning Area was adopted April 27th, 2010 and approved by

the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing September 28, 2010. The previous Official Plan was adopted April 8th, 2002 and  approved by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing on March 4th, 2003.
Section 26 of the Planning Act requires that municipalities revise their official plans as required every five years after the official plan first comes into effect or every 10 years after it comes into effect as a new official plan to ensure that it:

  • Conforms with provincial plans (e.g. growth plans) or does not conflict with them, as the case may be;
  • Has regard to the matters of provincial interest listed in Section 2 of the Planning Act; (i.e. the protection of ecological systems, including natural areas, features and functions)
  • Is Consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement, 2014;
  • Contains policies that are current, relevant and meet the needs of the residents and the Municipalities.


The purpose of the Official Plan is to provide guidance for the physical development of the Planning Area over a 20-year periods, while taking into consideration important social, economic and environmental matters.
The Plan provides a policy framework to guide:

  • Where new development can locate;
  • How existing urban centres and settlement clusters will be strengthened;
  • How the natural environment will be protected; and
  • What services, such as roads, watermains, sewers and parks, will be planned for.

The Official Plan designates areas of the Municipality intended for residential, industrial, commercial and institutional use, as well as identifying major open space and parkland. The plan contains general policies to guide development within the various land use designations. Policies within the OP are then implemented through the more detailed land use regulations contained within the Zoning By-law.
All planning approvals (including zoning by-law amendments, consents, subdivision, etc) must confirm with the policies
of the Official Plan and be consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement.

 Markstay-Warren send out bills twice a year with two installments on each bill. The first bill sent at the end of January/beginning February is based on 50% of last year taxes.  The payment is further broken down in half being due at the end of February and the other half end of March. The final billing is calculated in July and takes into consideration and changes in assessment, changes in tax rate and pervious balances. This payment is also broken down into two payments – half due at the end of July and the other half due at the end of August.

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You can pay your property taxes in many ways:

  • cash
  • cheque
  • money order
  • debit
  • internet banking
  • telephone banking - You can add us to your on-line payments through you financial institution, or to telephone banking.
  • PAYTM - You can pay your utility bills and property tax through your bank account, debit & credit card from your phone. This APP offers a no fee payment solution and you get to earn points that allows you to buy gift cards from Tim Hortons, Cineplex, Amazon and so on. To register visit www.paytm.ca
  • Credit Cards - You can pay by credit card by going to our e-payment (under Our Services) part of the website. There is a fee for this service with is 3% plus a .38$ flat rate.
  •  Pre-Authorized Debits - We also offer Pre-Authorized Debits which is a monthly withdrawal from a bank account of your choice with a set amount on a set day. This form of payments are tremendously advantageous as its smaller amounts on a regular basis versus 4 installments. As well this option is set to not incur interest.

Pre-authorized Payment Plan Form