Community Consultations


Current Consultation (Final Drafts)

A Public Hearing regarding the planning documents (found here) was held on June 25th, 2020. Council approved the planning documents at Second Reading on June 30th, 2020. The Staff Report for the Public Hearing and 2nd Reading can be viewed here

For more information, contact the Town’s Director of Planning & Development (Devin Lake) – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 902-542-3232.


Previous Consultation (Drafts I, II & III)

 Pages 135 & 136 of the Municipal Planning strategy summarize the consultation as follows:



Draft II of the Town's planning documents were released in July of 2018 with committee, individual and Council feedback sought on a variety of issues that have contributed to the formulation of Draft III. Community consultation exercises completed thus far as part of Phase II of the MPS Review are summarized in "Schedule 5" of Draft III of the Municipal Planning Strategy - found here.

It is anticipated that Draft III of the planning documents will seek further community feedback, including a public hearing, in the lead-up to second reading and adoption.


The following consultations were completed as part of Phase I of the MPS Review:


 young fam  R1 Owners Core Area  Businesses  landlords   
 Young Families R-1 Zone Residents  Core Area Residents Local Businesses   Landlords & Developers  
OpenSpace  OpenHouse HeritageDesign   CountyProvince housingsym   
Parks & Open Space  Open House Heritage & Design   County & Province  Housing Symposium  




Young Families Consultation 

Wolfville School - June 22nd, 2016

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R-1 Zone Residents

Wolfville Royal Canadian Legion - July 18th, 2016

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Core Area Residents

Wolfville Farmers' Market - July 25th, 2016

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Local Businesses

Wolfville Royal Canadian Legion - July 18th, 2016

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Wolfville Baptist Church - October 12th, 2016

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Parks & Open Space

Waterfront Park - August 15th, 2016

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Open House

Wolfville Farmers' Market - June 23rd, 2016

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Heritage & Design

Staff are working on updating the Core Area Design Guidelines and will be garnering input from the Town's Design Review Committee & Heritage Committee before these are presented to the Planning Advisory Committee and Council. 

The Town's Residential Architectural Design Guidelines are not included in the scope of this project but will be updated as a future project to align with the adopted policies of the Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law.

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 Draft Core Commercial Design Guidelines



County & Province

Councils in the our region have recently passed motions in support of the 'Statements of Regional Interest' and Town Staff are working on integrating these into Part 1 of the forthcoming Draft 2 of the MPS. The Provincial Statements of Interest must be considerations in any Municipal Planning Strategy and have been a guide in policy development to-date.

Click to view the Agenda Package or Minutes from the June 18th, 2017 meeting of Council where the Statements of Regional Interest were discussed and adopted.

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Housing Symposium

Sheldon L. Fountain Learning Commons, Acadia University - January 19th, 2016

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White Papers

  Social Integration   Affordable Housing   Age-Friendly Communities   RRBB
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