Clarington works on a new strategy and vision for the waterfront

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The Municipality is working to create a new waterfront strategy with a vision for the 34 kilometres of Clarington’s waterfront shoreline to ensure that the community and visitors can enjoy the pristine beauty of the space today and in the future.

This new vision will look at a community-wide approach for these outdoor spaces and create recreational destinations for public enjoyment in the heart of Clarington. There will be many opportunities for public input to create a new plan.

One of the first steps in the development of the strategy is an online survey of residents. Please complete the survey by noon on October 3, 2022.

Visit for more information, meeting updates and opportunities to provide input.

If you have feedback, require further information or would like to be added to the project mailing list, please email

Clarington Planning Update – December 2021

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Heritage Incentive Grant (HIG) Program

Each year, Clarington’s Heritage Incentive Grant (HIG) Program provides owners of properties designated under Parts IV and V of the Ontario Heritage Act with grant opportunities to help with the cost of repairs and restoration of their property’s heritage features.

The Heritage Incentive Grant Annual Report for 2021 (PDS-065-21) will be presented to the Planning and Development Committee on Monday, December 6, 2021, to provide an overview of this year’s HIG Program activity and provide funding recommendations for 2022.

Since the approval of the HIG Program in 2013, 36 HIG applications have been approved, and $36,650 in grant funding has been issued in support of property owner’s contributions to the conservation of Clarington’s cultural heritage resources.

For more information regarding the program or if you are a designated property owner and would like to apply, please contact Sarah Allin at or 905-623-3379 ext. 2419.

30 Lakebreeze condo development building elevationProposal for a Mixed-Use Building at Port of Newcastle

File Number: SPA2021-0038
Address: 30 Lakebreeze, Newcastle

A site plan application has been submitted by Kaitlin Corporation, on behalf of Newcastle Harbourview Ltd., for the development of a four-and-a-half-storey multi-unit residential building. The building consists of 95 residential units and approximately 200 square metres of commercial space facing Lakebreeze Drive. The plan also includes a second-floor landscaped rooftop terrace and indoor and surface parking.

See site plans, elevations and all project submissions.

Clarington Economic Development Strategy Survey

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Clarington is preparing an Economic Development Strategy to create a plan for future growth and development in the community. Currently, the Municipality’s population is 105,000 and growing. The COVID-19 pandemic has not slowed the pace of our community growth, which is partly propelled by several key economic development catalysts such as the development of a Nuclear Energy Cluster around the future Clarington Headquarters for Ontario Power Generation.

We’ve created a short survey and want to hear from you – our residents and business owners. Help envision the future of our community, share your opinions and perspectives to inform the Strategy. Fill out the survey by November 29, 2021,

Newcastle Village Community Hall Board looking to elect two new members

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The Newcastle Village Community Hall Board is seeking to elect two new members to assist in the management and operation of the Newcastle Village Community Hall. If you are a resident of the Village of Newcastle and you are interested in seeking election for a two-year term, ending January 2024, please register with the office by January 21, 2022. Elections will be held at the meeting on Tuesday, January 28, 2022 at 7 p.m. at the Newcastle Community Hall. 

Learn more at or contact Gabrielle Bell at 905-987-3856 or

Read this article on our website.

Public Meeting – Newcastle North Village Secondary Plan Review

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Public Information Centre #2: learn about the future of north Newcastle and share your ideas.

Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021
7 p.m.
Electronic meeting using an online device or phone.

Register in advance for this meeting

The North Village Secondary Plan will create a neighbourhood with a diverse mix of housing, access to shopping, services, schools and amenities.

As part of the North Village Secondary Plan, an Environmental Assessment (EA) is being undertaken for new or modified major roads, including a proposed realignment of Regional Road 17 to Concession Road 3.

More information about this project is available at

Questions? Please contact Mark Jull or Carlos Salazar at 905-623-3379 or

Public Meeting – New Subdivision Proposal – North Street

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A land use change has been proposed – have your say.

The Municipality is seeking public comments before making a decision on an application for a proposed Plan of Subdivision and an application for a Zoning By-law Amendment.


Beach Road Villas Inc., Golf Vista Homes Corporation, and Panterra Inc. have submitted applications for Draft Plan of Subdivision and Rezoning to allow a plan of subdivision with a total of 131 residential units consisting of 57 single-detached dwelling units, 48 semi-detached dwelling units and 26 townhouse dwelling units. The subdivision includes several new local roads and an open space block.

The applications are deemed complete.

For more information on this proposed development, please visit


684, 688, 694 and 704 North Street in Newcastle.

How to provide comments

This meeting will take place virtually and can be viewed at

Date: Monday, October 25, 2021
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Place: Electronic meeting using an online device or phone.

To speak at the public meeting, please pre-register by completing the delegations form at or contact the Clerk’s Division at 905-623-3379 ext. 2109 or by Friday, October 22, 2021 at 3:30 p.m.

If you are unable to participate electronically, please contact the Clerk’s Division and we will do our best to accommodate you.

We encourage you to submit your written comments for the Committee’s consideration to Brandon Weiler at or by mail or drop box to 40 Temperance Street, Bowmanville, ON  L1C 3A6 before the date of the public meeting.


Please contact Brandon Weiler at 905-623-3379 ext. 2424 or

File Numbers: S-C-2021-0004 and ZBA2021-0014

Appeal requirements

If you do not speak at the public meeting or send your comments or concerns to the Municipality of Clarington before the by-law is passed: a) you will not be entitled to appeal the decision to the Ontario Land Tribunal; and b) you will not be able to participate at a hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Land Tribunal, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

Clarington Cooling Zone Available

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A cooling area is available at the Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre for residents needing a place to stay cool. The cooling centre will remain open at 62 Temperance Street in Bowmanville from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily until Friday, August 13, 2021, while the heat warning is in effect for southern Durham Region. The museum is open by appointment only and will not be accessible to residents accessing the cooling area.

Environment Canada issued the extended heat warning on Wednesday morning and is expected to remain in effect until Friday, with humidex values nearing 40 degrees.

Stay cool and well hydrated, and seek shade when possible. Please check in and look after the most vulnerable residents, including the elderly and people who are chronically ill. Never leave people or pets in the car. Residents looking to stay cool outdoors can visit one of Clarington’s splash pads.

NOTE:  The Newcastle Public Library is a good local option!

Clarington Public Library Now Open!

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As of Wednesday, July 21, access to the collection shelves, computers, study tables, children’s areas, and public washrooms is open to the public at all four Clarington Public Library branches. Clarington Museums & Archives has also resumed in-person research services and self-guided exhibit tours by appointment at the Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre. Masks and physical distancing are still required at all locations. 

As we progress through the Province’s Roadmap to Reopen, we will continue to adjust our service model in order to meet community needs and address safety regulations, by maintaining a blend of virtual and in-person services.” 

The Library’s virtual Summer Reading Club will continue throughout the summer. Children can sign-up to participate in virtual reading programs and activities and enjoy virtual author visits in August. For outside family fun, check out the latest Storywalk® at the Bowmanville Westside Conservation Area of How to Find a Bird by Jennifer Ward, presented in partnership with Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority (CLOCA). 

For more information about Library services, please visit the Library’s website at, or contact Member Services at or 905-623-7322 ext. 2712. For more information about Museum research services and exhibits, please visit the Museum’s website at, or contact Museum staff at or 905-623-2734. 

Clarington – 2020 Growth Trends Report – Notice

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The Planning and Development Services Department will release the annual Growth Trends Review report for 2020 by the end of June. This report identifies emerging development-related issues and trends within the Municipality of Clarington. Building permit activity and other related data are used as indicators of housing and employment activity within Clarington, the level of local investment, and economic performance.

Highlights from 2020:

  • Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Clarington’s building activity rebounded from the significant decline experienced in 2019.
  • Clarington’s total building permit value increased by 206 per cent in 2020, from $130.3 million in 2019 to $398.3 million.
  • Clarington’s residential building permit value and residential unit permits issued were above their five-year average by 10 and 23 per cent, respectively.
  • Clarington doubled its share of Durham’s building permit value from 6.6 per cent in 2019 to 13.9 per cent in 2020, the second-highest per cent growth in the Durham Region.
  • 994 new residential unit permits issued in 2020; that’s the third time since 1993, that more permits were issued.

The 2020 Growth Trends Review will be available at the end of June on the Municipality’s website.

Newcastle Library – Outreach Community Hub – Mondays, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m

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Clarington Public Library is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Region of Durham to establish an Outreach Community Hub at each library branch. The new service has been created in association with the Healthy Communities initiative.

Commencing the week of June 28, 2021, Clarington Public Library branches will have an Ontario Works Outreach Worker onsite, during limited time periods, in order to connect community residents to a variety of social services supports and resources. This includes financial resources, housing, food security, counselling, Children’s Services referrals, and more. The Outreach Worker can communicate with community agencies on behalf of clients, assist with online government application forms, and help them navigate the system.

No appointment will be necessary. The Outreach Worker will be available as follows:

  • Newcastle Branch: Mondays, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Orono Branch: Fridays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.