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Subdivision planning by Dearden and Stanton Limited in Orillia exemplifies a commitment to thoughtful and meticulous development. With a deep understanding of local dynamics and regulations, our expertise shines in creating well-structured subdivisions that balance aesthetic, functional, and environmental considerations.


By engaging in comprehensive site assessments, careful zoning analysis, and strategic infrastructure design, Dearden and Stanton Limited ensure the optimal use of land while preserving the essence of the community. Our dedication to sustainable development leads to neighbourhoods that harmoniously integrate with their surroundings, fostering vibrant and resilient spaces for residents and stakeholders alike. Contact us for a service quote.


Here are summaries of the different types of subdivision developments outlined in the provided sections:

  • Rural residential: Rural subdivisions consist of large lots with a rural character, where much of the unbuilt area remains on individual lots. These subdivisions often have modified public improvement requirements. The standards include minimum lot widths of 150 feet, lot areas of at least 43,560 square feet (1 acre), and specific unbuilt common area requirements based on the number of lots.
  • Suburban residential: Suburban subdivisions involve medium-sized lots for detached conventional dwellings and manufactured homes. These subdivisions require additional public improvements and more public unbuilt common areas. Standards include lot widths, lot areas based on zoning, and specific unbuilt common area requirements related to the number of lots.
  • Urban residential: Urban subdivisions consist of small lots for detached dwellings and manufactured homes. Due to higher density and traffic, these subdivisions require increased public improvements and more public unbuilt common areas. Standards include lot widths, lot areas, and unbuilt common area requirements based on the number of lots.
  • Multiple-family development: This category covers various residential developments, including detached single-family, attached multi-family, and cluster developments. These developments follow specific standards based on lot widths, lot areas, and unbuilt common areas for amenities or recreation.
  • Mountainside development: This includes detached single-family, attached multi-family, or cluster developments on sloped terrain. Grading and drainage limitations apply, and density is restricted based on the slope of the land. Undisturbed land requirements per slope categories determine unbuilt common areas.
  • Planned unit development (PUD): PUDs encompass residential developments with mixed densities, including single-family and multiple-family dwellings and commercial uses. The regulations are determined through a rezoning process, with specific unbuilt common area requirements and compliance with outlined provisions.
  • Commercial development: Commercial developments can be conventional subdivisions or part of PUDs. Lot widths and areas are defined, considering adjacent land uses, development size, scale, and utility availability. Compliance with zoning regulations is mandatory for commercial subdivisions.

Each type of subdivision development serves different purposes and follows specific standards to ensure appropriate land use and development in the given area.

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Subdivision Plan (M-Plan):


An M-Plan is used to create a large number of lots within a parcel of land in which the boundary of the property has been certified. Once an M-Plan is registered, the new property identification information replaces the original property fabric.

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Subdivision Plan (M - Plan)

Importance and Benefits of Proper Subdivision Planning


Proper subdivision planning is paramount as it ensures organized and sustainable land development, fostering efficient land use and infrastructure utilization. Thoughtful subdivision planning brings a multitude of benefits, including optimized use of available space, enhanced traffic flow, creation of community spaces, and adherence to zoning regulations. It minimizes environmental impact, facilitates the efficient provision of utilities, and promotes aesthetically pleasing neighbourhoods. Ultimately, well-executed subdivision planning contributes to safer, more livable communities while preserving natural resources for present and future generations. Our team can help you understand more.



Rely on our team to guide you throughout the process.

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