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​​​​​​​​​​​​​Midland Bay Landing

Midland Bay Landing (formerly the Unimin Lands) is a 16.24 hectare waterfront redevelopment property with almost 1,100 metres of frontage on Midland Bay, of Georgian Bay, adjacent to Downtown Midland.  In June 2013, Council approved the Unimin Waterfront Lands Master Plan to guide the future redevelopment of this significant brownfield site.​  The Master Plan was developed over the course of 6 months and included extensive public participation. 

In order to lead the redevelopment of Midland Bay Landing, the Town of Midland acquired the site on July 15, 2014.  The Town is now looking for private sector partners to implement the vision presented in the Master Plan and create a vibrant, active waterfront district on the shores of Georgian Bay in the heart of the Town.

The Town of Midland has also initiated the required planning process to implement the Unimin Waterfront Lands Master Plan.  The Planning Partnership has been hired to undertake this project which consists of an Official Plan Amendment to create the new designations reflecting the Master Plan vision.  As the Official Plan Amendment will involve the conversion of Employment Lands to non-employment uses, a Municipal Comprehensive Review is required that supports the proposed amendment.   A Public Open House was held on March 5, 2014 to gain public input and additional public comment was received on April 2, 2014 during the Statutory Public Meeting.  The draft Municipal Comprehensive Review Report and Official Plan Amendment are currently being revised by the Planning Partnership to include consideration of public feedback.

The Town has now prepared an updated and revised proposed Amendment to the Town Official Plan to reflect the input and comments received during the 2014 public consultation process.  Council has directed that a new public consultation process be undertaken to obtain public comments on the updated Official Plan Amendment prior to any final decisions. 

The public Open House to consider the revised proposed Amendment is scheduled for February 18, 2016 and the notice ​for the meeting is being sent in accordance with the Planning Act and is available under Notices on the Town website.  The Town is  anticipating that the Public Meeting under the Planning Act will likely be held in early April 2016.


The first  major financial milestone in the Midland Bay Landing project was exchanged on April 13, 2015

Contact Information:

For real estate and development inquiries please contact Gary Wood, Interim CAO, Town of Midland.

For inquiries related to the Municipal Comprehensive Review and Official Plan Amendment process please contact Wesley Crown, Director of Planning, Town of Midland. 

Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEOI):

The RFEOI can be found below in the Related Documents section. 

Environmental Reports:

Reports have been prepared in accordance with provincial requirements, including O. Reg 153/04,  in support of the filing of a Record of Site Condition for the site.  These reports are highly technical in nature  and as such if you have any questions about the site conditions or characterization,  please contact the Town with any questions.   Please be advised that there is the  potential that the reports may be updated as part of the Risk Assessment process  and the Town's consultants may either issue a revised report or a supplemental report depending on the nature of additional information required by the MOE during the review of the Risk Assessment. These reports can be found below in the Related Documents section.

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 Waterfront Project Steering Committee