Construction Notices

On behalf of the Owners, Tribute (Colgan) Ltd. & Tribute (Colgan 2) Ltd., we would like to inform all area residents and landowners that the Colgan 2 site noted above will be undertaking a sewer installation along Concession 8, TOWNSHIP OF ADJALA-TOSORONTIO, COUNTY OF SIMCOE starting at the Baily Creek outfall moving south to the subject subdivision.

The construction works will include sewer installation on Concession Road 8 starting November 21st, 2022, for a duration of approximately 4 months. As the construction crew moves passed your property all effort will be made to limit disruption and a traffic lane will always maintained on the open sections of Concession 8.

The contractor will be limited to working between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm.

Tribute Colgan 1 & 2 Development - Concession Road 8

Any questions, please contact Chris Robinson - Chief Building Official at 705-434-5055 ext. 251 or by E-mail.

Colgan Water Supply Construction - Concession Road 8 between County Road 14 and Adjala Sideroad 5 - September 23rd to October 24th, 2022

Colgan Water Supply Construction Notice 


The Township of Adjala-Tosorontio has received a complete application for an Official Plan amendment, Plan of Subdivision and a Zoning By-law amendment for a development in Colgan. The Tribute Communities - Colgan 1 & 2 development is located within the hamlet of Colgan on the south and north side of County Road 14, approximately 300 meters west of Concession Road 8.

The development(s) have cleared the public planning process and have cleared their “Conditions of Draft Plan Approval” and received "Final Approval" by the County of Simcoe. Now that the development has received "Final Approval", the plan of subdivision has been registered at the Land Registry Office. Furthermore, Council has removed the holding provision for Phase 1 of the development, as the developer has satisfied their obligations to the Township.


Colgan/Tribute Developments are now working to construct roads, sanitary sewers, storm sewers, storm water management facilities, wastewater sewage treatment facility water distribution and water storage facility. Several detailed engineering submissions have been reviewed by the Township engineers and subject experts and the plans have received Township approval and form part of the Subdivision Agreement. All municipal sanitary sewers, storm sewers, storm water management facilities, wastewater sewage treatment facility, water distribution and water storage facilities to be constructed in Ontario require advance approval by the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MoECP) in the form of an approved Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA) under the Ontario Water Resources Act (OWCA), the Environmental Protection Act (EPA) and the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) prior to any construction of municipal servicing being commenced. The MoECP required each application to be reviewed and endorsed by the host municipality, hence providing the municipality the opportunity to review the proposed application(s), to ensure that the designs comply with the Township and Provincial requirements and standards in advance of the ECA being issued for the proposed facilities.


In conjunction with the construction of infrastructure, the developer will be preparing their submission for building permits for Phase 1 of the development, which will be reviewed by the Township's Building Department, in accordance with the Ontario Building Code.

Township/Developer Agreements
Studies, Plans and Reports
Environment Compliance Applications (ECA)
Environmental Assessments
  • Master Services Plan Amendment - January 2016
  • Waste Water Treatment Plant - October 2018
    • Appendix A - Natural Heritage Investigations
    • Appendix B - Assimilative Capacity Feasibility Study and Addendum
    • Appendix C - Air Impact Assessment Study
    • Appendix D - Record of Consultation
      • Appendix D1 - Stakeholder Consultation List
      • Appendix D2 - Public Information Centre #1 (June 20, 2017) - available upon request
      • Appendix D3 - Comments and Responses Document - available upon request
      • Appendix D4 - Information Forum (September 27, 2017) - available upon request
      • Appendix D5 - Public Information Centre #2 (April 11, 2018) - available upon request
      • Appendix D6 - Indigenous Communities Correspondence - available upon request
      • Appendix D7 - Public Correspondence - available upon request
      • Appendix D8 - Governmental and Agency Correspondence - available upon request
    • Appendix E - Archaeologic Assessment
    • Notice of Completion
Next Steps

The developer will submit building permit applications to construct residential dwellings within Phase 1 of the development. Upon a complete building permit application submission, the Township's Building Department will review the applications in accordance with the Ontario Building Code.


In the future, the developer will need to submit an application to remove the hold for Phase 2 of the development.

Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What input or influence does the Township have over the development considering the outcome of the associated LPAT/OLT decision?

A: The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT)/Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) decision did indeed provide the County with some specific oversight powers with respect to these developments (i.e. Simcoe County will be confirming the completion of Draft Plan Conditions prior to registration) but much of the details of the development remain within the authority of the Township (as most of the public infrastructure services to be provided to allow the development to proceed will become the future responsibility of the Township to maintain – given the associated taxation and user rates which will emanate from the use of these services by the newly occupied dwellings created) – the Roadways (sidewalks, curbing, lighting signage, tree planting, etc.), Stormwater facilities, Water facilities, Sanitary Sewers and Treatment facilities. The Township’s influence on the implementation of the development is exercised by plan review, revision and approval and ultimate development detail control through the Subdivision Agreement process. 

LPAT/OLT decisions:

Q: Why are sump pumps being recommended for each home?
A: All houses are required to include foundation drainage which requires an operable discharge to avoid any basement flooding. The provision of sump pumps ensure a discharge arrangement that precludes back-ups, avoiding basement flooding. With foundation elevations established above average ground water elevations, the sump pumps operate only when water accumulates in the foundation drains from things like storm events or excess lawn or garden watering. The sump pumps will not impact ground water elevations when elevations are established as per approved plans.
Q: Is there enough good ground water in the aquifer to support these developments without impacting existing wells?

A: Expert Hydrogeologists (both those working on behalf of the developers and those employed by the Township) have studied the testing results and concluded there is indeed adequate good ground water resources to provide for the significant demand increase and fully serve these developments while continuing to provide for the existing users. Typically, for a development planned on ground water, the testing duration is in the order of 72 hours (3 days); in this case the Hydrogeologists extended the testing duration to 55 days to gain additional information and increase the confidence of the results and predictions. Prior to actually increasing the water taking the data will be reviewed by the provincial ministry to allow for a permit to be issued.

Q: As development increases more impervious areas, will the increased runoff have a detrimental impact on areas downstream?

A: Modern stormwater management concepts have been employed to minimize any area impacts; stormwater discharge will be controlled using SWM pond techniques to ensure discharge rates do not exceed pre-development discharge rates. The ponds are designed to control sediment discharge and detrimental temperature impacts – all in accordance with oversight approval from the NVCA, the Township and the province through their mandatory review prior to issuance of an “ECA” (Environmental Compliance Approval).

Q: Where is the treated wastewater effluent from the proposed treatment plant being discharged and what will be the impact? 

A: The approved Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) for the Wastewater treatment plant supports the effluent discharge to be added to the Bailey Creek Municipal Drain near the location of the Drain’s crossing of Concession 8. The quality of the effluent will be better than that of the natural drain due to the advanced treatment process being proposed for the plant. The quantity will be only a slight fraction of the drains own flow. An assessment of the capacities by Municipal Drain experts is anticipated to conclude that there is no problem associated with the addition of this flow to the drain. 

Q: Why are weekend works approved by the Township at the Colgan development sites?

A: Weekend works are approved when there are significant weather delays and the Developer wishes to make up for lost time and makes a formal request for extended works to the Township. Other requirements deemed to be a necessity for extended work hours and days such as, but not limited to, requirements for storm water management, erosion controls and items localized through inspections by our Engineers or the Developers Engineers that are deemed to require special attention. Further to approval being granted, conditions are imposed as part of the approval as to where the works should focus. There are also discussions between Township staff and our Engineers to justify the requirements of extended works prior to approvals being granted. As weather is also rapidly changing to winter, it is extremely important matters such as storm water controls and elevations are completed.

When approvals for extended works are given, notice is posted to the Townships website along with a requirement the Developer notify residents in the immediate area of the development.