Niagara Escarpment Commission

Site: Guelphview Square

Contact Details
Office Phone 905-877-5191
Fax 905-873-7452
Primary Contact Danielle D'Silva, Senior Marketing and Communications Advisor; Phone: 905-877-8144; Email:
Site Details
Areas Served Dufferin County ; Halton Region ; Hamilton ; Niagara Region ; Peel Region
Located In Community Georgetown
Address & Map
Guelphview Square
232 Guelph St, 3rd Flr
Georgetown, ON L7G 4B1
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Intersection Mountainview Rd and Guelph St
Service and Access Details
Description (Service) The Escarpment is a height of land and related topography extending 725 kilometres through south central Ontario from Queenston to Tobermory. 
The Commission fulfills the following responsibilities: 
* to promote the objectives of the Niagara Escarpment Plan (NEP) 
* to process and make decisions on development permit applications  
* to review and comment on all proposed developments within the Plan Area and intervene at hearings if Plan policies are substantially threatened  
* to process and make recommendations on proposed NEP amendments  
* to assist the Minister and municipalities in achieving conformity of local official plan documents and municipal by-laws 
* to assist the Minister in monitoring NEP implementation 
* to provide a Plan interpretation role
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm 
Meetings: monthly at the Georgetown Office to consider permit applications * open to public * people wishing to speak should notify the Commission in advance
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call for information
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Physical Access Partially Accessible - some assistance required with elevator door and operation
Other Details
Legal Status (30) Provincial Government
Established 1973
Funding Provincial
Service Categories Land Conservation ; Planning/Coordinating/Advisory Groups ~ Environmental Issues