Galt Core Height Guidelines Project 

The first virtual public information centre is scheduled for July 12, 2022 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Register for the meeting here.  Participants are required to register by 5 pm on July 12, 2022, to attend. After registering, a link to join the meeting will be sent to the e-mail address provided.

Project Overview

The City of Cambridge has recently retained The Planning Partnership to prepare the Building Height Guidelines for the Galt Core Area.  Downtown Cambridge is identified as an “Urban Growth Centre” with a targeted growth of “150 persons + jobs per hectare” by 2031.  The current height regime for the downtown predates the provincial policy framework, and with current growth pressures and investment in the Downtown, the City is being proactive to ensure a managed approach to development.

The purpose of the study is to develop a building height strategy that will then be applied to an update of the existing zoning by-law and official plan, thereby bringing them into conformity with provincial policy, while also mitigating any potential impacts additional height may impose upon the downtown core’s character.

Public consultation is planned for summer/fall 2022. If you would like to be notified of the public consultation, please add your name to the mailing list by contacting Karin Stieg-Drobig(

 Current Opportunities
 Galt Core Height Guidelines Project PIC #1 Notification & Map
 Documents and Reports

 21-206(CD) - Galt Core Area Draft Height Guidelines - Recommended Next Steps

Galt Core Area Draft Height Guidelines September 2021