A secondary plan provides a detailed policy framework to guide development in a specific geographical area of the city. The North King’s Town area is comprised of the inner harbour and old industrial areas and is generally bordered by John Counter Boulevard and the CN rail line to the north, the Great Cataraqui River to the east, Colborne and Bay Streets to the south and Division Street to the west.

Phase 1 of the project involved a community visioning exercise and preliminary market analysis to guide the Secondary Plan. The community visioning exercise component involved the creation of a long-term vision statement, planning principles, and design directions for the secondary plan. It involved extensive consultation throughout a large portion of 2016 and included numerous community engagement events. The preliminary market analysis was intended to support the development of a realistic, balanced, and achievable vision for North King's Town by reviewing local economic factors and broader development market trends. The Visioning Report & Preliminary Market Analysis for the North King's Town Secondary Plan was approved by Council on June 6, 2017.

We are currently in the second phase of the project which includes the preparation of the following five technical studies. Work on this phase is scheduled to be completed by Spring 2024.

Land Use

The land use study for North King’s Town will identify areas for growth and change, including intensification and infill development. It will involve the development of draft secondary plan policies for residential, commercial, industrial and mixed-use areas within North King's Town and provide guidance on appropriate built form for these areas. The draft land use plan will provide a framework to lead the other technical studies.


The transportation plan will explore transportation options for all modes of travel in and through North King’s Town that support the broad objectives of the North King’s Town visioning report. The plan will also explore alternatives to the proposed Wellington Street Extension.

As part of the work for the North King's Town transportation plan, a strategic corridor analysis was completed that looked at the need for the proposed Wellington Street Extension and outlined the additional operational review and analysis that will be needed to complete the transportation work for the North King's Town Secondary Plan. The North King's Town Strategic Corridor Analysis was presented to Council on May 21, 2019 and determined that the southern portion of the Wellington Street Extension (Rideau Street to Bay Street) was not required but that the northern portion of the Wellington Street Extension (Rideau Street to John Counter Boulevard) does provide benefit to the existing road network. The North King's Town Strategic Corridor Analysis (2019) report and executive summary are available below:


The servicing plan will examine existing infrastructure in North King’s Town, including water, sanitary sewer, stormwater, electrical, and natural gas, and identify areas where improvements are needed to support future development proposed by the land use plan. The servicing plan will incorporate green infrastructure and low-impact development (LID) as part of the development of future stormwater infrastructure.

Cultural Heritage Study

The cultural heritage resources study for North King’s Town will identify areas of heritage resource potential (both built heritage resources and intangible heritage aspects) and will provide a strategy and recommendations for further conservation work.

As part of the background research for the cultural heritage resources study, a historic chronology of North King's Town has been prepared to illustrate the timeline of past events.

A draft of the Cultural Heritage Study was completed in April 2019. Community members were invited to review the document and offer comments until May 22, 2019. The draft study is available upon request.

Finance and Implementation

The financial and implementation plan for North King’s Town will identify incentives, public investments, and other strategies to implement the recommendations of the other technical studies that form part of the secondary plan.

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