If construction has taken place on a road allowance and where it can be demonstrated that the relevant portion of road allowance has not been correctly identified by surveyors or the Township, adjacent property owners may request to close a portion of the unopened road allowance 

When a road allowance that divides an individual's property and makes it impossible, because of zoning by-law requirements, for the owner to construct an accessory building on the separate parcel, a request to close the road allowance can also be made.

If you have questions about the process, contact the Planning Department.

You will be required to complete the application and pay the appropriate fees (see below).

Unopened Road Allowance Purchase Price

Land Class                                      Price Per Square Foot*

Residential Lot on Water                            $2.41

Residential Lot (1-2 acres)                          $0.80

Acreage, Farm                                              $0.25

Acreage, Bush                                              $0.21

Commercial                                                  $1.03

*Minimum Purchase Price - $1000

Residential Lot on Water -- any portion of the closed road allowance which lies within 300 ft .of the water - $2.41/sq. ft. If the applicant owns 2 acres or less then the remainder of the allowance -.i.e. after the first 300 ft. - is charged out at .80/sq.ft. and if the property is over 2 acres, the remainder of the allowance is charged out at .21/sq. ft.

Residential Lot -- closed road allowance adjacent to a property of 2 acres or less (where the allowance does not abut water or where a portion of the allowance is more than 300 ft. from the water)

Acreage, farm -- where a road allowance runs through a field dividing two farm properties

Acreage, bush -- where a road allowance is located on land not suitable for agriculture (i.e. hilly and/or rough terrain)

Commercial -- enlargement of commercial property through addition of a closed road allowance 

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