Norval Quarry Re-Zoning Application



On December 9, 2008, Brampton Brick submitted a planning application to the City of Brampton to rezone lands at Old Pinecrest Road and Winston Churchill Boulevard in the City of Brampton (Brampton-Norval Border) in order to permit the extraction of shale and related uses. The site has an area of 34.9 hectares or 97 acres.


  • The Ontario Municipal Board has scheduled a pre-hearing conference on the appeal by Brampton Brick of their zoning by-law application to permit a shale quarry on the east side of Winston Churchill Boulevard, north of Old Pine Crest Road in the City of Brampton.
  • The Pre-Hearing Conference is scheduled for 10am on June 12, 2017 in the Council Chambers at Brampton City Hall with overflow seating provided in the West Tower Atrium. 


  • In December 2008, Brampton Brick Ltd. submitted an application to the City of Brampton to rezone 34.9 hectares (97 acres) on the east side of Winston Churchill Boulevard, north of Old Pine Crest Road for the development of a shale quarry and related uses.  The subject lands are situated within the Provincial Greenbelt Area of north west Brampton. 

  • In January 2011, Brampton Brick Ltd. appealed its rezoning application to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). The initial pre-hearing conference has not been scheduled to date.  Due to the appeal, Council no longer has jurisdiction on the rezoning application.

  • Brampton Brick Ltd. submitted an application for an Aggregate Resources Act Licence to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) on August 12, 2010.  During the initial objection period, the City of Brampton filed an objection in December 2010 on the grounds that the subject site was not zoned for the proposed quarry use and that there were outstanding concerns related to land use planning, transportation, natural environment, hydrogeology, surficial soil, visual, noise, cultural and social impacts, as determined by the initial peer review exercise.

  • In September 2012, City Council confirmed its objection to the ARA Licence application.  To date, The MNRF has not made a decision on the ARA application.  On May 10, 2016, Brampton Brick Ltd. requested that the MNRF refer the Licence application to the OMB, to be considered along with the rezoning application.

  • In September 2014, informed by three peer previews undertaken by the City’s consultants that identified number of deficiencies with the application and, based on input from the public and other stakeholders, City Council endorsed the staff recommendation not to support the re-zoning application, as proposed.

  • In May 2016, Brampton Brick Ltd. submitted revised materials and plans for the proposed Norval Quarry.



For more information on the re-zoning application or the City of Brampton's objection to the ARA Licence application, please contact Natasha Rea, the City's planner on the file, at or 905-874-3861 or at the address below. 

Natasha Rea, MCIP, RPP
Land Use Policy Planner III
Planning and Infrastructure Services
City of Brampton
2 Wellington Street West
Brampton, ON L6Y 4R2