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This is the official website for the municipality and contains everything you need to know about municipal matters for the Town of Canmore. The website also contains information about Canmore’s sustainability efforts, our history, our amazing natural environment, and some general information about living and playing in Canmore.

2015 Draft Municipal Development Plan

Deadline extended for Municipal Development Plan (MDP) input until October 30

At their October 6 regular business meeting, council directed administration to keep the on-line survey on the MDP open for public input for until October 30, 2015.
They also asked that the MDP feedback from the three public open houses, the on-line survey, and other written submissions and organize a special meeting of council before Christmas break to discuss the public feedback and to allow council to provide their input to the draft MDP prior to first reading.

Administration will incorporate council direction into the draft MDP and bring it back for first reading in early 2016 with a public hearing to follow in the first quarter of 2016 and specific dates for second and third reading to be scheduled after the public hearing.

Fact or Fiction?  How to make sense of the draft Municipal Development Plan (MDP)

Recently a newsletter has been circulating around town titled “Changing Canmore’s Municipal Development Plan”.  This document was not created by the Town and is not accurate and is misleading.  

Seniors, businesses, young families, council, and many others in our community have identified affordability and affordable housing as the biggest issue and priority for our community. The current draft of the MDP is trying to acknowledge and address these issues. The MDP is not perfect. It is a draft and Town council and administration are soliciting feedback as we are interested in having a civil, fact based dialogue on how we best work together to address affordability, affordable housing, and other issues facing our community. What is needed is a respectful and honest dialogue about how best to grapple with difficult issues in our community.


What is an MDP?

The MDP is a broad plan that addresses issues varying from development of new areas to infrastructure planning and civic engagement.

To see the draft MDP and for more information - click here or go to www.canmore.ca/mdp