Places to Grow is the Ontario government's program to plan for growth and development in a way that supports economic prosperity, protects the environment and helps communities achieve a high quality of life across the province. Through Places to Grow, we develop regional growth plans that guide government investments and policies.
On May 10, 2016, the Government of Ontario released proposed changes to four plans that have been part of a Co-ordinated Land Use Planning Review, including the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe. The deadline to provide feedback on the proposed changes was October 31, 2016. Thank you for your input. The feedback we received during the review process will inform any final revisions to the plans. We expect to release updated plans in early 2017.
To learn more about the Co-ordinated Review please visit Ontario.ca/landuseplanningreview.
The Government of Ontario is proposing changes to four plans that have been part of a Co-ordinated Land Use Planning Review, including the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe. The Government has reviewed and considered all feedback from stakeholders, the public and Indigenous communities, as well as recommendations from an Advisory Panel chaired by David Crombie.
The Proposed Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2016 is available for review and download. We want to hear your comments and feedback on the proposed changes to the plans.
To learn more about the Co-ordinated Review, how the government is seeking input, public open houses dates and locations, as well as the other proposed revised plans, please visit Ontario.ca/landuseplanningreview.
On February 27, 2014, the co-ordinated review process of the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, the Niagara Escarpment Plan, the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan and the Greenbelt Plan was initiated.
An Advisory Panel was appointed to develop and propose recommendations on how to amend and improve the plans. Chair David Crombie, along with five other members, attended public meetings, reviewed the plans and relied upon their knowledge of the region and issues at stake to provide input and recommendations.
After months of deliberation and hard work, the Advisory Panel has completed its work and submitted the report: Planning for Health, Prosperity and Growth in the Greater Golden Horseshoe: 2015 – 2041. The report’s Executive Summary is also available.
The Co-ordinated Land Use Planning Review Summary Report on Town Hall Meetings is also available for download. It summarizes the main themes that emerged during the 17 town hall consultation meetings.
The Government of Ontario will take the Advisory Panel report into consideration along with all of the comments submitted for the co-ordinated review in drafting proposed changes . There will be an opportunity for additional public input expected to begin in the winter of 2016.
Thank you to the Advisory Panel and to everyone who participated in the consultation process. Learn more.