Supporting Documents

These supporting documents to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe Growth include implementation analysis documents, and supplementary direction.

Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe

Built Boundary for the Greater Golden Horseshoe
The built boundary will be used for monitoring and implementing several key policies of the Growth Plan. The province released the built boundary in its final form on April 2, 2008.

Size and Location of Urban Growth Centres in the Greater Golden Horseshoe
This report identifies the size and location of urban growth centres in the Greater Golden Horseshoe. Municipalities have delineated the precise boundaries in their planning documents.

Agricultural System for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2018)
The Province has identified an Agricultural System for the Greater Golden Horseshoe. It is a continuous land base for agriculture across municipalities and the infrastructure that is required to maintain the agri-food supply chain.

Land Needs Assessment Methodology for the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2018)
Upper- and single-tier municipalities will use the Land Needs Assessment Methodology for the Greater Golden Horseshoe to calculate the amount of land needed to accommodate forecasted growth to the horizon of the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017.

Natural Heritage System for the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2018)
The Province has mapped a Natural Heritage System to support an integrated and long-term approach to land use planning for the region's natural heritage and biodiversity.

Simcoe Sub-area Employment Areas (2012)
Policy 6.4 of the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe identifies four employment areas within the Simcoe Sub-area. These include the Bradford West Gwillimbury Strategic Settlement Employment Area, the Innisfil Heights Strategic Settlement Employment Area, the Lake Simcoe Regional Airport Economic Employment District, and the Rama Road Economic Employment District.

The Minister has issued planning details pertaining to these employment areas:

View details of the Bradford West Gwillimbury Strategic Settlement Employment Area

View details of the Innisfil Heights Strategic Settlement Employment Area

View details of the Lake Simcoe Regional Airport Economic Employment District

View details of the Rama Road Economic Employment District

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Growth Plan for the Northern Ontario

The documents below supported the development of the Growth Plan for Northern Ontario.

To obtain copies of the following reports, please contact the Ontario Growth Secretariat.

Proposed Growth Plan for Northern Ontario
This proposed plan was released for consultation on October 23, 2009.

Towards a Growth Plan for Northern Ontario: A Discussion Paper
This discussion paper was released on May 20, 2008 to summarize existing work that has been done by Northern leaders and organizations and to seek input on the development of a draft growth plan.

Open Data

GIS file for 2008 Built Boundary (2008)
The built boundary GIS file identifies built-up urban areas across the Greater Golden Horseshoe.

GIS files for urban growth centres boundaries (2006)
The urban growth centres GIS file provides the size and location of the urban growth centres as delineated by municipalities in their Official Plan.

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