May 18, 2017

Release of the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017

Following two years of extensive consultation, the Government of Ontario has released the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017. Effective July 1, 2017, this plan will replace the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2006 that initially took effect on June 16, 2006. The Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe was reviewed as part of a co-ordinated land use planning review, alongside the Greenbelt Plan, Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan, and Niagara Escarpment Plan. As a part of this review, a Proposed Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2016 was released on May 10, 2016 for public input. The updated Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017 was informed by review and consideration of all feedback received from stakeholders, the public and Indigenous communities, as well as recommendations from an Advisory Panel chaired by David Crombie.

The plan works to support the achievement of complete communities, curb sprawl, protect the natural environment, support economic development, and ensure that land to accommodate forecasted population and employment growth will be available when needed, now and in the future.

To learn more or to review and download the Growth Plan, please visit Ontario.ca/greatergoldenhorseshoeplans.

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