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.
April 1, 2015
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has released performance indicators to help assess implementation of the policies of the Growth Plan. These are meant to be read together with performance indicators for the Greenbelt Plan. Learn more.
February 27, 2015
As required by legislation, the review of the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2006 is now underway. The province is taking a co-ordinated approach to reviewing the Growth Plan along with the Greenbelt Plan, Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan, and Niagara Escarpment Plan. These four plans provide an integrated regional framework and work together to manage growth, protect our agricultural lands and the natural environment, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support economic development in Ontario’s Greater Golden Horseshoe and Greenbelt. Attend a public meeting or share your comments and ideas online by May 28, 2015.
April 11, 2014
The Places to Grow Implementation Fund supports projects that promote and help achieve the policies or goals of the Province’s growth plans -- the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2006 and the Growth Plan for Northern Ontario, 2011. Learn more.