Amendment 2 (2013) To The Growth Plan For The Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2006

1. Introduction

1.1 is amended by deleting “to 2031” in the second sentence of the third paragraph.

1.2 is amended by replacing “2031” with “2041” in the title.

1.2.1 is amended by replacing “2031” with “2041” in the first sentence of the first paragraph.

1.4 is amended by replacing “2031” with “2041” in the second sentence of the second paragraph.

5. Implementation and Interpretation

5.3 is amended by inserting the following after 4 f):

“5. Development of a new methodology for measuring and forecasting employment.”

5.4 is amended by inserting the following after 5.4.4.3:

“5.4.5 Transition

  1. Schedule 3 forecasts shall be implemented by applying:
    1. Only the 2031A forecasts to:
      1. all upper- and single-tier municipal official plans, including amendments or requests for an amendment, commenced on or after June 16, 2006 but before June 17, 2013; and,
      2. all official plans, including amendments or requests for an amendment, commenced before June 16, 2006 and required to be continued and disposed of in accordance with this Plan;
    2. Only the 2031A forecasts, as allocated by the upper-tier municipality pursuant to policy 5.4.2.2(a) or by the Minister of Infrastructure pursuant to policy 5.4.2.3, to all lower-tier municipal official plans, including amendments or requests for an amendment, commenced before the applicable upper-tier municipal official plan is amended to conform with the Updated Forecasts;
    3. Only the 2031A forecasts to all zoning by-laws, including amendments, applications for an amendment to a zoning by-law, applications for approval of a plan of subdivision, and applications for the approval of, or an exemption from an approval of, a condominium, commenced before all official plans applicable to the lands affected by these matters are amended to conform with the Updated Forecasts;
    4. Only the forecasts contained in Schedule 7 for the Simcoe Sub-area to:
      1. all upper- and single-tier municipal official plans, including amendments or requests for an amendment, commenced on or after June 16, 2006 but before June 17, 2013;
      2. all official plans, including amendments or requests for an amendment, commenced before June 16, 2006 and required to be continued and disposed of in accordance with this Plan;
      3. all lower-tier municipal official plans, including amendments or requests for an amendment, commenced before the Simcoe County official plan is amended to conform with the Updated Forecasts; and
      4. all zoning by-laws, including amendments, applications for an amendment to a zoning by-law, applications for approval of a plan of subdivision, and applications for the approval of, or an exemption from an approval of, a condominium, commenced before all official plans applicable to the lands affected by these matters are amended to conform with the Updated Forecasts; and
    5. The Updated Forecasts to any planning matter other than those listed in 5.4.5.1 a), 5.4.5.1 b), 5.4.5.1 c) and 5.4.5.1 d).
  2. Notwithstanding policy 1.4, for the planning matters referred to in policy 5.4.5.1 a), 5.4.5.1 b), 5.4.5.1 c) and 5.4.5.1 d), the policies of this Plan are intended to be achieved by 2031.”

6. Simcoe Sub-area

6.2.1 is amended by deleting “In the application of the policies of this Plan, in the Simcoe Sub-area Schedule 7 will be applied instead of Schedule 3”.

6.2.2 is amended to by deleting “in Schedule 7”.

6.3.1.4 is amended by deleting “in Schedule 7” in the first sentence.

6.5.3 is amended by adding “where this Plan allocates growth forecasts to the lower-tier municipalities in the County of Simcoe,” after “5.4.2.2 (c)”, and by deleting “of Simcoe” in the first sentence.

7. Definitions

The list of definitions is amended by inserting the following definition after the definition of Affordable:

“Amended to Conform

An official plan is amended to conform to this Plan when a new official plan or an official plan amendment being made to bring the municipal official plan into conformity with this Plan, as required pursuant to section 12 of the Places to Grow Act, 2005, is final and the new official plan or the official plan amendment is in effect.”

It is also amended by inserting the following definition after the definition of Built Boundary:

“Commenced

For the following matters, the matter was started:

  1. in the case of a request for an official plan amendment under section 22 of the Planning Act, on the day the request is received;
  2. in the case of an official plan, an amendment to it or a repeal of it, under section 17 or section 26 of the Planning Act, on the day the by-law adopting the plan, amendment or repeal is passed;
  3. in the case of a zoning by-law or an amendment to it, under section 34 of the Planning Act, on the day the by-law is passed;
  4. in the case of an application for an amendment to a zoning by-law under section 34 of the Planning Act, on the day the application is made; and
  5. in the case of an application for the approval of a plan of subdivision under section 51 of the Planning Act, or an application for the approval of, or an exemption from an approval of, a condominium under section 9 of the Condominium Act, 1998, on the day the application is made.”

It is also amended by inserting the following definition after the definition of Outer Ring:

“Planning Matter  

Any matter listed under commenced or:

  1. an application for an approval of development in a site plan control area under subsection 41(4) of the Planning Act;
  2. an application for a minor variance under section 45 of the Planning Act;
  3. an application to amend or revoke an order made under section 47 of the Planning Act; or
  4. an application for a consent under section 53 of the Planning Act.”

8. Schedules

Schedule 3 is replaced by the following Schedule 3:

SCHEDULE 3 Distribution of Population and Employment for the Greater Golden Horseshoe to 2041

Distribution of Population and Employment for the Greater Golden Horseshoe to 2041 (figures in 000s)

 

 

UPDATED FORECASTS

 

POPULATION

EMPLOYMENT

POPULATION

EMPLOYMENT


2031A

2031A

2031B

2036

2041

2031B

2036

2041

Region of Durham

960

350

970

1,080

1,190

360

390

430

Region of York

1,500

780

1,590

1,700

1,790

790

840

900

City of Toronto

3,080

1,640

3,190

3,300

3,400

1,660

1,680

1,720

Region of Peel

1,640

870

1,770

1,870

1,970

880

920

970

Region of Halton

780

390

820

910

1,000

390

430

470

City of Hamilton

660

300

680

730

780

310

330

350

GTAH TOTAL*

8,620

4,330

9,010

9,590

10,130

4,380

4,580

4,820

County of Northumberland

96

33

100

105

110

36

37

39

County of Peterborough

61

18

70

73

76

20

21

24

City of Peterborough

88

42

103

109

115

52

54

58

City of Kawartha Lakes

100

27

100

101

107

29

30

32

County of Simcoe

See Schedule 7

See Schedule 7

See Schedule 7

456

497

See Schedule 7

141

152

City of Barrie

231

253

114

129

City of Orillia

44

46

22

23

County of Dufferin

80

27

80

81

85

29

31

32

County of Wellington

122

54

122

132

140

54

57

61

City of Guelph

175

92

177

184

191

94

97

101

Region of Waterloo

729

366

742

789

835

366

383

404

County of Brant

47

19

49

53

57

22

24

26

City of Brantford

126

53

139

152

163

67

72

79

County of Haldimand

56

20

57

60

64

22

24

25

Region of Niagara

511

218

543

577

610

235

248

265

OUTER RING TOTAL*

2,880

1,240

2,940

3,150

3,350

1,280

1,360

1,450

TOTAL GGH*

11,500

5,560

11,950

12,740

13,480

5,650

5,930

6,270

Note: Numbers rounded off to nearest 10,000 for GTAH municipalities, GTAH Total and Outer Ring Total, and to nearest 1,000 for outer ring municipalities.

* Total may not add up due to rounding.

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