Places to Grow Act, 2005

The Places to Grow Act helps the Ontario government plan for growth in a coordinated and strategic way. It gives us the authority to:

  • designate any geographic region of the province as a growth plan area
  • develop a growth plan in consultation with local officials, stakeholders, public groups, and members of the public
  • develop growth plans in any part of Ontario

The legislation makes sure that growth plans reflect the needs, strengths and opportunities of the communities involved, and promotes growth that balances the needs of the economy with the environment. 

The Places to Grow Act, 2005 link opens new window received Royal Assent on June 13, 2005.

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* This consolidated regulation includes provisions for transitional matters within the Simcoe Sub-area.