Places to Grow Act, 2005

In Ontario, the Places to Grow Act, 2005 is a tool to achieve growth policy and implementation. The act enables:

  • designation of any geographic region of the province as a growth area with a specific focus
  • development of a growth plan in consultation with local officials, stakeholders, public groups, and members of the public and Indigenous communities for a particular region
  • decisions about growth to be made in ways that increases and promotes greater housing and transportation options, investments in regional public service facilities in downtown areas, and maximizes infrastructure investments in communities, while balancing regional needs for farmland and natural areas

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

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