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 received Royal Assent on June 13, 2005.
- Places to Grow Act, 2005
- Places to Grow Act, 2005 Backgrounder
- Growth Plan Areas, Ontario Regulation 416/05, as amended
- Transitional Matters - Growth Plans, Ontario Regulation 311/06, as amended*
- Ministerial Order, December 19, 2011 pertaining to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2006 ( PDF 135 KB)
- Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2006 ( PDF 2.46 MB)
- Amendment 1 (2012) to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2006 ( PDF 440 KB)
- Amendment 2 (2013) to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2006
* This consolidated regulation includes provisions for transitional matters within the Simcoe Sub-area.