Planning for Employment in the Greater Golden Horseshoe
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Places to Grow Act, 2005
Summary of Proposal:
On June 16, 2006, the Government of Ontario released the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2006. It was prepared under the Places to Grow Act, 2005, as part of the Places to Grow initiative for healthy and prosperous growth throughout Ontario.
Recognizing that planning for employment is a vital, yet often challenging task, in Policy 5.3.4 of the Growth Plan, the Ministry of Public Infrastructure committed to undertaking an assessment of employment areas in the Greater Golden Horseshoe. When complete, the overall assessment may not result in a single product or policy change, rather it may involve a variety of final products to support better planning for employment, for example, better mapping, planning guidelines, a database of employment lands, or amended Growth Plan policies.
This assessment will help to ensure:
- there is enough readily available land for future economic activities;
- the region is in a good position to adapt to new economic trends; and
- employment activities are planned for in a way that supports growth management objectives.
The background paper entitled Planning for Employment in the Greater Golden Horseshoe, is a first step in the Employment area assessment that the Ministry of Public Infrastructure Renewal is undertaking. It is intended to generate input on land use planning issues related to employment activities. It describes the changing nature of employment in the Greater Golden Horseshoe and potential strategies to better plan for employment.
The Ministry of Public Infrastructure Renewal is seeking feedback on the background paper to inform the next stages of the employment area assessment.
May 14, 2008
Comments Due Date:
July 18, 2008