Proposed Amendment 1 to A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe
O. Reg. 311/06
Bill or Act:
Places to grow Act
Summary of Decision:
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has completed its public consultation on Proposed Amendment 1 to A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe. Both policy changes to meet government priorities and housekeeping changes to provide greater clarity were made.
Regulation 470/06 was approved and filed on August 28, 2020 and comes into effect on August 28, 2020.
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Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
June 16, 2020
Summary of Proposal:
The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing has initiated an update to A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe. This update will include changes to the population and employment forecasts, the Plan horizon year for planning, aggregates framework, changes to employment lands near transit and other policy revisions that support the objectives of increasing housing supply, creating more jobs, attracting business investments and better aligning infrastructure. We are seeking feedback on proposed amendments to the Plan. The government is also consulting concurrently on a proposed new Land Needs Assessment Methodology for the Greater Golden Horseshoe ('Methodology') which supports implementation of A Place to Grow.
This proposal is for Proposed Amendment 1 to A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe ('A Place to Grow', 'the Plan'). It is recommended that Proposed Amendment 1 be read in conjunction with A Place to Grow. This proposal works in conjunction with two proposals currently posted on the Environmental Registry of Ontario at:
1.ERO 019-1680: Proposed Amendment 1 to A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (https://ero.ontario.ca/notice/019-1680)
2.ERO 019-1679: Proposed Land Needs Assessment Methodology for A Place to Growth: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe. (https://ero.ontario.ca/notice/019-1679)
Ontario Growth Secretariat
Municipal Affairs and Housing
777 Bay Street
23rd floor, Suite 2304
Toronto, ON M7A 2J3
August 28, 2020