This consultation was open from:
January 15, 2019
to February 28, 2019
We are seeking feedback on proposed changes to the Growth Plan transition regulation to align with Amendment 1 to the Growth Plan, if approved. The changes would clarify the intent of existing provisions in the regulation, update references to the Growth Plan, and remove wording that is no longer needed. This proposal is linked to three others.
This proposal works with the following other proposals that are also currently listed on the Environmental Registry of Ontario and Ontario’s Regulatory Registry:
- Proposed Amendment 1 to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017.
- Proposed Modifications to O. Reg. (Exemption from Approval – Official Plan Amendments) made under the Planning Act to implement the Proposed Amendment to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017
- Proposed Framework for Provincially Significant Employment Zones
This proposal is for Proposed Amendment 1 to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017 for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017. It is recommended that Proposed Amendment 1 be read in conjunction with the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017, as it sets out proposed modifications and makes reference to definitions and policies included in the Growth Plan. To assist in reading these documents together, the Ministry has prepared the Draft Amended Growth Plan which is meant to show how the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017 would read if Proposed Amendment 1 to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017 is approved.
O. Reg. 311/06 is a Minister’s regulation under the Places to Grow Act, 2005 that prescribes transition provisions for growth plans under that Act. This regulation only applies to the growth plans under the Places to Grow Act, 2005 such as the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe. The provisions in this regulation are distinct from the transition provisions that apply to the Greenbelt Plan and the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan, as provided for by the separate legislation governing those Plans.
This regulation was last modified on May 4, 2018 to support implementation of a standard method to calculate the amount of land needed for development to the horizon of the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017, known as a land needs assessment. Other than the modifications proposed in this notice, no further modifications to this regulation are being considered at this time.
Purpose of regulation
It is proposed that the Minister would make the following modifications to the Growth Plan transition regulation to align with Amendment 1 to the Growth Plan, 2017, if approved:
- Change references to “the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017” to “the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017 as amended by Amendment 1”;
- Delete provisions that had been added to the regulation on June 28, 2017 to support implementation of a phased-in designated greenfield area density target; and
- Delete the provisions that had been added to the regulation on May 4, 2018 to support implementation of a standard method to calculate the amount of land needed for development to the horizon of the Growth Plan, known as a land needs assessment.
In addition to the above proposed modifications, the Minister is seeking feedback as to whether there are any specific planning matters (or types of matters) in process that should be addressed through the transition regulation. This could include, for example, official plans or official plan amendments that have been adopted and are currently under appeal.
Prescribing such matters or types of matters in the regulation could allow them to be approved in conformity with an earlier version of the Growth Plan and/or provide for an exemption from some policies in the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017 as amended by Amendment 1, if approved.
However, other Provincial plans, including the Greenbelt Plan and the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan, would still apply in their areas. The Minister is not considering making any changes to the applicability of the policies in those Plans in connection with this proposal.
Questions about the proposed changes to the regulation, including the consultation process, collection of information and access to the consultation documents may be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feedback can be provided by
- email at email@example.com
- Environmental Registry online form
- mail to:
Ontario Growth Secretariat
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
777 Bay Street
23rd Floor, Suite 2304 Toronto
ON M5G 2E5
The consultation closes on February 28, 2019.
Notice regarding collection of information
Any collection of personal information will be in accordance with subsection 39(2) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. It will be collected under the authority of the Places to Grow Act, 2005 for the purpose of obtaining input on the Proposed Amendment to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017.
If you have questions about the collection, use, and disclosure of this information please contact:
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
Senior Information and Privacy Advisor
777 Bay Street, 17th Floor
Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2E5
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