This consultation closes at 11:59 p.m. on:
June 1, 2019
The government has released A Place to Grow which replaces the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017. We are seeking feedback on proposed modifications to the Minister’s transition regulation to support implementation of the Plan. The proposed changes, if approved, would transition specific planning matters currently in process.
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 A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe 2019 (the Plan). The provisions in this regulation are distinct from and not related to the transition provisions that apply to the Greenbelt Plan and the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan.
This regulation was last modified on May 2, 2019 to provide clarity on how to apply the Plan policies. 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 transition regulation such as to not unduly disrupt ongoing planning matters that may be impacted by the policy changes in the new Plan:
- Provide that the following official plan and official plan amendments are subject to the Growth Plan, 2006 as it read on June 16, 2006:
- City of Brampton Official Plan Amendments 126, 127, 128, 129, 130 and 133
- City of Toronto Official Plan Amendment 231
- Town of Whitchurch–Stouffville Official Plan Amendment 137.
- Provide that the following official plan amendment is subject to the Growth Plan, 2006, as amended:
- Region of Waterloo Regional Official Plan Amendment 2
- Provide that the following official plan amendment is subject to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe 2019 with the exception of policy 220.127.116.11:
- Region of Halton Regional Official Plan Amendment 47.
- Provide that the following official plan amendment is subject to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe 2019 with the exception of policies in subsections 4.2.2, 4.2.3 and 4.2.4:
- County of Simcoe Official Plan Amendment 2.
The Minister is seeking feedback regarding these proposed matters to be transitioned. Prescribing such matters or types of matters in the regulation could allow them to be approved in conformity with an earlier version of the Plan and/or provide for an exemption from some policies in A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe 2019.
Other provincial plans, including the Greenbelt Plan and the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan, would still apply in those 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 and collection of information 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 June 1, 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 Modifications to O. Reg. 311/06 made under the Places to Grow Act, 2005.
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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