Proposed Modifications to O. Reg. 311/06 (Transitional Matters - Growth Plans) made under the Places to Grow Act, 2005 to implement A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe 2019

ERO number
019-0018
Notice type
Regulation
Act
Places to Grow Act, 2005
Posted by
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
Notice stage
Decision
Decision posted
Comment period
May 2, 2019 - June 1, 2019 (30 days) Closed
Last updated

This consultation was open from:
May 2, 2019
to June 1, 2019

Decision summary

A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe 2019 came into effect on May 16, 2019 replacing the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017. Modifications to O. Reg. 311/06 support the implementation of the plan by providing transitional treatment for certain planning matters currently in process.

Decision details

On August 28, 2019, O. Reg. 305/19 amended O. Reg. 311/06 under the Places to Grow Act, 2005.

O. Reg. 305/19: TRANSITIONAL MATTERS - GROWTH PLANS

Ontario Regulation 311/06 was modified in response to requests concerning the following specific planning matters. The regulation now:

  • Provides that the following 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.
  • Provides that the following official plan amendment is subject to the Growth Plan, 2006, as it read on June 30, 2017:
    • Region of Waterloo Regional Official Plan Amendment 2.
  • Provides that the following official plan amendment is subject to the A Place to Grow 2019 with the exception of policy 2.2.8.6:
    • Region of Halton Regional Official Plan Amendment 47.
  • Provides that the following official plan amendment is subject to A Place to Grow 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.

Other provincial plans, including the Greenbelt Plan and the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan, will still apply to these matters. The Minister has not made any changes to the applicability of the policies in those plans.

Impacts on the Environment

There are no changes to existing A Place to Grow policies that protect the environment and health and safety of Ontarians. The modifications to the regulation would not impact protections in the Greenbelt Area including the Oak Ridges Moraine and the Niagara Escarpment. Transitioning matters to previous versions of the Growth Plan may result in these matters being subject to lesser environmental standards than the policies that are currently in effect.

Comments received

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32

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7

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1
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Effects of consultation

In finalizing the proposed modifications to the regulation, all comments received were carefully considered. The final modifications to the regulation provide for greater certainty in the land use planning system.

Through this consultation, the Ministry received requests for the transition of additional specific planning matters. These requests are still being considered.

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Original proposal

ERO number
019-0018
Notice type
Regulation
Act
Places to Grow Act, 2005
Posted by
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
Proposal posted

Comment period

May 2, 2019 - June 1, 2019 (30 days)

Proposal details

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 2.2.8.6:
    • 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.

Other information

Questions about the proposed changes to the regulation, including the consultation process and collection of information may be directed to: growthplanning@ontario.ca

Feedback can be provided by

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
416-585-7094

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Ontario Growth Secretariat, Ministry of Municipal Affairs
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777 Bay Street
c/o Business Management Division, 17th floor
Toronto, ON
M5G 2E5
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Comment

Commenting is now closed.

This consultation was open from May 2, 2019
to June 1, 2019

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777 Bay Street
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Toronto, ON
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