The Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2006 identifies 25 existing or emerging downtown areas as urban growth centres and establishes policies and minimum density targets to encourage their revitalization as vibrant, transit-oriented nodes.
On November 3, 2008 the Government of Ontario issued a report outlining the size and location of urban growth centres. It has been developed in accordance with Policy 220.127.116.11 of the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2006. It will be up to municipalities to delineate the precise boundaries in their planning documents.
Proposed Size and Location of Urban Growth Centres in the Greater Golden Horseshoe
On April 2, 2008, the Government of Ontario released a technical paper on the Proposed Size and Location of Urban Growth Centres in the Greater Golden Horseshoe. This paper describes the importance of urban centres, summarizes the Growth Plan policies that support the establishment of urban growth centres, and outlines for public comment the proposed size and location of each urban growth centre.
To obtain copies of any of these resources, please contact the Ontario Growth Secretariat.