Built Boundary for the Greater Golden Horseshoe

The built boundary identifies built-up urban areas across the Greater Golden Horseshoe.  It is a line that reflects what was built and on the ground when the Growth Plan came into effect in June 2006.  It is a fixed line and is an important implementation and monitoring tool for the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe. The built boundary will allow the province and others to measure intensification and redevelopment within the built-up area, and also allow us to monitor suburban development outside the built-up area. The built boundary was released in its final form on April 2, 2008, along with the methodology used to derive it.

Built Boundary for the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2006 (2008)

Technical Backgrounder:  Built Boundary for the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2006 (2008)


Proposed Final Built Boundary
On November 20, 2007, the Government of Ontario released a technical paper on the Proposed Final Built Boundary for the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2006 (Fall 2007).  This technical paper outlines the final method for defining the built boundary, and presented for public comment maps of the proposed final built boundary. 

Proposed Methodology for Developing a Built Boundary
On November 27, 2006, the Ontario Government released a Technical Paper on a Proposed Methodology for Developing a Built Boundary for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (Fall 2006) for public comment.  The public comment period closed on January 19, 2007.


To obtain copies of any of these resources, please contact the Ontario Growth Secretariat.

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