A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe

View or download the plan currently in effect

To facilitate implementation of A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe O. Reg. 311/06 has been modified (Transitional Matters - Growth Plans).

O. Reg. 311/06 prescribes transition provisions for growth plans under the Places to Grow Act, 2005. In accordance with subsection 14(1) of the Places to Grow Act, 2005, all decisions made under the Planning Act and Condominium Act, 1998 shall conform with a growth plan that applies to that growth plan area. Subsection 3(5) of the Planning Act provides that decisions in respect of planning matters shall conform with provincial plans, including growth plans, that are in effect on the date of decision. Any matter commenced, but where a decision(s) remains to be made as of May 16, 2019 is subject to the policies of A Place to Grow. The only exception is for limited planning matters that have been prescribed by the Minister through O. Reg. 311/06 (Transitional Matters - Growth Plans).

Supporting documents are available to assist with the implementation of A Place to Grow. The documents can be found online here, or by ordering them from Publications Ontario.

Role of the Greenbelt Council

The Greenbelt Council advises the Minister on integrated growth management planning in the region, which includes the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan, and the Greenbelt Plan.

Performance Indicators:

Fourteen performance indicators were established to measure the outcomes of the policies of the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2006.

Learn more about the performance indicators for the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2006 here.

View or download previous versions of the plan:

Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017 (plan as it read on July 1, 2017)

Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2006 (plan as it read on June 16, 2006)

Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2006, Office Consolidation, January 2012 (plan as it read following Amendment 1 (2012))

Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2006, Office Consolidation, June 2013 (plan as it read following Amendment 2 (2013))

Amendment 2 (2013) To The Growth Plan For The Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2006

To request a copy of Amendment 1 (2012), please email  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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