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The Office of the Provincial Land and Development Facilitator helps the province, municipalities, developers, businesses and community groups resolve issues related to growth management, land use and infrastructure planning, and environmental protection by providing impartial facilitation services. The Provincial Land and Development Facilitator may also act as a negotiator on behalf of the Province on issues dealing with provincial land, assets or interests.

Any individual, municipality or business can request facilitation assistance from the Office of the Provincial Land and Development Facilitator.  Requests for assistance will be considered in the context of provincial objectives.

General criteria for Provincial Land Development Facilitator involvement as a facilitator include:

  • The request relates to ongoing, large-scale planning and/or development applications, infrastructure and/or environmental issues that are overarching in nature and may cross municipal boundaries and/or watersheds;
  • The matter appears to fall under the mandate(s) of two or more provincial ministries and/or agencies;
  • The matter arises out of the implementation of the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, the Provincial Policy Statement, the Greenbelt Plan, or other relevant provincial legislation, plans and/or policies.

When prioritizing external requests for facilitation services, the Provincial Land and Development Facilitator, in consultation with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and the Ministry of Housing, will consider time constraints, the interests of the various parties including those of the Province, and any outstanding legal matters, including tribunal hearings and/or active litigation.

For more information, contact:

Office of the Provincial Land and Development Facilitator
T: 416-325-0835
E: opldf@ontario.ca