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Well-designed, well-planned communities attract jobs and investment. Ontario’s land use planning system gives municipalities the major role in planning decisions. The ministry identifies and protects provincial interests, and promotes sound infrastructure planning, environmental protection, economic development and safe communities.

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   Co-ordinated Land Use Planning Review

Co-ordinated Land Use Planning Review 

The four provincial land use plans for the Greater Golden Horseshoe are now under review.  The plans work together to manage growth, protect the natural environment and support economic development.  Your input can help to inform changes to the plans.

Bill 73 – proposed Smart Growth for Our Communities Act 

Ontario is proposing reforms to the Planning Act and the Development Charges Act that would give residents a greater, more meaningful say in how their communities grow, and would provide more opportunities to fund growth-related infrastructure like transit through the development charges system.

Pile of Books 

Welcome to Planning and Application Resource Centre (PARC) your source for information and tools related to the One Window land use planning service in Ontario.

This resource centre is brought to you by the One Window Provincial Planning Service in collaboration with eight other provincial ministries and is designed to make it easier for you to:

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Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan

An ecologically based plan established by the Ontario government to provide land use and resource management direction for the 190,000 hectares of land and water within the Moraine.

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Greenbelt Protection

Ontario’s Greenbelt is an area of permanently protected green space, farmland, forests, wetlands and watersheds.

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Provincial Policy Statement

The Provincial Policy Statement provides direction on matters of provincial interest related to land use planning and development, and promotes the provincial “policy-led” planning system.

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