Public open houses: Land Use Planning in the Greater Golden Horseshoe


On May 10, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry released proposed changes to four land use plans: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, the Greenbelt Plan, the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan and the Niagara Escarpment Plan.

The province is seeking feedback on the proposed changes until September 30, 2016. 12 public open houses were  planned across the Greater Golden Horseshoe and Niagara Escarpment Plan Area to provide an opportunity to learn more about the proposed changes to the four plans. You are invited to attend one of the remaining public open houses: 

Location Date Venue
Oshawa* Thursday June 23, 2016,
Durham College – Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre
21 Avenue of Champions
Toronto* Monday June 27, 2016,
Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge Street
Peterborough Tuesday June 28, 2016,
Evinrude Centre
911 Monaghan Road
Owen Sound Tuesday July 5, 2016, 5-8pm Bayshore Arena
1900 3rd Avenue East
 Oakville* Thursday July 7, 2016, 5-8pm Oakville Town Hall
1225 Trafalgar Rd

A star (*) indicates Public Open Houses where French language materials will also be displayed.

Ministry staff will be on site to answer questions about the proposed changes to the plans. No registration is required.

If you have a personal accommodation requirement, please contact them by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or telephone at 1-800-665-1120 at least three days in advance of the Public Open House that you plan to attend.

Please visit  to find Shaping Land Use in the Greater Golden Horseshoe, a guide to proposed changes to the land use plans and the four proposed revised plans.

Information on how to provide input, as well as the dates and locations of public open houses can be found at