Provincial land use planning review

The Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs is gathering feedback from municipalities, the public, Indigenous communities and other stakeholders on proposed changes to four provincial land use plans:

  • The Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe
  • The Greenbelt Plan
  • Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan
  • Niagara Escarpment Plan

The City of Guelph will provide comments to the Ministry on the proposed Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2016, the one plan of the four under review that impacts Guelph’s growth management, planning, zoning and development activities.

The City will group its comments using the following eight themes, identified by the Ministry:

  1. Building complete communities
  2. Supporting agriculture
  3. Protecting natural heritage and water
  4. Growing the Greenbelt
  5. Addressing climate change
  6. Integrating infrastructure
  7. Improving plan implementation
  8. Measuring performance, promoting awareness and increasing engagement


The deadline for providing feedback to the Ministry is October 31, 2016.

City staff will present comments to Guelph City Council on October 24, 2016 for endorsement prior to submitting them to the Ministry.

How to get involved

All feedback should be submitted directly to the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs. Members of the public and stakeholders who wish to provide feedback can do so by submitting comments to the Ministry using this web form or mailing comments by the October 31, 2016 deadline. Comments can be mailed to:

Land Use Planning Review
Ministry of Municipal Affairs
Ontario Growth Secretariat
777 Bay Street, Suite 425 (4th floor)
Toronto, ON M5G 2E5


For more information

Ontario Growth Secretariat
Ministry of Municipal Affairs


Melissa Aldunate
Manager of Policy Planning and Urban Design
Planning, Urban Design and Building Services
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2361