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Crombie Advisory Panel Report: Recommendations Include Growing the Greenbelt and Tighter Controls on Settlement Area Expansion

February-8-2016

Lawyer Max Laskin, Mark Noskiewicz
Area Municipal, Planning and Property Tax

Summary

In December 2015, the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing received an extensive set of recommendations for improving the province’s management of growth in the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH).  The GGH, a collection of municipalities around Lake Ontario, is the engine of Ontario’s economy and Canada’s fastest growing urban region.  In an effort to accommodate this growth, the province has established a framework of provincial plans intended to guide development in the area while protecting its natural resources.

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