Environmental Registry Posting: Proposed Amendments to the Greenbelt Pla

Under the Greenbelt Act, 2005

Consultation Timeline: November 4, 2022 – December 4 2022 (30 days)

Ministry: Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

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The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is seeking feedback on proposed amendments to the Greenbelt PlanGreenbelt Area boundary regulation (O. Reg. 59/05), and Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan (O. Reg. 140/02) that would:

  • Remove lands from the Greenbelt Area that could be suitable for residential development in the near term 
  • Add lands in the Paris Galt Moraine to the Greenbelt Area, designated as Protected Countryside with a Natural Heritage System  
  • Redesignate lands in the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan Area that could be suitable for residential development in the near term

Should these lands be removed from the Greenbelt, the landowners will be expected to develop detailed plans to build housing quickly. It is the government’s expectation that new home construction will begin on these lands by no later than 2025, and that significant progress on approvals and implementation must be achieved by the end of 2023. If these conditions are not met, the government will return these properties to the Greenbelt.



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