Provincial Government Issued Land-use Plans
Established in 2005, the Greenbelt protects green space, farmland, communities, forests, wetlands, and watersheds in Ontario’s Greater Golden Horseshoe. The Greenbelt Plan, the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan, and the Niagara Escarpment Plan, together with the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, are four provincial land use plans protecting the natural environment and determining where and how growth should be accommodated in the region.
The 2017 Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe is a long-term plan working with the Greenbelt Plan, the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan and the Niagara Escarpment Plan to provide a framework for growth management in the region.
The Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan is an ecological based plan providing land use and resource management direction for the 190,000 hectares of land and water within the Moraine.
Canada’s first, large-scale environmental land use plan. Implementation of this Plan helps balance protection, conservation and sustainable development ensuring the Escarpment will remain as a natural environment for future generations.