On April 6, the Ontario government announced a proposal to gut two of Ontario’s key planning tools – elimination of the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe and rewriting the Provincial Policy Statement under the Planning Act. The Province claims that these changes would address the current housing crisis. In fact, they would do exactly the opposite, squandering the scarce resources and developer capacity needed to address housing shortages, while destroying irreplaceable farmland and key natural areas and undermining long-term economic and social prosperity.
Read the analysis of these proposed destructive changes, endorsed by over 250 individuals and 73 organizations.
Read the media release.