Places to Grow, A Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe was adopted by the Province under the Places to Grow Act (2005) and came into effect in June 2006. The Growth Plan establishes a number of principles and policies that provide the basis for guiding decisions on how land is developed, resources are managed and public dollars are invested.
The Growth Plan objectives are to:
Brampton's Growth Plan OPA 2006-043
On June 9, 2010, under Section 17 of the Planning Act, Council passed By-law No. 198-2010 to adopt Amendment No. 2006-043 (OPA 43) to the Official Plan. OPA 43 brings the City's Official Plan into conformity with the Growth Plan. To view a copy of the adopted amendment, click here.
In January 2012, OPA 43 was appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board for lack of decision within the statutory approval period. Ontario Municipal Board prehearing conferences were held in May 2012 and February 2013.
Modifications to OPA 43
OPA 43 is required to conform to the Region of Peel Official Plan. Regional Official Plan Amendment 24 was approved by the Ontario Municipal Board in June 2012, to bring the Peel Official Plan into conformity with the Growth Plan.
The City of Brampton Council endorsed the recommendations in the Report to December 10, 2012 PDD Committee on Modifications to OPA 43 to conform to the Peel Official Plan, at its meeting of December 14, 2012. Key appendices with maps can be viewed below.
The version of Schedule 1 included in Appendices 1 and 3 (pages G4-33 and G4-131) of the December 10, 2012 Report on Modifications to OPA 43 to conform to the Peel Official Plan contains a minor technical error. The revised version of Schedule 1 should be used in place of the version found in Appendices 1 and 3 of the Report.
Brampton's Growth Plan OPA 2006-074
On November 28, 2012, Brampton Council passed By-law 337-2012 to adopt Amendment No. 2006-074 (OPA 74) to the Official Plan, an amendment to supplement OPA 43 to achieve Growth Plan conformity. The Amendment proposes changes to policies in the Official Plan that were still subject to previous appeals when OPA 43 was adopted. The changes proposed to these policies were originally endorsed by Council in 2010 and now have been adopted in OPA 74. Background staff reports can be viewed below.
In January 2013, OPA 74 was appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board. The pre-hearing conference was held February 27, 2013 together with OPA 43.
Consolidated Official Plan Showing Growth Plan Amendments
The consolidated Official Plan text showing the tracked changes of OPA 43, OPA 74, Endorsed policies and OMB approved policies is available here
The Official Plan Amendment Maps are found here:
Questions related to OPA 43 and 74 may be directed to the following:
Brampton’s Response to the Provincial Growth Plan
Growth Management, Planning, Design & Development
City of Brampton
2 Wellington Street West
Brampton, ON, L6Y 4R2
Original Background Studies and Reports
The City of Brampton’s Planning, Design and Development Department undertook a series of studies, analyses, and policy reviews in order to implement these Provincial policies in the City of Brampton. This process identified how the Growth Plan policies could be implemented in a manner that was best for Brampton ensuring that growth continues to be well managed and sustainable while protecting and enhancing our quality of life. The background reports which formed a basis for the Growth Plan Conformity Exercise and the Official Plan Amendment, can be found under ‘Brampton’s Growth Plan Reports & Studies’.