Produced by The Region of Peel Planning Department in celebration of the first 25 years of regional planning.

The Regional Planning Atlas project has two principal objectives. The first is to provide information in map, graphic, and textual form to give the reader a geographic perspective on Peel Region and the changes that have occurred over a quarter of a century of Regional history, since the Region was formed in 1974. The second Objective is to provide interesting examples of the potential uses of the spatial data, mapping and Geographic Information System (GIS) tools of the Planning Department.

The Atlas is to serve as an education tool for the students of Peel and provides local geographic information about Peel Region that complements the physical and human geography themes studies by Grade 7 and 8 students. The Atlas has been organized around two major themes:

  • The natural environment and resources
  • Human settlement within a general theme of natural and administrative regions.

The Atlas is available in pdf format for download.
It contains 34 pages and covers the following topics:

What is a Region
Historic Settlement Patterns
From County to Region
Creation of Regional Government
Water
Woodlands
Wetlands
Agriculture/Soils
Landform
Geology/Mineral Aggregates
Land Use 1974
Land Use 1999
Transportation
Water/Wastewater Services
Waste Management
Landmarks
Geographic Information System
Growth of the Region

A hardcopy is available for purchase for $25.00 from:

Integrated Planning Division
Corporate Services
Region of Peel
10 Peel Centre Dr., Suite A.
Brampton ON L6T 4B9
Telephone: 905-791-7800 ext. 4239
Toll Free: 1-888-919-7800 ext. 4239
Fax: 905-791-7920

 

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