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Proposed draft policies and mapping for the Peel 2051 Regional Official Plan

Peel 2051 Draft MCR ROPA

On September 23, 2021 Regional Council endorsed proceeding to statutory open houses and public meeting. Please visit Public Consultations for more info. The latest draft policies and mapping are available on the Draft policies and mapping page. Planning & Growth Management Committee will be meeting October 7, 2021. Please visit the Reading Room for access to materials.

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This information has been prepared as reference for consultation purposes only, and does not represent adopted, approved or in-effect policies (see in-effect Official Plan and adopting amendment by-law for current policies).

Draft policies

A draft version of proposed Official Plan policies to date has been compiled to help track changes being considered. The in-effect December 2018 Regional Official Plan Office Consolidation has been updated to illustrate tracked changes for draft policies and mapping as of October 1, 2021. These policy changes show proposed updates to the existing policies including draft deletions and additions for:

Key materials supporting the Municipal Comprehensive Review include:

Mapping

The information on the DRAFT maps have been prepared as a reference for consultation purposes only. The proposed maps give visualization of proposed policy areas and do not represent adopted, approved or in-effect mapping.

The in-effect Official Plan schedules and figures, adopting by-law itself and any amending by-laws or Ontario Land Tribunal decisions must be consulted for the official data. See the Official Plan maps for all in-effect maps.

Proposed schedules and figures below are the latest DRAFT versions as of September 2021.

Schedules X, Y, Z In effect Proposed Changes
Schedule X1
Water resources system features and areas
New schedule being proposed
  • New schedule to identify water resources system features and areas (wetlands, watercourses and waterbodies)
  • This schedule will be updated to reflect new information if additional provincially significant wetlands are identified prior to the schedule being adopted by Regional Council
Schedule X2
Source water protection plan areas
New schedule being proposed New schedule to identify where relevant Source Protection Plans are applicable in Peel Region
Schedule X3
Wellhead protection areas in Caledon
New schedule being proposed New schedule to show the current Wellhead Protection Areas around a municipal well where protection measures are implemented
Schedule X4
Intake protection zones
New schedule being proposed New schedule to illustrate the location of the vulnerable water and lands nearest to Peel’s drinking water intake pipes
Schedule X5
Highly vulnerable aquifers
New schedule being proposed New schedule to identify the location of areas under the ground that contains water and is susceptible to contamination
Schedule X6
Significant groundwater recharge areas
New schedule being proposed New schedule to identify areas where ground water is replenished through infiltration
Schedule X7
Lake Simcoe Protection Act watershed boundary
New schedule being proposed New schedule to identify the location of the Lake Simcoe Watershed where the Lake Simcoe Protection Plan policies are applicable
Schedule X8
Niagara Escarpment plan area land use designations
New schedule being proposed New schedule to identify the Niagara Escarpment Plan land use designations
Schedule X9
Oak Ridges Moraine conservation plan area land use designations
Schedule D1
in effect
Minor housekeeping revisions to map format
Schedule X10
Aquifer vulnerability for the Oak Ridges Moraine conservation plan area
Schedule D2
in effect
Minor housekeeping revisions to map format
Schedule X11
Greenbelt Plan area land use designations
Schedule D3
in effect
  • Existing “River Valley Connections Outside the Greenbelt” designation is deleted and replaced with a new “Urban River Valley” designation as shown to reflect updated Provincial Greenbelt Plan policy direction and mapping
  • Added Natural Heritage System for the Growth Plan
Schedule X12
Rural System
Schedule B
in effect
  • New schedule to identify the Rural System and its components, including Prime Agricultural Area
  • Rural Lands are identified as a component of the Rural System
  • Existing Prime Agricultural Area is deleted and replaced with a new Prime Agricultural Areas
  • Portions of the existing Prime Agricultural Area have been removed and new Areas have been added
Schedule Y1
Core areas of the greenlands system in Peel
Schedule A
in effect
Schedule A is being deleted and replaced with a new Schedule Y1 – Core Areas of the Greenlands System. Mapping changes on Schedule Y1 include:
  • Updated mapping of provincially significant
  • wetlands which are an element of the Core Areas of the Greenlands System to reflect provincial mapping information
  • Updated mapping of Escarpment Natural Areas to reflect the updated criteria and mapping of Escarpment Natural Areas in the 2017 Niagara Escarpment Plan
Schedule Y2
Major road network
Schedule E
in effect
  • Conversion from “Future Major Roadways” to “Major Road” where projects are completed
  • Conversion from “Freeway Extension” to “Freeway” where projects are completed
  • Includes proposed “Future Major Road”
  • Conceptual GTA West Transportation Corridor and Northwest GTA Transmission Corridor added
  • Updated Regional Urban Boundary
Schedule Y3
Regional road mid-block right-of-way requirements
Schedule F
in effect
  • Updated Regional Right-of-Ways to reflect 2019 Long Range Transportation Plan network recommendations
  • Updated Regional Urban Boundary
Schedule Y4
Rapid transit corridors (long term concept)
Schedule G
in effect
  • Updated to reflect long-term rapid transit corridors as identified by both transit providers and the 2041Metrolinx Regional Transportation Plan
  • Update includes both proposed and conceptual Freeway transitways
  • Conceptual GTA West Transportation Corridor and Northwest GTA Transmission Corridor added
  • Updated Regional Urban Boundary
Schedule Y5
Toronto Pearson International Airport Operating Area
Schedule H
in effect
  • Updated base mapping
  • Updated Regional Urban Boundary
Schedule Y6
Employment Areas
New schedule being proposed New schedule to identify Employment Areas in Peel
Schedule Y7
Major Transit Station Areas
New schedule being proposed New schedule to identify Major Transit Station Areas in Peel
Schedule Z1
Regional Structure

Schedule D
in effect
  • Expanded Regional Urban Boundary and Urban System
  • Former “Rural Service Centres” are now part of the Urban System
  • Conceptual 2051 New Community Area identified
  • Future Airport Transit Hub location identified
Schedule Z2
Strategic Growth Areas
New schedule being proposed
  • New schedule to identify the Growth Plan Strategic Growth Areas in Peel
  • Conceptual 2051 New Community Area identified
Schedule Z3
The Growth Plan Policy Areas in Peel
Schedule D4
in effect
  • Expanded Designated Greenfield Area
  • Expanded Regional Urban Boundary
Figures X, Y, Z In effect Proposed Changes
Figure X1
Areas Subject to Provincial Plans
Figure 2 in effect
  • Existing “River Valley Connection (Outside Greenbelt)” designation is deleted and replaced with a new “Urban River Valley” designation as shown to reflect updated Provincial Greenbelt Plan policy direction and mapping
  • Conceptual GTA West Transportation Corridor and Northwest GTA Transmission Corridor added
Figure X2
Landform conservation areas in the Oak Ridges Moraine conservation plan area
Figure 12 in effect Minor housekeeping revisions to map format
Figure X3
Wellhead protection areas in the Oak Ridges Moraine conservation plan area
Figure 13 in effect Existing Wellhead Protection Areas are deleted and replaced with new Wellhead Protection Areas to identify areas around a municipal well where protection measures are implemented
Figure X4
Oak Ridges Moraine conservation plan area partial service areas
Figure 14 in effect Minor housekeeping revisions to map format
Figure X5
Potential locations of hazardous forest types for wildland fires
New figure being proposed New figure to identify hazardous forest types for wildland fire in Peel
Figure Y1
Regional greenlands system – provincial plan natural heritage systems
New figure being proposed New figure to conceptually identify Provincial Plan Natural Heritage Systems land use designations
Figure Y2
Regional greenlands system – core areas, natural areas and corridors and potential natural areas and corridors
New figure being proposed New figure to conceptually identify the Greenlands System Core Areas, Natural Areas and Corridors and Potential Natural Areas and Corridors
Figure Y3
Conservation authority natural heritage system
New figure being proposed New figure to conceptually show the Conservation Authority Natural Heritage System
Figure Y4
Aircraft noise exposure composite contours
Figure 6 in effect Updated base mapping
Figure Y6
Strategic goods movement network
New figure being proposed New figure to depict the Strategic Goods Movement Network in Peel
Figure Y7
Waste management sites
Figure 10 in effect
  • Added Heart Lake Community Recycling Centre
  • Updated status of Caledon Landfill site
  • Removed Caledon Composting Facility
  • Updated legend from “Other Landfill sites” to “Private Landfill Sites”
  • Provided waste site boundaries
Figure Y8
Existing and long-term cycling network
New figure being proposed
  • Updated to reflect the latest dataset depicting both the existing and long-term cycling network throughout the Region of Peel
  • The data is cross-referenced between the Region of Peel and the Local Municipalities
Figure Y9
Existing and long-term pedestrian network
New figure being proposed
  • Updated to reflect the latest dataset depicting the existing and long-term pedestrian network throughout the Region of Peel
  • The data is cross-referenced between the Region of Peel and the Local Municipalities
Figure Z1
Population and employment growth in Peel Region
Figure 4 in effect
  • Revised 2021 and 2031 forecasts based on Amendment 1 to the Growth Plan, 2019
  • New 2041 and 2051 Forecasts
Figure Z2
Population age structure in Peel Region
Figure 7 in effect Charts revised to include 2016 Census year and 2041-2051 forecasts
Figure Z3
Home languages: Peel Region and Ontario
Figure 8 in effect Minor housekeeping
Figure Z4
Provincially Significant Employment Zones
New figure being proposed New figure to identify Provincially Significant Employment Zones

In-effect Schedules or Figures that are being deleted are not replaced by a new Schedule or Figure

Figures Proposed changes
Figure 1 in effect
Peel Region within the Greater Toronto Area
This figure is now proposed to be deleted as it is no longer required.
Figure 11 in effect
Toronto Pearson international airport operating area
This figure is now proposed to be deleted as proposed Schedule Y5 shows the same information

In-effect Schedules or Figures not being revised or are proposed to be revised in a subsequent staged amendment as noted below

Schedule/Figure Recent updates
Schedule C
High Potential Mineral Aggregate Resource Areas
Updates to template
Existing Schedule C is to be renumbered and updated as part of the Peel 2051 Regional Official Plan Review. Changes to HPMARA mapping will be proceeding as part of a separate amendment to the Regional Official Plan
Figure 3
Watershed Boundaries
Updates to template
Figure 9 in effect
Existing Water and Wastewater Facilities

Updates to template and locations to reflect current facilities

Minor labelling correction made and re-uploaded.

Other information

Draft Peel 2051 focus area policies – including all draft policies as of August 13, 2021 within Office Consolidation (Refer to the October 1, 2021 version for the latest draft policies.)

Draft Peel 2051 focus area policies – including all draft policies as of June 29, 2021 within Office Consolidation (Refer to the October 1, 2021 version for the latest draft policies.)

Draft Growth-related focus area policies – including all draft policies as of June 25, 2020 within Office Consolidation (Refer to the October 1, 2021 version for the latest draft policies.)

Draft Environment related focus area policies – December 12, 2019 within Office Consolidation (Refer to the October 1, 2021 version for the latest draft policies.)