Provincial Greenbelt plans
Including Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan and Niagara Escarpment Plan
Many of Canada's most significant natural environments and scenic landscapes – including the Oak Ridges Moraine and the Niagara Escarpment – are in the Greater Golden Horseshoe.
These environments and landscapes provide:
- drinking water
- habitat for animals and plants
- recreational opportunities
- fertile soil for farming
The Province updated its 3 Greenbelt Plans in 2017. In keeping with these updates, we outlined proposed policy options in 3 discussion papers to ensure Regional compliance.
Peel 2041 proposed policies would:
- lessen the encroachment of urban development;
- ensure that the agricultural land base and significant landscapes, ecological and hydrological features and functions surrounding the Greater Golden Horseshoe are protected;
- revise and introduce new mapping to reflect updates to the provincial plans; and,
- direct local municipalities in protecting agricultural lands, enhancing natural features and areas, preserving cultural heritage and supporting recreation.
- Greenbelt Plan discussion paper (PDF)
- Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan discussion paper (PDF)
- Niagara Escarpment Plan discussion paper (PDF)
- Provincial greenbelt plans fact sheet (PDF)
For more information, email Regional Planning or call (905) 791-7800 ext. 1173.
- Age-friendly planning
- Aggregates resources and excess soil
- Agriculture and rural systems
- Climate change
- Greenlands system
- Growth management
- Health and the built environment
- Major transit station areas
- Provincial Greenbelt plans
- Settlement area boundary expansion
- Wildland fires
- Water resources