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Other supporting policy and mapping updates

Waste management, cultural heritage, Indigenous engagement and rural settlement area boundary refinement

Following our review of Provincial plans, legislation, policy direction and Regional strategies, we identified other supporting policy and mapping updates.

These other focus areas — waste management, cultural heritage, and Indigenous engagement — required changes to Region of Peel Official Plan policies to stay consistent and conform to Provincial plans and legislation. The rural settlement area boundary refinement process is being completed to inform and support updated mapping in the new Regional Official Plan.

Other information

The Region worked with the Town of Caledon to review and confirm, where appropriate, the boundaries of minor urban centres, hamlets and villages identified in the Regional and Town Official Plans. This work helped inform ongoing studies as part of the Peel 2051 process and provided a basis for updated mapping of rural settlement area boundaries in the Regional and Town Official Plans.

Supporting documents

The rural settlement area boundary refinement fact sheet and maps below provide the details and results of the boundary refinement process for each of the rural settlements in the Town of Caledon which provided a basis for informing and supporting the Region and Town’s Official Plan review process.

Original Town of Caledon Official Plan mapping

Original Minor Urban Centre boundary mapping within the Niagara Escarpment Plan

For more information, email Regional Planning or call (905) 791-7800 ext. 1173.

Waste management policies are in place to provide cost-effective, environmentally responsible waste management services to Peel’s residents, eligible small businesses and municipal and institutional facilities.

Waste management policies in the Regional Official Plan reflect regional strategies, provincial waste legislation and policies including the Waste Free Ontario Act and Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act.

Policy outcomes will include:

For more information, email Regional Planning or call (905) 791-7800 ext. 7085.

Cultural heritage resources and archaeological resources are non-renewable. They provide an important link to Peel’s history and culture.

Indigenous peoples have a unique relationship with the land and its resources. We updated the Official Plan to better recognize their heritage, treaty rights and unique relationship to Peel’s land and resources.

Due to updated Provincial policy direction identified through the Growth Plan, 2019 and PPS, 2020, policy outcomes of Peel 2051 include:

  • Updating and adding various definitions related to cultural heritage policies, such as built heritage resources and areas of archaeological potential.
  • Conserving and promoting cultural heritage and archaeological resources to support the wellbeing of all communities, including Indigenous communities.
  • Improving connections in policy between Indigenous communities, cultural heritage and archaeological resources.
  • Strengthening engagement and coordination policies.

Supporting documents

Cultural Heritage & Indigenous Engagement Policy Backgrounder

Cultural Heritage & Indigenous Engagement fact sheet.

For more information, email Regional Planning or call (905) 791-7800 ext. 4364.