OWEN SOUND - People in Grey-Bruce will have the opportunity to offer their ideas about how updates to four of Ontario's main land-use plans should balance growth and development during a provincial review which is underway.
The ministries of Municipal Affairs and Housing and of Natural Resources and Forestry are hosting an open house and workshop at the Harry Lumley-Bayshore Community Centre Saturday, April 18. Municipal Affairs and Housing ministerial parliamentary assistant, Lou Rinaldi, is scheduled to attend. It's one of several information sharing sessions planned through mid-2015.
Ontario's Greater Golden Horseshoe population of more than nine million people is estimated to rise to 13.5 million by 2041. Jobs are forecast to rise from 4.5 million to 6.3 million.
The challenge will be to accommodate that growth while managing the problems it brings, according to the online discussion guide which highlights some issues to be considered in the review.