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The Peel Region Official Plan was approved by the Province with modifications.

Bill 23/185 Implications on the Region of Peel Official Plan

As per Ontario Bill 23 (More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022) and Bill 185 (Cutting Red Tape to Build More Homes Act, 2024), the Region of Peel Official Plan (RPOP), as of July 1, 2024, will be deemed to constitute an official plan of Peel’s lower-tier municipalities of Brampton, Caledon, and Mississauga. For more information on the status of the RPOP, refer to Download the Official Plan.

The Region of Peel Official Plan (RPOP) outlines a comprehensive land use policy framework to guide growth and development within the Region to 2051, including policies and schedules that address housing and growth management; long-term planning for employment and infrastructure; protection of water resources, natural heritage, and rural/agricultural systems; and plan for climate change.

Bill 23/185 Implications on the Region of Peel Official Plan

Bill 185, the Cutting Red Tape to Build More Homes Act, 2024, received Royal Assent on June 6, 2024. Included in this omnibus bill are Planning Act changes first introduced through Bill 23, the More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022, which remove planning policy and approval responsibilities from several upper-tier municipalities, including Peel Region, as of July 1, 2024. On this date, the Region of Peel Official Plan (RPOP) will become a plan of the local municipalities, and they will be required to implement and ensure applications conform to the RPOP. Where Peel Region was previously required to be the approval authority for certain Official Plan reviews and amendments under the Planning Act, the Province will now become the approval authority where required.

For more information on these policy changes, refer to the staff report on Bill 185 and the staff report on Bill 23.

The information in the RPOP represents the most accurate information at the date of publication. The Region does not certify the accuracy of the information provided. Any reliance placed by the user on the information provided herein is strictly at the risk of the user, and Peel Region does not assume responsibility for any loss or damages resulting to the user or any third party by reliance on this information. As of July 1, 2024, Residents are encouraged to contact their local municipal planning department for any questions related to the RPOP.

Local Municipal Planning Departments

Adoption, provincial approval, and modifications to the RPOP

The RPOP was adopted by Regional Council on April 28, 2022. On November 4, 2022, the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing issued a decision to approve the RPOP with 44 modifications.

On December 6, 2023, the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing enacted Bill 150, the Planning Statute Law Amendment Act, 2023. This Bill amended the RPOP to reverse most of the original 44 Provincial modifications and maintain nine modifications (3, 16 to 18, 21, 30, and 41 to 43). On May 16, 2024, Bill 162, the Get It Done Act, 2024 received Royal Assent. It reinstated eighteen modifications (1, 5, 19, 22 to 26, 28, 31 to 35, and 37 to 40), resulting in a total of 27 modifications to the adopted RPOP.

An up-to-date version of the RPOP that reflects Bill 150 and Bill 162 changes and several housekeeping amendments can be found below.

Text, schedules, and figures

The Region of Peel Official Plan, April 2022 as approved with Provincial modifications maintained through Bill 150 and Bill 162 and housekeeping revisions, is available for download. This document has been prepared for reference purposes only. For any discrepancies, consult the adopting by-law, Provincial decision, and related legislation for official data and information.

Please note that the remaining 17 modifications previously approved by the Minister in November 2022 (2, 4, 6 to 15, 20, 27, 29, 36, and 44) remain repealed as part of Bill 150 and have not been reinstated as part of Bill 162 and therefore, are not part of the RPOP. However, Peel staff incorporated modifications 2, 4, 15, and 29 as housekeeping amendments.

As a result of the Region of Peel Official Plan being transferred to local municipalities, it will be removed from Peel Region’s website in the coming months.

The Official Plan, schedules and figures are available for download.

Mapping

The information on the maps listed has been prepared as a reference for consultation purposes only.

For any discrepancies, consult the adopting by-law or Provincial decision, and related legislation for official data.

Schedule and figures may be updated to address minor errors and corrections.

Schedule A-1 Water Resources System Features and Areas
Schedule A-2 Highly Vulnerable Aquifers
Schedule A-3 Significant Groundwater Recharge Areas
Schedule A-4 Source Protection Plan Areas in Peel
Schedule A-5 Wellhead Protection Areas in Caledon
Schedule A-6 Intake Protection Zones
Schedule B-1 Lake Simcoe Protection Act Watershed Boundary
Schedule B-2 Niagara Escarpment Plan Area (NEP) Land Use Designations
Schedule B-3 Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan Area (ORMCPA) Land Use Designations
Schedule B-4 Aquifer Vulnerability for the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan Area (ORMCPA)
Schedule B-5 Greenbelt Plan Area Land Use Designations
Schedule C-1 Regional Greenlands System
Schedule C-2 Core Areas of the Greenlands System in Peel
Schedule D-1 Rural System
Schedule D-2 High Potential Mineral Aggregate Resource Areas
Schedule E-1 Regional Structure
Schedule E-2 Strategic Growth Areas
Schedule E-3 The Growth Plan Policy Areas in Peel
Schedule E-4 Employment Areas
Schedule E-5 Major Transit Station Areas
Schedule F-1 Rapid transit corridors (long term concept)
Schedule F-2 Major road network
Schedule F-3 Regional road mid-block right-of-way requirements
Schedule F-4 Toronto Pearson International Airport Operating Area
Figure 1 Areas Subject to Provincial Plans
Figure 2 Watershed Boundaries
Figure 3 Landform Conservation Areas in the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan Area (ORMCPA)
Figure 4 Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan Area (ORMCPA) Partial Service Areas
Figure 5 Wellhead Protection Areas in the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan Area (ORMCPA)
Figure 6 Regional Greenlands System – Provincial Plan Natural Heritage Systems
Figure 7 Regional Greenlands System – Core Areas, Natural Areas and Corridors and Potential Natural Areas and Corridors
Figure 8 Conservation Authority Natural Heritage System
Figure 9 Potential Locations of Hazardous Forest Types for Wildland Fire
Figure 10 Population and employment growth in Peel Region
Figure 11 Transit Infrastructure Status of Major Transit Station Areas
Figure 12 Provincially Significant Employment Zones
Figure 13 Existing and long-term cycling network
Figure 14 Existing and long-term pedestrian network
Figure 15 Aircraft noise exposure composite contours
Figure 16 Strategic goods movement network
Figure 17 Population age structure in Peel Region
Figure 18 Home languages: Peel Region and Ontario
Figure 19 Existing Water and Wastewater Facilities
Figure 20 Waste management sites

Previous Peel Region Official Plan (1996):