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Studies, projects, and local official plan approvals

Peel Region employees are implementing the policies of the Regional Official Plan through various initiatives.

This page provides an overview of several key initiatives that are underway or completed.

Other information

There is a need to increase housing options and affordability in Peel.

In 2018, Peel Region completed the Peel Housing Assessment, which guides the development of the Housing and Homelessness Plan and the Housing Strategy. The Housing Strategy outlines strategies and planning tools available to Peel to increase the supply of affordable housing in Peel. Learn more about how Peel Region is making housing more accessible, diverse, and affordable.

Regional Official Plan Housing Policies

The Regional Official Plan includes policies to increase affordable housing supply and better respond to housing need.

Peel Region is working with local municipalities and community stakeholders, such as development applicants, to implement the housing policies and objectives of the new Regional Official Plan. Below are resources that provide an overview of housing policies and affordability in Peel:

Peel Affordable Rental Incentive Program

As part of the PHHP and in alignment the Regional policies, Peel Region developed a an Affordable Housing Incentives Pilot Program focused on addressing moderate-income needs. After a successful pilot, Regional Council approved the annual Peel Affordable Rental Incentives Program as a permanent program on July 7, 2022.


An age-friendly community:

  • Enables people of all ages to be engaged and participate in activities; and
  • Treats everyone with respect, regardless of age.

Demographics show that Peel's population will age significantly in the near future. In 2021, 14% of Peel's population are seniors (65+). This figure will increase to 20% by 2051. Peel Region is preparing for its aging population by supporting the vision to make Peel more age-friendly where seniors have access to services that enable them to age safely and with dignity, while maximizing their quality of life.

Peel Region reviewed age-friendly policies from our local municipalities, across Canada, and around the world to get a better understanding on how to meet the needs of our aging population. Peel also completed an Age-Friendly Planning Built Environment Assessment to gather information on the diverse seniors population in Peel and elements of the design of Peel communities. The June 2022 final report summarizes Peel-wide analysis and sample neighbourhood audits and identifies gaps and opportunities in Peel to address healthy, active aging, and universal (accessible) design in all aspects of the built environment and public spaces. The report provides 80 recommendations for Peel, local municipalities, and community stakeholders to foster an age-friendly community by improving Peel's built environment, policies, and services.

Visit the Age-Friendly Planning page for more information.

On May 9, 2024, Regional Council approved the Brampton Official Plan - Regional Staff Review and Recommendations report with a revised motion. For the final decision with the revised recommendations that were approved by Regional Council, refer to the May 9, 2024 Council Meeting Minutes. Due to file size limitations, the original report, original appendices, and updated decision, including the revised Regional Council motion (Appendix IX) have been made available here: