The proposed regulation would add approximately 255 hectares (630 acres) to the area of land designated as Greenbelt Area in O.Reg. 59/05. O.Reg. 59/05 was made on Feb. 25, 2005 and established the boundary of the Greenbelt Area pursuant to the Greenbelt Act, 2005.
The area proposed for addition to the Greenbelt Area is located in the Town of Oakville, near the intersection of Highway 407 and Regional Road 25 (Bronte Road). The subject area is provincially owned land which is part of the Glenorchy Conservation Area.
The proposed regulation would be an amendment to O.Reg. 59/05. The final decision on the proposal would be made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
The purpose of the proposed regulation is to expand the Greenbelt Area in order to enable the policy coverage of the Greenbelt Plan to be extended to the Glenorchy lands.
The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing has concurrently initiated a complementary amendment to the Greenbelt Plan, under the Greenbelt Act, 2005, to extend the Protected Countryside policies of the Greenbelt Plan to the Glenorchy lands.
O.Reg. 59/05 can be viewed on e-laws at: http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/statutes/english/elaws_statutes_05g01_e.htm.
Information on the proposal is available on the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing website at: http://www.ontario.ca/greenbelt including a consultation document for the proposed Greenbelt Plan amendment.
This proposal was posted for a 45 day public review and comment period starting November 20, 2012. Comments were to be received by January 04, 2013.
All comments received during the comment period are being considered as part of the decision-making process by the Ministry.
Please Note: All comments and submissions received have become part of the public record.
In addition to this EBR Registry posting for the proposed amendment to the Greenbelt Area boundary regulation, there is an EBR Registry posting for the proposed complementary amendment to the Greenbelt Plan (EBR Registry Number 011-6331).
Municipalities and key stakeholders are being sent letters to invite comments on the proposal. Public meetings are also to be held. Details on the meeting dates and locations will be provided on the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing website and notices of the meetings will appear in local newspapers.
Written submissions may be made to:
Growing the Greenbelt –Glenorchy Lands and Urban River Valleys
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
777 Bay Street, 14th Floor
Toronto, ON, M5G 2E5
Comments can also be submitted electronically by e-mailing them to: email@example.com.
All comments must be received by January 4, 2013.