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Province must embrace its role as regional planner for Growth Plan to succeed • The proposed amendments to the 2016 Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe represent an important revision of the original 2006 Plan, which aims to curb sprawl and support the economic prosperity of the Toronto region.Unlike the Greenbelt Plan, which is about where development will not occur, the Growth Plan is about where and how...

Misalignment of growth and infrastructure means Growing Pains for the GTHA • In August 2014, newspaper headlines trumpeted the “Manhattanization” of Toronto. City Council, in the span of two days, approved 18 new high-rise apartment and office buildings in downtown Toronto, on top of 70,000 residential units already approved for construction. But what happens in downtown Toronto is only a small part of a much larger story of growth across the Greater Toronto and...

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Revamped Neptis Geoweb mapping platform released • The Neptis Geoweb is a continually evolving interactive mapping and information platform about the Toronto area also known as the Greater Golden Horseshoe, Canada’s largest and one of its fastest-growing city-regions. It was created by bringing together policy, administrative, and census data ...

A Method for Mapping Settlement Area Boundaries in the Greater Golden Horseshoe • This paper describes a method for mapping and measuring the lands designated for growth and urban expansion in the area known as the Greater Golden Horseshoe under the provisions of...

Understanding the Fundamentals of the Growth Plan • Neptis has prepared this discussion paper to answer three questions. (1) How does the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe work? (2) Is the region running out of land for development? (3) Have...

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