A9. Population and Land Allocation: Municipal Sources

Municipal Land Budgets


Places to Grow Act and Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe

Applies to

All municipalities within the Greater Golden Horseshoe

Who prepares it

Municipalities and their consultants

Submitted to/publication requirements

Ministry of Municipal Affairs; may be published online through municipal websites.

Due date/ frequency

Originally prepared as part of municipal conformity to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe. Must be reviewed during a Municipal Comprehensive Review.

Minimum data requirements

  • Population allocations by the province to upper-tier or single-tier municipalities
  • Population allocation to lower-tier municipalities
  • Units required to accommodate population allocation at the settlement area level
  • People per unit measurement used to calculate housing units
  • Settlement area required to accommodate projected growth (people and units)

Issues/ drawbacks

  • Different methods were used by different municipalities during the implementation of the 2006 Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe. The 2017 Plan includes a standardized land budgeting methodology.
  • Not all municipalities publish their land budgets online.