Dufferin County Official Plan Review

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Dufferin County is updating its Official Plan

Dufferin County is home to 66,000 people now and is expected to grow to 95,000 by 2051, according to the Province of Ontario’s Growth Plan.

To address this predicted growth in population, Dufferin County is working on the Municipal Comprehensive Review (MCR) – a series of studies that will influence Dufferin’s Official Plan and shape the growth of Dufferin County for the next 30 years.

At their May 12, 2022 meeting, Dufferin County Council gave a green light to take a phased approach to the MCR.





We want to hear from you!

The MCR is going to shape the future of Dufferin County’s community, so it’s important that the project includes community voices. To stay informed about the MCR process and to have your say on the future of your community, check back here for updates, and subscribe to our newsletter (top right corner).

In the meantime, check out our FAQ's on the right-hand page.


Dufferin County is updating its Official Plan

Dufferin County is home to 66,000 people now and is expected to grow to 95,000 by 2051, according to the Province of Ontario’s Growth Plan.

To address this predicted growth in population, Dufferin County is working on the Municipal Comprehensive Review (MCR) – a series of studies that will influence Dufferin’s Official Plan and shape the growth of Dufferin County for the next 30 years.

At their May 12, 2022 meeting, Dufferin County Council gave a green light to take a phased approach to the MCR.





We want to hear from you!

The MCR is going to shape the future of Dufferin County’s community, so it’s important that the project includes community voices. To stay informed about the MCR process and to have your say on the future of your community, check back here for updates, and subscribe to our newsletter (top right corner).

In the meantime, check out our FAQ's on the right-hand page.

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  • Tell us what you think

    over 1 year ago
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    We want to know about your vision for the future growth of Dufferin County! There will be many formal opportunities to get involved in this project including a series of Open Houses – with more details regarding dates, times and locations for these events coming soon.

    In the meantime, we welcome you to share your thoughts on the MCR project here! 

    We also encourage you to subscribe to receive updates via the "Stay Informed" sign up box in the upper right corner of our main page.


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  • Housing - Additional Residential Units (ARUs)

    8 months ago
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    In early July, Dufferin County hosted four public workshops to help inform its Phase III Official Plan Amendment (OPA). The engagement sessions address key Community and Governance policy topics as aligned with its recently approved 2023 to 2026 Strategic Plan

    Community members are invited to provide feedback on the topics presented at the workshop. Residents and stakeholders are encouraged to share their perspectives, concerns and ideas to help shape policy that reflects the needs and aspirations of the Dufferin community as the County plans for the future.

    Presentation on Housing - Additional Residential Units

    Use the comment box below to provide your thoughts on the engagement questions and any additional feedback you have on the topic. Your feedback will help to shape the future of your community! 

    Engagement Questions:

    What type of guidelines should be in place to promote ARUs throughout the County? 

    How can we address the concerns and overcome the (NIMBY) resistance?

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  • Housing - As of Right Zones

    8 months ago
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    In early July, Dufferin County hosted four public workshops to help inform its Phase III Official Plan Amendment (OPA). The engagement sessions address key Community and Governance policy topics as aligned with its recently approved 2023 to 2026 Strategic Plan

    Community members are invited to provide feedback on the topics presented at the workshop. Residents and stakeholders are encouraged to share their perspectives, concerns and ideas to help shape policy that reflects the needs and aspirations of the Dufferin community as the County plans for the future.

    Presentation on Housing - As of Right Zones


    Use the comment box below to provide your thoughts on the engagement questions and any additional feedback you have on the topic. Your feedback will help to shape the future of your community! 

    Engagement Questions:

    What are the zoning regulations that we can put in place to ensure that As of Right Zones can adapt to evolving circumstances and promote sustainable and inclusive development?

    How can we ensure the reflection of context and neighborhood character in As of Right Zones?

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  • Housing - Mixed Use Zones

    8 months ago
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    In early July, Dufferin County hosted four public workshops to help inform its Phase III Official Plan Amendment (OPA). The engagement sessions address key Community and Governance policy topics as aligned with its recently approved 2023 to 2026 Strategic Plan

    Community members are invited to provide feedback on the topics presented at the workshop. Residents and stakeholders are encouraged to share their perspectives, concerns and ideas to help shape policy that reflects the needs and aspirations of the Dufferin community as the County plans for the future.

    Presentation on Housing - Mixed Use Zones

    Use the comment box below to provide your thoughts on the engagement questions and any additional feedback you have on the topic. Your feedback will help to shape the future of your community! 

    Engagement Questions:

    How can we use policy in addressing the short supply of Mixed Use Zones at the County?

    How can we overcome the inadequate infrastructure and amenities to support Mixed Use Zones?

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  • Housing - Affordable Housing

    8 months ago
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    In early July, Dufferin County hosted four public workshops to help inform its Phase III Official Plan Amendment (OPA). The engagement sessions address key Community and Governance policy topics as aligned with its recently approved 2023 to 2026 Strategic Plan

    Community members are invited to provide feedback on the topics presented at the workshop. Residents and stakeholders are encouraged to share their perspectives, concerns and ideas to help shape policy that reflects the needs and aspirations of the Dufferin community as the County plans for the future.

    Presentation on Housing - Affordable Housing

    Use the comment box below to provide your thoughts on the engagement questions and any additional feedback you have on the topic. Your feedback will help to shape the future of your community! 

    Engagement Questions:

    What type of policies could help increase housing supply for individuals and families with lower incomes?

    What are the requirements that we should put in place to support our vulnerable populations, to overcome the significant affordability challenges in accessing suitable housing?

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  • Healthy Communities - Age Friendly Communities

    8 months ago
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    In early July, Dufferin County hosted four public workshops to help inform its Phase III Official Plan Amendment (OPA). The engagement sessions address key Community and Governance policy topics as aligned with its recently approved 2023 to 2026 Strategic Plan

    Community members are invited to provide feedback on the topics presented at the workshop. Residents and stakeholders are encouraged to share their perspectives, concerns and ideas to help shape policy that reflects the needs and aspirations of the Dufferin community as the County plans for the future.

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    Use the comment box below to provide your thoughts on the engagement questions and any additional feedback you have on the topic. Your feedback will help to shape the future of your community! 

    Engagement Questions:

    How can we address inadequate affordable and accessible housing options?

    How can we address social isolation and limited social engagement opportunities?

    How can we address limited access to health and supportive services?

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  • Healthy Communities - Recreation and Tourism

    8 months ago
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    In early July, Dufferin County hosted four public workshops to help inform its Phase III Official Plan Amendment (OPA). The engagement sessions address key Community and Governance policy topics as aligned with its recently approved 2023 to 2026 Strategic Plan

    Community members are invited to provide feedback on the topics presented at the workshop. Residents and stakeholders are encouraged to share their perspectives, concerns and ideas to help shape policy that reflects the needs and aspirations of the Dufferin community as the County plans for the future.

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    Use the comment box below to provide your thoughts on the engagement questions and any additional feedback you have on the topic. Your feedback will help to shape the future of your community! 

    Engagement Questions:

    Dufferin County may heavily rely on a few economic sectors, limiting job creating opportunities and making the local economy vulnerable to downturns in specific industries. 

    Some residents may commute to other areas for better job opportunities or choose to relocate elsewhere due to limited job opportunities locally.

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  • Healthy Communities - Job Creation

    8 months ago
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    In early July, Dufferin County hosted four public workshops to help inform its Phase III Official Plan Amendment (OPA). The engagement sessions address key Community and Governance policy topics as aligned with its recently approved 2023 to 2026 Strategic Plan

    Community members are invited to provide feedback on the topics presented at the workshop. Residents and stakeholders are encouraged to share their perspectives, concerns and ideas to help shape policy that reflects the needs and aspirations of the Dufferin community as the County plans for the future.

    Presentation on Healthy Communities - Job Creation

    Use the comment box below to provide your thoughts on the engagement questions and any additional feedback you have on the topic. Your feedback will help to shape the future of your community! 

    Engagement Questions:

    Dufferin County may heavily rely on a few economic sectors, limiting job creating opportunities and making the local economy vulnerable to downturns in specific industries. 

    Some residents may commute to other areas for better job opportunities or choose to relocate elsewhere due to limited job opportunities locally.

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  • Sustainability - Aquifers

    8 months ago
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    In early July, Dufferin County hosted four public workshops to help inform its Phase III Official Plan Amendment (OPA). The engagement sessions address key Community and Governance policy topics as aligned with its recently approved 2023 to 2026 Strategic Plan

    Community members are invited to provide feedback on the topics presented at the workshop. Residents and stakeholders are encouraged to share their perspectives, concerns and ideas to help shape policy that reflects the needs and aspirations of the Dufferin community as the County plans for the future.

    Presentation on Sustainability - Aquifers

    Use the comment box below to provide your thoughts on the engagement questions and any additional feedback you have on the topic. Your feedback will help to shape the future of your community! 

    Engagement Questions:

    What are the regulations that need to be in place to address diminishing water levels and water quality degradation?

    What types of policies could be used for improved and integrated water management within the County?

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  • Sustainability - Schools

    8 months ago
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    In early July, Dufferin County hosted four public workshops to help inform its Phase III Official Plan Amendment (OPA). The engagement sessions address key Community and Governance policy topics as aligned with its recently approved 2023 to 2026 Strategic Plan

    Community members are invited to provide feedback on the topics presented at the workshop. Residents and stakeholders are encouraged to share their perspectives, concerns and ideas to help shape policy that reflects the needs and aspirations of the Dufferin community as the County plans for the future.

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    Use the comment box below to provide your thoughts on the engagement questions and any additional feedback you have on the topic. Your feedback will help to shape the future of your community! 

    Engagement Questions:

    What requirements should we put in place to ensure school infrastructure doesn't become overwhelmed? 

    What requirements should we put in place to ensure new and existing school sites are well supported?

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