Feb 23, 2006
Media Release

Public invited to discuss growth planning issues

Debate of public policy issues to provide input to Official Plan
NEWMARKET The public is invited to learn about growth issues in York Region, discuss them and provide feedback, by attending one of five open houses across York Region in March and April (see chart below).
Entitled "Planning for Tomorrow," the open houses will encourage a broad public discussion on the major growth management decisions that face York Region, including:
 Managing significant population and employment growth
 Addressing traffic congestion
 Ensuring that both Human Services and infrastructure keep pace with growth
 Protecting our natural heritage as a legacy for existing and future residents
 Maintaining our high quality of life
The format for the open houses includes displays from 5 - 7 p.m., presentations from 7 - 7:30 p.m., and a discussion from 7:30 - 9 p.m.  Following are the dates and locations.



Meeting Room Location

Street Address

Tuesday, March 21

Training Room, York Region South Services Centre

50 High Tech Rd., Richmond Hill

Thursday, March 23

Canada Room, Town of Markham Civic Centre

101 Town Centre Blvd., Markham

Tuesday, April 4

Council Chambers, Vaughan Civic Centre

2141 Major Mackenzie Dr., Vaughan

Thursday, April 6

Committee Room, 2nd Floor, Georgina Civic Centre

26557 Civic Centre Road, Keswick

Wednesday, April 12

Seminar Room, York Region Administrative Centre

17250 Yonge St., Newmarket

The results of these Growth Management discussions will be reported in a document entitled, "What Was Heard" and will lead to a Regional Official Plan Amendment in late 2007. 
Beginning the week of February 27th, York Region's Web site www.york.ca will provide information on these meetings and issues as well as opportunities to submit online feedback.  Click on the "Planning for Tomorrow" icon on the main page, or email your comments or questions to futureyork@york.ca  To speak with a Regional staff person, please call (905) 830-4444, Ext. 1570, 1532 or 1526.
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For more information on the Regional Municipality of York and the services our Region offers, please visit our Web site at: www.york.ca
Media Contact: Tim Paleczny, Corporate Communications, York Region
 (905) 830-4444 Ext. 1238, (416) 297-9696 or Toll free 1-877-464-9675
 After hours pager: (905) 830-3302
 Email: tim.paleczny@york.ca

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