March 16, 2006
Media Release

Planning For Tomorrow" open houses to discuss growth

Debate of public policy issues to provide input to Official Plan
NEWMARKET – The first two of five public open houses slated for March and April across York Region will be held next Tuesday and Thursday.  Members of the public are invited to attend these sessions and learn about growth issues in York Region, discuss them and provide feedback.
Entitled "Planning for Tomorrow," the open houses encourage a broad public discussion on the major growth management decisions that face York Region, including:
• Protecting our natural heritage as a legacy for existing and future residents
• Managing significant population growth
• Creating jobs to match population growth
• Addressing traffic congestion
• Ensuring that both Human Services and infrastructure keep pace with growth
• 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, 2 nd 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. 
York Region's Web site – –provides 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
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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:
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

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