April 27, 2007
Media Release

Planning for Tomorrow reviews growth management options

The public is invited to open houses in Vaughan and Markham next Tuesday and Thursday
NEWMARKET – The first two of six Planning for Tomorrow open houses slated for early May across York Region will be held next Tuesday, May 1st and Thursday, May 3rd.  Members of the public are invited to attend these sessions and learn about growth issues in York Region, discuss them and provide feedback.
Six open house meetings across York Region in early May will provide opportunities for the public to participate in the Planning for Tomorrow discussions.
Schedule of Planning for Tomorrow open houses
City of Vaughan, Council Chambers Tuesday, May 1st
Town of Markham, Canada Room Thursday, May 3rd
Town of Richmond Hill, OMB Hearing Room Tuesday, May 8th
Town of Aurora, Council Chambers Wednesday, May 9th
Town of East Gwillimbury, Council Chambers Thursday, May 10th
Town of Newmarket, Council Chambers Tuesday, May 15th

Time and format for these events
6:00 to 7:00 p.m. - Open house
7:00 to 7:30 p.m. - Presentation
7:30 to 9:00 p.m. - Facilitated Discussion
Input received at the Planning for Tomorrow open houses will help Regional Council make decisions on managing growth.  Input will also be used to update the infrastructure master plans for water, wastewater, transit and transportation.
York Region’s website – www.york.ca – provides information on the Region’s Growth Management initiative as well as opportunities to submit online feedback.  Click on the “Planning for Tomorrow” icon on the main page for more information, or email your comments or questions to futureyork@york.ca
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Media Contact: Tim Paleczny, Corporate Communications, York Region
 Phone: (905) 830-4444 Ext. 1238, (416) 297-9696 or Toll free 1-877-464-9675
 Cell Phone: (905) 251-6413  Email: tim.paleczny@york.ca

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