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toronto | october 1–3

Facing change and guiding Ontario into the next quarter century

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401A: Grey’s Growth Experience – A Tale of Three Demographics

October 01, 2019

4:00PM - 4:30PM

Grey County covers a vast geographic area, spanning agricultural, recreational, and small urban lands.  Over the past decade, Grey County has experienced limited permanent population growth, but is currently experiencing a development boom. Currently, there are three main types of residential growth: traditional residential development, seasonal second home/recreational development and commuter-driven development. Each of these growth types have unique needs and locate in different development nodes within Grey. This session will explore the planning challenges of different types of growth as well as uneven growth across Grey County. Participants will learn about the different types of growth pressure, the characteristics of each growth type and how they may impact planning in the community. Learn how to plan for a broad geographic area where some communities are experiencing no growth while others have high growth, and how the whole region can share the benefits from such growth.