Conclusions and Recommendations

In planning for future development in the Central Ontario Zone, the Ontario Smart Growth Panel must strive to create a vision of sustainability that extends beyond provincial or national borders. It must engage political leaders in this vision, secure senior government policy and funding commitments to make it happen, build widespread cooperation among key stakeholders and opinion-leaders, and fully involve the public in the implementation of the vision.

Such ambitious objectives require thoughtful planning and decisive actions on the part of all levels of government, as well as the strong support of Ontario's residents. The following is a summary of key recommendations to the Central Ontario Zone Smart Growth Strategy Sub-Panel to help achieve the goal of an effective smart growth strategy: