The Regional Municipality Of York

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Help shape the future of York Region

Municipal Comprehensive Review to inform long-range planning

Newmarket – The Regional Municipality of York is seeking in-depth consultation from the community to better inform its long-term plan over the next four years. A series of public outreach and engagement activities will be hosted, called the Municipal Comprehensive Review (MCR).

"Through meaningful discussion we can adequately prepare for York Region’s future and maintain strong, caring and safe communities,” said York Region Chairman and CEO Wayne Emmerson. “I look forward to seeing how the review findings further inform York Region’s long-range plans, strengthening the York Region Official Plan and Vision 2051.”

York Regional Council endorsed the Municipal Comprehensive Review, Regional Official Plan update and Vision 2051 - Consultation Plan report outlining a detailed plan for staff to undertake thorough consultation and communications with local councils, Indigenous peoples, internal staff and the public. The findings will be shared with York Regional Council and the public on an ongoing basis.

“As Canada’s fastest-growing large municipality, York Region is forecast to reach 1.8 million residents and 900,000 jobs by 2041,” said City of Markham Regional Councillor Joe Li, Chair of the Region’s Planning and Economic Development. “Preparing for this type of growth starts with good planning today. As we look to the future, our work is essential to ensure our targets align with the 2017 Provincial Growth Plan.”

York Region staff is currently completing necessary background work associated with development of growth scenarios, employment land planning, major transit station area analysis and housing. In the coming months look for invitations to open-houses and community events, online surveys and WebEx sessions. Stay tuned to and social media for a series of educational videos.

There are several ways residents can provide feedback. If you would like to be involved in, or receive communications on, the York Region Official Plan please contact

For more information view the backgrounder.

The Regional Municipality of York consists of nine local cities and towns, and provides a variety of programs and services to 1.2 million residents and 51,000 businesses with 600,000 employees. More information about the Region’s key service areas is available at

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Media Contact:   

Lauren Villani, Corporate Communications, The Regional Municipality of York
Phone:  1-877-464-9675  ext. 71207 or
Cell: 905-251-6412

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