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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe 2006

The Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2006 was released by the Government of Ontario on June 16, 2006 and its aim is to:

  • revitalize downtowns to become vibrant centres;
  • create complete communities that offer more options for living, working, shopping, and playing;
  • provide greater choice in housing types to meet the needs of people at all stages of life;
  • curb sprawl and protect farmland and green spaces; and
  • reduce traffic gridlock by improving access to a greater range of transportation choices.

The map below shows the extent of the Greater Golden Horseshoe Growth Plan area.

The map shows the extent of the Greater Golden Horseshoe Growth Plan