The Region of Durham is undertaking a Growth Management Study as part of Envision Durham, the Municipal Comprehensive Review of the Regional Official Plan. The first Phase of the Growth Management Study is focused on the preparation of a Land Needs Assessment.

To assist with the preparation of the Land Needs Assessment, an Employment Strategy Technical Report is currently available for public review. Any comments on the Employment Strategy Technical Report are requested by October 25, 2021.

The Employment Strategy is the third in a series of technical reports being presented through the Land Needs Assessment process. The purpose of the report is to provide a comprehensive assessment of current industrial and office market conditions and trends, anticipated growth patterns, recommendations on Employment Area conversion requests, as well as market opportunities and disrupters that are anticipated to influence employment growth across Durham Region through 2051.

The Employment Strategy Technical Report is available at Those wishing to provide any input may do so by submitting comments to

As Council’s core planning document, the Regional Official Plan guides Regional decision-making on long-term growth and development.

Envision Durham is an opportunity to deliver a new forward-looking official plan that will guide growth and change in Durham in the years ahead – providing the blueprint for Durham to become known as the place to live, learn and thrive by 2051.

To learn more about Envision Durham, visit

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