Ministry of Municipal Affairs Places to Grow Implementation Fund


Ministry of Municipal Affairs


Places to Grow Implementation Fund

The Places to Grow Implementation Fund supports projects that promote and help achieve the policies and goals of the Province’s growth plans - the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe and the Growth Plan for Northern Ontario by:

  • increasing knowledge and understanding of growth planning in Ontario through research and data collection and/or;
  • fostering greater public knowledge, awareness and understanding of the merits of growth planning in Ontario through training and education.


In 2017-18, consideration will be given to projects and research initiatives that build awareness of and advance growth planning in Ontario, including areas of focus such as:

  • Building healthy, complete communities in urban, suburban and/or rural contexts.
  • Increasing intensification and addressing barriers to it.
  • Achieving transit-supportive densities.
  • Designing high quality compact built form and public open spaces.
  • Achieving a range and mix of housing options, including affordable housing, to serve all sizes, incomes, and ages of households.
  • Aligning land use planning with economic development strategies and emerging trends.
  • Integrating land use planning with planning and investment in infrastructure and public service facilities.
  • Mitigating and adapting to climate change and creating low-carbon or net-zero communities.

Funding Availability

The Fund has a budget of $200,000 to support a limited number of projects.   Project funding will range from $5,000 to $50,000.

Maximum Project Value

Project funding will range from $5,000 to $50,000.


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Please submit your proposal and signed OR5 form to the Research Services email address at

External Deadline

How to Apply

Interested applicants should review the 2017-18 Application Guidelines and fill out the Online Application Form to apply.

For Questions, please contact

For more information, please contact:

Ontario Growth Secretariat
Ministry of Municipal Affairs 
777 Bay Street, 4th Floor, Suite 428
Toronto, Ontario
M5G 2E5

Local: (416) 325-1210
Toll free: 1-866-479-9781
TTY: 1-800-239-4224


Office of Research

Linda McCorkindale, Contracts Officer
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x56257

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