Plan the Bruce: Homes

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Increasing Availability and Mix

Ensuring everyone has a home starts by fostering housing diversity; a mix of single-family homes, multi-residential homes, apartments, and townhouses in a variety of settings. It also means encouraging housing that is compact, near amenities and affordable. In Bruce County, we define affordable housing as costing less than 30% of household income. Planning guides the long-range supply of residential land, the type and density of residential buildings, and the mix of housing in a community; it considers placing housing in locations where individuals can access jobs more easily, taking into account infrastructure requirements, and building communities


Increasing Availability and Mix

Ensuring everyone has a home starts by fostering housing diversity; a mix of single-family homes, multi-residential homes, apartments, and townhouses in a variety of settings. It also means encouraging housing that is compact, near amenities and affordable. In Bruce County, we define affordable housing as costing less than 30% of household income. Planning guides the long-range supply of residential land, the type and density of residential buildings, and the mix of housing in a community; it considers placing housing in locations where individuals can access jobs more easily, taking into account infrastructure requirements, and building communities with amenities to support health and wellbeing.

Good planning decisions now can have a positive impact on housing diversity and availability over the next 25 years.


You're Invited to Help Plan the Bruce

To plan for the supply and mix of homes in Bruce County for the next 25 years, we're planning now. Join the effort to create an outstanding Bruce County Official Plan. What do you want to see in our future?


Land Use Topics We're Considering

Housing Targets
Mix of Homes
Supply of Homes
Reducing Costs


Explore each of these topics in greater detail in the Plan the Bruce: Homes Interim Report.


How to Get Involved

STEP ONE: Read the Guide to Giving Feedback.

The guide gives you what you need to help Plan the Bruce. After all, the future of Bruce County will be better through collaboration.

For more in-depth information and research about the Homes project and recommended policy direction, read the Interim Report.


STEP TWO: Give input. Here's how:

The project is just getting started and your input is needed to move forward.

County of Bruce

Att: Plan the Bruce - Homes

30 Park St.

Walkerton, ON

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  • Bruce County is experiencing well-recognized and complex housing opportunities and challenges, influencing supply and demand of housing the region 

    Give your input and help plan for the supply and mix of homes in Bruce County.  

    Good planning decisions now can have a positive impact on housing diversity and availability over the next 25 years.

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