Where We Came From

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The first phase of engaging the public in Bruce County's land use planning started with Bruce GPS.

Bruce County engaged residents, businesses and visitors to create a vision for the future of Bruce County.

In 2018 and 2019, more than 1,800 people answered the question, “What’s your vision for the future of Bruce County?” This initiative encouraged those who live, work and visit Bruce County to share their thoughts and help guide the future growth and development of Bruce County's Official Plan.

Bruce GPS created a collaborative vision and guiding principles for the County that address the social, physical, economic, environmental, health and well-being needs and goals to help shape the next 20 years in Bruce County.

The County demonstrated our commitment to a meaningful community engagement process to help develop this vision. We provided an opportunity for all residents, businesses and visitors of our communities to share their voices.

Over 700 Bruce County residents and business owners contributed to the final report — stage setting, if you will, for the new Bruce County Official Plan. And participant feedback led to the creation of the eight Guiding Principles (or projects) for the Plan the Bruce project.

The GPS Report, available for download on the right-hand side of this page, is 22 pages long and takes about 20 minutes to review.


The first phase of engaging the public in Bruce County's land use planning started with Bruce GPS.

Bruce County engaged residents, businesses and visitors to create a vision for the future of Bruce County.

In 2018 and 2019, more than 1,800 people answered the question, “What’s your vision for the future of Bruce County?” This initiative encouraged those who live, work and visit Bruce County to share their thoughts and help guide the future growth and development of Bruce County's Official Plan.

Bruce GPS created a collaborative vision and guiding principles for the County that address the social, physical, economic, environmental, health and well-being needs and goals to help shape the next 20 years in Bruce County.

The County demonstrated our commitment to a meaningful community engagement process to help develop this vision. We provided an opportunity for all residents, businesses and visitors of our communities to share their voices.

Over 700 Bruce County residents and business owners contributed to the final report — stage setting, if you will, for the new Bruce County Official Plan. And participant feedback led to the creation of the eight Guiding Principles (or projects) for the Plan the Bruce project.

The GPS Report, available for download on the right-hand side of this page, is 22 pages long and takes about 20 minutes to review.