TEMPLATE Letter for Members to Use to Submit Responses to ERO Posting on Growth Plan February 13, 2019
The government has submitted a proposal to make Modifications to O. Reg. 311/06 (Transitional Matters - Growth Plans) made under the Places to Grow Act, 2005 to implement the Proposed Amendment to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017. OSSGA has made the point to the government that the current policy framework is not working. Approvals for new mineral aggregate operations in Southern Ontario are taking up to 10 years to complete the process. There are too many overlapping policies and inconsistent approaches between the Provincial Plans, Regional Official Plans, Local Official Plans and Conservation Authority policies regarding the management of this essential non-renewable resource.
Specification Alert February 6, 2019
Please be advised that there have been changes made to Aggregate Specifications for OPSS 1002, April 2018. This revised specification has been included in several MTO tender documents recently, most notably MTO Contract #2018-2024, Hwy 400 & Hwy 89 Interchange, Closing Feb. 14, 2019 and has raised concerns with many suppliers.
Avenues Winter 2019 Issue Now Available! February 5, 2019
The newest Winter 2019 issue of Avenues Magazine is now available online!
2019 Active & Associate Member Applications Are Now Available! February 1, 2019
2019 Active & Associate Member Applications to the Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association are now available. Visit ossga.com/why_join_ossga to apply!
Securing Access to Stone, Sand & Gravel: OSSGA's Recommendations for Securing Close-to-Market Aggregate January 30, 2019
Ensuring Economic Growth and Future Greenspace in the Greater Golden Horseshoe
Revised Sample Safety Data Sheets (SDS) Now Available for OSSGA Members January 18, 2019
Under the Federal Government's amended WHMIS legislation, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) have been renamed Safety Data Sheets (SDS).

Ministry Review of Provincial Plans – Call for submissions

May 7, 2015 at 9:08 AM

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is accepting written comments as part of the coordinated review of the Greenbelt Plan, Growth Plan, Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan, and Niagara Escarpment Plan. Comments on the first part of the process are due May 28, 2015.

MHBC Planning has worked with a group of producers and OSSGA to develop detailed documents that will form the body of OSSGA’s submission. OSSGA, its Plan Review Committee and its board of directors believe that the messaging in these documents represents an effective and solid position for the industry on the plan review.   The full report is available by clicking the yellow button below.

It is vital that the industry make our voice heard during this process in a coordinated fashion. Please use these comments as the building blocks for your submission to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs. As a united industry we will have a stronger voice.

Once OSSGA’s submission is complete we will send it to the membership.

Here is some information on where to send your comments and get further information:

The EBR number is 012-3256

MMAH website: http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page10882.aspx

Written comments should be submitted to landuseplanningreview@ontario.ca or

Land Use Planning Review 
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing 
Ontario Growth Secretariat 
777 Bay St., Suite 425 (4th floor) 
Toronto, ON M5G 2E5

 

Comments should be direct to:  

Richard Stromberg
Manager
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
Ontario Growth Secretariat
777 Bay Street
Toronto Ontario
M5G 2E5