All members of the community—residents, business owners, workers, visitors and investors— need places and spaces that are both functional and appealing. Quality design of the built environment can: protect existing investments; achieve sustainable environments; create safe and pleasant places where people want to live, work and recreate; and add value to the community.
The Community Design Element:
- Distinguishes Ontario as a unique, highly aesthetic built environment that fosters enjoyment, financial benefit and well being for the entire community.
- Articulates design qualities that will create regionally significant places.
- Utilizes community design to help achieve the Vision in the areas of economic development, land use, housing, community health, infrastructure and transportation.
We believe in:
Quality design of buildings, streets, City gateways and open spaces is vital to prosperity and makes Ontario a place where people want to be.
Strategically located urban centers that are designed around transportation systems help define Ontario’s regional identity.
Ontario’s unique history and heritage – expressed in its streets, landscaping and buildings – help define the community’s identity.
Well maintained property and infrastructure are required to protect and encourage community investment.
A diverse mix of residential and commercial districts and neighborhoods is vital to achieving the Vision.
CD Community Design Element Sections
All References are not part of the Policy Plan