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OPA is 80!

Thank you to all of our members, past and present, for partnering with us in Protecting Tomorrow Today!

A special thank you to all present and past board members who have helped grow and form our wonderful association. (To see photos of some of our past presidents click here.)


News Release - For immediate release - September 7, 2016


Richmond Hill wins unprecedented fight against the OMB and gains parkland for all

RICHMOND HILL - In a landmark ruling yesterday, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruled that Richmond Hill has the right to determine the rate of parkland dedication it receives from developers within the limits set by the Planning Act. The Court noted that the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) exceeded its mandate and was not reasonable in its January 2015 decision.

Click here to download the full News Release

Places to Grow Implementation Fund - Do you have an innovative project idea that will advance growth planning and support the development of complete communities in Ontario? If so, applications for the Places to Grow Implementation Fund are being accepted until September 22, 2016!

Areas of focus can include building complete communities, encouraging active transportation, developing transit-supportive urban form, curbing urban sprawl, promoting intensification, aligning land use planning with economic development, addressing housing mix and affordability, enhancing data and performance monitoring, etc.

Please click the following link for more information on the Places to Grow Implementation Fund.

NOTICE regarding CAN/CSA-Z614-14 , Children's playspaces and equipment standard 

Update No. 1 & Errata has been published. If you own a copy of the Z164-14 login to the CSA Standards Update Service to download your copy of the newest release.

Login to the CSA Group Update Service

Current Job Postings

PLEASE NOTE: When applying for jobs listed on the OPA website you must follow the application instructions provided on the posting for which you are applying. OPA does not accept applications on behalf of the organizations who have posted jobs on the OPA website.

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7856 5th Line South · Milton · Ontario · L9T 2X8 *

Phone: 905-864-6182 · Toll Free: 1-866-560-7783 · Fax: 905-864-6184

Email: shelley@ontarioparksassociation.ca or training@ontarioparksassociation.ca

(*Note: If you are mapping our location, enter Halton Hills, not Milton, as the city)


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