Bruce GPS: Unique Opportunity To Impact The Future Of Bruce County

Media Release

Bruce County, Ontario: From March 27 until May 1, 2019, Bruce County invites residents, visitors, and businesses to participate in BruceGPS – a visioning initiative that directly influences the next 20 years of growth and development plans in Bruce County.
“BruceGPS will create a set of guiding principles for the future of Bruce County based on input we receive from engaged stakeholders. This is a unique and critical opportunity to work with the County and provide input that will make a difference in your community’s future,” says Bruce County Warden Mitch Twolan.
After months of engagement, a Vision Statement and Guiding Principles have been proposed (available on The final version of these principles will be used as another tool to evaluate land use planning applications in Bruce County. Bruce County’s Official Plan will be updated through a formal review process once the Bruce GPS initiative is complete.
“In 2018, more than 1500 individuals told us their priorities for the future of Bruce County,” says Kara Van Myall, Director of Planning & Development. “We’ve compiled all of that feedback and now we want to go back to the community, to fact check what we’ve heard.”
The public can provide feedback on the proposed Vision Statement and Guiding Principles by completing the survey online at; via telephone at 888-881-2401; or in person at any Bruce County Public Library Branch or the 3 Bruce County office hubs:

Administration Building, 30 Park Street, Walkerton

Peninsula Hub, 268 Berford Street, Wiarton

Lakeshore Hub, 1243 MacKenzie Road, Port Elgin
All survey participants will be entered in a draw for a Bruce County Prize Package valued at $500.