Growth and Intensification


In July 2015, the City of Cambridge hired Dillon Consulting to complete the Growth and Intensification Study. The Study identifies areas within Cambridge ideal for growth because of access to existing and planned infrastructure, such as transit and services. 

Secondary plans

The Growth and Intensification Study will include six secondary plans providing policies to:

  • Encourage development opportunities
  • Increase population
  • Increase employment
  • Ensure the character and stability of established residential neighbourhoods and commercial areas are maintained and enhanced

Current Projects

On December 12, 2022 a Public Information Centre was held to invite area residents and interested parties to a presentation and discussion about the draft secondary plans for the Hespeler Road Corridor, and the Main Street and Dundas Street South Node.  The presentation provided by the consultants is available to view below. In addition, the public was invited to provide comments to the staff contact until February 3, 2023. The secondary plans are intended to provide a policy framework to help guide growth and development within the study areas.  The reports resulting from this work will be presented as follows:

Date: Tuesday, May 16th, 2023    Time: 6:30PM

Place: City Hall – Council Chambers (located on the Third floor of Historic City Hall, 46 Dickson Street) or The Virtual meeting can be viewed at

If you wish to attend the meeting in-person or virtually and wish to register in advance to speak, you are asked to complete a delegation request form at

For further information, please contact J. Matthew Blevins, City of Cambridge Policy Planning Section at (519) 623-1340 extension 4317 or via email at:

If you require information in an accessible format or accommodation to access municipal services, please contact

 Hespeler Road Corridor Area

Draft Hespeler Road Secondary Plan 2023

Draft Hespeler Road Secondary Plan - May 2019

Main Street and Dundas Street South Node Area

Draft Main Street and Dundas Street South Secondary Plan 2023

Main Street and Dundas Street Area Draft Secondary Plan 2016

Hespeler Road and Main Street & Dundas Street South - Dec. 12, 2022 PIC

Hespeler Road Corridor:


Main Street and Dundas Street South Node Area: