Region Overview

The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) North Region is approximately bounded by the Regional Municipality of York, and also includes parts of the City of Toronto, Brampton, and Mississauga. The region is divided into two sub-regions: 

  • York Sub-region: This area includes Southern York area (the Municipalities of Vaughan, Markham, and Richmond Hill), and Northern York area (the Municipalities of Aurora, Newmarket, King, East Gwillimbury, Whitchurch-Stouffville, Georgina, and some parts of Simcoe County supplied from the same electricity infrastructure). 
  • Western Sub-region: This area comprises the western portion of the City of Vaughan.

Region's Local Distribution Companies

  • Alectra Utilities Co.
  • Hydro One Networks Inc.
  • Newmarket-Tay Power Distribution Ltd.
  • Toronto Hydro Electric System Limited

Map: GTA North

Current Status

The second Regional Planning cycle for this region was completed with publishing of RIP report in October 2020. The Third Regional Planning cycle for this region will be kicked off in December 2022 and it is expected that the Needs Assessment report will be completed and published by July 2023.

(Most Recent Shown First)
Status Completion Date
Regional Infrastructure Planning
(2nd Cycle)
Completed October 2020
Integrated Regional Resource Planning (2nd Cycle)
Completed February 2020
Scoping Assessment (2nd Cycle)
August 2018
Needs Assessment (2nd Cycle)
​March 2018

*The completed reports are available below. 

Relevant Documents

Regional Infrastructure Planning (RIP)
Name Completion Date
GTA North RIP - Report (2nd cycle) October 2020
GTA North RIP - Report February 2016

Integrated Regional Resource Planning (IRRP)
Name Completion Date
GTA North IRRP – Report (2nd Cycle)  February 2020
GTA North IRRP – Appendices (2nd Cycle)  February 2020

Needs Assessment (NA) and Scoping Assessment (SA)
Name Completion Date
GTA North SA – Report (2nd Cycle) ​August 2018
GTA North NA - Report (2nd cycle) March 2018
GTA North Western sub-region NA - Report  June 2014

Additional Documents
Name Completion Date
Markham-Richmond Hill Letter of Support April 2017
OPA Letter to Hydro One Regarding York Subregion  June 2013