Grey County and Bruce County are both upper-tier, regional municipalities on Georgian Bay in Southern Ontario. Each municipality drafts and adopts their own Official Plans (OP), as do their constituent cities, towns and townships.
The subject area is largely rural with several small urban developments. The City of Owen Sound (pop. 23,000) is the largest city or town in the Grey Bruce subject area. Recreation and tourism represent significant components of the local economy and each county is home to both national and provincial parks. Grey and Bruce Counties share a public health agency, the Grey Bruce Health Unit (GBHU).