The Ontario government to make an important announcement on Ontario’s Greenbelt on Tuesday in Oakville
The Ontario Greenbelt Alliance will be available for interviews in Oakville and across the Province regarding an important announcement about Ontario’s Greenbelt 
Toronto, ON – The Ontario Greenbelt Alliance will be on hand Tuesday when Ontario government officials will make an important announcement about Ontario’s Greenbelt.
 
Ontario’s Greenbelt spans 1.8 million acres and runs through one of the most populated parts of Canada. The world-renowned Greenbelt protects green space, farmland and local food sources, rivers, streams and environmentally-sensitive areas from sprawl. These areas are home to wildlife and provide recreation, clean drinking water and green space for millions of Ontarians.
 
The Greenbelt also prevents pollution and provides people with a better quality of life by connecting Ontarians to the farmlands that feed cities and suburbs, and the green spaces and aquifers that clean our air and water.
 
Several municipalities in the Greater Toronto Area have said they would like to help grow the Greenbelt.
 
When: Tuesday, November 20 at 12 p.m.
Who: David Donnelly, lawyer for the Ontario Greenbelt Alliance, will speak at an event organized by the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.
 
Erin Shapero of Environmental Defence will also be available for interviews at the event in Oakville.
Where: Old Palermo School House, 2431 Dundas Street West, Oakville
 
(Nearest intersection: Third Line and Dundas Street West. The school house is located on the North side of Dundas Street West).   
Travelling from Toronto:  Take QEW, take exit 113 for Third Line. Turn right onto Third Line travelling north.  Turn left onto Dundas Street West westbound (Signs for Regional Road 5 W/Dundas Street West). 2431 Dundas Street West will be located on your right. Note:  The site is only accessible travelling westbound on Dundas Street West.
 
The Ontario Greenbelt Alliance: (http://www.greenbeltalliance.ca) The Ontario Greenbelt Alliance is a diverse multi-stakeholder coalition of close to 100 organizations who share a common vision for protecting and expanding the Golden Horseshoe Greenbelt. Environmental Defence is the coordinator of the Ontario Greenbelt Alliance.
 
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For more information, maps, images, or to arrange interviews, please contact:
Naomi Carniol, Environmental Defence, (416) 323-9521 ext. 258; (416) 570-2878 (cell) ncarniol@environmentaldefence.ca