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Isn't it time that electric public transit returns to Ontario?

Sep 12, 2017 by Susan Lloyd Swail (Smart Growth Consultant)

Categories: Greenbelt, Smart Growth

Drivers, transit users, cyclists and walkers, no matter how you move in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), the Big Move Regional Transportation…Read More


Ontario’s Greenbelt and Growth Plans: The keys to creating the livable communities we want to live in

Aug 29, 2017 by Erin Shapero (Senior Program Manager, Greenbelt and Smart Growth)

Categories: Greenbelt, Smart Growth

More than 12 years ago, urban sprawl and gridlock in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) were completely out of control and rapid development threatened…Read More


The Most Critical Issue Facing Windsor-Essex Today

Aug 22, 2017 by Guest Blog ()

Categories: Greenbelt, Smart Growth

This is a guest blog by Philippa von Ziegenweidt, a founding member of Citizens for an Accountable Mega-Hospital Planning Process (CAMPP), a grassroots citizens’…Read More


Big day for Ontario as Greenbelt protection strengthened

May 18, 2017 by Erin Shapero (Senior Program Manager, Greenbelt and Smart Growth)

Categories: Greenbelt, Smart Growth

  Today is a big day for Ontario! After 26 months of public consultation, the government has released the new Greenbelt and Growth Plans….Read More


Building better communities starts with fixing the Ontario Municipal Board

Apr 05, 2017 by Susan Lloyd Swail (Smart Growth Consultant)

Categories: Greenbelt, Smart Growth

Citizens want a say in shaping their communities, but when the system fails they are forced to go the antiquated Ontario Municipal Board (OMB)….Read More


Happy 12th Birthday Greenbelt! Here are 12 fun ways to celebrate

Feb 28, 2017 by Erin Shapero (Senior Program Manager, Greenbelt and Smart Growth)

Categories: Greenbelt

Today is Ontario’s Greenbelt 12th birthday and there are more than 1.8 million reasons to celebrate – literally!  The Greenbelt permanently protects more than…Read More


Ontario Municipal Board Review: Hearings De Novo Reasonable or Trojan Horse?

Feb 22, 2017 by David Donnelly ()

Categories: Greenbelt

This is a guest post by David Donnelly and Anne Sabourin of Donnelly Law, Canada’s leading environmental law firm. One of the most significant reforms…Read More


Can the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) be fixed?

Feb 16, 2017 by Susan Lloyd Swail (Smart Growth Consultant)

Categories: Greenbelt

Check out a video of the entire panel discussion on our YouTube channel.   Can the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) be fixed? According to…Read More


4 Real Facts About House Prices in the Greater Golden Horseshoe

Feb 09, 2017 by Erin Shapero (Senior Program Manager, Greenbelt and Smart Growth)

Categories: Greenbelt

Some in the development industry would like you to believe that we live in a post-truth world where facts no longer matter. But ‘alternative facts’…Read More


The OMB is too expensive, time consuming and adversarial

Dec 19, 2016 by Guest Blog ()

Categories: Greenbelt

This is guest blog by Sandy Buxton, President, Midhurst Ratepayers’ Association You’d be hard pressed to find an area more adversely affected by the Ontario…Read More


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