Ontario’s Greenbelt protects environmentally sensitive natural areas, forests, farmland and local food sources, as well as rivers and streams in the Greater Golden Horseshoe. And it’s under threat from mega-highways, pipelines, a redundant airport, and inefficient land use. Urban sprawl continues to devour prime farmland in the Greater Golden Horseshoe at an alarming rate. And, more needs to be done to add important vulnerable water sources into the Greenbelt’s protective fold.
Ontario is finally poised for big change to the way growth happens and where it’s directed. New Greenbelt and Growth Plans, combined with an end to corporate donations to municipal candidates, reform of the OMB and an end to SLAPP suits in the province should set the stage for some significant transformation in the way we build new sustainable and livable communities.
1. HAVE YOUR SAY!
Care about the future of nature or prime farmland? The province needs to hear from you. Attend one of the upcoming open houses this summer.
2. Tell the province to Stop
Highway 413 would pave over prime farmland, cut through part of the Greenbelt, damage waterways, encourage sprawl and worsen traffic. Tell Ontario not to build this risky mega-highway.
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