TORONTO, ON – Tomorrow Environmental Defence hosts the Sprawl Brawl, an evening of lively debate on the best use of Ontario farmland: Agriculture vs. Housing. It’s a timely discussion given the reviews of Ontario’s Greenbelt and Growth Plan now underway and with a government report expected shortly.
Esteemed journalist and former Globe and Mail columnist John Barber referees the discussion on how we can build vibrant cities and protect our food sources. With panelists from the farming, building, environmental and planning sectors, it’s sure to be a fascinating conversation.
WHAT: A lively debate and discussion on what’s the best use of farmland? Agriculture vs Housing

  • Don McCabe, President of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture,
  • Joe Vaccaro, Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Home Builders’ Association
  • Kevin Eby, Former Director of Community Planning, Waterloo Region
  • Tim Gray, Executive Director of Environmental Defence

WHEN: Tuesday November 24th
Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.
Gloves Off at 7 p.m.

WHERE: Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave, Toronto

About the event:

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For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Allen Braude, Environmental Defence,, 416-323-9521 ext. 247; 416-356-2587 (cell);