TORONTO, ON –Tomorrow, Environmental Defence hosts the Sprawl Brawl Round 3: Smart Growth vs. Sprawl. The event will feature a lively discussion about how to create a more livable and sustainable Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Find out why keynote speaker Dianne Saxe, Ontario’s new Environmental Commissioner, calls land-use planning “Ontario’s oil sands.”

The event will also include a panel discussion with visionary architect and planner John van Nostrand, environmental lawyer David Donnelly and Susan Lloyd Swail, Smart Growth Program Manager at Environmental Defence.

Editor of Spacing Magazine, lecturer, author and journalist Shawn Micallef will act as referee and emcee the evening.

WHAT: Sprawl Brawl Round 3 – Smart Growth vs. Sprawl: How can the Growth Plan create a more livable GTHA?

WHEN: Tuesday March 29

WHERE: Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave, Toronto near St. George subway

Doors Open at 6:30 p.m. Gloves Off at 7 p.m.

COST: The event is free. Register at:

About ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE ( Environmental Defence is Canada’s most effective environmental action organization. We challenge, and inspire change in government, business and people to ensure a greener, healthier and prosperous life for all.


For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Allen Braude, Environmental Defence, 416-323-9521 ext. 247; 416-356-2587 (cell);