Toronto, ON – Ontario Greenbelt Alliance spokespeople will be available in person and by phone for interviews about Ontario’s Greenbelt and Growth Plans in relation to the GTHA Mayors and Chairs Summit, taking place today in the Council Chambers of the Regional Municipality of York.

Ontario Greenbelt Alliance spokespeople are available to speak about the summit discussion themes which include: Greenbelt boundary and designation adjustments; increased densities and alignment with transportation master plans; and the Growth Plan’s proposed increased intensification of residential growth and the increase in the Greenfield density minimum.

WHO: Sony Rai, Ontario Greenbelt Alliance Member & Director Sustainable Vaughan, and Dr. Franz Hartmann, Ontario Greenbelt Alliance Steering Committee Member will be available at the GTHA Mayor and Chairs Summit Press Conference. Erin Shapero, Ontario Greenbelt Alliance Steering Committee Member will be available by phone.

WHEN: Friday September 30, 2016

Press Conference: 12:45 pm

WHERE: Council Chambers, Regional Municipality of York, 17250 Yonge Street, Newmarket, ON


The ONTARIO GREENBELT ALLIANCE is a defender of Ontario’s innovative Greenbelt. The Alliance brings together more than 120 environmental and public health organizations, community groups, ratepayer groups and local environmental organizations to ensure the continued protection and expansion of the Greenbelt. The Ontario Greenbelt Alliance believes that a strong economy and a beautiful well-protected Greenbelt go hand in hand.


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

Dr. Franz Hartmann, Ontario Greenbelt Alliance, 416-606-8881 (cell)

Sony Rai, Sustainable Vaughan, 416-505-9113 (cell)

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