Ontario’s Greenbelt benefits us all

Aug 14, 2018 by Susan Lloyd Swail (Senior Manager, Livable Communities)

Categories: Greenbelt

We love the Greenbelt and it’s no wonder. Ontario’s Greenbelt is vital to the prosperity of our region and the well-being of citizens. Did…Read More


Want to increase housing supply? Don’t dismantle the Growth Plan

Jul 18, 2018 by Susan Lloyd Swail (Senior Manager, Livable Communities)

Categories: Greenbelt, Smart Growth

Last week, the new provincial government was sworn in and has already started moving on its election promises. A promise that I can get…Read More


It’s possible. We can build housing, fight gridlock AND expand the Greenbelt

May 09, 2018 by Susan Lloyd Swail (Senior Manager, Livable Communities)

Categories: Greenbelt, Smart Growth

As our population grows, where and how we build housing will affect our economy, jobs, traffic and municipal debt. For too long, urban sprawl…Read More


Victory! Environmentally destructive Highway 413 has been stopped, signaling a shift to healthy, low carbon communities

Feb 09, 2018 by Susan Lloyd Swail (Senior Manager, Livable Communities)

Categories: Greenbelt, Smart Growth

The cancellation of the environmental assessment of the GTA West highway (aka highway 413) is a game changer. It shows that there is growing…Read More


What’s the real cost of building the proposed GTA West Highway?

Jan 11, 2018 by Susan Lloyd Swail (Senior Manager, Livable Communities)

Categories: Greenbelt, Smart Growth

The Ontario government is about to make a big decision that will tell us a lot about what the future of the Greater Toronto…Read More


We need to grow the Greenbelt to protect critical water supplies before it's too late

Dec 07, 2017 by Susan Lloyd Swail (Senior Manager, Livable Communities)

Categories: Greenbelt, Smart Growth

Good news! Today, the province of Ontario announced a 90 day consultation process and released a map identifying seven areas where a potential expansion…Read More


Developers hit the panic button

Nov 30, 2017 by Susan Lloyd Swail (Senior Manager, Livable Communities)

Categories: Greenbelt, Smart Growth

Recent cries by the development industry about housing supply are replaced with a sudden rush to file Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) appeals before new…Read More


Fitting the last piece of the puzzle for livable communities in the country’s largest region

Nov 10, 2017 by Susan Lloyd Swail (Senior Manager, Livable Communities)

Categories: Greenbelt, Smart Growth

As two former municipal councillors, we know firsthand that the odds have been stacked against building smart sustainable communities in the Greater Toronto Hamilton…Read More


Getting rid of the Ontario Municipal Board is good news but your voice matters more than ever

Oct 03, 2017 by Susan Lloyd Swail (Senior Manager, Livable Communities)

Categories: Greenbelt, Smart Growth

This blog was updated on December 13, 2017 to reflect the provincial announcement to dissolve the OMB and replace it with the Local Planning Appeals…Read More


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

Sep 12, 2017 by Susan Lloyd Swail (Senior Manager, Livable Communities)

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