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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, Uncategorized

Last October, the province began the review of the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). Over 5,000 emails and postcards were sent by Ontarians urging the…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


Good riddance to the Ontario Municipal Board

May 24, 2017 by Susan Lloyd Swail (Senior Manager, Livable Communities)

Categories: Smart Growth

Good Riddance to the Ontario Municipal Board Reforms promise to bring back democracy to city planning When the province announced it was shutting down…Read More


Building better communities starts with fixing the Ontario Municipal Board

Apr 05, 2017 by Susan Lloyd Swail (Senior Manager, Livable Communities)

Categories: Greenbelt, Smart Growth

Citizens want a say in shaping their communities, but when the system fails they are forced to go the antiquated Ontario Municipal Board (OMB)….Read More


Can the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) be fixed?

Feb 16, 2017 by Susan Lloyd Swail (Senior Manager, Livable Communities)

Categories: Greenbelt

Check out a video of the entire panel discussion on our YouTube channel.   Can the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) be fixed? According to…Read More


Provincial leadership is needed to fix gridlock by building public transit in the right places

Mar 11, 2016 by Susan Lloyd Swail (Senior Manager, Livable Communities)

Categories: Smart Growth

Highways and sprawl are a costly combination. In the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), our economy loses $11 billion a year due to…Read More


Sprawl Brawl II - What’s the cure for gridlock in the GTHA?

Feb 05, 2016 by Susan Lloyd Swail (Senior Manager, Livable Communities)

Categories: Smart Growth

From traffic jams that turn our highways and roads into parking lots to jam-packed buses, subways and trains, it’s clear that the Greater Toronto…Read More


Stop Highway 413 from coming back to life

Feb 02, 2016 by Susan Lloyd Swail (Senior Manager, Livable Communities)

Categories: Greenbelt, Smart Growth

It’s time to drive a stake in the heart of the redundant Highway 413 (aka GTA West) – before it comes back to life….Read More


Ontario farmland at risk: Better land-use planning can help save the family farm

Nov 24, 2015 by Susan Lloyd Swail (Senior Manager, Livable Communities)

Categories: Smart Growth

Ontario is losing farmland at an alarming rate. And when farmland is paved over, the farms are gone forever. So are the jobs on…Read More


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