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Why Waterloo Region Needs Greenbelt Protection

Feb 13, 2018 by Anuja Kapoor (Program coordinator, Livable Communities)

Categories: Greenbelt, Smart Growth

This blog is part of our #ProtectOurWaters series that highlights residents who are fighting to expand the Greenbelt in their communities to protect vulnerable…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


Why Carruthers Creek Needs Greenbelt Protection

Feb 08, 2018 by Anuja Kapoor (Program coordinator, Livable Communities)

Categories: Greenbelt, Smart Growth

This blog is part of our #ProtectOurWaters series that highlights residents who are fighting to expand the Greenbelt in their communities to protect vulnerable…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


Why Protecting Our Waters Matters Now More than Ever

Dec 04, 2017 by Anuja Kapoor (Program coordinator, Livable Communities)

Categories: Greenbelt, Smart Growth

Rapid urbanization, rising populations, and development pressures within  the Greater Golden Horseshoe are threatening the integrity of our waters. Hills of sand and gravel…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, Uncategorized

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


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