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A Concerned Group of Cottagers Save Blanding's Turtle on Stoney Lake

Nov 14, 2017 by David Donnelly ()

Categories: Greenbelt

This is a guest blog by David Donnelly of Donnelly Law, Canada’s leading environmental law firm.  Like many Ontarians, you may have childhood memories…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

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


Ontario’s Greenbelt and Growth Plans: The keys to creating the livable communities we want to live in

Aug 29, 2017 by Erin Shapero ()

Categories: Greenbelt, Smart Growth

More than 12 years ago, urban sprawl and gridlock in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) were completely out of control and rapid development threatened…Read More


The Most Critical Issue Facing Windsor-Essex Today

Aug 22, 2017 by Guest Blog ()

Categories: Greenbelt, Smart Growth

This is a guest blog by Philippa von Ziegenweidt, a founding member of Citizens for an Accountable Mega-Hospital Planning Process (CAMPP), a grassroots citizens’…Read More


Big day for Ontario as Greenbelt protection strengthened

May 18, 2017 by Erin Shapero ()

Categories: Greenbelt, Smart Growth

  Today is a big day for Ontario! After 26 months of public consultation, the government has released the new Greenbelt and Growth Plans….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


Happy 12th Birthday Greenbelt! Here are 12 fun ways to celebrate

Feb 28, 2017 by Erin Shapero ()

Categories: Greenbelt

Today is Ontario’s Greenbelt 12th birthday and there are more than 1.8 million reasons to celebrate – literally!  The Greenbelt permanently protects more than…Read More


Ontario Municipal Board Review: Hearings De Novo Reasonable or Trojan Horse?

Feb 22, 2017 by David Donnelly ()

Categories: Greenbelt

This is a guest post by David Donnelly and Anne Sabourin of Donnelly Law, Canada’s leading environmental law firm. One of the most significant reforms…Read More


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