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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


Making “Responsible Aggregate Operations” More Responsible

Feb 05, 2018 by Guest Blog ()

Categories: Environmental Defence, Greenbelt

This is a guest blog by Claire Malcolmson, the Responsible Aggregate consultant for Environmental Defence Environmental Defence is committed to making positive, systemic change –…Read More


Why the Grand River Watershed Needs Greenbelt Protection in Brant County

Jan 22, 2018 by Anuja Kapoor (Program coordinator, Livable Communities)

Categories: Greenbelt

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


Meridian Quarry expansion in Burlington highlights lunacy of grandfathered permits

Dec 21, 2017 by Guest Blog ()

Categories: Environmental Defence, Greenbelt

This is a guest blog by Claire Malcolmson, the Responsible Aggregate consultant for Environmental Defence Imagine if your neighbor informed you that there was a…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


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