Greenbelt / Smart Growth / May 09, 2019

Ontario is making sprawl developer dreams come true

Ontario spent years on a plan to grow smartly – to build a variety of housing in the places people want to live, while…Read More


Greenbelt / Smart Growth / Mar 28, 2019

Public transit and housing go together – but one size doesn’t fit all

A recent TVO article declared that the home-building industry lobby wants the province to override public planning processes and municipal approvals to make room…Read More


Greenbelt / Smart Growth / Feb 05, 2019

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

Like many Ontarians, I want to ensure we have affordable housing options and the transportation choices we need, so our children and grandchildren can…Read More


Greenbelt / Jan 31, 2019

Switching gears from Bill 66 to the Growth Plan: Farms, forest and watersheds are still under threat

There was cheering and a huge sigh of relief last week when the Ontario Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing announced that the government…Read More


Greenbelt / Safeguarding Freshwater / Jan 11, 2019

Poisoning the Well: How Bill 66 threatens our clean drinking water and invites Walkerton 2.0

We’ve got it pretty good here in Ontario. The vast majority of Ontarians can turn on their tap and rely on plenty of clean…Read More


Greenbelt / Movement Building / Safeguarding Freshwater / Toxics / Dec 17, 2018

Ontario’s environmental laws are under attack by Premier Doug Ford: Why we need to come together to STOP BILL 66

Under the guise of creating jobs and cutting “red tape and burdensome regulations,” the provincial government introduced a bombshell of a bill last Thursday….Read More


Greenbelt / Smart Growth / Dec 05, 2018

Why you should care about the vindication of Victor Doyle, Greenbelt architect and urban planner

  Guest Blog by David Donnelly, Donnelly Law and counsel to Victor Doyle Everyday our communities are influenced by professional urban planners. Yet planners…Read More


Greenbelt / Aug 28, 2018

Save Belfountain! One of the last remaining Greenbelt hamlets under threat

This is a guest blog by Judy Mabee, President of The Belfountain Community Organization, a residents’ group committed to preserving the rural heritage and…Read More


Greenbelt / Aug 14, 2018

Ontario’s Greenbelt benefits us all

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


Greenbelt / Aug 13, 2018

A trip home to Hamilton for my favourite Greenbelt hike

Growing up in Hamilton, the Ontario Greenbelt has always been close to home. It was a place where my family and I would berry pick…Read More