Kicking Out Toxic Chemicals
Climate & Clean Economy
Creating Livable Communities
Ending Plastic Pollution
Safeguarding Canada’s Freshwater
Protecting Ontario’s Environment
Ending Climate Change
Reports & Guides
Provincial land-use plans
Greenbelt Plan, 2017
A Place to Grow: Growth plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2019
Planning the Next GGH
Transit-supportive development and city-building: Growth in the Greater Golden Horseshoe and Beyond
An update on the total land supply: Even more land available for homes and jobs in the Greater Golden Horseshoe
Mid-term Report Card: Proposed Amendments to Ontario’s Greenbelt and Growth Plans
Close to Home: The Benefits of Walkable, Transit-friendly Neighbourhoods
Plan to Achieve: A Review of the Land Needs Assessment Process and the Implementation of the Growth Plan
From Dumb Growth to Smart Growth
Planning for Health, Prosperity and Growth in the Greater Golden Horseshoe: 2015-2041
Understanding the Fundamentals of the Growth Plan: Considerations for the 10-year Review
Make Way for Laneway: Providing more Housing Options for the Greater Toronto Area
Make Way for Mid-Rise: How to Build More Homes in Walkable, Transit-Connected Neighbourhoods
Farmland at Risk: Why Land-use Planning Needs Improvement For a Healthy Agricultural Future in the Greater Golden Horseshoe
Ontario’s Greenbelt Under Threat: A Study on What’s At-risk
2014 Home Location Preference Survey: Understanding Where GTA Residents Prefer to Live and Commute
The High Costs of Sprawl: A Report on Why Building More Sustainable Communities Will Save Us Time and Money
Implementing the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe: Has the Strategic Regional Vision been Compromised?
Behind the Wheel: Opportunities for Canadians to drive less, reduce pollution and save money
Inside and Out: Sustaining Ontario’s Greenbelt
Primers and Guides
Growth Plan 101
Smart Growth 101
The New OMB: Local Planning Appeals Tribunal
Introduction to the Revised Growth Plan, Darren Cooney
Growth Plan Implementation and Citizen Engagement, Ray Tomalty
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How can I influence smarter growth?
What are the benefits of smart growth?
Who pays for sprawl?
What are the steps to managing growth?
What additional local planning tools do I need to know?
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