Take Action Against The Big Sprawl in Your Region


Though the Big Sprawl is meant to railroad municipalities into expanding outwards, the actual policy documents do not fully mandate it.  By rejecting flawed assumptions, and resisting backroom arm-twisting, Greater Golden Horseshoe regions are instead legally entitled to accommodate all their growth within existing  boundaries.


Residents in every GTA region are fighting, and often making real progress, in getting their local governments to adopt plans that do not expand their suburbs further outwards onto farmland and natural areas.


Below are the opportunities to fight the Big Sprawl in your region.

Opportunities to Fight the Big Sprawl by Region

Hamilton (Hamilton City Council)


Next Input Opportunity: October 22 (Tentative): Draft Preferred Growth Option to be Presented to General Issues Committee 


Likely decision on whether to expand Settlement Area Boundary: February, 22


Connect with Local Organizers: https://www.ssho.ca/



Halton (Halton Regional Council)


Information to come



Peel (Region of Peel Council)


Next Input Opportunity: September 2 (Tentative) Committee of the Whole Meeting


Connect with Local Organizers: Stop Sprawl Peel Facebook Group



York (York Region Council)

York Region Decides on the Big Sprawl, Special Regional Council Meeting, Thursday, September 16th, 9am. 


To speak at the meeting, visit the request for deputation page, and specify to you are asking to speak to agenda item F.1 and Subject Matter "Problems With Alternate 2051 Forecast and Land Needs Assessment."

Here's the link to the meeting agenda & reports: https://yorkpublishing.escribemeetings.com/Meeting.aspx?Id=a062ebc1-1f89-4b91-9834-3396d052757f&Agenda=Agenda&lang=English&Item=11&Tab=attachments 



Connect with Local Organizers: Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition



Simcoe (Simcoe County Council)


Next Input Opportunity: TBD, likely October - Monitor Simcoe County Council agendas


Connect with Local Organizers: Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition and Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition



Durham (Durham Regional Council)


Next Input Opportunity:  October 5th (Tentative) Planning and Economic Development Committee


Connect with Local Organizers: Land Over Landings



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