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.
Connect with Local Organizers: Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition
Simcoe (Simcoe County Council)
Next Input Opportunity: TBD, likely October - Monitor Simcoe County Council agendas
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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