Greenbelt 101

Top Five Facts The Development Industry Doesn’t Want You To Know About Housing In The Greater Golden Horseshoe

Many in the development industry are perpetuating myths to justify their requests to take thousands of acres of prime farmland land and sensitive natural areas out of the Greenbelt and weaken Ontario’s Growth Plan.

Find out the top five facts about housing in the Greater Golden Horseshoe that some developers are trying to hide and the evidence that backs up these facts.

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The Greater Golden Horseshoe area is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in North America. By the year 2031, the population of this region is expected to grow to 11.7 million people. Urban development in recent decades in our region has been characterized by low-density, automobile-dependent construction on the far edges of city centres.