Press Releases

Expand the Greenbelt and freeze urban boundaries to protect Ontario’s fresh water supplies and farmland say over 35,000 Ontarians

Toronto, ON – Today, more than 70 members of the Ontario Greenbelt Alliance (OGA) and the Municipal Leaders for the Greenbelt (MLGB) from across the Greater Golden Horseshoe came to Queen’s Park to deliver a strong message from over 35,000 Ontarians – grow our Greenbelt and freeze urban boundaries now to protect valuable water sources and the province’s best agricultural land.

OGA representatives delivered the over 35,000 letters to Minister of Municipal Affairs Bill Mauro and met with MPPs from all parties to urge the province to:

New map reveals developers want to harm Ontario's Greenbelt: Take Action Now to Stop This!

Today the Ontario Greenbelt Alliance (OGA) released a map highlighting the potential harmful impacts of more than 650 requests, by developers and municipalities to the Ontario government, to remove land from Ontario’s protected Greenbelt. The map pinpoints just one-third of the 650 requests made by developers and municipalities to remove protected lands from the Greenbelt. Although only a fraction of the total requests, the portion mapped is almost 11,000 hectares (27,000 acres). You can read the full press release here.

ONTARIO GREENBELT ALLIANCE Crombie panel's recommendations set strong basis for Ontario government to strengthen the Greenbelt and encourage smart cities

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Greenbelt Alliance (OGA) is pleased with the recommendations on Ontario’s Greenbelt and Growth Plans put forward by the panel led by former Toronto Mayor David Crombie. If further refined and implemented by the Province, the panel’s recommendations will increase the Greenbelt’s size, boost urban intensification to curb sprawl and ensure both plans have a strong climate action focus.