Press Releases

Durham Report asks the province to weaken Greenbelt protection

Durham, ON – A report passed today by Durham Council recommends whittling away at the Greenbelt.

In 2015, the Provincial government will review the Greenbelt, Oak Ridges Moraine and Niagara Escarpment Plans. Many municipalities are currently providing comments on the effectiveness of the plans.

Ontario Greenbelt turns eight and invites five million Ontarians to celebrate

New report released today on expanding Ontario’s Greenbelt through urban river valleys

Toronto, ON – In honour of the Greenbelt’s eighth birthday today, the Ontario Greenbelt Alliance released a report entitled, Good Things Are Growing in Ontario: Expanding Ontario’s Greenbelt Through Urban River Valleys.

The report shows that over five million more Ontarians would be directly connected to the Greenbelt if the Greenbelt grew along some of the province’s best known rivers and creeks. This is now a possibility, thanks to the province’s new urban river valley designation.