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.
Toronto, ON -- Over 100 community groups, including the Oak Ridges Moraine Partnership and Ontario Greenbelt Alliance, are requesting that the provincial government grow the Greenbelt to protect 1.5 million acres of land containing vital water resources.
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.
Toronto, ON – We applaud the City of Toronto for passing a historic motion to move forward with protecting the city’s urban river valleys as part of Ontario’s Greenbelt. This means the Don and Humber rivers and Etobicoke Creek will finally join the Rouge Watershed as protected areas under the Greenbelt Act.
Toronto, ON -- On Friday, the federal government passed first reading of Bill C-40, Rouge National Urban Park Act. Although the bill intends to create one of Canada’s first urban national parks in Rouge Park, the draft legislation is weak.