Reports and Submissions

How well is the Greenbelt protecting farmland, natural heritage and the species that call these places home? What are the greatest threats to the health of the Greenbelt? How well is growth in Southern Ontario being managed? Peruse our reports to learn more about what the Greenbelt means for the province of Ontario.

OGA Bill 66 Submission

The Ontario Greenbelt Alliance members have deep concerns about many aspects of Bill 66, Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2018. The proposed legislation would override critical requirements, under several provincial laws and policies that are designed to protect water, farmland, natural heritage and human health. It would do so in a fashion that undermines fair, consistent and transparent public engagement in decision-making and sets the stage for costly property tax increases to subsidize economically inefficient sprawl development. Download our submission below.

Growing the Greenbelt to Protect Vulnerable Water Resources in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Region

The proposed expansion areas were identified through consultations with community organizations, Conservation Authority staff, professional ecologists/hydrologists, and elected officials. Over 100 community groups across the region support growing the Greenbelt and shaping future growth to protect critical drinking water sources, healthy watersheds and rivers, and an abundant supply of clean water for agriculture and other businesses. Three quarters of residents in the region feel it’s important to continue to grow the Greenbelt and nearly all agree that protecting our water resource systems is important to them .
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Ontario’s Greenbelt Under Threat: A study of what’s at risk

Ontario’s world renowned Greenbelt prevents urban sprawl and protects Ontarians’ access to local food, clean drinking water and natural areas. But Ontario’s Greenbelt is threatened by development, infrastructure proposals, dumping of contaminated soil and more. Read our new study, Ontario’s Greenbelt Under Threat: A study of what’s at risk for details about threats to the Greenbelt and what you can do to help strengthen the Greenbelt. Visit the report website here.

An Evening of Discussion

An evening of discussion:
These three land-use plans are up for review in 2015:
Oak Ridges Moraine – Greenbelt – Niagara Escarpment
Come learn what they are, why they affect you, how to have your say

Wednesday April 9, 2014, 7-9:30 pm
The Kingbridge Centre, King City
For details, download the event poster

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