Media Centre

Here’s where you’ll find out more about The Ontario Greenbelt Alliance, read media releases and gain access to our archive of research and policy materials.

To arrange an interview, please contact:
Stephanie Kohls
Communications Director, Environmental Defence
media@environmentaldefence.ca

Recent Press Releases

Waterloo’s wise decision to fight the OMB’s sprawl-inducing ruling

Toronto, ON -- The Ontario Greenbelt Alliance (OGA) strongly supports the Region of Waterloo’s appeal of the recent Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) ruling that considerably weakens the Region’s smart growth official plan and threatens the Places to Grow Act.

The OMB ruling forces the Region to open up 1,053 hectares of prime farmland for low-density sprawl development. This is more than 10 times the land the Region says it needs for this purpose. Yesterday, the Region passed a unanimous motion to appeal its case to Divisional Court and asked the OMB to rehear the case.

Province finalizes Ontario’s first Greenbelt expansion and new urban river valley protection

Vaughan, ON – The Ontario Greenbelt Alliance applauds today’s announcement by the Ontario government to formally add Oakville’s Glenorchy Conservation Area to Ontario’s Greenbelt.  The province also unveiled its new urban river valley designation as part of the Greenbelt Plan, which will allow municipalities to include rivers and streams in urban areas under the Greenbelt’s protection. 

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