Green Amongst the Grey: Fifth Anniversary Progress Report on the Greater Golden Horseshoe Greenbelt

This report takes a look at the successes and challenges of Ontario’s Greenbelt. Because of the Greenbelt, ecologically important green spaces have been protected and endangered animals, insects, and plants now live in permanently protected areas. The agricultural community is also benefiting from a growing community of supporters. To strengthen the Greenbelt, this report recommends that the Ontario government reform agricultural and taxation policies to make certain that farming remains viable; the Ontario government reform policies to lessen the environmental effects of aggregate mining; and that municipal governments and the province work together to expedite requests to grow the Greenbelt in areas that continue to be susceptible to sprawl.