Ontario’s Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing recently hosted a public consultation, seeking feedback on ways to grow the size of the Greenbelt. The Ministry asked for early input on two potential study areas, as well as suggestions for other potential areas in which to grow the Greenbelt.
This is an important opportunity for communities in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Region to alert Ontario and local governments about the importance of maintaining, restoring, and improving natural areas, waters, and farmlands.
CELA hosted two webinars in partnership with local groups – one in Brantford-Brant County, and one in Guelph-Wellington. CELA staff also presented at a number of other webinars discussing the importance of expanding the Greenbelt boundary, including one hosted by the Wildlands League. We also submitted the following comments in response to the government’s consultation. All of these resources are available below.
CELA hopes this consultation is the first step in expanding the Greenbelt in Ontario. To receive updates on developments on this topic, please fill out this short form.
CELA and Environmental Defence are hosting Episode 2.0 of Water Conversations, focused on coordinating efforts to maintain momentum around the Ontario government’s consultation to grow the size and further enhance the quality of the Greenbelt. To learn more about this workshop, visit our Water Conversations page.
CELA partnered with Wildlands League to host a webinar about expanding the Greenbelt. CELA Special Projects Counsel, Healthy Great Lakes, Anastasia Lintner presented. Anastasia’s presentation is available here: Expand the Greenbelt for Nature and People (CELA presentation)
Speak Up on How and Where to Grow Ontario’s Greenbelt – Information Session for Guelph-Wellington Webinar originally aired March 25, 2021 Ontario’s Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is seeking feedback on ways to grow the size of the Greenbelt.
Speak Up on How and Where to Grow Ontario’s Greenbelt – Information Session for Greenbelt-West Ontario’s Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is seeking feedback on ways to grow the size of the Greenbelt. This is an important opportunity for
Comment opportunity in response to the province of Ontario’s public consultation period
Title: Protecting Water for Future Generations: Growing the Greenbelt in the Outer Ring Response to EBR Registry Number: 013-1661 Resource Type: Letter Content: 1180-ProtectingWaterforFutureGenerations_0 # of Pages: 19 Date authored: March 7, 2018 Publication number: 1180 Author/s: Anastasia M Lintner,
Get in touch with your local planning department, mayor, and councillors about your support for growing the Greenbelt in your community.