Ontario’s Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing recently announced Phase 2 of consultations on Growing the Greenbelt. During this phase, feedback is desired on proposals to add 13 new and expanded Urban River Valleys, as well as seeking ideas for adding more Urban River Valleys to the Greenbelt. Notably, the Grand River is excluded from the Greenbelt expansion proposal. The 30-day consultation closes on April 23, 2022.
CELA will be submitting comments to the provincial government in support of growing the Greenbelt and asking the government to ensure fulsome protection of these areas. Further, given that many communities within the Grand River watershed are both designated as urban growth areas and have groundwater as a key drinking water source, we will be urging protection of critical recharge areas such as the Paris-Galt Moraine immediately.
This is an important opportunity for communities in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Region to remind Ontario and local governments about the importance of maintaining, restoring, and improving natural areas, waters, and farmlands.
CELA is reviewing the postings on the Environmental Registry, and will post updates on this page as we have them. Check this page to learn about developments and opportunities to engage.
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.