Action Alert - Speak Up on How and Where to Grow Ontario's Greenbelt

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.

Resources

Expanding the Greenbelt for Nature and People

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)

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Speak Up on How and Where to Grow Ontario’s Greenbelt – Guelph-Wellington, Webinar

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.

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Speak Up on How and Where to Grow Ontario’s Greenbelt – Brantford, Brant County Webinar

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

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Protecting Water for Future Generations: Growing the Greenbelt in the Outer Ring

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,

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CONTACT YOUR MUNICIPALITY

Get in touch with your local planning department, mayor, and councillors about your support for growing the Greenbelt in your community.

CONTACT YOUR MPP

MPPs have a responsibility to advocate for their constituents and our communities.  Send an email asking them to Grow the Greenbelt in your community.  Find your MPP here.

SEND IN A SUBMISSION

The government consultation period closed on April 19, 2021.  Updates or decisions on the consultation will be posted here

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