Environmental Defence Let's Strengthen Ontario’s Greenbelt

Let's Strengthen Ontario’s Greenbelt

Ontario’s Greenbelt protects farmland, sensitive ecosystems, rivers and natural areas from urban sprawl. The Greenbelt Plan is recognized as one of the world's leading nature and farmland conservation plans, but it’s at risk of being weakened.

Threats facing the Greenbelt include: plans for building new mega-highways, dumping contaminated soil on Greenbelt land, a proposal to build an unnecessary airport and plans for inappropriate development like inefficient, sprawling subdivisions.

The Ontario government is reviewing the Greenbelt Plan (including the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan and the Niagara Escarpment Plan and the Place to Grow Plan). The review is a chance to strengthen the Greenbelt Plan so that it better protects Ontario’s natural areas and the water systems that sustain our communities, and stops the loss of farmlands that provide Ontarians access to local food.

During the province’s review, which is now underway, the province wants to hear from you. Make your voice heard to strengthen and grow the Greenbelt. Sign our letter below. You can also make your voice heard by attending a public consultation  near you.

Subject: Strengthen Ontario’s Greenbelt


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