Stop Sprawl and Help the Greenbelt

New Resources to Help Stop Sprawl and Help the Greenbelt

Right now, many municipalities are discussing where they will build homes for future residents. Many developers want sprawl. But, more and more local community members are pushing back against sprawl and demanding more Greenbelt-friendly sustainable communities. 

The OGA now has 4 new factsheets to help you spread the word to your friends, neighbours and local Councils so that they know about the dangers of sprawl and the many benefits of sustainable communities, especially for the Greenbelt.

Our factsheets tell the story of why sprawl is bad and how sustainable communities are the answer to protecting the Greenbelt (while saving us money, creating affordable housing and ensuring a climate-friendly future). 

Sustainable Communities: Helping Meet our Climate Commitments

Want to learn how we can meet our international climate commitments and build better, healthier and more affordable communities? Download this factsheet to find out.
11/15/2021
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Planning 101: The Growth Plan, MCRs and Official Plans

Ever wondered how decisions are made about where homes, streets, and businesses are built? Are you interested in knowing how the Province influences which natural areas and farmland gets protected or developed? Find out the ABCs of planning including Municipal Comprehensive Reviews (MCRs), Official Plans and the Growth Plan.
12/3/2021
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Sprawl vs. Sustainable Communities: Securing our Local Food and Freshwater Future

What is better to secure our local food systems and freshwater future: urban sprawl or sustainable communities? Download this new factsheet to find out.
11/19/2021
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Story: Saving the Greenbelt from Sprawl

Learn why developers are trying to harm the Greenbelt and what you can do to stop them.
11/17/2021
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Sustainable Communities: The Greenbelt's Best Friends

Interested in learning about sustainable communities and how they help the Greenbelt? This factsheet gives you the basics.
11/10/2021
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About Us

The Ontario Greenbelt Alliance is a watchdog and defender of Ontario’s innovative Greenbelt. Our vision is to make the Greenbelt a valuable and permanent part of Ontario’s landscape.

What We Do

Our member-based alliance works to grow the Greenbelt and safeguard it from:

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Our Story

The Greenbelt Alliance was instrumental in establishing the Greenbelt in the lead up to 2005, growing it in the intervening years and making it the largest permanently protected Greenbelt in the world. Its members draw attention to the issues that are affecting the Greenbelt,  support communities and governments in their efforts to protect the Greenbelt for its natural and agricultural values, work together and share information on key regional issues.
We work to ensure that the integrity of Ontario's Greenbelt is not undermined by inappropriate development, poorly planned infrastructure, quarries, or other uses, while also advocating for increased protection of natural areas within the Greenbelt.
We work to grow support for an expanded Greenbelt so that the benefits of its smart planning framework can be extended to adjacent areas that are under serious and unsustainable development pressure.
The Greenbelt is a living, growing system for sustaining a healthy environment and vibrant communities.