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

Below are resources to help you spread the word about Greenbelt-friendly sustainable communities and help you push back the efforts of some developers to build more costly and dangerous urban sprawl.


January 2023 Update

Learn about what you can do to help protect the Greenbelt in the New Year.
1/11/2023
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"Hands off The Greenbelt" Action

Read what you can do to stop the Province from taking precious farmland and natural areas out of the Greenbelt.
11/9/2022
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Statement from Ontario Greenbelt Alliance Steering Committee regarding the Provincial Announcement to Remove Lands from the Greenbelt

Read the Ontario Greenbelt Alliance Steering Committee response to the November 4, 2022 provincial announcement for remove lands from the Greenbelt.
11/7/2022
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Building Complete Neighbourhoods with Gentle Density - The Portland Example

Watch a discussion of Portland's experience in building sustainable communities featuring Michael Anderson, Sightline Institute.
6/21/2022
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"Off the Shelf" Tools: Green Development Standards

Watch a discussion of real world examples of Green Development Standards in the GGH, featuring Gaby Kalapos, Clean Air Partnership.
6/20/2022
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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.