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). 

Submission to April 2021 Provincial Greenbelt Expansion Consultation

On April 18th, 2021, over 50 organizations sent this submission to the Provincial Government. It sets out their thoughts on the February 202
11/3/2021
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Resources for April 2021 Greenbelt Expansion Consultation.

This google document contains information and answers to help people submit their ideas to the provincial consultation process, which ends on April 19th, 2021.
11/2/2021
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New Report. Expanding Ontario’s Greenbelt: Getting it Right

Endorsed by over 100 groups and prominent individuals, this report provides a blueprint for how the Province can grow Ontario’s world-renowned 1.8 million acre Greenbelt, to increase the amount of farmland and natural spaces that are protected from urban sprawl.
11/2/2021
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Organizing a Virtual Meeting about the OGA Council Letter Action

A short 2-page guide to holding a virtual meeting in your community about the OGA Council letter action.
11/2/2021
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Engaging Residents in the Provincial Greenbelt Expansion Consultation (March 2021)

This google deck is designed to assist OGA members wanting to engage their community in the Greenbelt expansion consultation.
11/2/2021
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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:

We support:

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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.