Ontario’s Greater Golden Horseshoe is one of Canada’s economic engines and contains some of Canada’s best farmland and world-renowned natural features, like the Niagara Escarpment. It is also one of the fastest growing regions in the country.
Four provincial land use plans work together to manage growth, protect the natural environment and support economic development in this region:
- The Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe
- The Niagara Escarpment Plan
- The Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan
- The Greenbelt Plan
These four plans are now being reviewed, and it’s important that the government receive good input and feedback on how to make the plans stronger and work better together.
Here’s what you can do:
View the following resources to familiarize yourself with the plans and what’s at stake:
Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
- Co-ordinated Land Use Planning Review
- Read the document “Our Region, Our Community, Our Home”, which will help inform and guide discussions.
It describes the plans and their objectives, highlights important policy issues and sets out questions we hope to address during the review.
- Read the Toronto Star series on the Greenbelt
- Read the recent Toronto Star article from March 17/15: Greenbelt makes GTA more, not less, livable)
- Read our Whitepaper: Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan/Greenbelt Plan 2015 Policy Review
Have your say:
- Attend one (or both) of the upcoming Regional consultation meetings in Caledon on March 26 and Aurora on April 13
- Send an email with your comments to email@example.com
- Send an entry to the Environmental Registry www.ontario.ca/ebr
- Write a letter and mail it to:
Land Use Planning Review,
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing,
Ontario Growth Secretariat,
777 Bay Street, Suite 425 (4th floor),
Toronto, ON M5G 2E5
- Sign the petition at strengthentheGreenbelt.ca