Happy 12th Birthday Greenbelt! Here are 12 fun ways to celebrate

Feb 28, 2017 by Erin Shapero (Senior Program Manager, Greenbelt and Smart Growth)

Categories: Greenbelt

Today is Ontario’s Greenbelt 12th birthday and there are more than 1.8 million reasons to celebrate – literally!  The Greenbelt permanently protects more than…Read More


4 Real Facts About House Prices in the Greater Golden Horseshoe

Feb 09, 2017 by Erin Shapero (Senior Program Manager, Greenbelt and Smart Growth)

Categories: Greenbelt

Some in the development industry would like you to believe that we live in a post-truth world where facts no longer matter. But ‘alternative facts’…Read More


Environmental Victories: Creating More Livable Communities

Nov 10, 2016 by Erin Shapero (Senior Program Manager, Greenbelt and Smart Growth)

Categories: Greenbelt

With the holidays approaching, it’s a good time to look back at successes we achieved together this past year. And what a busy year…Read More


Time is running out for Ontario to fix the Greenbelt and Growth Plans

Oct 24, 2016 by Erin Shapero (Senior Program Manager, Greenbelt and Smart Growth)

Categories: Greenbelt

The future of the Greater Golden Horseshoe’s economy and natural environment are at stake as the province looks to make changes to both the…Read More


Reform of municipal election finance rules shakes things up in Ontario

Aug 03, 2016 by Erin Shapero (Senior Program Manager, Greenbelt and Smart Growth)

Categories: Greenbelt, Smart Growth

This past June 7th the Ontario legislature passed Bill 181, the Municipal Elections Modernization Act.  This change to municipal election finance rules is a…Read More


Your Voice Counts!

Aug 02, 2016 by Erin Shapero (Senior Program Manager, Greenbelt and Smart Growth)

Categories: Greenbelt

It’s time for your voice to be heard – here’s a quick and easy guide to telling the province to strengthen the Greenbelt and…Read More


Rouge National Urban Park gets the protection it needs

Jun 15, 2016 by Erin Shapero (Senior Program Manager, Greenbelt and Smart Growth)

Categories: Greenbelt

Rouge Park is Canada’s first National Urban Park and until recently the ecological integrity of the park was not guaranteed. But there’s great news!…Read More


Greenbelt expansions key to protecting Ontario’s vulnerable water sources

Mar 24, 2016 by Erin Shapero (Senior Program Manager, Greenbelt and Smart Growth)

Categories: Greenbelt

  Greenbelt expansions key to protecting Ontario’s vulnerable water sources This is a guest blog by Joshua Wise, Ontario Nature, Greenway Program Manager &…Read More


Ontario’s Greenbelt turns 11: Time to give it the present it deserves

Feb 26, 2016 by Erin Shapero (Senior Program Manager, Greenbelt and Smart Growth)

Categories: Greenbelt

When we think about February, we think of hearts, roses and all things love. Ninety per cent of Ontarians love the Greenbelt. It’s fitting…Read More


New Report Card gives a “B” to the David Crombie-led Panel review of Ontario’s Greenbelt and Growth Plans

Dec 16, 2015 by Erin Shapero (Senior Program Manager, Greenbelt and Smart Growth)

Categories: Greenbelt

Ten years ago, Ontario’s Greenbelt was created to protect some of the Greater Golden Horseshoe’s (GGH) best farmland and environmentally sensitive areas. Soon after,…Read More


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