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


Ontario Municipal Board Review: Hearings De Novo Reasonable or Trojan Horse?

Feb 22, 2017 by David Donnelly ()

Categories: Greenbelt

This is a guest post by David Donnelly and Anne Sabourin of Donnelly Law, Canada’s leading environmental law firm. One of the most significant reforms…Read More


Can the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) be fixed?

Feb 16, 2017 by Susan Lloyd Swail (Smart Growth Consultant)

Categories: Greenbelt

Check out a video of the entire panel discussion on our YouTube channel.   Can the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) be fixed? According to…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


The OMB is too expensive, time consuming and adversarial

Dec 19, 2016 by Guest Blog ()

Categories: Greenbelt

This is guest blog by Sandy Buxton, President, Midhurst Ratepayers’ Association You’d be hard pressed to find an area more adversely affected by the Ontario…Read More


How to fix the Ontario Municipal Board

Dec 16, 2016 by Guest Blog ()

Categories: Greenbelt

This is a guest blog by Ron Golden, President West Oro Ratepayers Association.       After enduring two hearings as a party at the…Read More


Growing the Greenbelt at Queen’s Park

Dec 16, 2016 by Guest Blog ()

Categories: Greenbelt

This is a guest blog by Anne Purvis, pictured with husband Jim. Together they own 170 acres of significant wetland in Northumberland County which they…Read More


OMB changes could help communities that support smarter growth

Dec 09, 2016 by Guest Blog ()

Categories: Greenbelt

This is a guest blog by Kate Daley, a smart growth advocate and PhD candidate at York University studying the politics of growth management…Read More


Level the playing field - Repair the OMB

Dec 07, 2016 by Guest Blog ()

Categories: Greenbelt

This is a guest blog by Mary Bromley, a visual artist turned-witness-to-inappropriate-rural-development with a propensity to have her say from an environmentalist’s point of view …Read More


When developers pave over farms and forests the OMB is often to blame

Nov 30, 2016 by Guest Blog ()

Categories: Greenbelt

This is a guest blog from David Toyne, pictured with wife Gill Evans. Together they operate Upper Cold Creek Farm. They are proud members of…Read More


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