Ontario’s Greenbelt is under threat. Infrastructure projects, such as mega-highways, pipelines and a redundant airport, would damage protected lands. Outdated urban sprawl continues to devour prime farmland at an alarming rate in the Greater Golden Horseshoe. More needs to be done so that Ontario’s Greenbelt can better protect environmentally sensitive natural areas, forests, farmland and local food sources as well as rivers and streams in the Greater Golden Horseshoe.
The province released draft changes to the Greenbelt and Growth Plan. If implemented, the changes would growth and strengthen Ontario’s Greenbelt, discourage sprawl and encourage smarter growth. There are several things you can do to help further protect forests, farms, rivers, streams and drinking water in Ontario’s award-winning Greenbelt.
1. DON’T LET DEVELOPERS PAVE OVER ONTARIO’S GREENBELT
Sign this petition telling Ontario to reject requests from developers who want to remove land from the Greenbelt’s protection to build more sprawl on productive farmland.
2. SEE OUR ACTION CHECKLIST
See the checklist of actions the Ontario government must take to strengthen the Greenbelt and stop urban sprawl. Check it out here.
3. Tell the province to Stop
Highway 413 would pave over prime farmland, cut through part of the Greenbelt, damage waterways, encourage sprawl and worsen traffic. Tell Ontario not to build this risky mega-highway.
4. Fix The Ontario Municipal Board
Sign this petition to tell Ontario to fix the OMB to protect forests and wetlands from development, ensure citizen voices are heard and uphold community plans for livable neighbourhoods.
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